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Class: TouchBar

Create TouchBar layouts for native macOS applications

Process: Main

new TouchBar(options) Experimental

Creates a new touch bar with the specified items. Use BrowserWindow.setTouchBar to add the TouchBar to a window.

Note: The TouchBar API is currently experimental and may change or be removed in future Electron releases.

Instance Properties

The following properties are available on instances of TouchBar:

touchBar.escapeItem

The TouchBarItem that will replace the β€œesc” button on the touch bar when set. Setting to null restores the default β€œesc” button. Changing this value immediately updates the escape item in the touch bar.

Examples

Below is an example of a simple slot machine touch bar game with a button and some labels.

const {app, BrowserWindow, TouchBar} = require('electron')

const {TouchBarLabel, TouchBarButton, TouchBarSpacer} = TouchBar

let spinning = false

// Reel labels
const reel1 = new TouchBarLabel()
const reel2 = new TouchBarLabel()
const reel3 = new TouchBarLabel()

// Spin result label
const result = new TouchBarLabel()

// Spin button
const spin = new TouchBarButton({
  label: '🎰 Spin',
  backgroundColor: '#7851A9',
  click: () => {
    // Ignore clicks if already spinning
    if (spinning) {
      return
    }

    spinning = true
    result.label = ''

    let timeout = 10
    const spinLength = 4 * 1000 // 4 seconds
    const startTime = Date.now()

    const spinReels = () => {
      updateReels()

      if ((Date.now() - startTime) >= spinLength) {
        finishSpin()
      } else {
        // Slow down a bit on each spin
        timeout *= 1.1
        setTimeout(spinReels, timeout)
      }
    }

    spinReels()
  }
})

const getRandomValue = () => {
  const values = ['πŸ’', 'πŸ’Ž', '7️⃣', '🍊', 'πŸ””', '⭐', 'πŸ‡', 'πŸ€']
  return values[Math.floor(Math.random() * values.length)]
}

const updateReels = () => {
  reel1.label = getRandomValue()
  reel2.label = getRandomValue()
  reel3.label = getRandomValue()
}

const finishSpin = () => {
  const uniqueValues = new Set([reel1.label, reel2.label, reel3.label]).size
  if (uniqueValues === 1) {
    // All 3 values are the same
    result.label = 'πŸ’° Jackpot!'
    result.textColor = '#FDFF00'
  } else if (uniqueValues === 2) {
    // 2 values are the same
    result.label = '😍 Winner!'
    result.textColor = '#FDFF00'
  } else {
    // No values are the same
    result.label = 'πŸ™ Spin Again'
    result.textColor = null
  }
  spinning = false
}

const touchBar = new TouchBar([
  spin,
  new TouchBarSpacer({size: 'large'}),
  reel1,
  new TouchBarSpacer({size: 'small'}),
  reel2,
  new TouchBarSpacer({size: 'small'}),
  reel3,
  new TouchBarSpacer({size: 'large'}),
  result
])

let window

app.once('ready', () => {
  window = new BrowserWindow({
    frame: false,
    titleBarStyle: 'hidden-inset',
    width: 200,
    height: 200,
    backgroundColor: '#000'
  })
  window.loadURL('about:blank')
  window.setTouchBar(touchBar)
})

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