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Integrate with Tauri

There are two ways to integrate with Tauri depends on your need:

1. Start a New Tauri Project#

yarn create tauri-app
npm x create-tauri-app

Just follow the instructions and choose the web frontend framework you prefer. create-tauri-app will create a template project depends on your inputs. You can go straight to check tauri info after this.

1. Add Tauri to Existing Project:#

The Tauri CLI tool helps you build your project, so install it at first.

You can install Tauri CLI using Node.js or using Rust

Install Tauri CLI package as a dev dependency:#

cd project-folder

# Not required if you already have a package.json:
# yarn init
# OR
# npm init

yarn add -D @tauri-apps/cli
# OR
npm install -D @tauri-apps/cli

If you decide to use Tauri as a local package with npm (not yarn), you will have to define a custom script to your package.json:

  // This content is just a sample
  "scripts": {
    "tauri": "tauri"

Alternatively, install Tauri CLI as a cargo subcommand:#

This will install tauri-cli as a Cargo subcommand on the cargo binary folder (by default on $HOME/.cargo/bin):

cargo install tauri-cli --version ^1.0.0-beta

For more installation options, see cargo install

Install Tauri API Package as a Dependency (optional):#

The @tauri-apps/api package is recommended for projects using ES modules or modern build tools such as Webpack or Vite. It is the most secure way to access the Tauri APIs.

yarn add @tauri-apps/api
# OR
npm install @tauri-apps/api

2. Initialize Tauri in Your App#

This command will place a new folder in your current working directory, src-tauri.

└── src-tauri
    ├── .gitignore
    ├── Cargo.toml
    ├── rustfmt.toml
    ├── tauri.conf.json
    ├── icons
    │   ├── 128x128.png
    │   ├── 128x128@2x.png
    │   ├── 32x32.png
    │   ├── Square107x107Logo.png
    │   ├── Square142x142Logo.png
    │   ├── Square150x150Logo.png
    │   ├── Square284x284Logo.png
    │   ├── Square30x30Logo.png
    │   ├── Square310x310Logo.png
    │   ├── Square44x44Logo.png
    │   ├── Square71x71Logo.png
    │   ├── Square89x89Logo.png
    │   ├── StoreLogo.png
    │   ├── icon.icns
    │   ├── icon.ico
    │   └── icon.png
    └── src

3. Check tauri info to Make Sure Everything Is Set up Properly:#

Which should return something like:

Operating System - Darwin(16.7.0) - darwin/x64

Node.js environment
  Node.js - 12.16.3
  @tauri-apps/cli - 1.0.0-beta.2
  @tauri-apps/api - 1.0.0-beta.1

Global packages
  npm - 6.14.4
  yarn - 1.22.4

Rust environment
  rustc - 1.52.1
  cargo - 1.52.0

App directory structure

App - 1.0.0-beta.1
  build-type - bundle
  CSP - default-src blob: data: filesystem: ws: wss: http: https: tauri: 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline' 'self' img-src: 'self'
  distDir - ../public
  devPath - ../public
  framework - Svelte
  bundler - Rollup

This information can be very helpful when triaging problems.


We've also defined prebuilt configurations called "Patterns". They may help you to customize Tauri to fit your needs. See more about patterns.

Vue CLI Plugin Tauri#

If you are using Vue CLI, it is recommended to use the official CLI plugin.