When comparing Tk vs Electron, the Slant community recommends Tk for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform GUI toolkits?” Tk is ranked 12th while Electron is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose Tk is:
Bindings for Python, C, C++, Ruby, Perl, Go, Java, Haskell and more, see [Languages with a Tk binding](https://wiki.tcl-lang.org/page/Languages+with+a+Tk+binding).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Bindings for several languages
Bindings for Python, C, C++, Ruby, Perl, Go, Java, Haskell and more, see Languages with a Tk binding.
Pro Easy Styling
Once you understand how to style, the styling can look great
Pro Great for beginners
Easy to pick up and run with it.
Pro Healthy community
Github is behind electron and there is a lot of big companies using it to make their cross platform apps.
Pro Active development
Electron receives updates frequently (multiple times each month). For example, the recent updates (as of July 15, 2016) are:
1.2.6 (released July 6)
1.2.5 (released June 23)
1.2.4 (released June 22)
1.2.3 (released June 16)
1.2.2 (released June 8)
Pro learning curve is less
Electron has less learning curve when compare to qt like other options
Pro Great documentation
Electron has a nice website with great documentation. It also features a lot of samples.
Pro Solid API
Con Base looks are garbage without a good amount of styling
Going with the base look for your app is a bad idea because it looks like garbage with the defaults
Con C# support lacking
Although the Eagle Project exists, which offers Mono and .NET Core support, C# support is not standard.
Con Apps can have memory issues
Apps made with Electron are likely to have memory issues unless you specifically design the app with efficient coding.
Con High CPU Usage
Electron Has High CPU Usage
Con Needs to run chromium
Runs chromium in the background which consumes a lot of resources.