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Basic use

const express = require('express')
const app = express()
const port = 3000

app.get('/', (req, res) => res.send('Hello World!'))

app.listen(3000, () => console.log(`Example app listening on port 3000!`))

Basic routing


  • Request method
  • Request path
  • Request processing function


// When the / is requested by the GET method, the corresponding processing function is executed
app.get('/', (req, res) => res.send('Hello World! GET'))

post:'/', (req, res) => res.send('Hello World! POST'))

GET the form GET data request body in Express

Express has a built-in API that you can use directly req.query To get'/sub',function(req, res){
    var comment = req.query
    comment.dateTime = time.format(new Date(), 'YY-MM-DD')
    // redirect

Get the form post data request body in Express

There is no built-in API to get the body of the form Post request in express. A third-party package, body parser, needs to be used here



npm install body-parser --save

to configure

var express = require('express')
var bodyParser = require('body-parser')

var app = express()

// Configure body parser
// As long as this configuration is added, there will be an additional attribute on the req request object: body
// Then you can directly pass req.body To get the data of the form POST request
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: false }))

// parse application/json

use'/post',function(req, res){
    var comment = req.body
    comment.dateTime = time.format(new Date(), 'YY-MM-DD')
    // redirect

Static service

When we directly access the files in / public, we cannot directly access them, so we need to express.static To release files and provide static resource services

//1. The path must be a file under / public/xxx before access under the public directory
app.use('/public/', express.static('./public/'))

//2. Release the file under public, and access directly without adding public / xxx

//3. If you use / pub / to alias / public /, you need to access the file under public through / pub/xxx
app.use('/pub/aa/',express.static('public ')) / / aliases can also be created in this way

Configuring the use of art template template engine in Express


npm install --save art-template
npm install --save express-art-template

to configure

  • Configure to use art template template engine
  • The first parameter indicates that the art template template engine is used when the file ends with. Art
    • When you need to render an html file, you can change the art to html
// Although there is no need to record art template outside, it must also be installed
// The reason is that express art template relies on art template
	app.engine('art', require('express-art-template'));


  • Express provides a method for the corresponding object of Response: render
  • The first parameter in render cannot write the path. By default, it will go to the views directory in the project to find the template file. That is to say, Express has a convention: developers put all view files in the views directory
  • If you want to modify the default views directory, you can app.set ('views', default path to render function)
app.get('/', function(req, res){
    // express defaults to the views directory index.html
   	res.render('index.html', {
        title: 'This is a title'
    // 	res.render('404.html')
	//  res.render('admin/404.html ') / / access 404.html under admin under views

If you want to modify the default views rendering store directory, you can:

// Modify views, modify the default path of render function
// app.set ('views', default path to render function)
	app.set('views', '/show')


The redirect method allows the redirection of the web address to jump to the specified url and specify the status. The default is 302 mode.

Format: res.redirect([status], url);

//Jump to the specified URL
//Jump to home

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Posted on Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:04:52 -0400 by Goose