Node-RED Editor

The Node-RED Editor is one of the most essential components of Node-RED. As the main focus of Node-RED is to enable visual programming, the editor provides a graphical interface that allows users to create, configure, and manage flows easily.

Node-RED Editor Window

The main components of the Node-RED editor

The Node-RED Editor has four main components as follows:

  • Header: The header contains the instance name, user profile menu and the main menu.
  • Pallete: The palette is a sidebar containing all of the nodes that are installed and available to use.
  • Workspace: The workspace is where flows (groups of nodes) are developed by dragging nodes from the palette and wiring them together. Adding a new flow tab gives you a new workspace.
  • Sidebar: The sidebar Provides additional context-sensitive options and information depending on the selected node or workspace.