[Resolved] SharePoint framework Local Workbench is showing empty

sharepoint framework local workbench

This SharePoint framework tutorial we will discuss how to solve spfx local workbench not working or spfx local workbench not loading or SharePoint framework Local Workbench is showing empty issue.

Issue:I see a blank page when I run “gulp serve” in SharePoint framework local workbench!

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sharepoint framework local workbench
sharepoint framework local workbench

Possible issues:  This is expected behavior in SharePoint framework development and the possible issues would be one of the below.

  • nodeJs is corrupted/installed later version than 8.11.4
  • NPM is corrupted

Resolution: Most of the times when you run the command “npm i” in PowerShell it will fix the issue and you can see local workbench as normal. If this doesn’t help you need to repair/reinstall nodeJs 8.11.4 RTM. In my case, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the NodeJs.

Note: When you reinstalling the NodeJs ensure that it is successful if not you will see the same issue again.

spfx local workbench not working
sharepoint framework local workbench is working as expected.

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Hope this helps, happy development in SPFx !!!

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About Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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