- Install Flask-SocketIO: Socket.IO is commonly used with Flask, a popular web framework in Python. Install the Flask-SocketIO library using the following command:
pip install flask-socketio
- Create a Flask application: Set up a basic Flask application by importing the required modules and creating an instance of the Flask app. For example:
from flask import Flask, render_template from flask_socketio import SocketIO app = Flask(__name__) app.config['SECRET_KEY'] = 'your-secret-key' socketio = SocketIO(app)
@app.route('/socket.io/<path:filename>') def serve_static(filename): return app.send_static_file('socket.io/' + filename)
- Create a static folder: In the same directory as your Python script, create a folder called
static. Inside the
staticfolder, create a subfolder called
static/socket.iofolder. You can obtain the files from the official Socket.IO website (https://socket.io/).
- Run the Flask application: Start the Flask application using the
socketio.run()method. For example:
if __name__ == '__main__': socketio.run(app)
Now, when you run the Flask application, the Socket.IO static files will be served by Flask. You can access them using the URL
localhost:5000 should be replaced with your Flask app’s host and port.
By following these steps, you can configure Socket.IO static files in Python using Flask, allowing your application to work with Socket.IO functionalities.