What is Gui: Definition and 63 Discussions

The graphical user interface (GUI jee-you-eye or ) is a form of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and audio indicator such as primary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation. GUIs were introduced in reaction to the perceived steep learning curve of command-line interfaces (CLIs), which require commands to be typed on a computer keyboard.
The actions in a GUI are usually performed through direct manipulation of the graphical elements. Beyond computers, GUIs are used in many handheld mobile devices such as MP3 players, portable media players, gaming devices, smartphones and smaller household, office and industrial controls. The term GUI tends not to be applied to other lower-display resolution types of interfaces, such as video games (where head-up display (HUD) is preferred), or not including flat screens, like volumetric displays because the term is restricted to the scope of two-dimensional display screens able to describe generic information, in the tradition of the computer science research at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

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  1. ramana3797

    BURAI quantum espresso GUI error

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  2. berkeman

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    Comp Sci JButton in JPanel with gridlayout

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  4. Wrichik Basu

    Java JFrame GUI not showing anything other than title....

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  5. cookiemnstr510510

    MATLAB MATLAB GUI derivative calculator

    Hello! Happy Sunday, I am trying to create a MATLAB GUI that can take an input ( i am starting out with just one variable) and take its derivative and display the result. I have attached pictures of what my GUI looks like, and also the code I wrote so far. Let me also describe my method: I have...
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    MHB Java- How to allow access to a different GUI menu for Learner and Admin

    I am trying to get two different menus to show up depending on whether the User is a learner or an admin. However, I'm having some difficulty with the program and the execution. I would appreciate any help or suggestions. I don't know how to access a user to figure out if it's a learner or an...
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    Python Why Isn't QPushButton Triggering Method in PyQt5?

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  8. Vigardo

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  9. cpscdave

    Python SOLVED: wx Correct way to alter GUI on the fly

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    "Upgradeability/Scalability" of GUI , "non-script Database?

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  11. levadny

    Java Java GUI Development: SWING vs. Other Libraries

    Dear friends! Please explain me what API/Libraries uses in Java for create graphic user interface. I use SWING but I hear that SWING is oldest technology. What you uses?
  12. berkeman

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    How to create GUI on the windows7 Desktop?

    Dear Group, I am trying to to build a button ( with rectangle size) on the desktop of windows7, Whenever I click on that button, it will connect to batch file (which I created for some function) and run that batch file (filename.bat), Can you give me ideals that how to have that button on...
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    Comp Sci [JAVA GUI] Counting the trajectory of a projectile not shown

    Hello PFers, I'm trying to make a program in java which process user's position, initial velocity of the projectile and the elevation of the projectile and show the trajectory in GUI. The language is in java. The problem is, the trajectory won't show. It is supposed to show the player's...
  15. cnh1995

    Creating a GUI for AC Circuit Analysis with Intel Galileo and Arduino

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    Finding files Using Name, over _All_ Extensions (CLI, GUI)?

    Hi All, Just trying to figure out if we can find a file by knowing the name , without knowing the file path nor the extension: If we want to find all files with extension, say, .txt , we can use ( in Command Line ) the command dir *. txt ; to find al files with extension .txt in a specific...
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    MATLAB [Matlab] Gui help for adding code

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    What's the Best Open Source OS for GUI Lovers?

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    How to stop PF GUI auto changing i to I?

    Hi, I notice my posts now have spell-check which I like but it's also changing little I to capital I which is a problem for me since I frequently make complex analysis posts which involves complex i. . I believe that's my web browser doing that right and not PF? Is there a way to disable...
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    MATLAB Fixing Matlab GUI Resize Problem: Repositioning and Full Screen Issues

    I have been trying the following to reposition my GUI (within the OpeningFcn): h=get(handles.figure1,'Position'); set(0,'Units','normalized') S = get(0,'screensize'); width = h(3); height=h(4); x = (S(3) - width)/2; y = (S(4) - height)/2...
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    MATLAB What could be causing unexpected positioning of a GUI in Matlab?

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    Modifying Future Value Program with a Python GUI

    Homework Statement To modify a future value program so that a user inputs the data w/ a GUI Homework Equations principal = principal * (1+apr) The Attempt at a Solution Anyone familiar w/ python coding? I'm a beginner. I'm absolutely stuck on this problem, I seem to have...
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    Comp Sci Java GUI program determining retail price, does not finish running

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    MATLAB Using Loops to Set Radio Buttons in MATLAB GUI

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  25. S

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  26. W

    MATLAB MATLAB GUI Edit text to Matrix

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  27. K

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  28. R

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    Hi... Me too new to this concept. I too want to load a .m file by pressing the button in the GUI. I am the beginner to matlab. I have added 3 buttons to my gui and if i click on the first button means then i want the .m file stored in the same directory be loaded and automatically that .m...
  29. D

    MATLAB Making Bode Plots with GUI in MATLAB

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  30. K

    MATLAB Adding other function calls in GUI Matlab

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  31. S

    MATLAB Matlab gui to m and vice versa?

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  32. S

    MATLAB SoonMatlab GUI Builder Projects - Questions Needed

    Hi guys, i was wondering if any of u have done any projects in relations to the GUI and its builder in Matlab? have some burning & urgent questions to ask. hope to get ur replies
  33. iamjon.smith

    Comp Sci How to Build a Java GUI for Recording City Populations to a Text File?

    Develop an application that reads city, state and population entered from the user and writes this information to a file. The application should continuously prompt for this population information until terminated by the user. Example file: Jamestown FL 50000 Domville CO 10000 Jennyboro FL...
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    MATLAB Creating Conditional Callback Function in Matlab GUI

    So I am a bit unfamiliar with Callback functions etc. But here is what I want: when someone clicks on a button, something happens. Well I want it so that when they click on another button and a certain condition isn't met, then the same function carried out by clicking a completely...
  35. iamjon.smith

    Comp Sci How to Create a Functional Java GUI Mortgage Calculator?

    Ok, Here is the assignment: Develop a mortgage payment calculator. Design a GUI to enter price of home, down payment, interest rate. Your bank only offers 10, 15, and 30 year mortgages. Use grouped radio buttons to select between 10, 15, or 30 year mortgage. Monthly payment should be...
  36. R

    MATLAB How to Solve Complex PDEs and Calculate Wiener Filter Using Matlab PDE Toolbox?

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  37. Doc Al

    Is there a free MySQL GUI for Solaris 10?

    Anyone know of a GUI for MySQL that would work with the Solaris 10 OS? (Free is always good.)
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    How to write an interactive GUI in MATLAB

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  39. I

    C# Creating GUI launch application in C#

    I wanted to create a GUI that would launch a series of .exe files My biggest problem right now is I do not know how to program the buttons to launch the executable files. I have done some coding with C# but never any GUI work and not sure how to start. I also wanted to see if there was...
  40. P

    MATLAB Volume rendering in Matlab using inbuilt GUI functions

    Hi there. I have become a bit stuck with a little project I am working on. I have a series of RGB Tiff images which I have loaded into matlab, over 120 separate images in total. I am hoping to use the functionality of MATLAB to render a volume by stacking each of the 2D images one top of...
  41. C

    C/C++ Using ActiveX Control Functions Without GUI (VC++)

    I need to use an ActiveX control (and call on it's functions) from within a Windows Visual C++ console application. I can do what I need to with a dialogue-based MFC Windows application with a gui, but can't find any information on loading a control/calling it's functions from a console...
  42. R

    MATLAB Matlab GUI: changing multiple lines static text

    hi, I'm ran into a problem while creating a Matlab GUI and I can't seem to find out why. I'm trying to get multiple lines in one static text. I set the 'max' property on 12 and then wrote the following code to test: A='a';B='b';C='c';D='d';E='e';F='f';G='g';H='h';I='i';J='j';K='k';L='l'...
  43. R

    MATLAB Matlab GUI: putting several edit text inputs in one matrix

    Matlab GUI: putting several "edit text" inputs in one matrix Hi, I'm making a Matlab GUI that will ultimately send data to a robot. I have about 60 numbers being 6 polynomials of 10 terms. My "edit text"-boxes are currently named motG_RN_0 where the R can also be an S or a T and the N can also...
  44. S

    Create GUI using Visual Basic/any software and program into PIC18F2550 through USB

    I am sorry because i recreate this post because the old thread is missing =( I need to create a GUI using Visual basic to get input from user.A simple button click will be enough for the GUI.After i get the input, i need to load the input into PIC18F2550 through USB. This will then control my...
  45. A

    MATLAB Any recommendations for using Matlab GUI with microcontrollers?

    Hi Forum , i am planning to communicate with the microcontroller via serial communication and a GUI in matlab. On microcontroller , I can make a serial terminal program that waits for data from MatLab coming through a serial port on the computer. From there I can make it so that MatLab can send...
  46. G

    MATLAB Comsol w/Matlab: CLI vs GUI issues

    Hi all - I've been working on some code in Comsol w/ Matlab that works fine on any machine I run it on - so long as I run it through the Comsol w/ Matlab GUI. No matter which machine I run it on, the program fails if I run Comsol w/ Matlab through a CLI. Specifically, the geominport()...
  47. N

    MATLAB [MATLAB] GUI interface into standalone application help

    I have a GUI interface designed in MATLAB GUIDE Builder. It works with several MEX files that control a piece of hardware. I need to compile this into a standalone application. The deploytool's build function never compiles - it complains about the MEX files and returns: "Error executing mcc...
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    MATLAB How to Stop Matlab from Opening a New Figure in GUI?

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