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GUI Builder

A Graphic User Interface Builder
(4204 downloads for this version - 76246 downloads for all versions)
Tan Chin Luh
David Violeau
Owner Organization
Trity Technogy , Lycee Saint Louis
Chin Luh Tan
Administrator Atoms
Allan Cornet
Creation Date
December 1, 2017
Source created on
Scilab 6.0.x
Binaries available on
Scilab 6.0.x:
Windows 64-bit Windows 32-bit Linux 64-bit Linux 32-bit MacOSX
Install command
--> atomsInstall("guibuilder")
            GUI Builder is a Graphic User Interface Builder  under Scilab.

The program allows you to build your GUI quickly, and the code for the gui would
be generated automatically.

Version 4.2.1 (1 Dec 2017) by Tan CL
	* Bug fix : Fix issue of hidden figure when open existing gui from menu item.

Version 4.2 (1 Dec 2017) by Tan CL
	* Typo Fix : Changed the version number display on the guibuilder palette 
	* Warning Fix : Fix the warning during reloading the generated GUI

 Version 4.1 (5 May 2017) by Tan CL
 	* Bug Fix : Fix the issue of error during reloading the generated GUI

Version 4.0.1 (21 Feb 2017) by Tan CL
 	* Bug Fix : Fix the issue of axes not shown on generated GUI
	* Bug Fix : Changes on folder version name and some descriptions updates

Version 4.0 (17 Feb 2017)
	* Update : To work with Scilab 6.0
	* Change : Change the way creating figure to make have better visual appearace
when the GUI launched
	* Change : Created GUI now a pure figure with no menu, toolbar, etc...  to get
the WYSIWYG effect from the design view to the actual view.

Version 3.0 (17 May 2014)
	* Updates : To work with Scilab 5.5

Version 2.3 (16 January 2012) by David Violeau
	* Feature : ask confirmation before create a new GUI or open an existing one
	* Feature : posibility to move by 4 buttons a group of buttons

Version 2.2 (17 November 2011) - New 2.2 features have been contributed by David

	* Feature : Close user figure and create a new one
	* Feature : Open existing interface by clicking on Open and select a file
	* Feature : Save and rewrite existing functions when you open a file
	* Feature : Add a new menu - Alignments in order to align vertically or
horizontally handles, and also adapt their size
	* Feature : select more than one entity
	* Feature : automatic writing of parameters of the figure (you select the
colour, size, position of the figure and it is used for the user interface)
	* Feature : main menus of Guibuilder depending on the language (Edit->
Edition in French...)

Version 2.1-3 (12 July 2011)
1. Bug Fix : Space in the x_dialog default string (guibuilder)
2. Bug Fix : handles string vector in listbox and popupmenu (guicontrolcreate,
3. Bug Fix : Bug when deleting the last remaining object on figure (guibuilder)
4. Feature : Grid on the layout window (guibuilder)
5. Feature : Better Appearance in pallettes (guibuilder)

Version 2.1-2 (13 Mar 2011)
1. Bug Fix : Change "uipropsedit" function which try to change Style
properties of uicontrol object after creation. 

Version 2.1 (10 Mar 2011)
1. Bug Fix : Inserting uicontrol style into the generated code
2. New : Launch GUI once done

Version 2.0 New Features (20th Dec 2010)
1. Creating GUI graphically, including 9 types of uicontrols and axes.
2. User is allowed to modify most of the properties of an object via new
properties editor.
3. User is able to modify the gui created by guibuilder 2.0, by importing the
previous sce with syntax "guibuilder('filename.sce');"

Version 1.1 New Features
1. Changes of size, position, and object deletion could be done interactively
p/s: Thanks Dave for contributing ideas. 

Version 1.0 limitation
1. The output GUI size is fixed
2. During the design, the user only have 1 chance to place the uicontrol. There
are no way to resize, modify the properties, or undo the previous operation. All
changes only could be done in the generated code.
3. Limited properties are user-defined
	a. Tag - Used as the pointer to the uicontrol
	b. String - Used as the display name at certains uicontol
	c. Callback - Whether the uicontrol needs a callback, if yes, the callback name
would use the Tag + _callback.

Files (2)
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OS-independent binary for Scilab 6.0.x

[71.97 kB]
Source code archive

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Comments (6)     Leave a comment 
Comment from Ron Wensley -- February 27, 2018, 09:41:29 PM    

Are there plans, I hope, to make the uicontrol strings more readable by formatting them 
into the standard format?

Thank you,
Comment from Chin Luh Tan -- March 2, 2018, 01:36:26 PM    
hi, do you mind to explain more about this? I am not too sure what were you referring to.


Comment from Ron Wensley -- March 5, 2018, 05:34:36 PM    

The present program generates code for UI controls in this format

f = figure("figure_position",[400, 50],"figure_size",
[1280,980],"infobar_visible" ,"off","toolbar_visible" ,
"off","menubar_visible" ,"off","me

Identification', "visible","off");

It would be more useful and more readable if it was generated in this format.

f = figure("figure_position" ,[400, 50], ...
           "figure_size"     ,[1280, 980], ...         
           "infobar_visible" , "off",...
           "toolbar_visible" , "off",...
           "menubar_visible" , "off",...
           "menubar"         , "none",...
           "auto_resize"     ,"on", ...
           "background"      ,[33], ...
           "figure_name"     ,'System Identification', ...
           "visible"         , "off");

Thank you,
Comment from Chin Luh Tan -- March 8, 2018, 02:17:36 AM    
noted, will put it in to the list.

Comment from Noridayu Adnan -- April 2, 2018, 05:29:23 AM    
Hi, I've tried to do the GUI for real-time monitoring, but it didn't work as what I set. 
Can you help me for this? Fyi, I am a newbie for this Scilab.
Comment from Ron Wensley -- April 2, 2018, 04:17:20 PM    

If you can share your application it would help.

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