Terminal-based user interface toolkit
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cview - Terminal-based user interface toolkit

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This package is a fork of tview. See FORK.md for more information.

Warning: Breaking changes may be added to cview without bumping its major version. The largest changes have been made. Smaller breaking changes may continue to be made where backwards compatibility is not possible. Changes are listed in FORK.md.

Demo

ssh cview.rocketnine.space -p 20000

Recording of presentation demo

Additional examples are listed on pkg.go.dev.

Features

Available widgets:

  • Input forms (including input/password fields, drop-down selections, checkboxes, and buttons)
  • Navigable multi-color text views
  • Selectable lists with context menus
  • Modal dialogs
  • Horizontal and vertical progress bars
  • Grid, Flexbox and tabbed panel layouts
  • Sophisticated navigable table views
  • Flexible tree views
  • Draggable and resizable windows
  • An application wrapper

Widgets may be customized and extended to suit any application.

Mouse support is available.

Installation

go get gitlab.com/tslocum/cview

Hello World

This basic example creates a TextView titled "Hello, World!" and displays it in your terminal:

package main

import (
	"gitlab.com/tslocum/cview"
)

func main() {
	app := cview.NewApplication()
	
	box := cview.NewTextView()
	box.SetBorder(true)
	box.SetTitle("Hello, world!")
	box.SetText("Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet")
	
	app.SetRoot(box, true)
	if err := app.Run(); err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}
}

Examples are available via godoc and in the "demos" subdirectory.

For a presentation highlighting the features of this package, compile and run the program in the "demos/presentation" subdirectory.

Documentation

Package documentation is available via godoc.

An introduction tutorial is also available.

Dependencies

This package is based on github.com/gdamore/tcell (and its dependencies) and github.com/rivo/uniseg.

Support

CONTRIBUTING.md describes how to share issues, suggestions and patches (pull requests).