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

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This package is a fork of tview. It allows the creation of rich terminal-based user interfaces.


Available widgets:

  • Input forms (including input/password fields, drop-down selections, checkboxes, and buttons)
  • Navigable multi-color text views
  • Sophisticated navigable table views
  • Flexible tree views
  • Selectable lists
  • Grid, Flexbox and page layouts
  • Modal message windows
  • An application wrapper

Widgets may be customized and extended to suit any application.


go get git.sr.ht/~tslocum/cview@latest

Hello World

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

package main

import (

func main() {
	box := cview.NewBox().SetBorder(true).SetTitle("Hello, world!")
	if err := cview.NewApplication().SetRoot(box, true).Run(); err != nil {

Examples are available in the "demos" subdirectory.

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


Package documentation is available on godoc.


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


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

cview has two mailing lists: