GUI4GUI user guide


Year: 2009

Citation: User Guide, SyNAPSE Software Repository, CNS Technology Lab

Abstract: Frequently, a computer program requires input parameters to define a specific application prior to running it. For codes that require few input parameters, the usual method to define these parameters is to store them in a file or through commandline arguments. Upon reading these parameters, the computer code then proceed to perform computations or other types of operations. For codes that require more input parameters -- especially under less straightforward conditions -- a Graphical User Interface (GUI) may be preferable to query the code runner for input parameters at runtime. However, writing a GUI can often be time-consuming and the code developer may not be readily familiar with the knowledge necessary to develop a GUI. With this in mind, the GUI4GUI package ( is developed to build GUIs automatically based on users providing data that describe the details of the GUI components, such as menus, and their associated actions. The programmer needs no knowledge of MATLAB GUI development fundamentals or usages of GUIDE, the MATLAB GUI development environment. The GUI4GUI package consists of two tiers of GUIs: the main GUI and an optional secondary GUI. We will discuss the main GUI first and defer the discussion of the secondary GUI until later.

Topics: Other, Applications: Other, Models: Other,

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