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Cli2Gui

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Use this module to convert a CLI program to a GUI

Comparison to similar projects

Do let me know if any of these are incorrect. Some of the comparisons are based off documentation/ the readme

Parser Support

Parser Cli2Gui Gooey Quick
Argparse
Optparse
DocOpt
Click ✔ *
GetOpt
Dephell Argparse
* Partial support (use [Click2Gui](#click2gui))

This works for simpler programs but sadly falls flat for more complex programs

GUI Toolkit Support

GUI Toolkits Cli2Gui Gooey Quick
Tkinter
WxWidgets
Qt
Gtk
Web

GUI Feature Support

Basic GUI Cli2Gui Gooey Quick
Override name/ description
Theming ⚠ Limited ⚠ Limited
DarkMode
Window Size
Element Size
Custom Images

Cli2Gui is pretty lacking in these features and will probably remain that way to ease maintainability - the primary aim is to support multiple argparse libraries over fancy widgets

Advanced GUI Cli2Gui Gooey Quick
Dropdown
Slider
Tabs
Menus
Max Args before Scroll

Roadmap

For completed components, see the changelog (link below)

Feature Description Status
Python Fire https://github.com/google/python-fire Under consideration

Using Cli2Gui in your project

from cli2gui import Cli2Gui

Decorator

@Cli2Gui(run_function, auto_enable=False, parser="argparse", gui="pysimplegui",
		theme="", darkTheme="", sizes="", image="", program_name="",
		program_description="", max_args_shown=5, **kwargs)

Function

Cli2Gui is a function factory. It takes keywords arguments like run_function and auto_enable, and returns a decorator function.

The decorator function takes a function like main and returns a new function:

# main.py

def run(args):
	print(args.arg)

# The main function can be used as a CLI entrypoint
# Example: python -m mymodule:main.main
def main():
	parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="this is an example parser")
	parser.add_argument("arg", type=str, help="positional arg")
	args = parser.parse_args()
	run(args)

decorator_function = Cli2Gui(
	run_function=run,
	auto_enable=True,
)

# The gui function can be used as a GUI entrypoint
# Example: python -m mymodule:main.gui
gui = decorator_function(main)

if __name__ == "__main__":
	# When main.py is called as script, run the GUI version
	# Example: python main.py
	# Example: ./main.py
	gui()

run_function (optional)

The function to call when the user clicks Start. Defaults to None. If not specified, program continues as normal (can only run once)

def run(args):
	print(args.arg)

@Cli2Gui(run_function=run)
def main():
	# Typically, the main function has no arguments,
	# but parses arguments from sys.argv,
	# which happens in parser.parse_args()
	parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="this is an example parser")
	parser.add_argument("arg", type=str, help="positional arg")
	args = parser.parse_args()
	run(args)

auto_enable (optional)

Enable the GUI by default. Defailt is False.

To enable GUI, add --cli2gui. To disable GUI, add --disable-cli2gui.

@Cli2Gui(auto_enable=False)

parser (optional)

Override the parser to use, defaults to argparse. Current options are: "argparse", "getopt", "optparse", "docopt", "dephell_argparse"

@Cli2Gui(parser="argparse")

gui (optional)

Override the gui to use. Current options are: "pysimplegui", "pysimpleguiqt","pysimpleguiweb". Defaults to "pysimplegui".

pysimplegui is the recommended option

@Cli2Gui(gui="pysimplegui")

theme (optional)

Set a base24 theme. Can also pass a base24 scheme file. eg. one-light.yaml

@Cli2Gui(theme=["#e7e7e9", "#dfdfe1", "#cacace", "#a0a1a7", "#696c77",
		"#383a42", "#202227", "#090a0b", "#ca1243", "#c18401", "#febb2a",
		"#50a14f", "#0184bc", "#4078f2", "#a626a4", "#986801", "#f0f0f1",
		"#fafafa", "#ec2258", "#f4a701", "#6db76c", "#01a7ef", "#709af5",
		"#d02fcd"])

darkTheme (optional)

Set a base24 dark theme variant. Can also pass a base24 scheme file. eg. one-dark.yaml

@Cli2Gui(darkTheme=["#282c34", "#3f4451", "#4f5666", "#545862", "#9196a1",
		"#abb2bf", "#e6e6e6", "#ffffff", "#e06c75", "#d19a66", "#e5c07b",
		"#98c379", "#56b6c2", "#61afef", "#c678dd", "#be5046", "#21252b",
		"#181a1f", "#ff7b86", "#efb074", "#b1e18b", "#63d4e0", "#67cdff",
		"#e48bff"])

sizes (optional)

Set the UI sizes such as the button size

@Cli2Gui(sizes={
		"title_size": 28,
		"label_size": (30, None),
		"input_size": (30, 1),
		"button":(10, 1),
		"padding":(5, 10),
		"helpText_size": 14,
		"text_size": 11})

image (optional)

Set the program icon. File extensions can be any that PIL supports

@Cli2Gui(image="path/to/image.png")

program_name (optional)

Override the program name

@Cli2Gui(program_name="custom name")

program_description (optional)

Override the program description

@Cli2Gui(program_description="this is a custom description")

max_args_shown (optional)

Maximum number of args shown before using a scrollbar

@Cli2Gui(max_args_shown=5)

menu (optional)

Add a menu to the program. Defaults to None. eg.

THIS_DIR = str(Path(__file__).resolve().parent)
menu={"File": THIS_DIR + "/file.md"}

Works significantly better with pysimplegui than pysimpleguiqt

@Cli2Gui(menu={"File": THIS_DIR + "/file.md", "Another File": THIS_DIR + "/another_file.md", })

Click2Gui

def Click2Gui(run_function, gui="pysimplegui", theme="", darkTheme="",
		sizes="", image="", program_name="", program_description="",
		max_args_shown=5, menu="", **kwargs):

Very similar to the decorator but with the following differences...

run_function (required)

Specify the click function to use. (attempts were made to offer full program support however this behaved very poorly)

parser (not applicable)

As this is exclusively for click, this option is not present

Data Structures

See the DATA_STRUCTURES for more information.

Documentation

A high-level overview of how the documentation is organized organized will help you know where to look for certain things:

  • The Technical Reference documents APIs and other aspects of the machinery. This documentation describes how to use the classes and functions at a lower level and assume that you have a good high-level understanding of the software.

Install With PIP

pip install cli2gui

Head to https://pypi.org/project/cli2gui/ for more info

Language information

Built for

This program has been written for Python versions 3.7 - 3.10 and has been tested with both 3.7 and 3.10

Install Python on Windows

Chocolatey

choco install python

Windows - Python.org

To install Python, go to https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/ and download the latest version.

Install Python on Linux

Apt

sudo apt install python3.x

Dnf

sudo dnf install python3.x

Install Python on MacOS

Homebrew

brew install python@3.x

MacOS - Python.org

To install Python, go to https://www.python.org/downloads/macos/ and download the latest version.

How to run

Windows

  • Module py -3.x -m [module] or [module] (if module installs a script)

  • File py -3.x [file] or ./[file]

Linux/ MacOS

  • Module python3.x -m [module] or [module] (if module installs a script)

  • File python3.x [file] or ./[file]

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Clone

Using The Command Line

  1. Press the Clone or download button in the top right

  2. Copy the URL (link)

  3. Open the command line and change directory to where you wish to clone to

  4. Type 'git clone' followed by URL in step 2

    git clone https://github.com/FHPythonUtils/Cli2Gui
    

More information can be found at https://help.github.com/en/articles/cloning-a-repository

Using GitHub Desktop

  1. Press the Clone or download button in the top right
  2. Click open in desktop
  3. Choose the path for where you want and click Clone

More information can be found at https://help.github.com/en/desktop/contributing-to-projects/cloning-a-repository-from-github-to-github-desktop

Download Zip File

  1. Download this GitHub repository
  2. Extract the zip archive
  3. Copy/ move to the desired location

Screenshots

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Themes

Light Dark Black
Theme 1 Theme 2 Theme 3

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Licence

MIT License Copyright (c) FredHappyface (See the LICENSE for more information.)

Changelog

See the Changelog for more information.

Code of Conduct

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Contributing

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Security

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Support

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Rationale

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