PyAUI is an Advanced User Interface library that aims to implement "cutting-edge" interface usability and design features so developers can quickly and easily create beautiful and usable application interfaces.

Vision and Design Principles

PyAUI attempts to encapsulate the following aspects of the user interface:

  • Frame Management: Frame management provides the means to open, move and hide common controls that are needed to interact with the document, and allow these configurations to be saved into different perspectives and loaded at a later time.
  • Toolbars: Toolbars are a specialized subset of the frame management system and should behave similarly to other docked components. However, they also require additional functionality, such as "spring-loaded" rebar support, "chevron" buttons and end-user customizability.
  • Modeless Controls: Modeless controls expose a tool palette or set of options that float above the application content while allowing it to be accessed. Usually accessed by the toolbar, these controls disappear when an option is selected, but may also be "torn off" the toolbar into a floating frame of their own.
  • Look and Feel: Look and feel encompasses the way controls are drawn, both when shown statically as well as when they are being moved. This aspect of user interface design incorporates "special effects" such as transparent window dragging as well as frame animation.

Note: PyAUI is a Python implementation of its C++ sister, wxAUI. Currently, support for PyAUI is discontinued as wxAUI has been integrated into wxPython, and a lot of more options are available.

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