The functionality provided by GUIKit has been superseded by the interface construction and controls functions native to the built-in Wolfram Language.


loads and runs an interface definition in a modal state with the kernel and returns a result when finished.


passes arguments to the interface definition.


  • To use GUIRunModal, you first need to load GUIKit using Needs["GUIKit`"].
  • GUIRunModal does not return control to the kernel until the interface is closed.
  • src can be a file name, a user interface expression definition, an XMLDocument interface expression, or a GUIObject.
  • If arguments are included, they are passed as arguments to the interface definition and are available from the widget registry through the names "##", "#1", "#2", and so on.
  • The following options can be given:
  • ReleaseMethodAutomaticdetermines when a GUIObject is released
    ReturnScriptNonea script expression to evaluate as the return result
    IncludedScriptContexts{}extends the active $ContextPath that Script blocks use


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Basic Examples  (1)

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Run a user interface definition in a modal state:

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Options  (1)

See Also

CloseGUIObject  GUIObject  GUIRun  ReleaseGUIObject