The functionality provided by GUIKit has been superseded by the interface construction and controls functions native to the built-in Wolfram Language.


loads an interface definition and returns immediately with a GUIObject result.


passes arguments to the interface definition.

Details and Options

  • To use GUILoad, you first need to load GUIKit using Needs["GUIKit`"].
  • GUILoad performs the same first steps as GUIRun and GUIRunModal, but stops short of actually displaying the interface to the user.
  • GUILoad returns a GUIObject expression representing the live interface instance.
  • GUILoad is useful for manipulating the interface definition before calling GUIRun or GUIRunModal and also for loading classes and preparing the interface in advance to reduce the eventual display time.
  • 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 forth.
  • The following options can be given:
  • ReleaseMethodAutomaticdetermines when a GUIObject is released
    IncludedScriptContexts{}extends the active $ContextPath that Script blocks use


Basic Examples  (3)

Load an interface:

Manipulate widget settings:

Display the interface:

Load an interface and run it in a modal session:

Load an interface and release the definition without displaying it:

Wolfram Research (2007), GUILoad, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2007), GUILoad, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2007. "GUILoad." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2007). GUILoad. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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