Programming language: Rust
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: GUI     Graphics     Ui     Widgets     Piston     interface    

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NOTICE: Original maintainer stepping down

I'll no longer be maintaining conrod for the reasons discussed here. If you're looking for a similar yet nicer replacement GUI library, I recommend egui. If you're interested in taking over maintenance, please express your interest here.

Conrod Actions Status Crates.io

An easy-to-use, 2D GUI library written entirely in Rust.


  1. What is Conrod?
  2. Getting Started
  3. Hello World
  4. Using and Customising Themes
    • What is a Theme?
    • Custom Themes
    • Serializing Themes
  5. Designing Custom Widgets (using the Widget trait)
    • The Widget trait
    • The widget_style! macro
    • The builder_methods! macro
    • Making a Button widget
  6. Custom Graphics and Window Backends
    • Demonstration of Backend Implementation (using glium and glutin)
  7. Internals
    • The Ui's Widget Graph
    • Ui::set_widgets - How does it work?
  8. FAQ

The Guide is a work-in-progress. If a section is not linked, it is likely not yet implemented.


Crate Badges Description
conrod_core Crates.io docs.rs The fundamentals for any conrod project.
conrod_derive Crates.io docs.rs Provides the WidgetCommon and WidgetStyle derive macros.
conrod_winit Crates.io docs.rs Simplifies using conrod_core with winit
conrod_gfx Crates.io docs.rs Simplifies using conrod_core with the gfx ecosystem
conrod_wgpu Crates.io docs.rs Simplifies using conrod_core with wgpu
conrod_glium Crates.io docs.rs Simplifies using conrod_core with glium
conrod_piston Crates.io docs.rs Simplifies using conrod_core with piston
conrod_vulkano Crates.io docs.rs Simplifies using conrod_core with vulkano

Current State

We're just starting to reach a stable-ish API pattern! There will still be some large changes, however these are more likely to be new features than API overhauls.

To get a clearer idea of where we're at see the issues and in particular, the 1.0.0 milestone.


Want to help out? See Piston's how to contribute guide.


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Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.

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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the conrod README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.