#user #interface #graph


Simple node-based graph editor for Rust. Register nodes, let the user mingle with them, read the result.

7 releases (stable)

1.4.0 Jan 9, 2021
1.3.0 Jan 3, 2021
1.0.1 Nov 28, 2020
0.1.0 Nov 19, 2020

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A Rust library providing a graphical node-based graph editor.


This library can be used as to draw a user interface, allowing users to model graphs that would be later interpreed and acted upon by the backend of the application.

There are four main parts of the API:

  • Config structure defined on the start of the application. This structure specifies all the available node types, their inputs, outputs and widgets taking associated data.
  • Report structure which is returned by the running instance of Gazpatcho on every change performed on the graph (added or removed nodes, changed values, added or removed patches). This structure discribes the graph and associated data.
  • run function which has two parameters: The Config and a closure taking current Report as its argument.
  • Request enumeration of all operations that can be sent to the running instance of the graph to alter its state.



Add the following to your Cargo.toml:

gazpatcho = "1.4"

The following code runs an instance of Gazpatcho UI. There will be a single type of node available, with one input and one output pin, and with switch that can be set on or off by the user. When the user performs any changes, a new report will be sent to the run callback, desribing the current state of the graph. In a real application, the dbg! call would be replaced by something more useful:

use gazpatcho::config::*;

fn main() {
    let config = Config {
        node_templates: vec![
            NodeTemplate {
                label: "Example node".to_owned(),
                class: "example_node".to_owned(),
                pins: vec![
                    Pin {
                        label: "Input".to_owned(),
                        class: "in".to_owned(),
                        direction: Input,
                    Pin {
                        label: "Output".to_owned(),
                        class: "out".to_owned(),
                        direction: Output,
                widgets: vec![Switch {
                    label: "Switch".to_owned(),
                    key: "switch".to_owned(),

    gazpatcho::run_with_callback("Application Name", config, |report| {
        // Act upon the current report

        // Respond with change requests
            // Request::SetValue { ... }

See the documentation to learn more about the Config and Report structures. If you prefer tinkering with code over reading documentation, see and try included examples:

cargo run --example main


Gazpatcho is distributed under the terms of the General Public License version 3. See LICENSE for details.


Read the CHANGELOG.md to learn about changes introduced in each release.


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