Sciter : GUI Application with Golang using HTML/CSS

Update : 25-12-2019

This is the words from Sciter's Web site,

Sciter brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers and developers can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications. Various GUI frameworks offer different UI declaration and styling languages, such as QML and XAML (Microsoft WPF). On the contrary, Sciter allows using time proven, robust, and flexible HTML and CSS for GUI definition and GPU accelerated rendering.
Before using sciter I already tried other alternatives but none of them was satisfactory as an example first i tried andlabs/ui libraryi already have written a post on it. You can read it on post gui programming with golang.  But this library is still under construction and has no support for production apps.
Secondly, I go for electron but the problem was my simple calc like the app was of size 150mb. Which is 15mb of go and other was the electron. 
Before some time I found another alternative, s…

Remove console screen for your gui application written in go

Remove console screen for your gui application written in go
Remove console screen for your gui application written in go

Images of appliaction used as example is notepad plus minus. I writen as example. To get details of this program you can visit post " Simple document based application with golang "

You write a GUI application and it runs with a console screen behind. It looks pretty weird, right! I mean what is the meaning of a console when console actually not going to interact with the user. 

GoLang Gui Appliaction with Console Screen
GoLang Gui Application with Console Screen

Don't know how this works on Mac or Linux as I have not done this on either Mac or Linux. But for windows, I find a way to compile console-less GUI application for golang. 

Just build the application with this argument.

go build -ldflags "-H=windowsgui"

ldflags used to set build time variable. Now. in the upper statement we are saying golang that current application we are building is windowsgui application so don't create the console with it. Just create a GUI of application.

Go Gui Application without console
Go Gui Application without console


  1. On Linux and the Mac will the console not be shown if you start a program by double clicking it.


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