There is which is about, well... gui-construction.

And there was created a , where currently there are only 3 questions tagged.

It seems OPs had in mind (46 tagged).

I don't know which one is better but for me they are about same thing.

  • IMO gui-elements is better but in context of new users controls might be more natural.
    – Kuba Mod
    Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 20:35
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    [tag: controls] could be a subset of gui-elements, right? I'd say in a GUI there are usually controls, as well as fields where something is displayed (possibly interactively, i.e. with controls inside what is displayed (clickables and mouseovers)). I guess a big advantage of marking tags as synonyms would be that we have fewer tags for which to write wiki's. I think it very good to write wiki's, so that we can immediately identify Q&A's that have been tagged "incorrectly", before tags get out of hand like table and data. Do you have ideas about what the wiki's should be? Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 11:42
  • @JacobAkkerboom I think grid-layout + controls should be considered as secondary tags to narrow the scope of gui-construction. There is also output-formatting but it seems to have wider meanning.
    – Kuba Mod
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 9:05
  • gui-elements is now a synonym of gui-construction. How does that affect this proposal? Would you like to see gui-construction and controls merged?
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 14:02
  • @Mr.Wizard I think so, I will do this. I thought that maybe e.g. a question about a specific Slider's issue should be gui-elements instead of gui-construction but I suppose broad gui-contruction + functions will be enough.
    – Kuba Mod
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 14:06

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Yes, but is better, deserves the wiki and should be marked as synonym.

  • I voted for this, but with the addition that gui-elements can work with dynamic or similar to denote interactive elements; or output-formatting or similar to denote static objects like Panel, PaletteNotebook and relatives. Commented Mar 23, 2014 at 12:58

Yes, is appropriate tag, deserves the wiki and should be marked as synonym.


No, those tags are not synonyms.

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