Build your UI visually and write Python to make it work
Anvil allows you to build user interfaces quickly with its drag-and-drop editor. You can also write client-side Python code to set up user interface behaviour.
Follow this quickstart to build a page with a TextBox and a Button, then make the Button trigger an alert box.
Log in to Anvil and click ‘New Blank App’. Choose the Material Design theme.
You will see your app in the centre of the screen. On the right is the Toolbox, which contains components to drag-and-drop.
Drop a TextBox and Button into the page.
Select the Button you just added to the page. Below the Toolbox, there is the Properties Panel, where you can modify the text on the Button.
Change it from ‘button_1’ to ‘Say Hello’.
Now scroll to the bottom of the Properties Panel. There is a list of events for this Button.
Click the blue arrows next to ‘click’.
You will be taken to the Code View. This is Python that runs in the browser. The
button_1_click method runs
when the Button is clicked.
pass with this code:
alert("Hello " + self.text_box_1.text + "!")
Now click the ‘Run’ button at the top of the screen.
You’ll see your app running. Enter your name into the TextBox and click the Button. You should see an alert with a greeting.
Click on the button below to clone a finished version of this app into your account.
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