Write professional web interface with Python

flask, frontend, python, ui
pip install adminui==1.5.1


Python AdminUI

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Write professional web interface with Python.

If you need a simple web interface and you don't want to mess around with HTML, CSS, React, Angular, Webpack or other fancy Javascript frontend stuff, this project is for you. Now you can write web pages, forms, charts and dashboards with only Python.

This library is good for: data projects, tools and scripts, small IT systems and management systems, Hacker or Hackathon projects. Basically if you need an interface for your system and you don't care much about customizing the style or performance for large traffic, consider this package.

This project is based on Flask/FastApi and Ant Design Pro.

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  • No HTML, CSS, JS needed
  • Database agnostic: feed content at your own, no matter it's MySql, Sqlite, Excel tables, Firebase or some IoT hardware
  • JWT based authentication/login system with a neat login page
  • Forms and detail pages
  • Line and Bar Chart
  • Create decent looking menus
  • Data tables with pagination
  • Adaptive to small screens and mobile devices
  • Support both Flask and FastApi

Installation and quick start

install the package with pip:

pip install adminui

The basic "form page" example:

# example_form.py
from adminui import *

app = AdminApp()

def on_submit(form_data):

@app.page('/', 'form')
def form_page():
    return [
        Form(on_submit = on_submit, content = [
            TextField('Title', required_message="The title is required!"),
            FormActions(content = [

if __name__ == '__main__':

Run the Python file:

python example_form.py

Then visit to see the result.

Use FastApi instead of Flask

Set use_fastapi=True when creating the app; and prepare() instead of run() to expose the app to uvicorn. See python/example_fastapi.py for details

# instead of app = AdminApp(), use
app = AdminApp(use_fastapi=True)

# ... other stuff you do with adminui app

# in the end of the main file, use
fastapi_app = app.prepare()

# in command line, run:
# uvicorn example_fastapi:fastapi_app


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Contributing and Development

This is a personal project. So please create issues to tell me what you need from this project.

You may also give stars to let me know if this project is worthy to invest more time on.

To work with the source code:

This project has a Typescript front-end and a Python backend.
The front-end is in the /src folder.
The back-end is in the /python folder.
To start developing:

  • cd into /python folder and run pip install -r requirements.txt to install requirements
  • run one of the example_xxx.py file in the /python folder
  • Open another terminal, run npm install & npm start at the root folder to start the frontend;

Under this development mode, requests from front-end will forward to the backend.

When you are done with developing:

  • run npm run build will build the project.

The front-end is based on the amazing Ant Design Pro library, you may consult their documentation during the development.

The Python backend is located in /python/adminui. It is Flask based. There are some examples in the /python folder.

Release log for early preview

  • 1.1.0: add Radio buttons and filter/sortable feature of DataTables
  • 1.0.0: add FastApi support
  • 0.3.9: fix color issue in charts
  • 0.3.8: fix werkzeug import error (thanks Youkii-Chen, kevincon and louis-shon)
  • 0.3.7: added Upload component
  • 0.3.6: fixed issue #12 where error messages are displayed (only) in Chinese
  • 0.3.5: added prepare function for using with tornado; added slider, switch and multiple select function
  • 0.3.4: allow redirect to a different page after logged in
  • 0.3.3: added on_change handler for form controls
  • 0.3.2: added (dangerous) RawHTML control
  • 0.3.1: newlines now work in Paragraph; adding color="" attribute in Paragraph; fixed a bug in CombinedAction and now you can use an array instead of CombinedAction
  • 0.3.0: added ReplaceElement and UpdateElement as Page Actions
  • 0.2.1: added SelectBox, CheckboxGroup and DatePicker as form controls; fixed bug in authentication
  • 0.2.0: added authentication system