Application and RunLoop

For a GUI application to work it needs to run an event loop (sometimes called a runloop) that processes user interactions and drawing events. In Fyne this is started using the App.Run() or Window.ShowAndRun() functions. One of these must be called from the end of your setup code in the main() function.

An application should only have one runloop and so you should only call Run() once in your code. Calling it a second time will cause errors.

package main

import (


func main() {
	myApp := app.New()
	myWindow := myApp.NewWindow("Hello")


func tidyUp() {

For desktop runtimes an app can be quit directly by calling App.Quit() (mobile apps do not support this) - normally not needed in developer code. An application will also quit once all the windows are closed. See also that functions executed after Run() will not be called until the application exits.