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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to install before using Custom Components?

Before using Custom Components, make sure you have Python 3.8+, Node.js v16.14+, npm 9+, and Gradio 4.0+ installed.

What templates can I use to create my custom component?

Run gradio cc show to see the list of built-in templates. You can also start off from other’s custom components! Simply git clone their repository and make your modifications.

What is the development server?

When you run gradio cc dev, a development server will load and run a Gradio app of your choosing. This is like when you run python <app-file>.py, however the gradio command will hot reload so you can instantly see your changes.

The development server didn’t work for me

Make sure you have your package installed along with any dependencies you have added by running gradio cc install. Make sure there aren’t any syntax or import errors in the Python or JavaScript code.

Do I need to host my custom component on HuggingFace Spaces?

You can develop and build your custom component without hosting or connecting to HuggingFace. If you would like to share your component with the gradio community, it is recommended to publish your package to PyPi and host a demo on HuggingFace so that anyone can install it or try it out.

What methods are mandatory for implementing a custom component in Gradio?

You must implement the preprocess, postprocess, api_info, example_inputs, flag, and read_from_flag methods. Read more in the backend guide.

What is the purpose of a data_model in Gradio custom components?

A data_model defines the expected data format for your component, simplifying the component development process and self-documenting your code. It streamlines API usage and example caching.

Why is it important to use FileData for components dealing with file uploads?

Utilizing FileData is crucial for components that expect file uploads. It ensures secure file handling, automatic caching, and streamlined client library functionality.

How can I add event triggers to my custom Gradio component?

You can define event triggers in the EVENTS class attribute by listing the desired event names, which automatically adds corresponding methods to your component.

Can I implement a custom Gradio component without defining a data_model?

Yes, it is possible to create custom components without a data_model, but you are going to have to manually implement api_info, example_inputs, flag, and read_from_flag methods.

Are there sample custom components I can learn from?

We have prepared this collection of custom components on the HuggingFace Hub that you can use to get started!

How can I find custom components created by the Gradio community?

We’re working on creating a gallery to make it really easy to discover new custom components. In the meantime, you can search for HuggingFace Spaces that are tagged as a gradio-custom-component here