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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints

By : Bhaskar Chaudhary
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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints

By: Bhaskar Chaudhary

Overview of this book

Tkinter is the built-in GUI package that comes with standard Python distributions. It is a cross-platform package, which means you build once and deploy everywhere. It is simple to use and intuitive in nature, making it suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike. This book will help you master the art of GUI programming. It delivers the bigger picture of GUI programming by building real-world, productive, and fun applications such as a text editor, drum machine, game of chess, media player, drawing application, chat application, screen saver, port scanner, and many more. In every project, you will build on the skills acquired in the previous project and gain more expertise. You will learn to write multithreaded programs, network programs, database driven programs and more. You will also get to know the modern best practices involved in writing GUI apps. With its rich source of sample code, you can build upon the knowledge gained with this book and use it in your own projects in the discipline of your choice.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

An overview of the chapter

The goal here is to build a text editor with some cool nifty features. Let's call it the Footprint Editor.

We intend to include the following features in the text editor:

  • Creating new documents, opening and editing the existing documents, and saving documents

  • Implementing common editing options such as cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo

  • Searching within a file for a given search term

  • Implementing line numbering and the ability to show/hide line numbers

  • Implementing theme selection to let a user choose custom color themes for the editor

  • Implementing the about and help windows