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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints

By : Bhaskar Chaudhary
Book Image

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
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Types of Toplevel windows

In a code previously in this chapter, we used the following line:


Let's understand what it means here. Tkinter supports the following four types of Toplevel windows:

  • The main Toplevel window: These are the ones that we have constructed so far.

  • The child Toplevel window: These are the ones that are independent of the root. The Toplevel child behaves independent of its root, but it gets destroyed if its parent is destroyed.

  • The transient Toplevel window: This always appears at the top of its parent, but it does not entirely grab the focus. Clicking again on the parent window allows you to interact with it. The transient window is hidden when the parent is minimized, and it is destroyed if the parent is destroyed. Compare this to what is called a modal window. A modal window grabs all the focus from the parent window and asks a user to first close the modal window before getting access back to the parent window.

  • The undecorated Toplevel window...