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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

Working with message boxes

Now, let's complete the code for the About and Help menus. The functionality is simple. When a user clicks on the Help or About menu, a message window pops up and waits for the user to respond by clicking on a button. Though we can easily code new Toplevel windows to show the About and Help messages, we will instead use a module called messagebox to achieve this functionality.

The messagebox module provides ready-made message boxes to display a wide variety of messages in applications. The functions available through this module include showinfo, showwarning, showerror, askquestion, askokcancel, askyesno, askyesnocancel, and askretrycancel, as shown in the following screenshot:

To use this module, we simply import it into the current namespace by using the following command:

import tkinter.messagebox

A demonstration of the commonly used functions of messagebox is illustrated in in the code bundle. The following are some common usage patterns:

import tkinter...