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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


In this chapter we covered the following points:

  • We completed coding the editor in twelve iterations. We started by placing all the widgets on the Toplevel window. We then leveraged some built-in features of the Text widget to code some functionality. We learned some very important concepts of indexing and tagging, which you will find yourself using frequently in Tkinter projects.

  • We also saw how to use the filedialog and messagebox modules to quickly code some common features in programs.

  • If you are feeling adventurous and want to further explore the Text Editor program, I encourage you to have a look at the source code of Python's built-in editor named IDLE, which is written in Tkinter. The source code of IDLE can be found in your local Python library directory in a folder called idlelib. On my Ubuntu, this is located at /usr/lib/python3.4/idlelib.

  • Congratulations! You completed coding your text editor.