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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
About the Reviewers

An overview of the chapter

Our chess game will enforce all the standard rules that are applicable to a game of chess. Some advanced rules and features are left as an exercise for you.

In its final form, our chess program will look like this:

Module requirements for this chapter

We will not use any external third-party modules in this chapter. However, we will use several built-in modules of Python. To check whether all the required libraries are indeed provided by your Python distribution, type the following command in your Python command line:

>>> import tkinter, copy, sys, configparser

This should be executed without an error message. If no errors are thrown back, you are ready to build the chess application. Let's get started!