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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


We have come to the end of this chapter. So, what is it that we achieved here? Let's have a look at all the key things that we learned from the chapter.

We learned how to structure programs using the MVC architecture. We took a peek at the versatility and power of the Tkinter Canvas widget. This included a tour through the basic usage of the Canvas coordinates, object IDs, and tags.

We discussed how to handle complexity by implementing programs in a modular structure. We achieved this modularity by breaking down the code into several smaller files. We handled the entire configuration from a single file and all the errors in another file.

We explored how to extend Python's built-in error class to define a custom error and exceptions. We also had a look at how we can extend Python's built-in data types like in the case of the Model class, which directly extended the dict class.

We studied how to use object inheritance to code classes with similar attributes and behavior when building the...