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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
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Creating the Player class

Now, let's write the code for the Player class. This class will be responsible for the handling of audio playback and its related functions, such as pause, stop, seek, fast forward, rewind, change of volume, mute, and so on.

We will use the pyglet library to handle these functions. Pyglet is a cross-platform library that uses the AVbin module to support a large variety of audio files.

You might want to look at the API documentation of the pyglet player, which is available at

You can also access the documentation for the pyglet media player class by typing the following two lines in the Python interactive shell:

>>> import pyglet
>>> help(

The online documentation at tells us that we can play an audio file by using the following code:

source =<<audio file...