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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


Let's recap the things that we touched upon in this chapter.

In addition to reinforcing a lot of GUI programming techniques that we discussed in the previous chapters, you learned how to work with more widgets such as Listbox, ttk Scale, and Radiobutton. We looked deeper into the features of the Canvas widget.

Most importantly, we learned how to create our custom widgets, thereby extending Tkinter's core widgets. This is a really powerful technique that can be applied to build all sorts of features into programs.

We saw how to generate and handle virtual events. We understood the most common technique for applying animation in Tkinter programs. This technique can also be used to build all sorts of interesting video games.

Finally, we got to know about some common Tkinter extensions, such as PMW, WCK, TIX, and so on.

Now, let's lose ourselves in some music.