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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

Tkinter in Python 2.x

In 2008, Guido van Rossum, the author of Python, forked the language into two branches—2.x and 3.x. This was done to clean up and make the language more consistent.

Python 3.x broke backward compatibility with Python 2.x. For example, the print statement in Python 2.x was replaced by the print() function that would now take arguments as parameters.

We coded all the Tkinter programs in Python version 3.x. However, in case you need to maintain or write new Tkinter programs in Python 2.x, the transition should not be very difficult.

The core functionality of Tkinter remains the same between 2.x and 3.x. The only significant change to Tkinter when moving from Python 2.x to Python 3.x involves changing the way the Tkinter modules are imported.

Tkinter has been renamed to tkinter in Python 3.x (capitalization has been removed). Note that in 3.x, the lib-tk directory was renamed to tkinter. Inside this directory, the file was renamed to, thus making tkinter...