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Python GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Burkhard Meier
Book Image

Python GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Burkhard Meier

Overview of this book

Python is a multi-domain, interpreted programming language. It is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. It is often used as a scripting language because of its forgiving syntax and compatibility with a wide variety of different eco-systems. Python GUI Programming Cookbook follows a task-based approach to help you create beautiful and very effective GUIs with the least amount of code necessary. This book will guide you through the very basics of creating a fully functional GUI in Python with only a few lines of code. Each and every recipe adds more widgets to the GUIs we are creating. While the cookbook recipes all stand on their own, there is a common theme running through all of them. As our GUIs keep expanding, using more and more widgets, we start to talk to networks, databases, and graphical libraries that greatly enhance our GUI’s functionality. This book is what you need to expand your knowledge on the subject of GUIs, and make sure you’re not missing out in the long run.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Creating the GUI Form and Adding Widgets

In this chapter, we start creating amazing GUIs using Python 3.6 and above. We will cover the following topics:

  • Creating our first Python GUI
  • Preventing the GUI from being resized
  • Adding a label to the GUI form
  • Creating buttons and changing their text property
  • Text box widgets
  • Setting the focus to a widget and disabling widgets
  • Combo box widgets
  • Creating a check button with different initial states
  • Using radio button widgets
  • Using scrolled text widgets
  • Adding several widgets in a loop