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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

Creating a slide show using tkinter

In this recipe, we will create a nice working slide show GUI using pure Python. We will see the limitations the core Python built-ins have, and then we will explore another available third-party module called Pillow, which extends the built-in functionality of tkinter in regards to image processing.

While the name Pillow might sound a little bit strange at first, it actually comes with a lot of history behind it.


We are only using Python 3.6 and above in this book. We are not going back to Python 2. Guido has expressed his decision to intentionally break backwards compatibility and decided that Python 3 is the future of Python programming.

For GUIs and images, the older line of Python 2 has a very powerful module named PIL, which stands for Python Image Library. This library comes with a very large amount of functionality, which, several years after the very successful creation of Python 3, has not been translated for Python 3.

Many developers still choose...