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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

When not to use OOP

Python comes builtin with object-oriented programming capabilities, but at the same time, we can write scripts that do not need to use OOP. For some tasks, OOP does not make sense.

This recipe will show us when not to use OOP.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will create a Python GUI similar to the previous recipes. We will compare the OOP code to the non-OOP alternative way of programming.

How to do it…

Let's first create a new GUI using OOP methodology. The following code will create the GUI displayed, succeeding the code:

import tkinter as tk 
from tkinter import ttk 
from tkinter import scrolledtext 
from tkinter import Menu 

class OOP(): 
    def __init__(self):  = tk.Tk()         "Python GUI")       

    def createWidgets(self):     
        tabControl = ttk.Notebook(      
        tab1 = ttk.Frame(tabControl)             
        tabControl.add(tab1, text='Tab 1')