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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

How to create the title of a tkinter window form

The principle of changing the title of a tkinter main root window is the same as what we discussed in the previous recipe: How to create independent message boxes. We just pass in a string as the first argument to the constructor of the widget.

Getting ready

Instead of a pop-up dialog window, we create the main root window and give it a title.

How to do it…

The following code creates the main window and adds a title to it. We have already done this in the previous recipes, for example, in Creating tabbed widgets, in Chapter 2, Layout Management. Here we just focus on this aspect of our GUI:

    import tkinter as tk 
    win = tk.Tk()               # Create instance 
    win.title("Python GUI")     # Add a title

How it works…

This gives a title to the main root window by using the built-in tkinter title property. After we create a Tk() instance, we can use all the built-in tkinter properties to customize our GUI.