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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

Relief, sunken and raised appearance of widgets

We can control the appearance of our Spinbox widgets by using a property that makes them appear in different sunken or raised formats.

Getting ready

We will add one more Spinbox control to demonstrate the available appearances of widgets, using the relief property of the Spinbox control.

How to do it…

First, let's increase the borderwidth to distinguish our second Spinbox from the first Spinbox:

    # Adding a second Spinbox widget  
    spin = Spinbox(mighty, values=(0, 50, 100), width=5, bd=20, 
    spin.grid(column=1, row=2)

This will create the following GUI output:

Both our preceding Spinbox widgets have the same relief style. The only difference is that our new widget to the right of the first Spinbox has a much larger border width.

In our code, we did not specify which relief property to use, so the relief defaulted to tk.SUNKEN.


We imported tkinter as tk. This is why we can call...