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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

Using the MySQL workbench

MySQL has a very nice GUI that we can download for free. It is named the MySQL Workbench.

In this recipe, we will successfully install this workbench and then use it to run SQL queries against the GuiDB we created in the previous recipes, Configuring the MySQL database connectionDesigning the Python GUI database and so on.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you will need the MySQL database we developed in the previous recipes. You will also need a running MySQL server.

How to do it…

We can download the MySQL Workbench from the official MySQL website:


The MySQL Workbench is a GUI in itself, very similar to the one we developed in the previous recipes. It does come with some additional features that are specific to working with MySQL.

When you installed MySQL, if you had the required components already installed on your PC, you might have MySQL Workbench already installed. If you do not have the Workbench installed, here are the steps to install the MySQL Workbench...