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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

Trying to embed our tkinter GUI code into wxPython

In this recipe, we will go in the opposite direction of the previous recipe and try to call our tkinter GUI code from within a wxPython GUI.

Getting ready

We will reuse some of the wxPython GUI code we created in a previous recipe in this chapter.

How to do it…

We will start from a simple wxPython GUI, which looks as follows:

Next, we will try to invoke a simple tkinter GUI.

The following is the entire code to do this in a simple, non-OOP way:

def tkinterApp(): 
    import tkinter as tk 
    from tkinter import ttk 
    win = tk.Tk()     
    win.title("Python GUI") 
    aLabel = ttk.Label(win, text="A Label") 
    aLabel.grid(column=0, row=0)     
    ttk.Label(win, text="Enter a name:").grid(column=0, row=0) 
    name = tk.StringVar() 
    nameEntered = ttk.Entry(win, width=12, textvariable=name) 
    nameEntered.grid(column=0, row=1)