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Tkinter GUI Application Development Cookbook

By : Alejandro Rodas de Paz
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Tkinter GUI Application Development Cookbook

By: Alejandro Rodas de Paz

Overview of this book

As one of the more versatile programming languages, Python is well-known for its batteries-included philosophy, which includes a rich set of modules in its standard library; Tkinter is the library included for building desktop applications. Due to this, Tkinter is a common choice for rapid GUI development, and more complex applications can benefit from the full capabilities of this library. This book covers all of your Tkinter and Python GUI development problems and solutions. Tkinter GUI Application Development Cookbook starts with an overview of Tkinter classes and at the same time provides recipes for basic topics, such as layout patterns and event handling. Next, we cover how to develop common GUI patterns, such as entering and saving data, navigating through menus and dialogs, and performing long-running actions in the background.You can then make your apps leverage network resources effectively and perform graphical operations on a canvas and related tasks such as detecting collisions between items. Finally, this book covers using themed widgets, an extension of Tk widgets that have a more native look and feel. Finally, this book covers using the canvas and themed widgets. By the end of the book, you will have an in-depth knowledge of Tkinter classes, and will know how to use them to build efficient and rich GUI applications.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Dynamically laying out widgets

The Grid geometry manager is easy to use both in simple and advanced layouts, and it is also a powerful mechanism to combine with a list of widgets.

We will take a look at how we can reduce the number of lines and call the geometry manager methods with just a few lines, thanks to list comprehensions and the zip and enumerate built-in functions.

Getting ready

The application we will build contains four Entry widgets, each one with its corresponding label that indicates the meaning of the input. We will also add a button to print all the entries' values:

Instead of creating and assigning each widget to a separate attribute, we will work with lists of widgets. Since we will track the index...