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Python GUI Programming with Tkinter.

By : Alan D. Moore
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Python GUI Programming with Tkinter.

By: Alan D. Moore

Overview of this book

Tkinter is a lightweight, portable, and easy-to-use graphical toolkit available in the Python Standard Library, widely used to build Python GUIs due to its simplicity and availability. This book teaches you to design and build graphical user interfaces that are functional, appealing, and user-friendly using the powerful combination of Python and Tkinter. After being introduced to Tkinter, you will be guided step-by-step through the application development process. Over the course of the book, your application will evolve from a simple data-entry form to a complex data management and visualization tool while maintaining a clean and robust design. In addition to building the GUI, you'll learn how to connect to external databases and network resources, test your code to avoid errors, and maximize performance using asynchronous programming. You'll make the most of Tkinter's cross-platform availability by learning how to maintain compatibility, mimic platform-native look and feel, and build executables for deployment across popular computing platforms. By the end of this book, you will have the skills and confidence to design and build powerful high-end GUI applications to solve real-world problems.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Dedication
Packt Upsell
Contributors
Preface
Index

Chapter 15. Packaging with setuptools and cx_Freeze

Word of your application has spread throughout the ABQ corporation, and you've been asked to provide it for use at other facilities. Unfortunately, running and installing the application is not a very friendly process; you've been installing it through a tedious and error-prone copy-and-paste procedure, and users launch it from a batch or shell script you create by hand on each machine. You need to package your application in a professional way that makes it easy to install and run across Windows, macOS, and Linux.

In this chapter, you will learn the following topics:

  • Creating Python source and wheel packages using setuptools
  • Creating basic standalone binary and installer packages using cx_Freeze
  • The specifics of creating binaries and installers for Microsoft Windows
  • The specifics of creating binaries and installers for Apple macOS