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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
Packt Upsell

Using setuptools

The standard library contains the distutils library, a collection of functionality related to packaging and distributing Python code. However, both the distutilsdocumentation ( and the official packaging guide recommend against using it and instead direct you to use setuptools.

The setuptools library is an extension of the distutils library that adds some important functionality such as dependency handling; although it is not part of the standard library, it is included in the official distributions for Windows and macOS, and is readily available from the package repositories of most Linux distributions. setuptools is used by the pip package installer, and we can use it to create packages that can be installed on any system with Python and pip.


If you want to create packages that can be uploaded to PyPI, setuptools is what you need. For more information about preparing and uploading packages to PyPI, see the official Python...