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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


In this chapter, you learned how to prepare and package your application for distribution. You learned how to package it for distribution as a Python library, either for internal use or in a public index such as PyPI. You also learned how to convert your Python script into an executable file that can be distributed to other systems without installing Python or supporting libraries.

Congratulations on finishing this book! Together we've taken a simple CSV file and turned it into a complex and robust graphical application. You now have the knowledge and confidence to create user-friendly GUI applications that work with files, databases, networks, and APIs across all major platforms.

As for your career with ABQ, you've just received a promotion offer to work with the corporate office as a software developer. There will be much more to learn, but with the skills you've learned so far you are ready for whatever challenges come next. Good luck!