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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


Well, we've come a long way in this chapter! You took your design from a specification and some drawings to a running application that already covers the basic functionality you need. You learned to work with basic Tkinter and ttk widgets, and create custom widgets to save yourself a lot of repetitive work.

In the next chapter, we're going to address the issues with our input widgets. We'll learn to customize the behavior of our input widgets, prevent erroneous keystrokes, and validate the data to make sure it's within the tolerances laid out in our specification. Along the way, we'll dig deeper into Python classes and learn more techniques for an efficient and elegant code.