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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 9. Maintaining Cross-Platform Compatibility

Your application is being requested throughout the lab as a way to visualize and work on experimental data files. As a result, it now needs to run on the Windows, macOS, and Linux systems equally well. Fortunately for you, Python and Tkinter are supported on the three main operating systems, and you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that it runs unaltered on all three. However, there are some small issues that you need to address and remain aware of for your application to be a good citizen on each platform.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Learning to write cross-platform Python that works across Windows, macOs, and Linux
  • Learning how to write Tkinter code that works consistently across platforms
  • Fixing some minor cross-platform issues in our application