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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

Appendix 1. Other Books You May Enjoy

If you enjoyed this book, you may be interested in these other books by Packt:

 

Tkinter GUI Application Development CookbookAlejandro Rodas de Paz

ISBN: 978-1-78862-230-1

  • Add widgets and handle user events
  • Lay out widgets within windows using frames and the different geometry managers
  • Configure widgets so that they have a customized appearance and behavior
  • Improve the navigation of your apps with menus and dialogs
  • Apply object-oriented programming techniques in Tkinter applications
  • Use threads to achieve responsiveness and update the GUI
  • Explore the capabilities of the canvas widget and the types of items that can be added to it
  • Extend Tkinter applications with the TTK (themed Tkinter) module

Tkinter GUI Programming by ExampleDavid Love

ISBN: 978-1-78862-748-1

  • Create a scrollable frame via theCanvas widget
  • Use the pack geometry manager andFrame widget to control layout
  • Learn to choose a data structurefor a game
  • Group Tkinter widgets, such asbuttons, canvases, and labels
  • Create a highly customizablePython editor
  • Design and lay out a chat window