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  • 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

Tkinter is a modular, cross-platform application development toolkit for Python. When developing GUI-rich applications, the most important choices are which programming language(s) and which GUI framework to use. Python and Tkinter prove to be a great combination. This book will get you familiar with Tkinter by having you create fun and interactive projects. These projects have varying degrees of complexity. We'll start with a simple project, where you'll learn the fundamentals of GUI programming and the basics of working with a Tkinter application. After getting the basics right, we'll move on to creating a project of slightly increased complexity, such as a highly customizable Python editor. In the next project, we'll crank up the complexity level to create an instant messaging app. Toward the end, we'll discuss various ways of packaging our applications so that they can be shared and installed on other machines without the user having to learn how to install and run Python programs.

  • The fundamentals of Python and GUI programming with Tkinter.
  • Create multiple cross-platform projects by integrating a host of third-party libraries and tools.
  • Build beautiful and highly-interactive user interfaces that target multiple devices.
Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781788627481
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2018


David Love

David Love is a web developer from Kent, England. He has worked on a multitude of different systems over his career. Programming languages in his arsenal include Python, PHP, and JavaScript. He is well-trained in Linux server management and its relevant technologies, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, NGINX, and supervisor.

David has written an e-book called Tkinter By Example, which is available for free under a Creative Commons licenses and maintains an ever-growing blog post named The Tkinter Cookbook, full of small examples on how to perform some specific tasks.