Python GUI Programming - A Complete Reference Guide

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  • Visualize graphs in real time with Tkinter’s animation capabilities
  • Use PostgreSQL authentication to ensure data security for your application
  • Write unit tests to avoid regression when updating code
  • Handle different signals generated on mouse clicks using QSpinBox and sliders
  • Employ network concepts, internet browsing, and Google Maps in UI
  • Use graphics rendering to implement animations in your GUI

A responsive graphical user interface (GUI) helps you interact with your application, improves user experience, and enhances the efficiency of your applications. With Python, you’ll have access to elaborate GUI frameworks that you can use to build interactive GUIs that stand apart from the rest.

This Learning Path begins by introducing you to Tkinter and PyQt, before guiding you through the application development process. As you expand your GUI by adding more widgets, you'll work with networks, databases, and graphical libraries that enhance its functionality. You'll also learn how to connect to external databases and network resources, test your code, and maximize performance using asynchronous programming. In later chapters, you'll understand how to use the cross-platform features of Tkinter and Qt5 to maintain compatibility across platforms. You’ll be able to mimic the platform-native look and feel, and build executables for deployment across popular computing platforms.

By the end of this Learning Path, you'll have the skills and confidence to design and build high-end GUI applications that can solve real-world problems.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

Python GUI Programming with Tkinter by Alan D. Moore

Qt5 Python GUI Programming Cookbook by B. M. Harwani

  • Integrate stunning data visualizations using Tkinter Canvas and Matplotlib
  • Understand the basics of 2D and 3D animation in GUI applications
  • Explore PyQt’s powerful features to easily design and customize your GUI applications
Page Count 746
Course Length 22 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781838988470
Date Of Publication 24 Jun 2019


Alan D. Moore

Alan D. Moore is a data analyst and software developer who has been solving problems with Python since 2006. He's developed both open source and private code using frameworks like Django, Flask, Qt, and Tkinter. He contributes to various open source Python and Javascript projects. Alan maintains a blog by the name alandmoore, where he writes mainly about Python, Linux, free software, and his home studio recordings. Alan lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where he works for the county government, and with his wife, Cara, raises a crew of children who are just as geeky as their dad.

B. M. Harwani

B. M. Harwani is founder and owner of Microchip Computer Education based in Ajmer, India that provides computer education in all programming and web developing platforms. Being involved in the teaching field for over 20 years, he has developed the art of explaining even the most complicated topics in a straightforward and easily understandable fashion. His latest books published include jQuery Recipes published by Apress, Introduction to Python Programming and Developing GUI Applications with PyQT published by Cengage Learning, The Android Tablet Developer's Cookbook published by Addison-Wesley Professional, UNIX & Shell Programming published by Oxford University Press, Qt5 Python GUI Programming Cookbook published by Packt.