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  • 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

As one of the more versatile programming languages, Python is well-known for its batteries-included philosophy, which includes a rich set of modules in its standard library; Tkinter is the library included for building desktop applications. Due to this, Tkinter is a common choice for rapid GUI development, and more complex applications can benefit from the full capabilities of this library. This book covers all of your Tkinter and Python GUI development problems and solutions.

Tkinter GUI Application Development Cookbook starts with an overview of Tkinter classes and at the same time provides recipes for basic topics, such as layout patterns and event handling. Next, we cover how to develop common GUI patterns, such as entering and saving data, navigating through menus and dialogs, and performing long-running actions in the background.You can then make your apps leverage network resources effectively and perform graphical operations on a canvas and related tasks such as detecting collisions between items. Finally, this book covers using themed widgets, an extension of Tk widgets that have a more native look and feel. Finally, this book covers using the canvas and themed widgets.

By the end of the book, you will have an in-depth knowledge of Tkinter classes, and will know how to use them to build efficient and rich GUI applications.

  • Integrate efficient Python GUI programming techniques with Tkinter
  • Efficiently implement advanced MVC architectures in your Python GUI apps
  • Solve all your problems related to Tkinter and Python GUI development
Page Count 242
Course Length 7 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781788622301
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2018


Alejandro Rodas de Paz

Alejandro Rodas de Paz is a computer engineer from Seville, Spain. He has developed several projects with Python, from web crawlers to artificial intelligence algorithms. He has also used Tkinter for building an application for the lighting system of the city of Almere (Netherlands).

Prior to this publication, Alejandro co-wrote Packt's title Python Game Development by Example, and collaborated as a technical reviewer on the book Tkinter GUI Application Development Hotshot.