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Python and Tkinter Programming

John E. Grayson
  • January 2000
  • ISBN 9781884777813
  • 688 pages

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Packed with well-explained examples that teach good Python habits.

Guido van Rossum, Inventor of Python
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If you are interested in Python and Tkinter, you have probably noticed that although there is some good contributed documentation on the Web, there is not enough to get Tkinter applications up and running. Python and Tkinter Programming is the answer. It is designed for readers who are familiar with Python and who need to develop applications with Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

Python and Tkinter Programming presents the elements of typical Python and Tkinter applications in a straight-forward fashion. Sample code illustrates each element. Complete applications that go far beyond the fill-the-form class of graphical user interfaces are presented; here you will find examples of complex controls, drawn interfaces and photorealistic panels. The code can readily be used as templates for new applications. Extensions to Python (such as ODBC) are examined as well.

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Tkinter is fully documented. To date, this level of documentation has not been available to Tkinter programmers, who have been required to read the code or interpret Tcl/Tk man pages to fully understand component usage.

Python and Tkinter Programming will be useful in both Windows and Unix environments, and the example code is portable between the two environments.

Translation rights for Python and Tkinter Programming have been granted for China, Japan, and Korea. If you are interested in learning where to buy this book in a language other than English, please inquire at your local bookseller.

about the reader

This book is designed for readers who are familiar with Python and who need to develop applications with Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

about the author

John Grayson is a consultant for GUI applications. He has been supporting application design at a large US communications company for several years, designing innovative interfaces and introducing Python and OOP to traditional development methods. He has been working with Python since 1993 and has built real-world applications for the State of Florida, State of Georgia and several US airlines.

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This book is a winner. I’ll be recommending it to a lot of readers.

Cameron Laird, Columnist, Sun World's "Regular Expression"

Some very cool material is covered here, which takes one well beyond the ‘yet another collection of the same old buttons and sliders’ stuff.

Garry Hodgson, Technology Consultant

Using chapters from this book, interns here at General Dynamics were producing knockout GUIs in a week …”

Gordon Smith, General Dynamics