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Python Programming On Win32 by Mark Hammond, Andy Robinson

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Tkinter Conclusion

Tkinter is excellent for small, quick GUI applications, and since it runs on more platforms than any other Python GUI toolkit, it is a good choice where portability is the prime concern.

Obviously we haven’t been able to give Tkinter the depth of discussion it warrants, but it’s fair to say that almost anything that can be done using the C language and Tk can be done using Python and Tkinter. One example is the Python megawidgets (PMW) package mentioned previously; this is a pure Python package that creates an excellent widget set by building on the core Tkinter widgets.

To learn more about any of the Tkinter topics discussed here, you may like to refer to the following sources:

  • The standard Python documentation is optionally installed with Python on Windows and is also available online at http://www.python.org/doc.

  • PythonWare and Fredrik Lundh provide excellent Tkinter resources, including tutorials available at http://www.pythonware.com.

  • Tcl and Tk are developed and supported by the Scriptics Corporation, which can be found at http://www.scriptics.com. Tcl and Tk documentation is available from http://www.scriptics.com/resource/doc/. O’Reilly has an excellent book on the subject, Tcl/Tk in a Nutshell by Paul Raines and Jeff Trantor.

  • Python megawidgets are available via http://pmw.sourceforge.net/.

  • Keep your eye out for O’Reilly’s Tkinter Programming by Fredrik Lundh.

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