Geometry Management, Event Handling, and more
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
This book is for a beginner to intermediate-level Pythonists who want to build modern, cross-platform GUI applications with the amazingly powerful Tkinter. Prior knowledge of Tkinter is required.
What You Will Learn
Tkinter is the built-in GUI package that comes with standard Python distributions. It is a cross-platform package, which means you build once and deploy everywhere. It is simple to use and intuitive in nature, making it suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike.
This book will help you master the art of GUI programming. It delivers the bigger picture of GUI programming by building real-world, productive, and fun applications such as a text editor, drum machine, game of chess, audio player, drawing application, piano tutor, chat application, screen saver, port scanner, and much more. In every project, you will build on the skills acquired in the previous project and gain more expertise. You will learn to write multithreaded programs, network programs, database-driven programs, asyncio based programming and more. You will also get to know the modern best practices involved in writing GUI apps.
With its rich source of sample code, you can build upon the knowledge gained with this book and use it in your own projects in the discipline of your choice.
Style and approach
An easy-to-follow guide, full of hands-on examples of real-world GUI programs. The first chapter is a must-read as it explains most of the things you need to get started with writing GUI programs with Tkinter. Each subsequent chapter is a stand-alone project that discusses some aspects of GUI programming in detail. These chapters can be read sequentially or randomly, depending on the reader's experience with Python.
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