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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints - Second Edition by Bhaskar Chaudhary

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Working with forms and dialogs

The goal for this iteration is to implement the functionality of the File menu options: Open, Save, and Save As.

We can implement these dialogs by using the standard Tkinter widgets. However, since these are so commonly used, a specific Tkinter module called filedialog has been included in the standard Tkinter distribution.

Here's an example of a typical filedialog:

Tkinter defines the following common use cases for filedialogs:

Functions Description
askopenfile This returns the opened file object
askopenfilename This returns the filename string, not the opened file object
askopenfilenames This returns ...

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