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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints - Second Edition by Bhaskar Chaudhary

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Creating a seek bar

Now, let's add a seek bar to the audio player. Tkinter offers the Scale widget that we used for the volume scale. The Scale widget could have functioned as a seek bar.

But we want something fancier. Moreover, the Scale widget would look different on different platforms. Instead, we want the seek bar to look uniform on all platforms. This is where we can create our own widget to meet the custom needs of the audio player.

Let's create our own Seekbar widget, as shown in the following screenshot:

The simplest way to create our own widget is to inherit one from an existing widget or the Widget class.

When you look at the source ...

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