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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints - Second Edition by Bhaskar Chaudhary

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Widgets – the building blocks of GUI programs

Now that we have our top level or the root window ready, it is time to think over the question: which components should appear in the window? In Tkinter jargon, these components are called widgets.

The syntax that is used to add a widget is as follows:

my_widget = tk.Widget-name (its container window, ** its configuration options)

In the following example ( 1.02.py ), we will add two widgets, a label and a button, to the root container. Also, note how all the widgets are added between the skeleton code that we defined in the first example:

import tkinter as tkroot = tk.Tk()label = tk.Label(root, text="I am a label widget")button = tk.Button(root, text="I am a button")label.pack()button.pack() ...

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