Tkinter GUI Application Development Cookbook: Best solutions for Python GUI application development

A practical guide for GUI development related problems with Python and TkinterKey FeaturesIntegrate efficient Python GUI programming techniques with TkinterImplement advanced MVC architecture in your Python GUI apps efficientlySolve all your problems related to Tkinter and Python GUI development using this recipe based guideBook DescriptionAs one of the more versatile programming languages, Python is well-known for its “batteries-included” philosophy, which includes a rich set of modules in its standard library, where Tkinter is the library included for building desktop applications. Due to this, Tkinter is a common choice for rapid GUI development, and more complex applications can benefit of the full capabilities of this library.This book will cover all of your Tkinter and Python GUI development related problems and solutions. It starts with an overview of the Tkinter classes and at the same time it provides recipes for basic topics, such as layout patterns and event handling. Next it will cover how to develop common GUI patterns, such as entering and saving data, navigating through menus and dialogs, and perform long-running actions in background. You will then make the apps leverage the network resources effectively, perform 2D and 3D animation related tasks, create 3D objects and perform advanced graphical operations with it. Finally, this book will dive into the usage of the canvas and themed widgets.At the end of the book, you will have an in-depth knowledge of Tkinter classes, and will know how to use them to build efficient and rich GUI applications.What you will learnAdd widgets and handle user eventsLay out widgets within windows using frames and the different geometry managersConfigure widgets so they will have a customized appearance and behaviorsImprove the navigation of your apps with menus and dialogsApply object-oriented programming techniques in Tkinter applicationsUse threads to achieve responsiveness and update the GUIExplore the capabilities of the canvas widget and the types of items that can be added to itExtend Tkinter applications with the ttk (themed Tkinter) moduleWho This Book Is ForThe ideal target audience would be Python developers who want to develop GUI applications.About the AuthorAlejandro Rodas de Paz is a computer engineer from Seville, Spain.He came across Python back in 2009, while he was studying at the University of Seville. Alejandro developed several academic projects with Python, from web crawlers to artificial intelligence algorithms. During his studies at Hogeschool van Amsterdam, he started using Tkinter as his favorite tool for GUI development, being also very active about this topic on Q&A sites like StackOverfow. Amongst other projects, he has used Tkinter for building an academic project for the lighting system of the city of Almere (Netherlands).Prior to this publication, Alejandro co-wrote Packt’s title “Python Game Development by Example”, and also collaborated as a technical reviewer on the book “Tkinter GUI Application Development Hotshot”.

Author: Alejandro Rodas de Paz

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