Understanding Tkinter: Python's Gateway to GUI Development
Tkinter, an integral part of Python's standard library, is a powerful tool for crafting graphical user interfaces (GUIs). This library equips developers with an array of widgets and tools necessary for building robust desktop applications, ensuring seamless functionality across various platforms like Windows, macOS, and Linux. Rooted in the Tk GUI toolkit, originally designed for the Tcl programming language, Tkinter has been adeptly adapted for Python, enhancing its versatility.
How to install Tkinter Module
Tkinter comes with Python and while installing python check the tcl/tk and IDLE checkbox. To install Tkinter subsequently we have to use the command like this .
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We can connect to MySQL database from Python and manage the data. Tkinter adds the GUI capability to this data handing capacity. We will learn about adding data, displaying, updating etc by using standard SQL.
Python to MySQL connection and handling data »
SQLite is a file based database with full functional capacity like any other Relational Database. Portability is the main advantage of SQLite database. Using sqlite3 library we can manage SQLite database by using Standard Query languages. By using Tkinter we can add GUI capability to manage SQLite database from Python. Display records from SQLite table in Tkinter window »
Don’t initialize any widgets inside a function. Start them from root of your script and manage the options (attributes) from inside the functions by using config() method.
Keep the common requirements like Database connection string in a common file and call them from different scripts. This helps in changing the login details in one location when you shift to different database.
If you have common logo, background colour etc. then store them inside config.py file ( can use any other name ) and call them from different scripts. Easy maintenance.
Project : GUI Text Editor
Text Editor with all file handling operations like New, Open., Save, Save As and Close to add or update data of the file. The tkinter filedialog is used to display file handling dialog boxes and Menu is used to execute various functions to manage a file. Tkinter Text Editor to Manage File Operations »