Modern Tkinter for Busy Python Developers: Quickly learn to create great looking user interfaces for Windows, Mac and Linux using Python’s standard GUI toolkit, 3rd Edition
by Mark Roseman
- Length: 270 pages
- Edition: 3
- Language: English
- Publisher: Late Afternoon Press
- Publication Date: 2020-10-08
Third Edition: thoroughly revised and expanded! Over 20% new material. Updated for Python 3.9.
Quickly learn the right way to build attractive and modern graphical user interfaces with Python and Tkinter.
You know some Python. You want to create a user interface for your application. You don’t want to waste time messing around with things you don’t need.
It’s built right into Python. Everything you need is included in the standard Python distributions. No extra downloads. Your Python and Tkinter scripts will work on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Tkinter has a simple, clean, Pythonic API. It handles the tedious housekeeping needed in GUI programming. You can focus on what’s unique in your application.
One HUGE Problem
Tkinter has been around for a very long time. There’s a lot of documentation, much of it created years ago. Nearly everything in that documentation still works today.
But it’s all wrong.
Tkinter has a reputation for ugly and outdated user interfaces that don’t fit in with modern systems. And if you follow the old documentation, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
Tkinter has taken a quantum leap forward since all that documentation was written. There are new and better ways to build your user interface. Your program needs to be written differently to take advantage of that.
Modern Tkinter shows you the right way to do it.
You’ll learn all the modern best practices. You’ll build your user interface the right way the first time, without having to learn anything extra or irrelevant. It starts at the beginning, shows you what you need to know, and covers all the essential elements of building your modern user interface.