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Python4Kids New Tutorial: Tkinter Text Widget and Frames

Mar 07, 2012, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendan Scott)

[ Thanks to Brendan Scott for this link. ]

"Last tutorial we covered ?parsing?. We broke a standard config file up into separate lines and then we broke each line into pairs, each pair having a ?key? and a ?value?. If we?re to edit the file, we need a way to edit the values (and after that we?ll write the edited values back to the config file). We?re going to see how to use Tkinter to do that in this tutorial.

"Let?s start thinking about how a single key/value pair will look. I am thinking of having the key on the left hand side with a space to input the value on the right hand side. To do this we will use the Label widget that we?ve met before and the Text widget. Label is used to display static text ? ie text that will not be edited, while the Text widget allows the user to edit the text which is displayed in the widget, and for the program to read what is entered in the widget. The Text widget is the GUI equivalent of raw_input() that we met so long ago."

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