Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints, Second Edition
Geometry Management, Event Handling, and more About This Book * A Practical, guide to learn the application of Python and GUI programming with tkinter * Create multiple cross-platform real-world projects by integrating host of third party libraries and tools * Learn to build beautiful and highly interactive user interfaces, targeting multiple devices. Who This Book Is For This book is for beginner to intermediate level Pythonists who want to build modern cross-platform GUI applications with the amazingly powerful Tkinter. A prior knowledge of Tkinter is required.What You Will Learn * Get to know the basic concepts of GUI programming, such as Tkinter top-level widgets, geometry management, event handling, using callbacks, custom styling, and dialogs * Create apps that can be scaled in size or complexity without breaking down the core * Write your own GUI framework for maximum code reuse * Build apps using both procedural and OOP styles, understanding the strengths and limitations of both styles * Learn to structure and build large GUI applications based on Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture * Build multithreaded and database-driven apps * Create apps that leverage resources from the network * Implement mathematical concepts using Tkinter Canvas * Develop apps that can persist application data with object serialization and tools such as configparser In Detail Tkinter is the built-in GUI package that comes with standard Python distributions. It is a cross-platform package, which means you build once and deploy everywhere. It is simple to use and intuitive in nature, making it suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike. This book will help you master the art of GUI programming. It delivers the bigger picture of GUI programming by building real-world, productive, and fun applications such as a text editor, drum machine, game of chess, audio player, drawing application, piano tutor, chat application, screen saver, port scanner, and much more. In every project, you will build on the skills acquired in the previous project and gain more expertise. You will learn to write multithreaded programs, network programs, database-driven programs, asyncio based programming and more. You will also get to know the modern best practices involved in writing GUI apps. With its rich source of sample code, you can build upon the knowledge gained with this book and use it in your own projects in the discipline of your choice.