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- Print Length: 196 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0071QDNLO
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #249,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 Kindle Edition
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The book is certainly not a reference book either - you need to use the links in the book (and other sources) to get all the details about the commands too. What the book does have is easy to read but does not give code for every aspect discussed. The book also keeps referring to obsolete code but there is only limited description of what this code would look like - not actual code fragments which would have been more useful.
Tkinter seems to be a unnecessarily complex subject to master. It also seems to be one that needs to be mastered to develop attractive and modern style GUI's and this book stops before this is achieved, especially for the Canvas. Really this book getting 3 stars really demonstrates the poor quality of Tkinter information, rather than the quality of the content.
What I like about the book is the drawing application in final chapters however this is the first time the author presents an application (very small) rather than code fragments. Unfortunately the application development stops just when any developer needs to get going. The book ends up offering no suggestions how to use the scroll wheel on the mouse, save/send the screen image to disk or printer, nor any indication of how to find, move, delete or change Canvas items. Indeed it is quite vague about a canvas that is larger than the current view.Read more ›
This book met the requirement well.
Never used Kindle for reference before, quite effective.
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If you go to tkdocs home, near the top, select the tutorial tab. You'll see the contents for the book which covers Perl,Tcl,Ruby, and Python usage.
To view the contents with only one language usage, e.g. to see only Python usage, go to the Tutorial section on the right side, find the Show dropdown list, and select Python. The links that appear immediately below this will now view the Tutorial with only the Python usage. I think this is the same content as appears in the Kindle edition.
I've worked through a couple of other Python/Tk (Tkinter) tutorials, and will view this one next. It looks very useful. Besides the usual tutorial first steps, for each widget, it includes a link to the full language reference. Very valuable when you want to go beyond the basics. You should have a basic understanding of Python before starting.
From the book,
"This tutorial is designed for developers building tools and applications in Tk. It's also concerned with fairly mainstream graphical user interfaces, with buttons, lists, checkboxes, richtext editing, 2D graphics and so on. So if you're either looking to hack on Tk's internal C code, or build the next great 3D immersive game interface, this is probably not the material for you.
This tutorial also doesn't teach you the underlying programming language..."
I should note that the Python syntax indentation and otherwise failed completely on my Kindle but I didn't mind so much because I could figure it out.