Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints is published by Packt Publishing in November 2015. This book has 340 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1785889738.
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, media player, drawing application, chat application, screen saver, port scanner, and many 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 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.
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
- Learn basics of 2D and 3D animation in GUI applications
- Develop apps that can persist application data with object serialization and tools such as configparser
Who This Book Is For
Software developers, scientists, researchers, engineers, students, or programming hobbyists with basic familiarity in Python will find this book interesting and informative. People familiar with basic programming constructs in other programming language can also catch up with some brief reading on Python. No GUI programming experience is expected.