Why MFC instead of Tkinter -- was Re: Pythonwin?

Michael A. Crawford michaelc at flashcom.net
Thu Apr 20 10:55:52 EDT 2000

I'm curious.  Why did you not steer him in the Tkinter direction for his GUI
needs?  Is MFC better?  I learned (and forgot MFC) some time ago, years in
fact.  Same with X-Windows programming.  Now I'm working my way throught
"Python and Tkinter Programming" by Grayson.  I thought Tkinter was the
preferred method for Pythong GUI programming.  Am I mistaken?


"Mark Hammond" <mhammond at skippinet.com.au> wrote in message
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> "Don Tuttle" <tuttledon at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > [Mark]
> > > You are really going to need to go through an MFC tutorial or book
> before
> > > you can make heads or tails of Pythonwin from that level...
> >
> > Any recommendations?
> Afraid not.  I already new MFC when I started Pythonwin.  I learnt it from
> the MFC "scribble" tutorial.  I find I tend to learn best with a tutorial
> and then playing - that is what I did with Python (back then there was no
> other alternative, but even now that is my recommended strategy for
> competant existing programmers learning Python...)
> So assuming some C++ knowledge, my suggestion for MFC would still be
> scribble tutorial, then invent an app to write in MFC C++, then port that
> app to Python.  By then you will be a wiz :-)
> Mark.

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