Trouble with Tkinter under IDLE

Timothy Grant tjg at
Tue Apr 11 15:24:41 EDT 2000

Anthony Lander wrote:

> All of this works just fine from the command line, though, so I'm pretty
> convinced it's a problem related to running Idle.
> I'm running Python 1.5.2, idle 0.6 and tcl/tk 8.0 all under NT.
> Anyone have any guesses?
> Thanks much,

I believe that the solution is *not* to call mainloop() from your
programme as it is conflicting with the mainloop() of IDLE. Though I
don't use IDLE, I do believe that the mainloop in IDLE will allow your
code to run correctly without you calling it.

Stand Fast,

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