Error in trying to locate bitmaps files

Fanny Yeung fannyy at idmail.com
Thu May 4 05:18:10 CEST 2000


Hi Robert,
I hardcode the full path and it is working now.
Thank for your help.

Mak
Robert Cragie <rcc at nospamthanks_jennic.com> wrote in message
news:newscache$dbpztf$hqb$1 at jenpc07.jennic.co.uk...
> The syntax of 'bitmap=@<filename>' goes straight to Tk, therefore
appending
> to sys.path won't make any difference . A snippet from the Tk help file
says
> this:
>
> <snippet>
> @fileName
>
> FileName must be the name of a file containing a bitmap description in the
> standard X11 or X10 format
> </snippet>
>
> Unfortunately, that doesn't help me much either; maybe some other kind
soul
> can help.
>
> If you specify the full path for the file it works, e.g. on my machine
>
> Label(f2,bitmap='@C:\\Program
> Files\\Python\\src\\Grayson\\examples\\chapter04\\bitmaps\\woman',text="My
> second label in tk",relief=RAISED).pack(side=LEFT, padx=5)
>
> works OK. That's why the example works - the pathname is valid relative to
> where the application is run.
>
> A word of warning - if you're trying to enter things interactively in
IDLE,
> you can get unstuck with Tkinter apps. as IDLE is written using Tkinter as
> well. The most notable thing is NOT to call the mainloop() method in IDLE.
> Also, I have found some problems with some of the examples if you are
using
> Python Megawidgets 0.8.3 - there are some subtle differences between 0.8
and
> 0.8.3.
>
> Robert
>
> Fanny Yeung <fannyy at idmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e6RP4.21542$H7.1329941 at brie.direct.ca...
> | Hi everyone,
> |
> | I am new in python and just bough "python and tkinter programming" BY
John
> | Grayson. As I go thru some example, I run into the following error when
it
> | try to create a label.
> |
> | >>> Label(f2,bitmap='@bitmaps/woman',text="My second label in
> | tk",relief=RAISED).pack(side=LEFT, padx=5)
> | Traceback (innermost last):
> |   File "<pyshell#34>", line 1, in ?
> |     Label(f2,bitmap='@bitmaps/woman',text="My second label in
> | tk",relief=RAISED).pack(side=LEFT, padx=5)
> |   File "E:\Program Files\Python\Lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 1410, in
> | __init__
> |     Widget.__init__(self, master, 'label', cnf, kw)
> |   File "E:\Program Files\Python\Lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 1084, in
> | __init__
> |     self.tk.call(
> | TclError: error reading bitmap file "bitmaps\woman"
> |
> | I have python 1.5 and Tcl 8 installed in my NT machine. I think is
related
> | to configuration but I just don't have any idea on how to trace this
> | problem.
> |
> | Thanks in advance.
> |
> | Mak
> |
> |
>
>





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