Some basic questions about Tkinter (probably v easy for experts!)

Martyn Quick mrq at
Thu Feb 8 05:33:45 EST 2001

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> have you read the introduction document?  the first chapter
> seems to answer your questions:

Thanks very much for your answer Fredrik - I managed to get some menus
working last night, so I think I'm starting to get the hang of
things.  I'll try having a thorough re-read of the Introduction now that
I'm getting an idea of the syntax.

> > armadillo.add_command(lable="Exit", command=exit)
> if you fix the typo, this adds a command item to the armadillo
> menubar.  when that item is selected, Tkinter calls sys.exit.

I've realized one point that was confusing me.
When I use sys.exit to finish a python script I would type


but in the above you use  exit  rather than  exit().
Is it generally the case that you don't use the brackets in the
comannd=...  part?  (Sorry if this is easily to be found in the
Introduction document!)  Presumably this means that I can't use a command
which relies on parameters?

Thanks once again...


Dr. Martyn Quick  (Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics)
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.

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