Tkinter - getting canvas window size

Rick Pasotto rickp at
Wed Sep 19 00:08:39 CEST 2001

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 17:41:51 GMT in comp.lang.python, Fredrik Lundh
> Rick Pasotto wrote:
> > Why do the print statements in the following program show zero?
> "cget" returns the option value as specified (or in this case, the
> default value), not the actual size.

How do I get the actual size? The packed label might or might not
contain a nl. I don't necessarily know the font size. I need to know
the height of the frame (inside the canvas.create_window()) so I can
position another one underneath it.

> > How can I figure out the size of the frame?
> Use winfo_width/height (current size) or winfo_reqwidth/reqheight
> (requested size).  the latter is usually what you want.

This always gives '1' as an answer no matter the actual size. 
winfo_geometry also always gives 1x1+0+0.

How do I get this to work with the integer that canvas.create_window()

> more info here:
> => Window Related Information

This is not helping me for widgets placed on a canvas.

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