widget confusion

Will Stuyvesant hwlgw at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 5 10:29:43 CEST 2002

ypoi at spray.se (DR) wrote in message: 
> Here's a problem I can't figure out:
>     self.b1=Button(text="Create new entry", command=self.newEntry
>     self.b1.grid()
> def newEntry(self)
>     self.entryX=Entry()
>     self.entryX.grid()
> Now every time i press the "Create new entry" button a new entry will
> be created in the frame. But when i perform an action on entryX (for
> example the .get() method) i only access the most recently created
> entry. How can i take control of the other ones?

Every time you do "self.entryX=..." you overwrite the old value of

If you want to 'remember' old entryX values you need something like:
def newEntry(self):
    entry = Entry()
Now the Entries are in self.entries in the order you created them.
This assumes you have self.entries initialised in your __init__ like
"self.entries = []", but you could also choose a dict for self.entries
if you want to name each entry and change newEntry accordingly.

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