Running a Tkinter GUI in WIN98 without the useless DOS window?

Jack Crane jdcrane7 at
Sat Feb 1 13:51:34 CET 2003

"vincent wehren" <v.wehren at> wrote in
news:b1gbar$o6g$1 at 

> "Jack Crane" <jdcrane at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:Xns93151D69F34FAjdcrane7yahoocom at
>> Can a Tkinter GUI be run in Win98 without the useless DOS window? I'm
>> not sure if I expressed that correctly or clearly, but I am using the
>> Python script at
>> ,
>> calling it with a shortcut to Grepper works well, but is 
>> there a way to call without that useless DOS window opening
>> as well? 
> Try calling your modules *.pyw instead of *.py.

Nope. Still get the DOS window.

> (BTW: I wouldn't call the command prompt useless..Once you run your
> code as *.pyw any exceptions that you do not particularly catch and
> output via a Tkinter message box  will never surface. So I'd leave the
> *.pyw suffix alone during the entire process of writing/debugging, and
> rename the when *ready* to deploy...)

Thanks for this info.

Jack Crane
jdcrane7 at

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