data bound controls/Boa

Tim Roberts timr at
Sun Jan 19 07:32:23 CET 2003

Robert Hord <robert at> wrote:

>Coming from a Visual FoxPro world just getting into Python.  VFP has data 
>bound controls for your database.  Is there anything like this for Python?  

Complicated question.  Python doesn't have any native GUI, so there's no
such thing as a "control".  There are add-in modules like wxPython or
tkInter that give you a GUI interface.  None of them have bound controls
built-in, although you could build one if you wanted.

On the other hand, many people think bound controls are  bad idea.
Non-bound controls are a bit more work, but they give you more control.
- Tim Roberts, timr at
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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