tkFileDialog different between Linux and Windows
Russell E. Owen
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Wed Feb 25 01:29:49 CET 2004
In article <faf44c99.0402240955.4613fd6a at posting.google.com>,
timothy.williams at nvl.army.mil (Tim Williams) wrote:
>I'm using Python 2.3.2 and tkFileDialog in a program I have. I'm
>trying to use this on Linux (RH 8.0) and Windows 2000. When I first
>upgraded from v2.2 to v2.3. I noticed that
>tkFileDialog.askopenfilename() returns a tuple on Cancel instead of
>''. I found that the Windows version still returns a string (''). Now
>I'm finding out that tkFileDialog.Directory().show() does this too.
>How can I check tkFileDialog to do the "right" thing? All I want is
>the string that contains the path, but I want this to work on both
>Linux and Windows.
Is this the sort of thing you want?
dirobj = tkFileDialog.askdirectory()
if not dirobj:
# user Cancelled; works whether the return is '' or ()
# dirobj may be a string or a Tk_Obj
dirname = unicode(dirobj)
The same code should work for askopenfilename.
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