Taking Over the Screen - Tkinter

Fuzzyman michael at foord.net
Fri Feb 27 09:11:41 CET 2004


Eric Brunel <eric.brunel at N0SP4M.com> wrote in message news:<c1kfb2$4dl$1 at news-reader3.wanadoo.fr>...
> Fuzzyman wrote:
> > I'm working on a presentation program that needs to produce 'full
> > screen' images.
> > 
> > The effect will be something like a powerpoint presentation.
> > In actual fact it's a song database with lyrics - and each 'screen'
> > will need a widget for next verse, previous verse, chorus etc..... so
> > what I'd really like is a Tk text widget that is full screen sized.
> > 
> > (For the moment I'll just use a large window - most of the work will
> > be in building the interface to the database).
> > 
> > How do I either -
> > 
> > 1) Produce a borderless full screen window *or*
> > 2) Detect the window size
> > 
> > using Tkinter pereferably................
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Fuzzy
> > 
> > http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html
> 
> To produce a borderless window: method overrideredirect on Toplevel's; this 
> makes the window manager (if that has any meaning on your platform) ignore the 
> window, so it doesn't draw any decorations.
> 
> To get the size of the screen: methods winfo_screenwidth and winfo_screenheight 
> on any Tkinter object.
> 
> To resize your window: method geometry on Toplevel's; the geometry is encoded in 
> a string with the format "WxH+X+Y", so you'll want:
> "%sx%s+0+0" % (w.winfo_screenwidth(), w.winfo_screenheight())
> 
> You may also have to explicitely call the method tkraise on your borderless 
> window on Windows, because such windows have a tendency to appear below all 
> other ones.
> 
> HTH

Thanks very much - that's exactly the help I needed, much appreciated.

Fuzzy

http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html



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