newbie - needing direction

Giovanni Bajo raNOsky at
Sun Dec 4 20:02:46 CET 2005

bobueland at wrote:

> I'm a newbie, just got through van Rossum's tutorial and I would like
> to try a small project of my own. Here's the description of my project.
> When the program starts a light blue semi-transparent area, size 128 by
> 102,  is placed in the middle of the screen. The user can move this
> area with arrow the keys. When the user hits the Enter key, a magnified
> picture of the chosen area is shown on the screen (10 times
> magnification on a 1280 by 1024 monitor). When the user hits the Enter
> key the program exits leaving the screen as it was before the program
> started.
> Could someone direct me what libraries and modules I should study in
> order to accomplish this.

I'd try something easier (with less interaction with Windows). Pygame should
provide everything you need for this kind of applications:

Then you can use pywin32 ( to bind
to the Windows API and accomplish what you need.
Giovanni Bajo

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