putting checkbuttons in a listbox
mfranklin1 at gatwick.westerngeco.slb.com
Wed Dec 21 11:16:39 CET 2005
> I'd like to have a multicolumn listbox, with one column being a list of
> items and the other being a list of checkbuttons. The user could check
> his "favorites" and then shorten the list to show only the checked items.
> I have implemented the MultiListbox at
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/52266 . I then
> tried attaching the checkbuttons to a listbox object. To get them to
> display, I had to pack them, but in packing them, they just disregard
> the scrollable listbox and take as much room as needed.
> Has anyone implemented anything like this? Is there a way to put
> checkbuttons in a fixed-height, scrollable listbox or similar structure?
snipped from the above recipe :-
The resulting widget is lightweight, fast, and very easy to use. The main
limitation is that only text is supported which is a fundamental limitation
of the Listbox.
In this implementation, only single-selection is allowed but it could be
extended to multiple selection. User-resizeable columns and auto-sorting by
clicking on the column label should also be possible.
Auto-scrolling while dragging Button-1 was disabled because this was breaks
the synchronization between the lists. However, scrolling with Button-2
so you cannot put anything other than text into a standard Tk Listbox
however you could try using a non-standard table widget see here for
more details :-
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