Frame widget (title and geometry)

Eric Brunel eric_brunel at
Fri Jun 24 17:57:30 CEST 2005

On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:21:01 -0400, Shankar Iyer (siyer at Princeton.EDU) <siyer at Princeton.EDU> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am still new to Python and Tkinter, so I apologize in advance if I do not
> word my question optimally.  I am trying to use a frame widget as the parent
> for other widgets.  There is a class with the header "class classtitle(Frame):"
> in a script called  Having imported classtitle, I create a Frame
> widget within my gui using the command "w = Frame(self)."  Then, I grid this
> widget and issue the command "classinstance = classtitle.classtitle(w)."  When
> I attempt to execute this code, I receive an error claiming that w lacks
> geometry and title attributes that the code in attempts to access.
> Does this mean that I cannot use a Frame widget as w in this situation?  Thanks
> for your help.

Please post a short script showing the behavior you get. Without this, we cannot help you much. The only thing I can tell you right now is that you obviously don't need to create a Frame via "w = Frame(self)": since you defined your classtitle class as a sub-class of frame, every instance of classtitle is also an instance of Frame, so you can use it as such:

>>> from Tkinter import *
>>>root = Tk()
>>> class MyClass(Frame):
...     pass
>>> o = MyClass(root)
>>> o.grid()

just works. If you have to add anything in the constructor, do not forget to call the constructor for Frame in it, as in:

>>> class MyClass(Frame):
...     def __init__(self, *args, **options):
...             Frame.__init__(self, *args, **options)
...             ## Other stuff...

If you do that, everything should be OK.

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