How to get started in GUI Programming?

Thomas Guettler guettli at
Fri Nov 25 19:21:19 CET 2005

Am Fri, 25 Nov 2005 06:02:40 -0800 schrieb peter.mosley:

> I am trying to learn GUI programming in Python, but have to confess
> am finding it difficult.
Yes, if you come from Visual Basic you might be missing something.
I developed with Visual Basic some time ago and like some parts of it.

> I've found the tutorial and reference manual on the PyGtk web site,
> but although I've made some progress, I keep reaching points where I
> have insufficient background to understand them. Currently I'm stuck
> on dialog boxes (the code seems immensely complex for the equivalent
> MsgBox("Do you really want to do this ",vbYesNo)
search for yesNoDialog here:

> and I haven't
> got it to work properly yet) and loading graphical images in
> other than their original size, but every new step brings another
> struggle
search for scale2pixbuf in the link.
> Can anyone offer any suggestions as to the least painful way
Only the beginning is painful. After some time you don't miss anything
from Visual Basic anymore.

 Happy Learning,

Thomas Güttler,
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