python GUIs comparison (want)

Mudcat mnations at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 07:28:02 CET 2006


When you say far better widgets, do you mean that it has a greater
number of widgets to choose from, or that the types of widgets are
basically the same but have a greater amount of flexibility in them?

Personally I find programming in Tkinter fairly simple and
straight-forward. I'm sure a lot of that is due to the fact I've been
using it for a while and have many templates already available when I
start to work on something new. But I don't find myself questioning it
very much for unnecessary typing like I do other things.

As far as appearance goes, I've scoured the net looking for examples of
widgets produced wxPython or other UIs, and I really don't see that
much difference than Tkinter. Now I haven't done a whole lot of
programming on XP, but as far as W2000 is concerned they all look very
similar.

What would be really cool is if someone were to come up with a UI that
has a totally new look and feel than anything that currently exists on
Windows. It seems like most of the native look and feel, even in XP,
are rather boxy and stale. I don't like Macs, but they do have cool
looking windows and frames.

Now I hardly know anything at all about low-level windows calls and
what is/is not possible. But I know that many applications draw their
own windows, skins, and functionality widgets to provide a sharper
appearance. It seems like it would be possible for someone to draw
these widgets and provide an api to display them through Python.


timmy wrote:
> Mudcat wrote:
> > I have been using Tkinter for several years now. Recently I have been
> > thinking about switching to something else that may have a sharper
> > appearance. However I'm not sure what that may be, and if that
> > something else is *that* much better than what I'm already using.
> >
> > Does everyone agree that wxPython looks best on Windows? I've also read
> > in a couple of places where Dabo looks pretty good as well.
> >
> > So if someone were to pick a UI that gave the best appearance, what
> > would they choose?
> >
> >
> i've been using wxpython for a few years and it's great.
> it's got far better widgets then tkinter and it's speed is greater on
> large stuff as well.
> it's got a great support forum and the maintainer robin dunn does a
> great job of answering all questions.
> i can't particularly fault wxpython. it looks great on all platforms and
> maintain the native look and feel of the platofrm as well.




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