James Stroud jstroud at
Wed Nov 8 21:59:00 CET 2006

Gheorghe Postelnicu wrote:
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> import tkFileDialog
> file = tkFileDialog.askopenfile()
> print file
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Its ill-advised to assign to built in types (e.g. "file").

> It prints the opened files stuff, but I just can not find how to get
> that path as a string. I've searched around google and the present
> group, and found no documentation on the file class used with
> tkFileDialog. Does someone have a solution for that?

import tkFileDialog
afile = tkFileDialog.askopenfile()


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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