Future Python Gui?

Kevin Walzer kw at codebykevin.com
Thu Apr 19 02:25:24 CEST 2007

bcwhite at pobox.com wrote:
>> On Windows, the easiest way to install Tile is to grab it from
>> ActiveState's Tcl distribution
>> (http://www.activestate.com/products/activetcl/) and then place it with
>> the Tcl/Tk bits that come with Python. The Tcl/Tk build for Windows that
>> python.org provides doesn't ship with Tile.  You'll also have to install
>> the Tile wrapper at the site I referenced earlier in your site-packages
>> directory.
> For posterity's sake, here's what I did...
> - install python http://www.python.org/download/
>   (use the Windows MSI install package)
> - go to http://bruno.thoorens.free.fr/ and do the download
> - instructions say to copy "tty.py" to "Tkinter" folder, but that
> doesn't exist
> - copy instead to C:\Python25\Lib
> - copy folders as directed (to C:\Python25\Tcl)
> This should also work with the ActivePython download at
> http://www.activestate.com/products/activepython/ .
> Within your program, you need:
> # Import "Tile" theming engine
> tkroot.tk.call('package', 'require', 'tile')
> tkroot.tk.call('namespace', 'import', '-force', 'ttk::*')
> tkroot.tk.call('tile::setTheme', 'xpnative')
> after your call to "tkroot = Tk()" (or "tkroot = Tkinter.Tk()" if you
> just "import Tkinter").
> The frustrating part is that the main reason I wanted this is because
> it says it wraps a "Notebook" widget.  If it does, I can't find it!
> <sigh>
> -- Brian

The wrapper I maintain works differently, and includes the notebook widget.

Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin

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