Welch essential for learning Tkinter well?

Dick Moores rdm at rcblue.com
Sat Apr 7 11:15:49 CEST 2007

At 10:36 AM 4/6/2007, Russell E. Owen wrote:
>In article <46151818.6080302 at codebykevin.com>,
>  Kevin Walzer <kw at codebykevin.com> wrote:
> > James Stroud wrote:
> > >This begs the
> > > question, is anyone truly an expert in Tkinter?
> >
> > Frederick Lundh is, if anyone is.
> >
> > http://www.pythonware.com/library/tkinter/introduction/index.htm (outdated)
> > http://effbot.org/tkinterbook/ (new but incomplete)
>I agree that this is an excellent resource.
>I find Welch's book and the on-line tcl/tk help very helpful for Tkinter
>programming--especially some of the more obscure details. But to use
>either of these resources comfortably you must learn the basics of
>Tkinter first (including understanding the simple mapping between
>Tkinter and Tcl/Tk).

Where can I get this mapping spelled out?

>For learning the basics of Tkinter I suggest the links that Kevin listed
>above and/or Alex Martelli's "Python in a Nutshell" (an excellent
>reference in any case).

Although owning the 2nd ed. of "Python is a Nutshell", I hadn't 
thought of looking into it for Tkinker. There's a whole chapter, 
"Tkinter GUIs" (46 pages!).

>  Grayson's book is another reasonable alternative
>(and includes enough reference material to keep you from having to refer
>to the tcl/tk documentation very often).

One web tutorial that looks good to me is "Thinking in Tkinter", by 
Stephen Ferg (<http://www.ferg.org/thinking_in_tkinter/index.html>).

My thanks to all who responded.

Dick Moores

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