Function to create Tkinter PhotoImages from directory?

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Mon Jan 29 01:38:01 CET 2007


Kevin Walzer wrote:
> I am trying to create a number of Tk PhotoImages from a single
> directory. Currently I am hard-coding file names and image names, like so:
> 
>  def makeImages(self):
>         self.imagedir = (os.getcwd() + '/images/')
>         self.folder_new=PhotoImage(file=self.imagedir + 'folder_new.gif')
>         self.save=PhotoImage(file = self.imagedir + 'save.gif')
>         self.folder=PhotoImage(file=self.imagedir + 'folder.gif')
>         self.help=PhotoImage(file=self.imagedir + 'help.gif')
>         self.fontsmall=PhotoImage(file=self.imagedir + 'fontsmall.gif')
>         self.stop=PhotoImage(file=self.imagedir + 'stop.gif')
> 
> What I'd like to do is glob the directory and create images with the
> same name as the gif file, but I can't figure out how to get that to
> work. Can anyone help?
> 

Should be (wrote setattr to fast):


def makeImages(self):
   import glob
   import os
   self.imagedir = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), 'images')
   pattern = os.path.join(self.imagedir, '*.gif')
   image_names = glob.glob(pattern)
   for name in image_names:
     base = os.path.basename(name).split('.')[0]
     pathname = os.path.join(self.imagedir, n)
     setattr(self, base, Photoimage(file=pathname))



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