Real-time Update

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Thu Jul 19 08:28:11 CEST 2007

"ReTrY" <retrry at> wrote:

> I'm writing a program with Tkinter GUI, When the program is running it
> need to be updated every five seconds (data comes from internet). How
> should I do that ? How to make a function in main loop ?

Short answer:

use the after method to set up a periodic scan of a queue.

In another thread, look for the new stuff, and put it on the queue when found.

there is a recipe for this sort of thing, but I keep losing links.

- Hendrik

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