Use GUI for Python
Colin J. Williams
cjw at sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 18 02:15:44 CEST 2007
> On Sep 17, 9:31 am, kou... at hotmail.com wrote:
>> I am new to python as I have been a VB programmer. I am used to the
>> GUI interface, and was wondering if I had to choose between a GUI for
>> Python, which one should I go with? Thanks.
> You need to be more specific. Do you mean that you are used to
> working in an IDE environment, where you can readily access the list
> of classes, methods, and such? You might be interested in Eclipse
> , then installing the PyDev  plug-in to add Python support.
> Wing-IDE  and Komodo  may also be very suitable (but they cost
> If you mean that you want to develop programs with a GUI interface,
> then you have a number of choices . Most of these choices do not
> work in the same way that Microsoft Studio's GUI designer works,
> partly because Python isn't tied to any of them.
> o wxWidgets is MFC-like
> o PyQT and PyGTK are similar to their underlying interfaces
> o Tkinter comes with the default Python install, and provides the
> Tk widget set
> o With IronPython, you can access the regular Microsoft .NET GUIs
> o PythonCard and EasyGUI are supposed to be pretty easy GUIs to use
> o Dabo is a full-on database/GUI/platform set to easy cross-
> platform GUI and database programming.
> The links to all those can be found at link . Don't be afraid if
> the choices are overwhelming. You have choices. I highly recommend
> that you learn Python first, then examine the different GUI systems,
> keeping in mind any requirements you may have and your previous
>  http://www.eclipse.org/
>  http://pydev.sourceforge.net/
>  http://wingware.com/
>  http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo_ide/
>  http://wiki.python.org/moin/GuiProgramming
If you are looking for a good IDE and you are in the Windows World,
have a look at PyScripter. It is in development and the developer
gives an excellent response to any queries or potential bugs.
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