Cleaning Up an Application When the Window is Closed

W. Watson wolf_tracks at
Mon Feb 18 04:35:14 CET 2008

Good. Thanks.

Mike Driscoll wrote:
> On Feb 17, 8:31 pm, "W. Watson" <wolf_tra... at> wrote:
>> Suppose I write some Win XP application using the Tkinter GUI, and do not
>> provide a mechanism to exit other than the user clicking on the X in the
>> upper right corner of a window. Is there a mechanism that will allow me to
>> put up an save-dialog to give the user the option to save his present state
>> of data?
>> --
>>                           Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)
>>                         Web Page: <>
> You just need to catch the close event, which appears to be
> "WM_DELETE_WINDOW" in Tkinter. The following article details its usage
> near the bottom of the page under the heading "Protocols":
> It actually mentions your problem specifically. I've never done it as
> I usually use wxPython.
> Mike

                          Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)

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