basic code of what I am doing

Alexnb alexnbryan at
Wed Jun 11 22:37:18 CEST 2008

Okay, so I wrote some code of basically what I will be doing, only with
exactly what I need for this part of the program but here you go:


from Tkinter import*
import os

class myApp:
    def __init__(self, parent):
        self.parent = parent

        self.baseContainer = Frame(self.parent)

        self.e = Entry(self.baseContainer)
        self.e.bind("<Return>", self.entryEnter)

        self.Button1 = Button(self.baseContainer, command =

    def buttonClick(self):
        print "Button1 was clicked"
        path = self.e.get()
        path = "\"" + path + "\""

    def entryEnter(self, event):
        print "Enter was hit in the entry box"

root = Tk()
myapp = myApp(root)


Alexnb wrote:
> I don't get why yall are being so rude about this. My problem is this; the
> path, as a variable conflicts with other characters in the path, creating
> escape characters I don't want, so I need a way to send the string to the
> os.startfile() in raw, or, with all the backslashes doubled. Thats it,
> I'll write some code of what it should work like, because I probably
> should have done that; but you don't have to act like I am retarded...
> that solves nothing.
> Grant Edwards wrote:
>> On 2008-06-11, Alexnb <alexnbryan at> wrote:
>>> Okay, so as a response to all of you, I will be using the Entry() widget
>>> in
>>> Tkinter to get this path.
>> OK.
>>> and the repr() function just makes all my backslashes 4
>>> instead of just 1, and it still screwes it up with the numbers
>>> and parenthesis is has been since the first post.
>> I've absolutely no clue why you would be using the repr()
>> function.
>>> Oh and I know all about escape characters, (\n,\b,\a,etc.)
>> Apparently not.
>>> I can program C, not a lot, but enough to know that I like
>>> python better. Anyway, so far I tried all of your stuff, and
>>> it didn't work.
>> To what does "it" refer?
>>> infact, it puts backslashes in front of the
>>> "'" in some of the words, such as "I'm" goes to "I\'m."
>> Again, "it" doesn't seem to have a concrete referant.
>>> So I posted the code I will be using if you want to see the
>>> Tkinter code I can post it, but I don't see how it will help. 
>> If you know what would help and what wouldn't, then you must
>> know enough to fix your problems.  So please do so and quit
>> bothering the newgroup.
>> -- 
>> Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow! I want another
>>                                   at               RE-WRITE on my CEASAR
>>                                  SALAD!!
>> --

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