How can I change size of GUI?

Eric Brunel eric.brunel at
Tue Apr 7 09:30:26 CEST 2009

Muddy Coder wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I copied code from book:
> class ScrolledText(Frame):
>     def __init__(self, parent=None, text='', file=None):
>         Frame.__init__(self, parent)
>         self.pack(expand=YES, fill=BOTH)
>         self.makeWidgets()
>         self.settext(text, file)
>     def makeWidgets(self):
>         sbar = Scrollbar(self)
>         text = Text(self, relief=SUNKEN, width=120)
>         sbar.config(command=text.yview)
>         text.config(yscrollcommand=sbar.set)
>         sbar.pack(side=RIGHT, fill=Y)
>         text.pack(side=LEFT, expand=YES, fill=BOTH)
>         self.text = text
> It works, of course. But, the GUI is small, and I want to enlarge it.
> I tried to add in options of width=120 for Text(), but it did not
> work. Can somebody drop me a couple of lines for help? Thanks!

For what definition of 'did not work'? Seems perfectly fine to me. Just try to
add the lines:

root = Tk()
frm = ScrolledFrame(root)

to the end of your code above, remove the line self.settext(text, file) which
calls a method that doesn't exist, then run it with your option width=120,
then without, and I can guarantee you'll see a difference (I do anyway...).

So I guess this code is part of a much bigger one, and that the problem lies
in the other part...

HTH anyway...
 - Eric -

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