State of the art: Tkinter, Tk 8.5, Tix?
kw at codebykevin.com
Sat Jan 10 23:41:58 CET 2009
> Could someone please explain what Tix provides compared to what the
> new stuff in Tk 8.5 provides? Is there much overlap?
Tix is a compiled Tk extension that adds a good number of widgets to the
base set, such as a notebook tab, treeview, combobox, and others; Python
includes a Tix wrapper as part of the standard library. However, it has
not undergone much development over the past several years, and its
widgets look very outdated (they have a mid-90s feel to them).
The themed Tk widgets (ttk) that come with Tk 8.5 add a lot of the same
things that Tix does, but they do so in a more modern way, hooking into
platform-specific themes and API's wherever possible (XP, Vista, Mac)
and updating the generic X11 look as well. As such, they are more
appropriate for modern development. Tix is more of a legacy toolkit.
A Python wrapper for ttk can be found here:
It will be added to the standard library at some point, probably for
Here are some screenshots:
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