tkinter: loading file before entering mainloop

John McMonagle jmcmonagle at
Mon Mar 16 00:49:58 CET 2009

Peter Billam wrote:
> On 2009-03-14, Peter Otten <__peter__ at> wrote:
>> Well, I don't know where the ymid[...] values come from. If you can
>> guarantee that ymid[track_num] - ymid[track_num-1] > 50 at some point
>> you could reschedule loadFile() from within loadFile() and return
>> immediately as long as that condition is not met.
> They're multiplied up from
>   canvas_height = self.canvas.winfo_height()
> so I guess mainloop already think it's idle, while grid is still taking
> 10ms to work out what goes where. It's not a specifically canvas thing,
> because to the left of the canvas there is a frame (called trackbar)
> which has the same height, and self.trackbar.winfo_height() gives the
> same effects.
> Your suggestion would also defend me against small screens, or midi-
> -files with large numbers of tracks (I'll impose a max_retries)...
> Thanks,  Regards,  Peter
You need to query the requested width and height for windows which are
not yet realised.

canvas_height = self.canvas.winfo_reqheight()



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