"Hello, world"?

Francesco Bochicchio bieffe62 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 11:23:13 CET 2009

On 28 Ott, 10:40, Gilles Ganault <nos... at nospam.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I'm reading O'Reily's "Python Programming on Win32", but couldn't find
> a simple example on how to create a window with just a label and
> pushbutton.

This is probably because maybe the book addresses how to use python to
do windows-specific
stuff (like using a COM interface) and presumes a basic knowledge of
python in the reader
(just guessing, never read the book )

> If someone has such a basic example handy, I'm interested.
> Thank you.

There are as many way to do it as many GUI toolkits for python you can
find (and there are
many) although they all share a similar structure. Here is the one for
Tkinter, which is the
default python GUI toolkit. The example is copied verbatim from
the python on-line documentation ( section "Graphical User Interfaces
with Tk" of  "The Python Standard Library").


from Tkinter import *

class Application(Frame):
    def say_hi(self):
        print "hi there, everyone!"

    def createWidgets(self):
        self.QUIT = Button(self)
        self.QUIT["text"] = "QUIT"
        self.QUIT["fg"]   = "red"
        self.QUIT["command"] =  self.quit

        self.QUIT.pack({"side": "left"})

        self.hi_there = Button(self)
        self.hi_there["text"] = "Hello",
        self.hi_there["command"] = self.say_hi

        self.hi_there.pack({"side": "left"})

    def __init__(self, master=None):
        Frame.__init__(self, master)

root = Tk()
app = Application(master=root)

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