how to return value from button clicked by python
Hendrik van Rooyen
hendrik at microcorp.co.za
Sat Sep 12 14:49:15 CEST 2009
On Saturday 12 September 2009 06:57:26 Tim Roberts wrote:
> chen tao <ct19850519 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have several buttons, I want to realize: when I click first
> >button, the button will call a function, and the function should
> >return some parameter value, because I need this value for the other
As Tim said - you cannot return anything, as the button command is called by
the main GUI loop.
If you really want to, you can set a variable global to the class, (Like
self.my_passed_param) and use it in the second button - however then you have
to handle cases where the user does not click the buttons in the sequence you
> > I tried the button.invoke() function, it almost got it...however,
> >I only want it returns value when the button clicked, but because the
> >program is in the class _ini_ function, so it always runs once before
> >I click the button...
> > Any one can give me some suggestions?
> You're thinking of your program in the wrong way. When you write a GUI,
> things don't happen in order. Your __init__ function merely sets up your
> window structure. The window has not actually been created or displayed at
> that time.
> Later, when you call the "mainloop" function, it will start to process
> messages. Your window will be displayed, and then you'll go idle while
> waiting for user input. When you click a button, the mainloop will call
> your handler, do a little processing, and return.
> So, your button function can't really return anything. There's nothing to
> return it TO. If there is some action you need to take when the button is
> clicked, then you DO that function in the button handler.
This is perfectly right.
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