How to configure Tkinter Listbox to disable state keeping selected item highlighted

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 01:47:55 CEST 2012


On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:55:21 AM UTC-5, Sarbjit singh wrote:
> I am having a problem configuring a listbox widget such that the selection remains highlighted even while it is set (programmatically) to the DISABLED state. Below code shows the problem:
> 
> from Tkinter import *
> master = Tk()
> listbox = Listbox(master)
> listbox.pack()
> listbox.insert(END, "Text1")
> listbox.insert(END, "Text2")
> listbox.insert(END, "Text3")
> listbox.selection_set(first=0, last=None)
> listbox.configure(exportselection=False)
> listbox.configure(state=DISABLED)
> 
> Now when I change state to NORMAL, selected item is being highlighted. Is there a way I could disable widget (i.e. No response on mouse clicks) but keep the selected object remain highlighted?
> 
> Intent: I want to utilise this widget on wizard App that I am creating. I would like this widget to indicate the current page / wizard number which the user selected. Is there any other widget I could use instead of it? (Labels possibly?)



On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:55:21 AM UTC-5, Sarbjit singh wrote:
> I am having a problem configuring a listbox widget such that the selection remains highlighted even while it is set (programmatically) to the DISABLED state. Below code shows the problem:
> 
> from Tkinter import *
> master = Tk()
> listbox = Listbox(master)
> listbox.pack()
> listbox.insert(END, "Text1")
> listbox.insert(END, "Text2")
> listbox.insert(END, "Text3")
> listbox.selection_set(first=0, last=None)
> listbox.configure(exportselection=False)
> listbox.configure(state=DISABLED)
> 
> Now when I change state to NORMAL, selected item is being highlighted. Is there a way I could disable widget (i.e. No response on mouse clicks) but keep the selected object remain highlighted?
> 
> Intent: I want to utilise this widget on wizard App that I am creating. I would like this widget to indicate the current page / wizard number which the user selected. Is there any other widget I could use instead of it? (Labels possibly?)

What's wrong with a page number displayed on a label? Why must you insist on displaying every page number in a Listbox? That seems like a waste of resources to me. You could even say: "Showing page I of N".



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