simple GUI environment

Vlastimil Brom vlastimil.brom at
Tue Mar 5 16:45:28 CET 2013

2013/3/5 Eric Johansson <esj at>:
> I need a simple GUI toolkits like easygui pythoncard. The main reason I
> discount both of those is that they are effectively dead as I can see. Last
> updates in the 2010/2011 range. Has there been some toolkit to replace them?
> And no, the existing wxpython/gtk/qt/... toolkits really aren't acceptable.
> I need to get something done in 12 hours and I don't have time to climb the
> learning curve.
> The CLI version works. Simple UI, does what I need for part of the job. Now
> I need to add a relatively simple GUI. The user interface will consist of a
> series of tabs across the top, one for each subsystem and the main panel
> beneath that will contain the UI for the tab related task. I could fake the
> tabs by using a horizontal list of radio buttons which have the same
> semantics as tabs but a very different look.
> suggestions?
> I appreciate whatever help you can give.
> --

I usually use wxpython for my GUI-needs, but given the considerations
you mention, I'd check, whether the builtin tkinter and ttk might be
appropriate for this task.
I would somehow expect the least portability problems with this gui toolkit.
There is a Notebook widget in ttk:
for python 2.7

tkinter/ttk can be quite capable and (with some care) nice-looking too;
see, e.g.:


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