Total Python Newbie needs geting started info.

Alister alister.ware at
Wed Nov 20 17:37:28 CET 2013

On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 03:14:44 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 3:03 AM, Ev J <shorepointln at> wrote:
>> Before I go too far down this road, I need to know if I can/should use
>> this environment to develop GUI applications.  Is there graphical
>> support for this - for example I can I just insert/move/set properties
>> of buttons, combo boxes, etc. using an interface like the one in VBA?
> Yes, you most certainly can. In the Microsoft world, you get a language
> and its one GUI toolkit as a package deal; but in most of the rest of
> the world, they're quite separate. Python can be used with GTK, wx, TK,
> and a variety of other GUI toolkits; I happen to quite like GTK, which I
> also use with Pike, a quite different language, and can also be used
> with C and various other languages. So you can get to know Python, and
> then later on choose one of several GUI toolkits, and figure out how you
> want to lay out your window from there. The tutorial sticks with the
> console because it's simple and easy to work with; adding a GUI adds
> extra complexity, which can be left for later.
> I don't know how much of "an interface like VBA" you'll get, but there
> are graphical window builders. Personally, I don't use them; but if you
> want them, they do exist.
> ChrisA

Glade works quite well for GTK
I believe there is a WX version as well although i have never used it
i am not sure about gt or tk

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