Python Tk Tix GUI documentation & builder overview and tips
auriocus at gmx.de
Sun Jan 4 09:23:10 CET 2015
Am 03.01.15 um 22:57 schrieb Terry Reedy:
> On 1/3/2015 1:30 PM, abaskm at gmail.com wrote:
>> I have had issues running Tix on python 2.7.6 and 3.4.2:
>> More details on the issue here.
>> Has anyone had similar issues with Tix?
> The current doc is wrong in any case. I opened
Tix is a compiled extension, so this tix8.4.3.dll is needed as well as a
couple of .tcl file including pkgIndex.tcl, which makes the package
available to the Tcl interpreter. tix*.dll was never part of tk*.dll.
Note that Tix is LEGACY. There are much better options for its widgets
available that are based on ttk. Just to try, I compiled Tix under OSX
for my Tk8.6.3 and ran the widget demos.
* Hierarchical Listbox use ttk::treeview, tablelist_tile or tkTreeCtrl,
with increasing order of capabilities and install complexity
* TList: I think tkTreeCtrl can do it, never have used this layout
* CheckList: tablelist can be used with an editable field
* Grid widget: use tkTable
* NoteBook, PanedWindow, ComboBox, LabelFrame -> ttk::notebook,
ttk::panedwindow, ttk::combobox, ttk::labelframe
* Balloon: tcllib::tooltip
Not to mention that the Tix widgets are extremely ugly, while the
widgets from ttk have a near-native look and feel.
Caveat emptor: I've never used Tix, so this is just my impression as an
experienced Tk programmer from running the widget demo
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