Request Help With Displaying XBM Image

Wildman best_lay at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 26 17:37:18 EST 2016


On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 22:49:58 +0100, Peter Otten wrote:

> Wildman via Python-list wrote:

> It's not you, the program as you wrote it should and would show the image, 
> were it not for an odd quirk in how images are handled in tkinter:
> 
> You have to keep an explicit reference of the Image to prevent it from being 
> garbage-collected. Changing open_image() as follows
> 
>>     def open_image(self):
>>         file_filter = [
>>             ('X BitMap', '*.xbm *.XBM'),
>>             ('all files', '*.*')
>>             ]
>>         fileName = tkFileDialog.askopenfilename(parent=root,
>>                                                 initialdir=cv.default_dir,
>>                                                 filetypes=file_filter,
>>                                                 title="Open XBM Image")
>>         if fileName:
>>             cv.default_dir = os.path.dirname(fileName)
>>             openImage = Image.open(fileName)
>               self.imageFile = ImageTk.BitmapImage(openImage)
>               self.xbmImage.config(image=self.imageFile)
>>         else:
>>              return None
> 
> should achieve that.

You, Sir, are a scholar and a gentleman.  Your change
worked perfectly.  A thousand thank-you's.

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