[Pythonmac-SIG] Targeting Object Instances from a menu?

Jerry LeVan jerry.levan at eku.edu
Tue Oct 26 01:10:31 CEST 2004

On Oct 25, 2004, at 6:44 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:

>>> This is totally different depending on which GUI framework you are 
>>> using.  You didn't bother to mention that :)
>> Tkinter based on Aqua Tcl/Tk BI, sorry about that :)
> Well, however you find out what the front window is in Tk.  I have no 
> idea, I avoid Tk, it doesn't look very good on the Mac.

I have found that Aqua Tk is getting better. With a little tweaking 
with color, font selection, and
padx/y directives one can generate very nice looking interfaces that 
are almost indistinguishable
from Carbon apps ( not surprisingly ...).

> I find that PyObjC requires a whole lot less code, especially for 
> something like this where you could use NSTableView, etc.  These sorts 
> of issues are handled in a sane way with Cocoa because it was designed 
> for the GUI you're using.  The responder chain is a native concept in 
> Cocoa.

PyObjC is on the "To Do" list. Actually I rather like the TkTable 
module, I think it is at least
as flexible as NSTableView, tain't clear to me why it is not in the 
standard Python distribution
of Tkinter. I have used it in Perl/Tk, Tcl/Tk and Python/Tkinter to 
good advantage.

> -bob

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