[Tkinter-discuss] Font control in tkMessageBox?

Michael Lange klappnase at web.de
Wed Apr 13 11:18:46 CEST 2005

On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 16:18:43 -0400
Marv Boyes <marvboyes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, all. Sorry if this is so elementary that I should have been able 
>    to find it on my own; if it's out there, I must have missed it.
> I'm wondering if it's possible to specify font type and size in a 
> tkMessageBox under Python 2.3 in Linux. Nothing I've tried has worked, 
> and my messagebox text is simply coming out too big for what I want to do.
> Any guidance would be greatly appreicated; thanks very much in advance.
> Marv Boyes

Hi Marv,

you can specify an application-wide default font which will be used by tkMessageBox , too.

>>> from Tkinter import *
>>> import tkMessageBox
>>> r = Tk()
>>> r.option_add('*font', 'Helvetica -12')
>>> tkMessageBox.showinfo(message='Hello')

I hope this helps


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