[Tkinter-discuss] Minimizing a Python/Tk application

Metz, Bobby W, WWCS bwmetz at att.com
Wed Sep 20 19:02:52 CEST 2006

What type of window are you displaying?  It sounds like you're tying the
withdraw code to a button or something for a user to click; otherwise,
you would have some event or other sub-routine that fires the deiconify
later based on conditions or program flow.  In my example below, as long
as you have a variable pointing to the window you can call the deiconify
at any time.  If there is a simple minimize instead of hide...I don't
remember what that function is.


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Thanks, it works, but, once the application is minimized I don't have
way to access it -to tell it to deiconify itself for example. I doesn't 
use a console window. Is killing it the only option?


On Fri, 15 Sep 2006, Metz, Bobby W, WWCS wrote:

> use the withdraw() function, e.g.
> from Tkinter import *
> root = Tk()
> root.withdraw()				# Hide the window
> root.deiconify()				# Unhide the window
> Bobby

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