[Tkinter-discuss] How do I identify which menu item has bee selected?

Guilherme Polo ggpolo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 13:49:15 CEST 2009

2009/8/19 Francesco Bochicchio <bieffe62 at gmail.com>:
> P.S : in case you don't know, unlike Java, Python has not a 'default widget
> set', that you must use if you are coding in python.
> Instead, you can use several among the most popular widget toolkits (Gtk+,
> Qt, ... ), even Swing if you use the java version of python (Jython), which
> is a bit behind as language version (stable supports Python 2.5, beta
> supports Python 2.6).

I don't see how is that different from Java, there are gtk bindinds
and qt bindings for Java too.

> Tkinter has the advantage of being bundled with python (for the others you
> have to dounload and install additional modules)

Doesn't that turn tkinter into the 'default widget set' ?

> and surely is suitable for
> many tasks, especially if for you functionality is more important than look
> (although with a bit of effort Tk GUI can also look cool, see for instance
> aMSN, a clone of mSN Messanger written using the same toolkit of Tkinter,
> but not in Python).
> Ciao
> ------
> Francesco

-- Guilherme H. Polo Goncalves

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