[Tkinter-discuss] From wxPython to TK

jimscafe pdhartley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 05:08:27 CET 2009

The ability to print reports is certainly an asset of wx... though I don't
find the need to print is as prevalent as it used to be.

Kevin Walzer-5 wrote:
> jimscafe wrote:
>> To the more experienced (i.e. people who program for a living), is using
>> tk
>> a sensible decision? I looked at other gui options, but all seemed
>> complicated and not necessarily well documented online.
>> Where am I likely to come across things I need to do that will be
>> impossible
>> in tk (if any)?
> Wx has a few things that Tk does not. Tk lacks an adequate 
> cross-platform implementation of drag-and-drop and printing, for 
> instance. There are extensions for these things, but not all of them 
> have Python wrappers, and they don't work on all platforms.
> That said, for most things Tk--either by itself or with extensions--is 
> more than adequate.
>> There doesn't seem to be much development going on in tk, is this a
>> potential future problem?
> Tk has actually had a huge number of advances in the past few years: 
> themed widgets, new widgets such as a tree and table view, and more. 
> These have started first in the Tcl/Tk world, where Tk is developed, but 
> these advances are moving out into other languages with Tk bindings. I 
> would say that Tk is now on par with the other major toolkits, apart 
> from the issues noted above.
> This site is a good overview to the state-of-the-art in Tk: 
> http://www.tkdocs.com/
> Here's the site that documents the effort to integrate these things into 
> Python:  http://gpolo.ath.cx:81/projects/pyttk/
> --Kevin
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