[Tkinter-discuss] get root.winfo_pointerxy()

Cameron Laird Cameron at phaseit.net
Thu Sep 1 17:19:56 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 10:37:31AM -0400, Douglas S. Blank wrote:
> On 09/01/2011 10:21 AM, ÊØÖê´ýÍÃ wrote:
> >def  myprint():
> >     print  root.winfo_pointerxy()
> >
> >canvas.bind("<Button-1>",myprint)
> When you bind a function to the canvas, it is expecting a function that 
> takes an argument (which is probably the object to which the binding  is 
> bound).
> So, you could just allow myprint to take an argument, and ignore it:
> def  myprint(arg):
>      print  root.winfo_pointerxy()
I entirely agree with the counsel Dr. Blank has provided.
While I expect the original questioner has all he needs to
move forward, I'll provide a bit more detail for the
benefit of other readers.

Let's look at "arg", "which is probably the object to
which the binding is bound".  It's not; it's the detected
*event* (from which that object can be calculated, though)
<URL: http://www.pythonware.com/library/tkinter/introduction/events-and-bindings.htm >.

That's not all.  One could temporarily update myprint's
definition to be something like

  def myprint(arg):
      print "arg is '%s'." % arg
      print dir(arg)
      print root.winfo_pointerxy()

to have Python's introspection report more information
about the argument.  

And *that* isn't all, either.  If one were somehow 
stranded-on-a-desert-island and unsure how many (not-
necessarily-named) arguments were arriving, one could
experiment with

    def myprint(*kw):
	print kw

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