[Tutor] Tkinter - Destroying windows, destroying widgets

Rick Pasotto rick@niof.net
Sun, 4 Feb 2001 08:13:14 -0500

One of the advantages of using classes to deal with TKinter is that you
in effect get 'global' variables for free. If within a class you do

self.second = Toplevel(root)

then your destroy function can say


since 'self' is always passed as the first argument to all methods
(functions within a class).

On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 11:28:31PM +1100, Glen Wheeler wrote:
> Hey all,
> I was just writing up a little tkinter app (a game, actually) and I
> have hit a wall.  My predicament, is that I want to destroy an object
> (right word?) but I want to do it in a function...for example in this
> code :
> from Tkinter import *
> def die(): l.destroy() ## here is the problem - root.l.destroy() does
> not work either - I think since variables are local in functions it
> doesn't have any clue as to the existence of the label "l"
>     print 'yo'     
>     raw_input("hi")
> root = Tk()
> root.title('jim')
> l = Label(root, text='hi im root').pack()
> second = Toplevel(root)
> b = Button(root, text='yo', command=die).pack()
> mainloop()
> No matter how hard I try I cannot kill the label "l" using the button,
> and have it do other things as well.  Say I wanted to destroy a widget
> in a different window??  That label is in the same toplevel.  I just
> know there is a way to say something akin to "In the widget 'root' is
> a widget 'l' - kill it" but for the life of me I cannot find it.  You
> can't pass a widget as an argument using lambda, either - I tried tho
> :)
> I've looked in John Grayson's book and the python docs but I can't
> find anything.  Help!
>   Thanks, Glen.

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