[Tutor] request for suggestions
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 10:20:49 -0000
> reading about Tkinter and PyGTK+ and other GUI interface development
> I come from powerbuilder and c++ background(i have not used
> C++ for GUI development and not familiar with MFC class libraries).
Thats an advantage then! :-)
MFC and most windows tools use a horrible paradigm for building
GUIS based on absolute (often pixel based) locations. The other
higher order toolkits tend to use layout managers to locate the
controls for you - much nicer and a lot easier to control screen
> learning Tkinter
Easy to learn, available on Python, Tcl and Tk so the knowledge
is transferrable and its multi platform. FWIW I like it :-)
> or PyGTK+
Somewhat multi platform, you can get compiled language support
(C/C++) if thats important and is a somewhat more "conventional"
GUI toolkit than Tk. Allows more sophistication thaty Tk but has
a steeper learning curve IMHO. Integrates "easily" with the GNOME
> or some other GUI tools.
There are lots to choose from but I'd suggest sticking with Tk
because there is more(not a lot but more!) documentation available
(especially for raw Tk) and most of the principles will transfer
to other GUI toolkits later. For just slapping together a quick
GUI interface over a ext based tool it takes a lot of beating.
my 2 cents worth,