[Tutor] Help - Doubt of Listbox

Danny Yoo dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 00:12:22 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Glauco Silva wrote:

> Hi men , I'm new member of this list and i have a doubt of programing
> in Python :

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> - I would like to know how i can mount two listbox and put Directories
> in the first one and files of the directories in the second listbox .

We can create a Frame() that will house those two listboxes:

>>> frame = Frame(root)
>>> frame.pack()

Not too exciting yet, since there's nothing in the frames yet.  Let's add
two listboxes to that frame:

>>> dir_listbox = Listbox(frame)
>>> files_listbox = Listbox(frame)
>>> dir_listbox.pack()
>>> files_listbox.pack()

By this time, we should have two listboxes on-screen.  That takes care of
much of the GUI side of things.  Now all we need to do is add things into
those Listboxes.  There are a few functions in the 'os' module that might
be useful, as well as the 'glob' module.  You can find out about both on
the Library Documentation site of Python.org:


One thing that should be added: it sounds like you're writing a file
browser of some kind.  If so, you might want to see if someone has done
this already, as it's quite a bit of work.  There are collections of
widgets from the Python Megeawidgets project:


Anyway, hope this helps.  What other questions do you have?  If you have
more questions, please feel free to ask the list.