[Tutor] Entry widgets

Michael Lange klappnase at freenet.de
Sun Apr 10 17:49:39 CEST 2005

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 18:07:48 +1000
"Diana Hawksworth" <dianahawks at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> Hello list,
> Is it possible to change the width of an Entry widget - or not?  I am using Tkinter, GUI - and have an Entry widget that accepts a number. I just don't want it to extend the width of the column.  I have tried width =  - but get an error.

You should be able to use the width option as for any other widget:

    e = Entry(parent, width=5)

What exactly did you write, and what was the error? 

> Maybe a text widget would be preferable?

If you just want one line to enter a number, I don't think so.

> Also - how do I set the insertion symbol there already, so I don't need to click there to enter the number?

You can use focus_set():

    e = Entry(parent)

> TIA. Diana

I hope this helps


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