[Tutor] Issue with "Entry"/GUI/PIL

Alberto Troiano albertito_g at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 29 22:45:07 CEST 2005

Replace the 0.0 for only 0

But you have a problem. You are inserting the question and that's what the 
if  clause analyze so it will be always wrong you have to add another Entry 
and a submit button so it will analyze the result of the second Entry


>From: Brian Wurtzel <gilly775 at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: Brian Wurtzel <gilly775 at gmail.com>
>To: tutor at python.org
>Subject: [Tutor] Issue with "Entry"/GUI/PIL
>Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:48:01 -0500
>Please ignore the rest of the code, except for the highlighted part (or the
>line 'ent1=Entry(topf, width=25)' to line 'ent1.insert(INSERT, wrong, if 
>cannot see the color). You can copy this into Python and make sure you have
>the GIF file in the same dir. Also, make sure that you have PIL installed.
>The only radio button that currently works is Alabama.
>I cannot get this to work. I get an error after running it after selecting
>"Take the quiz" for Alabama, and what I'm trying to do it to evaluate what
>the person enters in the box for the capital of Alabama. I want the user to
>enter the capital and if it's not right, I want the program to tell them
>within that box. Apparently, Python does not like the "0.0" entry within 
>  The error in Python is
>  Exception in Tkinter callback
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>File "C:\Python24\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 1345, in __call__
>return self.func(*args)
>File "C:\Documents and Settings\Student\Desktop\map-test.py", line 98, in
>ent1.delete(0.0, END)
>File "C:\Python24\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 2307, in delete
>self.tk.call(self._w, 'delete', first, last)
>TclError: bad entry index "0.0"
>  Why is this not working? Here's the code:
>from Tkinter import *
>import ImageTk
>class Gui(Frame):
>def lab(self):
># A generic text label for the frame
>self.lab1 = Label(base, text = "Text for label") #text will be reset later
>def but(self):
># A generic button for the frame
>self.but1 = Button(bottom, text="Take the quiz") #text and command to be 
>def labR(self):
># A generic text label for the right frame
>self.lab1R = Label(R, text = "Text for label") #text will be reset later
>self.lab1R.pack(side = TOP)
>#def butL(self):
># A generic button for the left frame
>#self.but1L = Button(L, text="text on button") #text and command to be set
>#self.but1L.pack(side = LEFT)
>def butR(self):
># A generic button for the right frame
>self.but1R = Button(RB, text="text on button") #text and command to be set
>self.but1R.pack(side = LEFT)
>#def entcap(None):
># A generic text entry for the left frame
>#self.entcap1 = Entry(width=25) #width can be changed later
>#self.entcap1.pack(side = BOTTOM)
>def entR(self):
># A generic text entry for the right frame
>ent1R = Entry(RB, width=20) #width can be changed later
>ent1R.pack(side = TOP)
>def txtL(self):
># A generic text box for the left frame
>self.txt1L = Text(L, width=100, height=5, wrap=WORD)
>self.txt1L.pack(side = BOTTOM)
>def txtR(self):
># A generic text box for the right frame
>self.txt1R = Text(R, width=100, height=5, wrap=WORD, padx=5, pady=5)
>self.txt1R.pack(side = TOP)
>def rdbut(self):
>self.states = StringVar()
>Radiobutton(base, text="Alabama", variable=self.states,
>value="AL").grid(row=20, column=0, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Arkansas", variable=self.states,
>value="AK").grid(row=20, column=1, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Florida", variable=self.states,
>value="FL").grid(row=20, column=2, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Georgia", variable=self.states,
>value="GA").grid(row=25, column=0, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Kentucky", variable=self.states,
>value="KY").grid(row=25, column=1, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Louisiana", variable=self.states,
>value="LA").grid(row=25, column=2, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Mississippi", variable=self.states,
>value="MS").grid(row=30, column=0, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="North Carolina", variable=self.states,
>value="NC").grid(row=30, column=1, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="South Carolina", variable=self.states,
>value="SC").grid(row=30, column=2, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Tennessee", variable=self.states,
>value="TN").grid(row=35, column=0, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="Virginia", variable=self.states,
>value="VA").grid(row=35, column=1, sticky=W)
>Radiobutton(base, text="West Virginia", variable=self.states,
>value="WV").grid(row=35, column=2, sticky=W)
>def stateget(self):
>state = self.states.get()
>if state == "AL":
>top = Toplevel()
>top.title("Alabama Capital Quiz")
>topf = Frame(top)
>topb = Frame(top)
>pct = ImageTk.PhotoImage(file="AL.gif")
>var = Canvas(topb, height=250, width=250)
>img = var.create_image(10, 10, anchor=N, image=pct)
># Now I add a text box
>#txtbx2 = Text(topf, height=5, width=40, bg="yellow", wrap=WORD)
>#txtbx2.insert(INSERT, message2)
>close = Button(topb, text="Close", command=top.destroy)
>ent1=Entry(topf, width=25)
>ent1.insert(INSERT, "What is the capital of Alabama?")
>name = ent1.get()
>right = "Correct!!!"
>wrong = "No, please try again."
>if name == "montgomery":
>ent1.delete(0.0, END)
>ent1.insert(INSERT, right)
>ent1.delete(0.0, END)
>ent1.insert(INSERT, wrong)
>root = Tk()
>root.title("US Southeast Regional Quiz")
>gui = Gui(root)
>base = Frame(root)
>gui.lab1.configure(text="Welcome to the Southeast US State Quiz!")
># I will bring in another label explaining what I want
>gui.lab1["text"]="Please select a state to begin and click on the 'Take the
>quiz' button below."
># Now for the radiobuttons displayed with the updatemsg textbox
># I Need a frame for my buttons
>bottom = Frame(base)
># To get out of the program
>gui.but1.configure(text="Exit", command=gui.quit)
># To run the msg function
>gui.but1.configure(text="Take the Quiz", command=gui.stateget)
><< AL.gif >>
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