[Tutor] blocking user access
dianahawks at optusnet.com.au
Thu Mar 24 10:27:40 CET 2005
Liam, I am using IDLE - and Tkinter, John and Liam. I have been working
through the book "Python Programming" by Michael Dawson. One of his
programs calls for the entry of a password, then reveals a message. What I
would like to do is make the Text widget that reveals the message, unusable
by a user!
I tried the state = DISABLED in the 2nd line of code below, where the widget
to display the text is created - and it did disable the Text widget - to the
extent that it wouldn't reveal the message! I have tried multiple other
places to put the DISABLED - at the end of this code for instance, but it
doesn't seem to work there! Where can I place it so that it will prevent a
user access to that Text widget?
Also - assuming I can get it to work - what is the term I need to use to
enable to Text widget again so that it will continue to work the next time
around. I tried ENABLED - but was told that global name is not defined!
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for suggestions.
Here is the code:
# create text widget to display message
self.secret_txt = Text(self, width = 35, height = 5, wrap = WORD)
self.secret_txt.grid(row = 3, column = 0, columnspan = 2, sticky =
""" Display message based on password. """
contents = self.pw_ent.get()
if contents == "secret":
message = "Here's the secret to living to 100: live to 99 " \
"and then be VERY careful."
message = "That's not the correct password, so I can't share " \
"the secret with you."
> Hi Diana,
> Are you using IDLE? Could you provide a copy of your code?
> Liam Clarke
> Still a newbie, but not as much. :)
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 20:59:02 +1100, Diana Hawksworth
> <dianahawks at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi! I need help on blocking user access to a message box - for example,
> > program could provide an answer to an input. At the moment, the user
> > access to - and can type into - that "answer" space. How do I prevent
> > from happening please?
> > Diana - a very newbie!
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