[Tutor] Which GUI?

Terry Carroll carroll at tjc.com
Wed Aug 1 23:19:55 CEST 2007


On Wed, 1 Aug 2007, Kent Johnson wrote:

> I think that is a good plan, Tkinter is pretty easy to learn but harder 
> to use to create polished, high-function interfaces. wxPython comes with 
> a lot more in the box.

I've heard "Tkinter is easier to learn" before, and I think I would once 
have agreed.  But now that there's a good book on wxPython, I think 
wxPython's pretty easy to learn, and is now even better documented than 
Tkinter.

As I was learning wxPython, most of my learning gotchas were noting 
differences from the Tkinter approach (including terminology).  I think if 
I were approaching wxPython with no prior GUI knowledge, it would be 
approximately as easy to learn as Tkinter.

All this is assuming access to a copy of "wxPython in Action"; without the 
book, you're back to a dearth of tutorials, and yes, Tkinter would be 
easier to learn.




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