[Tutor] Question about pygame/tkinter interaction

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 12:48:19 CET 2009

On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:46:27 -0800, Steve Willoughby wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 05:30:01PM -0500, Kent Johnson wrote:
>> My guess is that pygame and Tkinter are both going to want to control
>> the event loop. Googling 'pygame tkinter' gives both hints that it
>> might be possible and hints of trouble...
> Yeah, I was thinking that, but since what I saw up until the point I
> asked the list was that for pygame you seem to write your own event
> loop, like
> while True:
>   handle_event_myself(pygame.event.get())
> whereas Tkinter wants you to just hand it control and let your program
> flow disappear into that black box entirely, until it pokes callbacks at
> you, I thought... "Well, maybe..."

I guess it shouldn't be too difficult if what you're intending is to have 
one window controlled by Tkinter and the other by pygame, it's just a 
matter of having Tkinter calling pygame's event handler once in a while 
(so instead of
while True: 

insert an event that makes Tkinter calls handle_pygame_event() every once 
in a while.

What I don't know is whether it is possible to "embed" a pygame-
controlled frame into Tkinter-controlled window.

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