[Tutor] PyWin32 - Library of functions to interact with windows?
the_only_katala at verizon.net
Wed Oct 14 18:38:00 CEST 2009
I am currently using WinXP and python 2.6.2
I just installed PyWin32 v214 for python 2.6 from the following link:
Installation seemed to go good as it walked me through while locating my
python directory and checking my path. I tried to first to download/save
and then run it, but encountered an error and it would not install. When I
went back to the link and then clicked "run" instead of save the
Now I find myself scratching my head and saying to myself: "now what?"
Your probably thinking - Dive into the documentation, Search the web, Ask
I have looked a bit at the documentation. It definitely seems to believe
that I am already a seasoned programmer.
Searching the web I have found a lot of general information or overly
specific with no way to narrow my search to what I am looking for. I am not
sure, but it seems very difficult just to search for a way to change the
color of my text. Don't get me wrong. I don't want someone to hand me some
code snippet of what I need. I am just looking for an interpreter to
translate from computer scientist to beginner.
Thus I am hopeful that Asking questions will yield information that I can
I am not saying that there is anything wrong with what I have found. I am
only saying that my comprehension is not there yet to that level.
Looking at the included compiled documentation I think I found what I am
looking for. Please let me know if I am incorrect.
Searching under "change the color" revealed several topics. I singled out
win32gui.SetTextColor. This brought me to the topic "win32api.RGB" and
shows the next line as "int = RGB(red,green,blue).
Question 1: Did I locate the correct function that I need to use in order
to change the color of text within a print ""?
Question 2: In order to use this would I just import it? (ie - from win32api
Question 3: If the above 2 are correct is it just a matter of doing the
print "The remaining number of apples is: "RGB(red),number_apples
The above print statement would yield just the number_apples variable in
Thanks in advance,
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