[Tutor] Tkinter grid manager question

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Sun Nov 27 10:19:38 CET 2011

Chris Hare wrote:

> I am attempting to create a form for the user to complete.  I have the
> basic layout and supporting code working, but I am having a problem with
> getting things to display in the grid the way I want them.
>                         self.label1 = Label(self.frame, text = "Double
>                         click on a name from the list in the right.  Make
>                         your changes in the field below and press the Save
>                         button.", fg="Blue", bg=backColor) self.label2 =
>                         Label(self.frame, text = "Current Animal Types",
>                         fg="Blue", bg=backColor)
> …...
>                 self.label1.grid(row=1, column=0,columnspan=3, sticky=W)
>                 self.label2.grid(row=2, column=0,columnspan=1, sticky=W)
>                 self.list.grid(row=2, column=3, columnspan=2, sticky=W)
>                 self.label3.grid(row=3, column=0,columnspan=1, sticky=W)
> My problem is that the cell which contains the text for label2 is the same
> size as the text in label1.  What I am trying to accomplish is to have the
> text in label1 span the entire window, instead of having a huge cell with
> all of the label1 text in it.
> Ideas?

Columns are indexed from 0 to n-1, the rightmost column in the code above is 
3 for the list widget, so you have 4 columns already. Add another column for 
the list widget's columnspan=2 and you end up with 5 columns in total. 

self.label1.grid(row=1, column=0, columnspan=5, sticky=W)

should accomplish the desired layout.

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