Python GUI Programming with Tkinter: Design and build functional and user-friendly GUI applications, 2nd Edition


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What is new in this 2nd edition?

We’ve made major changes, mostly to the learning curve of the first few chapters. The first edition gave a “Hello World” program, then launched right into object-oriented Tkinter. This was overwhelming for a lot of readers who had never worked with classes before. So, we start with a more procedural approach that is less intimidating to new Python coders, followed by a chapter introducing object-oriented code and the “why” and “how” of using it. This will be welcome for many readers.

What’s New:

Example code updated to Python 3.9, using new features such as Enums and f-strings Unnecessary workarounds removed, sticking more closely to Python best practices Wider coverage of Tkinter, including menu styling, more widgets, and the use of custom events

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What makes this book different from other books on Tkinter?

Technology books are often written with an emphasis on the “how” of a technology, but not a lot on the “why.” Sure, it is useful to learn syntax and APIs, but how do you get from a set of user requirements to a piece of code that solves real problems? Too many books just give you some boilerplate to paste into your editor and, hey, presto! You have a solution!

With this book, I wanted to (as my middle-school math teacher would put it) “show my work.” I wanted to start with the problem and talk through the thought process that takes us to a solution. Here’s why we are using this widget, here’s why we are configuring it this way, and so on.

I think it is no secret that Tkinter is mostly a beginner’s GUI toolkit, so I did not just want to give knowledge about Tkinter; I wanted to provide readers with an understanding about application and GUI development that they can apply no matter what technologies they end up using.

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What are the key takeaways from your book?

The goal is to take a beginner Python developer – someone who knows the basics and has written small scripts – and lead them to a place where they can confidently develop a complete GUI solution for a real-world business need.

Key Takeaways:

You’ll thoroughly explore the Tkinter library, from the basics of building simple GUI forms to more advanced things like integration with third-party librariesThe book discusses Python-related topics that you may not have learned or found a use for in simple scripts, such as creating your own classes, organizing a project into a package, and exception handlingYou’ll gain a good grounding in auxiliary technologies often employed in data-oriented applications, like SQL databases, network services, and data serialization formatsYou’ll cover a lot of the “soft skills” essential to application development, such as planning, documenting, interacting with users, and staying organized when dealing with an evolving code base

Topics Covered: Organizing Your Code with Classes Reducing User Error with Validation and Automation Planning for the Expansion of Your Application Maintaining Cross-Platform Compatibility Connecting to the Cloud Navigating Records with Treeview and Notebook Improving Data Storage with SQL …and more!


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (October 28, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 664 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1801815925
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1801815925
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.47 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 1.5 x 9.25 inches

Python GUI Programming with Tkinter: Design and build functional and user-friendly GUI applications, 2nd Edition


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