Build a Python GUI with Tkinter

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Inherit from the Frame class to create the Application Window.

Use Entry Widgets to allow the user to enter a filename and X and Y Coordinates.

Create button event handlers and retrieve and set data using widget methods.

1 hour
Intermediate
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

A graphical user interface can be a nice alternative to using the command line for running programs, as there is no need to memorize how to execute a command with arguments. A label may be added to describe what is needed for the application, for example. There are many choices for building a graphical user interface in Python. Some of them require licensing for commercial use and each have their own sets of learning curves. Using Tkinter avoids the licensing issues and is quite simple to use as well. It is a GUI package that is the standard GUI toolkit for python applications and is widely available on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this course, you will implement a Tkinter GUI to read from a user-provided file containing data. The GUI will allow the user to plot columnar data as X and Y coordinates on a regression graph, and display statistics about the data from each of the selected columns. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Python Programming

  • GUI programming

  • Tkinter

  • Event (Computing)

  • Inheritance

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Inherit from the Frame class to create the Application Window.

  2. Create a method to add the Window frame title and add the Labels to the grid.

  3. Use Entry Widgets to allow the user to enter a filename and X and Y Coordinates. Add Text Widgets for displaying statistics.

  4. Add buttons and styling to allow users to graph and display statistics.

  5. Create button event handlers and retrieve and set data using widget methods.

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