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Beginner's popups in vanilla Python program

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Art
NEWBIE ALERT!

Esteemed List Participants and Lurkers:

(System: P-II 350, 192 meg, Win98 SE, Python 2.2.3,
wxPythonWIN32-2.4.1.2-Py22.exe)

I'm having a lot of fun getting started with Python ... it is the most
elegant and graceful language I have ever used (Fortran, Cobol, Basic, many
assemblers, Forth, C, VB, etc.). I don't have the resources or the
research time to buy a stack of books, so I'm begging help here. Please be
graciously patient.

I want to edit and run a SIMPLE beginner's program from the IDLE GUI.
Within the program, I want to pop up a Windows modal dialog box with a
message "Is this a test?"; a title "Test Query"; and I want YES|NO buttons
to exit and pass a yes|no boolean back to the program. The program will
then pop up a second dialog message box "You selected (yes or no)" with
title "Response:" with a close button. I don't really care if there is a
"parent(?)" frame on the screen (but I prefer not) for the duration of the
program, as long as it is terminated properly before the program ends.

Here is everything but the popups:

# Program: Beginners_Popups.py ... "Hello World" for popups

# Import and set up the tk/WX/?? popups here.
# As minimal as is possible

print "Begin program"
# Prepare the basic programmatic messages
strMess1 = "Is this a Test?"
strTitle1 = "Test Query"
strResponse = "You selected "
strTitle2 = "Response:"

# 1st popup goes here:
# Message = strMess1
# Title = strTitle1
# YES|NO buttons Returning Boolean boolVar

# Build the appropriate response
if boolVar:
strResponse += "YES"
else:
strResponse += "NO"

# 2nd popup goes here:
# Message = strResponse
# Title = strTitle2
# and close button

print "End of Program"
Once I get this far, I will have the guts of everything I need (for now!).
I just can't seem to find enough beginner's information for the simple
popup pieces. I know I'm trying to incorporate Windows stuff in a DOS type
environment, but I'm sure it can be done.

I already have a filter written in Python to read and parse a directory of
files into a dictionary of location #s and file names, read in a master
location list, and create a text file of an HTML table with file links in
the cells. I have about 120 locations to deal with, and it is working
great. I just need a couple of primitive user interface points, and popups
are standard.

Thank you for your gracious comments, suggestions, assistance, and even
criticisms.

Blessings in abundance, all the best, and ENJOY!

Art Du Rea Carlisle, PA
Jul 18 '05 #1
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I responded in a bit more detail in the wxPython newsgroup/list, but it
seems that EasyGUI would be the best interface for you to use (compared
to something like wxPython), since you seem to be thinking/designing in
linear, traditional terms instead of event-driven. You should be able
to find it with a Google search. Also, there are lots of on-line docs &
tutorials, so you should be able to get by without buying books for a
while at least.

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Greg

"Art" <im*****@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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NEWBIE ALERT!

Esteemed List Participants and Lurkers:

(System: P-II 350, 192 meg, Win98 SE, Python 2.2.3,
wxPythonWIN32-2.4.1.2-Py22.exe)

I'm having a lot of fun getting started with Python ... it is the most
elegant and graceful language I have ever used (Fortran, Cobol, Basic, many assemblers, Forth, C, VB, etc.). I don't have the resources or the
research time to buy a stack of books, so I'm begging help here. Please be graciously patient.

I want to edit and run a SIMPLE beginner's program from the IDLE GUI.
Within the program, I want to pop up a Windows modal dialog box with a
message "Is this a test?"; a title "Test Query"; and I want YES|NO buttons to exit and pass a yes|no boolean back to the program. The program will then pop up a second dialog message box "You selected (yes or no)" with title "Response:" with a close button. I don't really care if there is a "parent(?)" frame on the screen (but I prefer not) for the duration of the program, as long as it is terminated properly before the program ends.

Here is everything but the popups:

# Program: Beginners_Popups.py ... "Hello World" for popups

# Import and set up the tk/WX/?? popups here.
# As minimal as is possible

print "Begin program"
# Prepare the basic programmatic messages
strMess1 = "Is this a Test?"
strTitle1 = "Test Query"
strResponse = "You selected "
strTitle2 = "Response:"

# 1st popup goes here:
# Message = strMess1
# Title = strTitle1
# YES|NO buttons Returning Boolean boolVar

# Build the appropriate response
if boolVar:
strResponse += "YES"
else:
strResponse += "NO"

# 2nd popup goes here:
# Message = strResponse
# Title = strTitle2
# and close button

print "End of Program"
Once I get this far, I will have the guts of everything I need (for now!). I just can't seem to find enough beginner's information for the simple
popup pieces. I know I'm trying to incorporate Windows stuff in a DOS type environment, but I'm sure it can be done.

I already have a filter written in Python to read and parse a directory of files into a dictionary of location #s and file names, read in a master location list, and create a text file of an HTML table with file links in the cells. I have about 120 locations to deal with, and it is working
great. I just need a couple of primitive user interface points, and popups are standard.

Thank you for your gracious comments, suggestions, assistance, and even criticisms.

Blessings in abundance, all the best, and ENJOY!

Art Du Rea Carlisle, PA


Jul 18 '05 #2

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Art <im*****@bigfoot.com> wrote in message news:<ma**********************************@python. org>...
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Does this help?
from tkMessageBox import askyesno
help(askyesno)

Help on function askyesno in module __main__:

askyesno(title=None, message=None, **options)
Ask a question; return true if the answer is yes

This is standard Tkinter, no need to dowload anything and
plenty of available documentation. See for instance

http://www.pythonware.com/library/tk...tion/index.htm

Michele
Jul 18 '05 #3

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Art
Stephan ...

Thank you immensely for recommending "EasyGUI". That is EXACTLY what I was
looking for. I did, of course, notice that you are the author! Where do I
send the check?

Anyone else looking for some simple popups ought to try EasyGUI ... it is a
fantastic tool for getting ramped up in Python! It is a really nice
compact collection of Message boxes and modal dialog popups to start off with.

Blessings in abundance, all the best, and ENJOY!

Art Du Rea, Carlisle, PA USA

At 05:42 AM 8/4/03 -0700, Stephan Ferg wrote:
Look at EasyGui:
http://www.ferg.org/easygui/

Here's what your program would look like:
================================================= =============
# Program: Beginners_Popups.py ... "Hello World" for popups
from easygui import *

print "Begin program"

# Prepare the basic programmatic messages
strMess1 = "Is this a Test?"
strTitle1 = "Test Query"
strResponse = "You selected "
strTitle2 = "Response:"

boolVar = boolbox(strMess1, strTitle1, ["Yes", "No"])

# Build the appropriate response
if boolVar:
strResponse += "YES"
else:
strResponse += "NO"

msgbox(strResponse, strTitle2) # button is OK
boolbox(strResponse, strTitle2, ["Close"]) # button is Close
print "End of Program"
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Jul 18 '05 #4

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