472,950 Members | 2,354 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 472,950 software developers and data experts.

Tkinter OptionMenu: width of items in menu


The Tkinter OptionMenu widget has me a bit confused. I have set up an
OptionMenu to expand along the X axis as the window expands. What I
find though is that the width of the submenu displaying the list of
items in the menu does not expand.

This is the object I'm talking about:


popup = OptionMenu(master, StringVar(), "")
theObjectIAmTalkingAbout = popup["menu"]


When I click on the OptionMenu, I notice that the list of items is only
about as wide as the longest word in the list, even if the OptionMenu
width extends for the entire width of the screen. This not only looks
funny, but interferes with usability. (If you click on the right side
of the OptionMenu, you have to move the mouse over to the left to
highlight one of the choices in the list.)

Am I missing something? Does anyone know how to get the submenu (the
list) of an OptionMenu to expand as well? Thanks!


Jul 18 '05 #1
0 1868

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

by: stewart | last post by:
I'm writing an app that requires a 3-level optionMenu display. Basically I'm showing the contents of a 3-dimensional matrix. You choose the first level in the first optionMenu, the 2nd level in...
by: Stewart Midwinter | last post by:
I would like to link the contents of three OptionMenu lists. When I select an item from the first list (call it continents), the contents of the 2nd list (call it countries) would update. And in...
by: Jeffrey Barish | last post by:
Is there a way to fill the values in an OptionMenu dynamically? I need something like the add_command method from Menu. Is there a better way to implement a pull-down list? -- Jeffrey Barish
by: Martin | last post by:
Anybody know how to change the menu button that is displayed by the Tkinter Menubutton and the (derived from it) OptionMenu classes? I think it must be something from the Motif look and feel which...
by: erikober | last post by:
I'm creating a OptionMenu button for a gui and I'm having a problem where the drop down list is so long that most of the options are off screen. The correct behavior would be that another drop...
by: Alex Hunsley | last post by:
Can anyone recommend some code for creating drop-down menus in tkinter? To be absolutely clear, here's an example of a drop-down: http://www.google.co.uk/preferences?hl=en (see the language...
by: Chad | last post by:
Is there anyway to set the individual options in Tkinter to a particular variable. For example, I have a menu option(code is below) which has January, February, March and so on, which I would like...
by: viv1tyagi | last post by:
Hi everyone ! ! ! I'm just a month old in the world of Python and trying to develop an application using Tkinter in which a new window pops out on a particular button press.The code for this new...
by: joshdw4 | last post by:
I hate to do this, but I've thoroughly exhausted google search. Yes, it's that pesky root window and I have tried withdraw to no avail. I'm assuming this is because of the methods I'm using. I...
by: Mushico | last post by:
How to calculate date of retirement from date of birth
by: DJRhino | last post by:
Was curious if anyone else was having this same issue or not.... I was just Up/Down graded to windows 11 and now my access combo boxes are not acting right. With win 10 I could start typing...
by: Aliciasmith | last post by:
In an age dominated by smartphones, having a mobile app for your business is no longer an option; it's a necessity. Whether you're a startup or an established enterprise, finding the right mobile app...
by: tracyyun | last post by:
Hello everyone, I have a question and would like some advice on network connectivity. I have one computer connected to my router via WiFi, but I have two other computers that I want to be able to...
by: giovanniandrean | last post by:
The energy model is structured as follows and uses excel sheets to give input data: 1-Utility.py contains all the functions needed to calculate the variables and other minor things (mentions...
by: NeoPa | last post by:
Hello everyone. I find myself stuck trying to find the VBA way to get Access to create a PDF of the currently-selected (and open) object (Form or Report). I know it can be done by selecting :...
by: NeoPa | last post by:
Introduction For this article I'll be using a very simple database which has Form (clsForm) & Report (clsReport) classes that simply handle making the calling Form invisible until the Form, or all...
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe meeting will be on Wednesday 1 Nov 2023 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC) and finishing at about 19:15 (7.15PM) Please note that the UK and Europe revert to winter time on...
by: NeoPa | last post by:
Introduction For this article I'll be focusing on the Report (clsReport) class. This simply handles making the calling Form invisible until all of the Reports opened by it have been closed, when it...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.