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HELP: Tkinter idiom needed

P: n/a
Hi there,

after reading TkInter/thread -recipe:
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Coo...n/Recipe/82965
I wondered if it was possible to avoid using threads
for the following problem:

I have script started from W2K console that normally
prints ascii messages to the screen. However, I have
command line "debug" -flag that might cause printing
of UTF-8 data to the screen. This fails occassionally
due to Console encoding, of course.

What I need is Tkinter window where some printouts
are directed when script is run in Debug -mode
(Redirection of stdout is out of question).

While testing, I have got this far already:

---script starts----

from Tkinter import *
from ScrolledText import ScrolledText
import os, sys, tkFont, codecs

class Pyg_message_box:
def __init__(self, parent):
self.myParent = parent
self.myContainer1 = Frame(parent)
self.myContainer1.option_add("*font",\
tkFont.Font(family="Arial Unicode MS", size=8))
self.myContainer1.pack()
self.text = ScrolledText()
self.text.pack()
self.button1 = Button(self.myContainer1, text="Quit",\
command=self.button1Click)
self.button1.pack(side=LEFT)
self.button1.bind("<Button-1>", self.button1Click)

def button1Click(self, event):
self.myContainer1.quit()

def write(self, s):
self.text.insert(END, s)

root = Tk()
widget = Pyg_message_box(root)
sys.stdout = widget
a = codecs.open("d:\\test.txt", "r", "utf_16").readlines()
for x in a:
print x
root.mainloop()

---script ends----

My questions are:
- Can I open Tk -window without enclosing the whole script
between "root=Tk()" and "root.mainloop()"?
- What is the idiom of opening Tk -window only when Debug -flag
is encountered (the script stops running until window is closed)?

Something like:

if not my_debug == "ON":
print "message" # prints to console
else:
# 1) open temporary ScrolledText() Tk -window
# 2) Print stuff to window
# 3) Ask user to close window

I would no like to always open Tkwindows just in case user runs script
with debug -flag on.

-pekka-
Jul 18 '05 #1
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P: n/a
Hi there,

got it. Note the root.distroy()-command.

-pekka-

----- CODE STARTS ----

from Tkinter import *
from ScrolledText import ScrolledText
import tkFont

class Message_box:
# Graphical message box for printing unicode texts

def __init__(self, myParent):
self.myContainer1 = Frame(myParent)
self.myContainer1.pack(side=TOP, expand=1, fill=BOTH)
self.button1 = Button(self.myContainer1)
self.button1["text"]= "Close"
self.button1.pack(side=BOTTOM)
self.button1.bind("<Button-1>", self.button1Click)
self.font = tkFont.Font(family="Arial Unicode MS", size=8)
self.text = ScrolledText(self.myContainer1, font=self.font,\
state=NORMAL, height=40, width=120, wrap=NONE)
self.text.pack(side=TOP, expand=1, fill=BOTH)

def button1Click(self, event):
self.myContainer1.quit()

def write(self,s):
self.text.insert(END, s)

def enable_write(self):
self.text.config(state=NORMAL)

def disable_write(self):
self.text.config(state=DISABLED)
if __name__ == '__main__':
# first window
root = Tk()
print "blah1"
root.title(' Message window')
root.protocol("WM_DELETE_WINDOW", NONE)
widget = Message_box(root)
m = "blah2"
widget.write("%s\n" % m)
widget.disable_write()
root.mainloop()
root.destroy()
print "blah3"
# second window
root = Tk()
root.title(' Message window')
root.protocol("WM_DELETE_WINDOW", NONE)
widget = Message_box(root)
m = "blah4"
widget.write("%s\n" % m)
widget.disable_write()
root.mainloop()
root.destroy()
print "blah5"

----- CODE ENDS ----

Pekka Niiranen wrote:
Hi there,

after reading TkInter/thread -recipe:
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Coo...n/Recipe/82965
I wondered if it was possible to avoid using threads
for the following problem:

I have script started from W2K console that normally
prints ascii messages to the screen. However, I have
command line "debug" -flag that might cause printing
of UTF-8 data to the screen. This fails occassionally
due to Console encoding, of course.

What I need is Tkinter window where some printouts
are directed when script is run in Debug -mode
(Redirection of stdout is out of question).

While testing, I have got this far already:

---script starts----

from Tkinter import *
from ScrolledText import ScrolledText
import os, sys, tkFont, codecs

class Pyg_message_box:
def __init__(self, parent):
self.myParent = parent
self.myContainer1 = Frame(parent)
self.myContainer1.option_add("*font",\
tkFont.Font(family="Arial Unicode MS", size=8))
self.myContainer1.pack()
self.text = ScrolledText()
self.text.pack()
self.button1 = Button(self.myContainer1, text="Quit",\
command=self.button1Click)
self.button1.pack(side=LEFT)
self.button1.bind("<Button-1>", self.button1Click)

def button1Click(self, event):
self.myContainer1.quit()

def write(self, s):
self.text.insert(END, s)

root = Tk()
widget = Pyg_message_box(root)
sys.stdout = widget
a = codecs.open("d:\\test.txt", "r", "utf_16").readlines()
for x in a:
print x
root.mainloop()

---script ends----

My questions are:
- Can I open Tk -window without enclosing the whole script
between "root=Tk()" and "root.mainloop()"?
- What is the idiom of opening Tk -window only when Debug -flag
is encountered (the script stops running until window is closed)?

Something like:

if not my_debug == "ON":
print "message" # prints to console
else:
# 1) open temporary ScrolledText() Tk -window
# 2) Print stuff to window
# 3) Ask user to close window

I would no like to always open Tkwindows just in case user runs script
with debug -flag on.

-pekka-

Jul 18 '05 #2

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