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How to use a Tkinter widget inside a PyGtk or wxPython HMI?

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[This is the translation of a question issued on the fr.comp.lang.python


I happen to use in my programs a widget based on Tkinter Canvas. It is
Zinc (, which allows to draw using transparency,
gradients, translations, rotations, ... using OpenGL.

However, this widget depends on Tkinter, whose look I find oldy, though
I would like to try PyGtk or wxPython.

I would like to know if there is a method for using a Tkinter widget
inside a PyGtk or wxPython interface.

I have already seeked some information about this:

- in the same window: this seems impossible, but it might actually be
possible! I have seen that with GTK and VTK
(, somebody has managed to solve such a
problem (type "gtkvtkrenderwindow" in Google).

- in different windows: the (not so smart) idea would be to have a main
PyGtk window, and, in the foreground, a Tkinter window without
decorations, only containing the Tkinter-dependant widget. The events
(resize, close...) should, of course, be synchronized.

If you have any hint, I would be happy to know more.

Sébastien Aubry
Jul 19 '05 #1
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