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askstring Window to the top under Windows

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iwl
Hi,

I tryed askstring to input some text in my script,
but some ugly empty Window appears with the
Input-Window behind and all together behind my
Console showing my script. So all have to brought
to the top first by the user - very unconfortable

Mar 6 '07 #1
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iwl kirjoitti:
Hi,

I tryed askstring to input some text in my script,
but some ugly empty Window appears with the
Input-Window behind and all together behind my
Console showing my script. So all have to brought
to the top first by the user - very unconfortable
Are you asking about the function AskString in the EasyDialogs module of
Macintosh?

If so, I can't help you.

I'm just confused because the subject of your post contains the word
Windows which could mean Microsoft Windows on which Python hasn't the
EasyDialogs module.

Cheers,
Jussi
Mar 6 '07 #2

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Jussi Salmela wrote:
iwl kirjoitti:
>Hi,

I tryed askstring to input some text in my script,
but some ugly empty Window appears with the
Input-Window behind and all together behind my
Console showing my script. So all have to brought
to the top first by the user - very unconfortable

Are you asking about the function AskString in the EasyDialogs module of
Macintosh?

If so, I can't help you.

I'm just confused because the subject of your post contains the word
Windows which could mean Microsoft Windows on which Python hasn't the
EasyDialogs module.
Not that I've used it, but...

http://www.averdevelopment.com/python/EasyDialogs.html

TJG
Mar 6 '07 #3

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On Mar 6, 1:13 pm, "iwl" <Ingo.W...@gmx.dewrote:
Hi,

I tryed askstring to input some text in my script,
but some ugly empty Window appears with the
Input-Window behind and all together behind my
Console showing my script. So all have to brought
to the top first by the user - very unconfortable
It's not clear whether you're talking about the usual
"Why do I get a DOS window when I run my python script?"
question -- to which the answer is, in essence, change
your script's extension to .pyw or use the pythonw.exe
executable -- or "Why _when I use askstring_ do I get
an empty window?". If it's the latter, then I don't
know, but can you provide a small example script which
exhibits the behaviour.

TJG

Mar 6 '07 #4

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iwl
On 6 Mrz., 14:48, "Tim Golden" <tjgol...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mar 6, 1:13 pm, "iwl" <Ingo.W...@gmx.dewrote:

It's not clear whether you're talking about the usual
"Why do I get a DOS window when I run my python script?"
question -- to which the answer is, in essence, change
your script's extension to .pyw or use the pythonw.exe
executable -- or "Why _when I use askstring_ do I get
an empty window?". If it's the latter, then I don't
know, but can you provide a small example script which
exhibits the behaviour.

TJG
>>import tkSimpleDialog
tkSimpleDialog.askstring("a","b")
at the python Console under XP (not pythonw).

-instead of only showing the Inputwindow at the top,
some additional empty window is shown, both not on top.

Mar 6 '07 #5

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iwl kirjoitti:
On 6 Mrz., 14:48, "Tim Golden" <tjgol...@gmail.comwrote:
>On Mar 6, 1:13 pm, "iwl" <Ingo.W...@gmx.dewrote:

It's not clear whether you're talking about the usual
"Why do I get a DOS window when I run my python script?"
question -- to which the answer is, in essence, change
your script's extension to .pyw or use the pythonw.exe
executable -- or "Why _when I use askstring_ do I get
an empty window?". If it's the latter, then I don't
know, but can you provide a small example script which
exhibits the behaviour.

TJG
>>>import tkSimpleDialog
tkSimpleDialog.askstring("a","b")

at the python Console under XP (not pythonw).

-instead of only showing the Inputwindow at the top,
some additional empty window is shown, both not on top.
I assumed that by "python Console" you mean the IDLE editor/interpreter.
I entered your 2 lines and the behaviour is the same on Win XP. I doubt
it has nothing to do with the OS, though.

(A word of warning but don't tell anyone: I've never used Tkinter, I use
wxPython!)

Every GUI implementation has a command loop and things to initiate the
correct execution environment. I think that's what you are missing here
and that's causing the odd behaviour.

I found an example (16.1.2.2 A Simple Hello World Program) in Python 2.4
and modified as shown:

#===============================================
from Tkinter import *
import tkSimpleDialog # <<<=== modification here

class Application(Frame):
def say_hi(self):
print "hi there, everyone!"

def createWidgets(self):
self.QUIT = Button(self)
self.QUIT["text"] = "QUIT"
self.QUIT["fg"] = "red"
self.QUIT["command"] = self.quit

self.QUIT.pack({"side": "left"})

self.hi_there = Button(self)
self.hi_there["text"] = "Hello",
self.hi_there["command"] = self.say_hi

self.hi_there.pack({"side": "left"})

def __init__(self, master=None):
Frame.__init__(self, master)
self.pack()
self.createWidgets()

root = Tk()
app = Application(master=root)
app.mainloop()
tkSimpleDialog.askstring("a","b") # <<<=== modification here
root.destroy()
#===============================================

If you run it, it first shows the "Hello dialog" and after clicking the
QUIT button, your askstring gets run.

So: nothing wrong with Python, Tkinter or tkSimpleDialog.askstring.
Just carry on having fun with Python!

HTH,
Jussi
Mar 6 '07 #6

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Jussi Salmela kirjoitti:
>
<snip>

Every GUI implementation has a command loop and things to initiate the
OOPS: an EVENT loop

Cheers,
Jussi
Mar 6 '07 #7

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On Tuesday 06 March 2007 08:13, iwl wrote:
Hi,

I tryed askstring to input some text in my
script, but some ugly empty Window appears with
the Input-Window behind and all together behind
my Console showing my script. So all have to
brought to the top first by the user - very
unconfortable

By default
tk will open a root window.
so you will have to create
something to put into the
root window.
I suggest a button to open the tkSimpleDialog
box.

go to;

http://www.pythonware.com/library/tkinter/introduction/

jim-on-linux
http://www.inqvista.com
Mar 7 '07 #8

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iwl
On 7 Mrz., 02:49, jim-on-linux <inq1...@verizon.netwrote:
On Tuesday 06 March 2007 08:13, iwl wrote:
Hi,
I tryed askstring to input some text in my
script, but some ugly empty Window appears with
the Input-Window behind and all together behind
my Console showing my script. So all have to
brought to the top first by the user - very
unconfortable

By default
tk will open a root window.
Is this default changeable befor askstring?

Mar 7 '07 #9

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On Wednesday 07 March 2007 05:05, iwl wrote:
On 7 Mrz., 02:49, jim-on-linux
<inq1...@verizon.netwrote:
On Tuesday 06 March 2007 08:13, iwl wrote:
Hi,
>
I tryed askstring to input some text in my
script, but some ugly empty Window appears
with the Input-Window behind and all
together behind my Console showing my
script. So all have to brought to the top
first by the user - very unconfortable
By default
tk will open a root window.

Is this default changeable befor askstring?
Here is an example of a simple button that will
open a tkSimpleDialog box
======

from Tkinter import *
import tkSimpleDialog
from tkSimpleDialog import askfloat

root = Tk() ## this is the default window
vlab = Button( root, text= 'Click here to Open
Dialog',
width = 20, height = 2,
bg = 'yellow',
command =(lambda: askfloat( 'Entery',
'Enter credit card number') ) )
vlab.grid()
mainloop()

jim-on-linux
http://www.inqvista.com
Mar 7 '07 #10

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On Wednesday 07 March 2007 05:02, Ingo Wolf wrote:
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 20:49:42 -0500
Von: jim-on-linux <in*****@verizon.net>
An: py*********@python.org
CC: "iwl" <In*******@gmx.de>
Betreff: Re: askstring Window to the top under
Windows
By default
tk will open a root window.
so you will have to create
something to put into the
root window.
I suggest a button to open the tkSimpleDialog
box.

go to;

http://www.pythonware.com/library/tkinter/int
roduction/

I've allready had a short look trough this to
find an idea how to change this behavior (which
should be done by the askstring makers) but
haven't up to now. I think what I do is what
askstring was made for keeping me away from tk
internals only wanting a little string input.

Because I have embedded python In my C-App I
make my own window now In C and extend python
by it so having more control about things
happen.

Check out how to use Entry Wiget
for data entry.

====

from Tkinter import *

root = Tk() ## this is the default window
vlab = Label(root, width = 20,
text = 'Enter data here')
vlab.grid( row=0, column =0)

ventry= Entry(root, width = 30)
ventry.grid(row = 0, column = 1)
mainloop()

jim-on-linux
http:\\www.inqvista.com



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