8.1 "On Today's Menu: Spam, Spam, and Spam"
This chapter is the second in a two-part tour of the Tkinter library.
It picks up where Chapter 7 left off, and covers
some of the more advanced widgets and tools in the Tkinter arsenal.
Among the topics presented in this chapter:
Menu, Menubutton, and
The Scrollbar widget: for scrolling text, lists,
The Listbox widget: a list of multiple selections
The Text widget: a general text display and
The Canvas widget: a general graphical drawing tool
The grid table-based geometry manager
Time-based tools: after,
update, wait, and threads
Basic Tkinter animation techniques
Clipboards, erasing widgets and windows, etc.
By the time you've finished this chapter, you will have seen
the bulk of the Tkinter library, and have all the information you
need to compose larger portable user interfaces of your own.
You'll also be ready to tackle the larger GUI examples
presented in Chapter 9. As a segue to the next
chapter, this one also closes with a look at the PyDemos and
PyGadgets launcher toolbars -- GUIs used to start larger GUI