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Discussion on: Python GUI, PyQt vs TKinter

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robin deatherage

Actually it is Tk that is far more advanced than PyQt or Wx. I will explain why. Tk is still ahead of most all GUI Toolkits by as much as fifteen to twenty years as it is one of three of the only GUI Widget Toolkit made from the Original Toolkit Library.

And is one of only three GUI Toolkits besides GTK and the NCSA Mosaic Canvas Toolkit that powers both the proprietary underlying HTML rendering Engines used by Netscape Navigator, WebKit, WebView, IE, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Chromium among a few others.

The main reason it is so advanced is its ability to pre set JavaScript triggers for after render events with its tags, marks, configs() and its Binding Methods. One of these binding methods is the ability to set hyperlinks while suspending their path data for processing web request from user clicks in both regular and OpenClick() events.

Many also are not aware that before 2009 there were still over fifty Web Browsers with Rendering Engines entirely developed using Tk that at that time were still being downloaded. Now Python does lack the 3D OpenGL that comes with Tk 8.6 and lacks the Video Codecs that are also in the Tk version, but they can be PyObject directly tied in and used, but only a handful of us are doing so.

Also to Mimic all other GUI Libraries all one has to do is place all widgets and or create your own and ploace them individually inside Frames for each one. The Frames are the secret behind Tkinter and if placed within a Canvas give you full things such as radius buttons, cells for rendering HTML Blocks and or New Widgets. Thanks !

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ErtY'wek

"The main reason it is so advanced is its ability to pre set JavaScript triggers for after render events with its tags, marks, configs() and its Binding Methods. One of these binding methods is the ability to set hyperlinks while suspending their path data for processing web request from user clicks in both regular and OpenClick() events. " Can you explain to a programming newbie?