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Python Tkinter Anchors

Hello dear readers! welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial post, we are going to be discussing about the Python Tkinter Anchors.

Anchors are used for defining where text is positioned that is relative to a reference point.

Below is the list of possible constants, which can be made use of for anchor attributes -

  • NW
  • N
  • NE
  • W
  • E
  • SW
  • S
  • SE

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For example, if you use CENTER as a text anchor, the text will be centered horizontally & vertically around the reference point.

Anchor NW will position the text so the reference point coincides with the northwest (top left) corner of the box containing the text.

Anchor W is going to center the text vertically around the reference point, with the left edge of the text box passing through that point, and so on.

If you create a small widget inside a large frame and use the anchor=SE option, the widget will be placed in the bottom right corner of the frame. But if you eventually made use of anchor=N instead, the widget is going to be centered along the top edge.


The anchor constants are shown in the diagram below -

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Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python Tkinter Relief Styles.

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