Friday, September 4, 2020

Python Tkinter PanedWindow Widget



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

The Tkinter PanedWindow widget is a container widget that may contain any number of panes, that are either horizontally or vertically arranged.

Each pane contains one widget and each pair of the panes is separated by a movable sash. Moving a sash makes the widgets on either side of the sash to be resized.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax for create this widget -

w = PanedWindow ( master, option=value, ... )

Parameter Details

  • master - This represents the parent window.
  • options - Following below is the list of commonly used options for this widget. These options can be used as key-value pairs that are separated by commas.


Sr.No.Option & Description
1
bg
The color of the slider and arrowheads when the mouse is not over them.
2
bd
The width of the 3-d borders around the entire perimeter of the trough, and also the width of the 3-d effects on the arrowheads and slider. Default is no border around the trough, and a 2-pixel border around the arrowheads and slider.
3
borderwidth
Default is 2.
4
cursor
The cursor that appears when the mouse is over the window.
5
handlepad
Default is 8.
6
handlesize
Default is 8.
7
height
No default value.
8
orient
Default is HORIZONTAL.
9
relief
Default is FLAT.
10
sashcursor
No default value.
11
sashrelief
Default is RAISED.
12
sashwidth
Default is 2.
13
showhandle
No default value.
14
width
No default value.


Methods

Following are the list of commonly used methods for this widget -

Sr.No.Methods & Description
1
add(child, options)
Adds a child window to the paned window.
2
get(startindex [,endindex])
This method returns a specific character or a range of text.
3
config(options)
Modifies one or more widget options. If no options are given, the method returns a dictionary containing all current option values.

Example

Following is a simple example -

from Tkinter import *

m1 = PanedWindow()
m1.pack(fill=BOTH, expand=1)

left = Label(m1, text="left pane")
m1.add(left)

m2 = PanedWindow(m1, orient=VERTICAL)
m1.add(m2)

top = Label(m2, text="top pane")
m2.add(top)

bottom = Label(m2, text="bottom pane")
m2.add(bottom)

mainloop()

Output
When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -



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

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