Information you need to build high-quality Tk user interfaces.
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Learn the latest modern Tk features so you can make better GUI's.
This site is here to supplement the existing documentation available for Tk, especially focusing on the newest innovations
found in Tk 8.5 and beyond. This "newer" Tk is so much better than the
old and cruddy "classic" Tk you may be familiar with, and this
site makes it fast and easy to learn what you need.
While not fully complete, there's a very significant amount of very helpful material here (notably the tutorial), with more to come. It would be a great help if you could have a look around, provide any comments, corrections or suggestions, or even help fill in some of the missing pieces.
For some more on the "what" and "why" of this site, have a peek at the about page.
Tk 8.5.18 & Tk 8.6.4 Released.
Tk 8.5 contains an entirely new themed widget set. Latest patch released March 2015.
Tk 8.6 is also maturing well, its latest patch also released March 2015.
With eight years of maturity under its belt, Tk 8.5 should be for most people the Tk version of choice. Despite how much of a step forward 8.5 is, remember that people just running their older Tk programs in the new version won't notice much of a difference. Programs will have to switch from the "classic" Tk widgets to the new themed "ttk::" widgets. Luckily this isn't that hard to do at all, but people need to be made aware the new stuff is there.
Draft of new chapter (plus code!)... see Modernizing IDLE: A Case Study.
Redid Python installation instructions, rewrote and greatly expanded menus on Mac OS X to incorporate significant changes to menus since Tk moved to Cocoa, added info for using PIL/Pillow to handle images in Python (including a surprising fix needed for some binary packages!). The formatting of the PDF version of the Modern Tkinter ebook was also completely redone, and greatly improved.