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Old 04-03-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Tkinter - why no space between buttons?

using python and Tkinter.

why doesnt this generate any space between the 1 and 4 button and 4and 7 etc?

they are on row 5 and then 7 so shoiuld be some blanks in between.

and how do i make the spac between 1 and2 and 2 and 3 equal?

#! /usr/bin/env python
from Tkinter import *
import tkMessageBox

class GUIFramework(Frame):
    """This is the GUI"""
    def __init__(self,master=None):
        """Initialize yourself"""
        """Initialise the base class"""
        """Set the Window Title"""
        self.master.title("Type Some Text")
        """Display the main window"
        with a little bit of padding"""
    def CreateWidgets(self):
        """Create all the widgets that we need"""
        """Create the Text"""
        self.lbText = Label(self, text="Enter numbers:")
        self.lbText.grid(row=0, column=0)
        """Create the Entry, set it to be a bit wider"""
        self.enText = Entry(self)
        self.enText.grid(row=0, column=1, columnspan=3)
        """Create the Button, set the text and the 
        command that will be called when the button is clicked"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="calculate!", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=0, column=4)

        """Create the  "1" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="1", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=5, column=0)

        """Create the  "2" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="2", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=5, column=1)

        """Create the  "3" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="3", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=5, column=2)

        """Create the  "4" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="4", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=7, column=0)

        """Create the  "5" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="5", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=7, column=1)

        """Create the  "6" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="6", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=7, column=2)

        """Create the  "7" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="7", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=9, column=0)

        """Create the  "8" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="8", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=9, column=1)

        """Create the  "9" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="9", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=9, column=2)

        """Create the  "0" Button"""
        self.btnDisplay = Button(self, text="0", command=self.Display)
        self.btnDisplay.grid(row=11, column=0)
    def Display(self):
        """Called when btnDisplay is clicked, displays the contents of self.enText"""
        #tkMessageBox.showinfo("Text", "You typed: %s" % self.enText.get())
##        self.lbText = Label(self, text=self.enText.get())
##        self.lbText.grid(row=1, column=2)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    guiFrame = GUIFramework()

Last edited by raskol; 04-03-2008 at 09:08 PM.
Old 04-06-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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Tk sets height / width depending on whatever is in the row / column. If there isn't anything in row 6, it's height is zero, so there won't be any space betwixt rows 5 and 7.

Similarly, the width of column 0 is set by the width of the "Enter numbers:" label.

If you really want to control the spacing of the number buttons, the best way would be to create a couple Frames... One for the Label / Entry / Button, and one for the number buttons. That way, you can exactly control the height / width.


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