WxPython in Action

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Manning, 2006 - Computers - 552 pages
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Because they are often large and complex, GUI programming tool kits can be hard to use. wxPython is a combination of the Python programming language and the wxWidgets toolkit, which allows programmers to create programs with a robust, highly functional graphical user interface, simply and easily. wxPython combines the power of an exceptionally complete user interface toolkit with an exceptionally flexible programming language. The result is a toolkit that is unique in the ease with which complex applications can be built and maintained.

""wxPython in Action"" is a complete guide to the wxPython toolkit, containing a tutorial for getting started, a guide to best practices, and a reference to wxPython's extensive widget set. After an easy introduction to wxPython concepts and programming practices, the book takes an in-depth tour of when and how to use the bountiful collection of widgets offered by wxPython. All features are illustrated with useful code examples and reference tables are included for handy lookup of an object's properties, methods, and events. The book enables developers to learn wxPython quickly and remains a valuable resource for futurework.

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This book is outdated now, so you are better off buying a newer one or follow exercises posted on the internet. Personally I like to read in a book rather than browsing the web, but when it comes to more visual stuff like programming user interface I have to make an exception and recommend internet. BUT if you necessarily need a book for this purpose look for a newer one. 

About the author (2006)

Noel Rappin is a senior software engineer at Motorola and has extensive Python experience. He has a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied educational software and user interface design. Noel co-authored the book Jython Essential.

Robin Dunn, the creator and maintainer of WXPython has been working in the software industry for 18 years on a wide variety of applications. He discovered both wxWindows and Python in 1995 while looking for a cross platform toolkit and has never (willingly) looked back. Robin was awarded the ActiveState Programmers Choice Award at the 2002 O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Robin also worked for the Open Source Application Foundation, improving wxPython for use in their flagship product, Chandler.

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