Python GUI Programming with PAGE

Gregory Walters

SKU: 9789355518385


ISBN: 9789355518378
eISBN: 9789355518385
Authors: Gregory Walters
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 29th May 2023
Pages: 320
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

PAGE is a Tkinter-based GUI designer for Python, available for free and as an open-source tool. It generates native Python code, enabling users to swiftly create Graphical Interfaces for their Python programs. If you're eager to delve into GUI development for your Python programs, then this book is your go-to resource. 

This comprehensive book is your guide from installing the PAGE designer to mastering the creation of complex GUI interfaces. It covers a wide range of topics, from building front-end interfaces for SQLite databases (and other databases) to utilizing the Canvas widget for drawing shapes and text. The book explores various aspects, including working with standard Tk widgets (such as buttons and entry), leveraging the capabilities of the ttk toolkit, and extending GUI functionality through third-party widget libraries and custom widgets. Each chapter presents real-world usable programs that challenge readers to enhance their skills and become more productive in your programming careers.

By the end of the book, you will possess the skills and knowledge to confidently develop your own GUI Python programs.


  • Explore RAD GUI programming concepts in Python with real-world examples.
  • Explore exciting third-party libraries for enhanced GUI development.
  • Learn to incorporate third-party Tk and ttk widgets into your own Python programs.


  • Learn how to install and start PAGE correctly.
  • Explore the various widgets in the Tk and ttk toolkit that PAGE supports.
  • Learn how to use graphic images in your projects.
  • Understand how to communicate with a SQLite database and display data from it.
  • Create projects that have more than one form and learn how to control those forms.


This book is for beginners and advanced Python programmers who wish to create attractive and logical user interfaces for Python. It is also for professionals who wish to explore Rapid Application Development (RAD) techniques for creating Python GUI programs.

1. Introduction to PAGE
2. Going Further
3. Standard Tk Widgets
4. The Pinger Program
5. Using Graphics
6. Menus and Popup Menus
7. Using ttk Widgets
8. Custom Controls
9. Creating a SQLite Database Front End
10. Creating Custom Profiles
11. Using the Canvas Widget
12. Conclusion

Gregory Walters has been programming since 1972. Since 2009, he has been writing articles about programming in Python for Full Circle Magazine. To date, he has done well over 100 Python articles for them as well as book reviews and other things. In addition, he has been using PAGE since about the same time. He has also written a 4 chapter tutorial on using PAGE that has been included in each copy of the Page distribution since early 2019.

Greg has written one book on Python, co-authored one book on GANs in Python and done Technical Review on over 20 books for various publishers.

Greg is currently semi-retired and live in Central Texas, U.S.A. In his spare time, he runs the “Unofficial Page Support Page” on Discord, enjoys cooking, playing music and building his own musical instruments.

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