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Re^2: Is there a better way to learn Tk?

by ELISHEVA (Prior)
on May 08, 2009 at 06:08 UTC ( [id://762755]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Is there a better way to learn Tk?
in thread Is there a better way to learn Tk?

Mastering Perl/Tk is more than useful and far more complete than the CPAN documentation. It is good you mentioned it. In fact, it is a part of the reason I know that the CPAN documentation is woefully incomplete.

But like most tutorials, they are primarily concerned with explaining the concepts (how to write a GUI) rather than laying out the range of tools available. Some fairly common use cases are missing: for example, how to create a list box or combo box where the user can add elements to the list. Is this something that has to be created out of lower level components? Is there a core widget with this functionality built in? Part of what I need to do is assess how much custom programming will be needed and how much can rely on existing components. That is hard to do without an overview laying out the capabilities of Tk.

Best, beth

Update Link removed: apparently not legal - JavaFan and private communication. O'Reilly does provide on-line access to this book, but they have changed their format and now require you to subscribe to their Safari On line book service to get access.

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Re^3: Is there a better way to learn Tk?
by JavaFan (Canon) on May 08, 2009 at 07:29 UTC
    Mastering Perl is available on line through Mastering Perl/Tk. Whether this is a legal copy or not,
    Let's see, the link points to Ukrainian domain, and the URL misspells the name of the publisher.

    What would your guess be about its legal status?

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