ANN: Creating GUI Applications with wxPython
On 1/14/19 2:08 PM, Mike Driscoll wrote:
> I just thought I would let you all know that I am working on my 2nd wxPython book, "Creating GUI Applications with wxPython". This one will be about actually creating small runnable applications instead of just recipes like my Cookbook did. I hope to have 8-10 working applications included with the book.
> You can read more about it here if you are interested: https://www.blog.pythonlibrary.org/2019/01/14/creating-gui-applications-with-wxpython-kickstarter/
> Feel free to ask me questions about it too.
I have two Python 3 (3.6) apps that will get the full GUI treatment very
soon. I'm in the process of choosing a GUI, and that may be where
you/your book can help. Seems this is not a trivial effort (wishing
that Python was like VB6 from the 90's).
Anyway, here is what I am looking for - hopefully it helps guide you.
* GUI relatively easy to understand and implement. easyGUI is truly
easy in all areas, but fails some of my other requirements. The
QT/PyQT/PySide2 situation is a mess - which one to use, why, any
implementation differences, etc.
* Performance is very good. Users hate to wait - for anything!
* Lots of widgets! I'll need a spreadsheet-like widget, a form widget
to enter information on parts, activities, etc., splash screen that the
code can talk to while the app is loading, and the big one - a
cross-platform printer widget that works with Windows and Mac/Unix/CUPS.
A network widget may also be good.
* A GUI designer may be good. Currently there is Glade for GTK, and
QT-Designer for QT.
* GUI must support all desktops with a native look and feel. Kivy fails
this one. Will have mobile apps later in the year, so it would be nice
if one GUI fits all, but am ok with 2 gui's if needed.
* A great book taking me from beginner to expert.