Pygubu Designer is a graphical user interface (GUI) designer for creating desktop applications using Python and Tkinter. It allows you to visually design the layout and appearance of your application’s GUI elements. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Pygubu Designer to create a desktop application:
Install Pygubu Designer:
You can install Pygubu Designer using pip by running the following command:Copy codepip install pygubu
Launch Pygubu Designer:
Open your terminal or command prompt and type pygubu-designer to launch the Pygubu Designer application.
Create a new project:
Once Pygubu Designer is launched, click on “File” and then “New Project” to create a new project.
Choose a name and location for your project.
Design the GUI:
The Pygubu Designer window will display a palette of available widgets on the left and a canvas on the right.
Drag and drop widgets from the palette onto the canvas to create your GUI layout.
Customize the properties of each widget by selecting it and modifying the properties in the “Properties” tab on the right.
You can also use the “Layout” tab to arrange widgets within containers like frames or grids.
Double-click on a widget to create an event handler for it.
This will open the “Code” tab, where you can write Python code that will be executed when the event occurs.
Write the necessary code to add functionality to your application, such as handling button clicks or updating labels.
Save the project:
Once you’ve designed your GUI and added functionality, save the project by clicking on “File” and then “Save Project.”
This will create a .pyg file that contains the project details.
Generate Python code:
To generate the Python code for your application, click on “File” and then “Generate Python code.”
Choose a name and location for the Python file that will contain the generated code.
Implement the application logic:
Open the generated Python file in your preferred text editor or IDE.
Implement the necessary application logic, such as initializing variables, defining functions, and handling events.
Run the application:
To run your application, execute the generated Python file using Python. For example, if the file is named myapp.py, run the following command:python myapp.py
Test and refine:
Test your application to ensure it behaves as expected.
If needed, make modifications to the GUI or the code in Pygubu Designer or your text editor, regenerate the Python code, and run the application again.
That’s it! You have now created a desktop application using Pygubu Designer. Remember to refer to the Pygubu documentation for more advanced features and details on using the designer tool effectively.