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wxPython in Action
- by Noel Rappin and Robin Dunn
ISBN: 1932394621, Manning Publications, 584 Pages (March 2006)
wxPython in Action is the first published book on wxPython, an open source graphical user interface (GUI) framework that allows developers to build cross-platform applications with robust, highly functional graphical user interfaces. Co-authored by wxPython creator and a senior software engineer, wxPython in Action is the authoritative book on the subject.
wxPython in Action is an easy to use tutorial, a detailed guide to best practices, and an extensive reference for wxPython's large widget library. The book's direct, no-nonsense style makes for an easy introduction to the concepts. It offers a complete discussion of when, why, and how to use the many widgets in the toolkit and includes dozens of handy reference tables of object properties, methods, and events.
[http://www.manning.com/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=189_23 Home page] [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=wxpython-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F1932394621%2Fref%3Dsr_11_1%3F%255Fencoding%3DUTF8 Affiliate link]
GUI Programming with Python and Qt
- Boudewijn Rempt
ISBN: 0970033044, Opendocs, LLC (January 2002)
Covers application development using Python and the excellent Python bindings for Qt 3. This is currently the only printed documentation for the bindings. The KDE bindings for Python are not covered, though this book will still be useful for people interested in writing Python applications that run under KDE.
[http://www.opendocspublishing.com/pyqt/ Home page]
Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt
- Mark Summerfield
ISBN: 0132354187, Prentice Hall (Due: October 2007)
This book teaches programmers how to write programs using PyQt4, the Python bindings for the Qt 4 application development framework. The book is completely different from Boudewijn Rempt's book. It is aimed at object-oriented programmers who may or may not have GUI programming experience, and is written by the co-author of C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 (ISBN: 0131872494).
[http://www.qtrac.eu/pyqtbook.html Home page]
Python and Tkinter Programming
- John E. Grayson
ISBN: 1884777813, Manning Publications, 688 pages (February 2000)
Presents the elements of typical Python and Tkinter applications in a straight-forward fashion, with lots and lots of example code. At the moment this is the only guide to Tkinter programming in print, so this is the book to get if you want to learn Tkinter.
Grayson's book is a master class in GUI development so it's a bit of a steep learning curve, even if you've done GUI programming before. He also uses Python Mega Widgets ( [http://www.python.org/topics/tkinter/widgets.html widgets] ) ) to illustrate how quickly sophisticated applications can be built with Python. (Louis Bertrand louis at bertrandtech dot on dot ca)
[http://www.manning.com/grayson/ Home page] [http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue77/3989.html Review by Phil Hughes]