You can put an image and text on a Tkinter button widget. This small code shows you how. The GIF image file you want to use for the button should be in the working directory, or you have to give it the full path. Incorporate the Python Image Library (PIL) for other image formats.
# create a Tkinter button with an image and optional text # note that Tkinter reads only GIF and PGM/PPM images # for other image file types use the Python Image Library (PIL) # replace the line photo1 = tk.PhotoImage(file="Press1.gif") # with these three lines ... # # from PIL import Image, ImageTk # image1 = Image.open("Press1.jpg") # photo1 = ImageTk.PhotoImage(image1) # # tested with Python24 vegaseat 23dec2006 import Tkinter as tk button_flag = True def click(): """ respond to the button click """ global button_flag # toggle button colors as a test if button_flag: button1.config(bg="white") button_flag = False else: button1.config(bg="green") button_flag = True root = tk.Tk() # create a frame and pack it frame1 = tk.Frame(root) frame1.pack(side=tk.TOP, fill=tk.X) # pick a (small) image file you have in the working directory ... photo1 = tk.PhotoImage(file="Press1.gif") # create the image button, image is above (top) the optional text button1 = tk.Button(frame1, compound=tk.TOP, width=155, height=55, image=photo1, text="optional text", bg='green', command=click) button1.pack(side=tk.LEFT, padx=2, pady=2) # save the button's image from garbage collection (needed?) button1.image = photo1 # start the event loop root.mainloop()
No matter what image I use, I get this error:
File "C:\Python27\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 3200, in __init__ self.tk.call(('image', 'create', imgtype, name,) + options) _tkinter.TclError: couldn't recognize data in image file
Are you using an image with a GIF format?
Thanks for the nice guide. Can you please show how do I create submenus as well using images? Also I need to incorporate lots of such buttons, so how do I layout the buttons inside a window?
Edited by neon_3
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