The Tkinter GUI toolkit comes with a scrolled text widget that is called ScrolledText. To get access to it you have to import it separately. It allows you to display large amounts of text in a small space.
''' tk_scrolledtext101.py explore Tkinter's ScrolledText widget inside the edit_space use ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+x to cut selected text, ctrl+v to paste, and ctrl+a to select all uses the same methods as the Text() widget ''' try: # for Python2 import Tkinter as tk import ScrolledText as tkst except ImportError: # for Python3 import tkinter as tk import tkinter.scrolledtext as tkst root = tk.Tk() root.title("ScrolledText") frame = tk.Frame(root, bg='brown') frame.pack(fill='both', expand='yes') edit_space = tkst.ScrolledText( master = frame, wrap = 'word', # wrap text at full words only width = 25, # characters height = 10, # text lines bg='beige' # background color of edit area ) # the padx/pady space will form a frame edit_space.pack(fill='both', expand=True, padx=8, pady=8) mytext = '''\ Man who drive like hell, bound to get there. Man who run in front of car, get tired. Man who run behind car, get exhausted. The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents. ''' edit_space.insert('insert', mytext) root.mainloop() # optiona info #help(tkst.ScrolledText)
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