Exploring Tkinter's ScrolledText Widget (Python)


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.

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''' 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

    # 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()
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)


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BustACode 15 Light Poster

Great stuff. I did't know that that capability was availble. Thanks.

toyota_1 0 Newbie Poster

I wanted to add another textbox to bottom. That textbox act as input. Just single line only but no scrolledtext.
in old python2:
entry = Entry(root, width = 20)
entry.pack( side = BOTTOM )
How can I used scrolledtedtext without scrolling?

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