hi i want to know how i would display i file that has been open and read into the tkinter text widget

do i have to write it out the file to a variable than insert it into tkinter text widget?

Try it and see for yourself. If you have problems post the code you are using for assistance.

"When you create a new text widget, it has no contents. To insert text into the widget, use the insert method and insert text at the INSERT or END indexes:" http://effbot.org/tkinterbook/text.htm