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Learn the Perl/Tk module: The basics of Perl/Tk

by marto (Chancellor)
on Nov 04, 2007 at 12:25 UTC ( #648862=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Another Perl related article over it IBM developerWorks, Learn the Perl/Tk module: The basics of Perl/Tk

Though I don't agree with the opening statement "Although Perl-based Web interfaces have limitations..." I think the Perl content in this article would be worth reading for people requiring a short introduction to Tk. As usual with the developerWorks articles there is a feedback form at the bottom.

Martin

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Re: Learn the Perl/Tk module: The basics of Perl/Tk
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 04, 2007 at 14:53 UTC
    Why must every perl/Tk app look like it was developed in hell (ugly). We never see that ugly GUI's in tutorials for VB etc?! Its not harder to make pretty GUI's in Tk. Why do we let people get away with making ugly looking stuff in Tk? Stop it, please! Use zooz and start developing nice looking GUIs in perl/Tk today.

    ...and why is screenshots in this article from windows when it's supposed to be an article about making apps in AIX?

      "Why must every perl/Tk app look like it was developed in hell (ugly)"

      I don't think that this is the case.

      "We never see that ugly GUI's in tutorials for VB etc?!"

      I've seen a few in my time, and I bet I'm not alone in this.

      "Why do we let people get away with making ugly looking stuff in Tk?"

      Sounds like you don't want to let people do something because you don't like it (or believe it to be 'wrong'). In my experience life does not work this way. You can offer people alternative way of solving problems, suggestions for 'better' solutions but you will rarely succeed in forcing someone to do anything well.

      "Stop it, please! Use zooz and start developing nice looking GUIs in perl/Tk today."

      See zentara's reply to Perl GUI.

      "and why is screenshots in this article from windows when it's supposed to be an article about making apps in AIX?"

      s/is/are/
      Have you considered asking the author of the article?

      Martin
      Your gui windows look as good as the amount of effort you put into them. Most people stop working once they get good functionality, but add a bit more time and you can have beauty as well.

      You can always make gui's with a nice graphics background if you use the Tk canvas, and just look at the Tk::Zinc demo for great looking graphics, with transparency and bezier (curved lines). If you want automatic rounded entry boxes, etc., you can go with Gtk2 and it's styles. Tk is supposed to get styles soon.


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