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How do you make Tk look good?by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
|on Jul 15, 2008 at 20:01 UTC||Need Help??|
Limbic~Region has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
After about 4 years, I have finally crossed "learn Tk" off my to-do list. I was commenting in freenode's #perl that it looked horrible and I would be moving to another framework when Khisanth asked why don't I use one of the Win32 themes using Tile widgets. The screen shots were impressive, so I figured I would give it a try.
I contacted the author of Tk and received a quick reply that Tile support is scheduled for the next release but that there was no timetable for that. I searched a bit and read something where Tkx provided access to more Tk/tcl stuff and I decided to give it a try. Once I read through the tutorial and the glaze on my eyes wore off, I emailed the author. Though I received a timely response, miscommunication on my part didn't result in the answer I was hoping for.
I pressed on without the first clue what I was doing and came up with the following:
Does anyone have any hints on making Tk on Win32 both easy and pretty? I plan on learning other cross-platform frameworks such as Wx in the future so suggesting them here is not useful (to me).
Cheers - L~R