Mastering Perl/Tk:Graphical User Interfaces in Perl

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Perl/Tk is the marriage of the Tk graphical toolkit with Perl, the powerful programming language used primarily for system administration, web programming, and database manipulation. With Perl/Tk, you can build Perl programs with an attractive, intuitive GUI interface with all the power of Perl behind it.Mastering Perl/Tk is the "bible" of Perl/Tk: It's not only a great book for getting started, but the best reference for learning the techniques of experienced Perl/Tk programmers. The first half of the book ...

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Overview

Perl/Tk is the marriage of the Tk graphical toolkit with Perl, the powerful programming language used primarily for system administration, web programming, and database manipulation. With Perl/Tk, you can build Perl programs with an attractive, intuitive GUI interface with all the power of Perl behind it.Mastering Perl/Tk is the "bible" of Perl/Tk: It's not only a great book for getting started, but the best reference for learning the techniques of experienced Perl/Tk programmers. The first half of the book contains the basics on how to use Perl/Tk, and then branches out into advanced applications with a series of extensive program examples. The result is a book accessible for novices, and invaluable for experienced programmers ready to learn the next step in the elegant and effective use of Perl/Tk. The book includes:

  • An introduction to each of the basic Perl/Tk widgets and geometry managers
  • A dissection of the MainLoop, including how to use callbacks and bindings effectively
  • Coverage of the Tix widgets, an extended set of widgets that are a part of the standard Perl/Tk distribution
  • Working with images in Perl/Tk, including bitmaps, pixmaps, photos, and how to compose a compound image type
  • How to create custom mega-widgets in Perl/Tk, both composite and derived
  • Handling interprocess communication with Perl/Tk, both with standard Unix utilities (pipes and sockets) and with the send command designed for direct communication between Tk applications
  • Developing your own Tk widget in the C language
  • Examples of web applications written with Perl/Tk and the LWP library
The book also includes appendices on installing Perl/Tk, a complete quick-reference for each standard widget, and listings of all the extended examples in the book.Nancy Walsh is the author of Learning Perl/Tk, and Steve Lidie wrote the Perl/Tk Pocket Reference as well as a series of Perl/Tk articles in The Perl Journal. Together, they have written Mastering Perl/Tk to be the definitive guide to Perl/Tk.

"Mastering Perl/Tk" is the "bible" of Perl/Tk: It's not only a great book for getting started, but the best reference for learning the techniques of experienced Perl/Tk programmers. The first half of the book contains the basics on how to use Perl/Tk, and then branches out into advanced applications with a series of extensive program examples.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565927162
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 770
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Lidie has spent decades consulting, programming and administering systems from Apple, CDC, DEC, HP, IBM, Microsoft and SGI. Author of the Perl/Tk Pocket Reference and graduate of Lehigh University, he currently manages the University's large-scale scientific computing complex, and occasionally writes Tk articles for The Perl Journal and PerlMonth.

Nancy Walsh has been involved with Perl (and Perl/Tk) since 1996. She received a Computer Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1993, and currently works as a Principal Consultant for XOR, Inc. doing J2EE and Java work on various projects. Nancy has taught several Perl/Tk Tutorials at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference and is also the author of Learning Perl/Tk.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Hello, Perl/Tk
  • Chapter 2: Geometry Management
  • Chapter 3: Fonts
  • Chapter 4: Button, Checkbutton, and Radiobutton Widgets
  • Chapter 5: Label and Entry Widgets
  • Chapter 6: The Scrollbar Widget
  • Chapter 7: The Listbox Widget
  • Chapter 8: The Text, TextUndo,and ROText Widgets
  • Chapter 9: The Canvas Widget
  • Chapter 10: The Scale Widget
  • Chapter 11: Frame, MainWindow,and Toplevel Widgets
  • Chapter 12: The Menu System
  • Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Perl/Tk Methods
  • Chapter 14: Creating Custom Widgets in Pure Perl/Tk
  • Chapter 15: Anatomy of the MainLoop
  • Chapter 16: User Customization
  • Chapter 17: Images and Animations
  • Chapter 18: A Tk Interface Extension Tour
  • Chapter 19: Interprocess Communicationwith Pipes and Sockets
  • Chapter 20: IPC with send
  • Chapter 21: C Widget Internals
  • Chapter 22: Perl/Tk and the Web
  • Chapter 23: Plethora of pTk Potpourri
  • Appendix A: Installing Perl/Tk
  • Appendix B: Options and Default Valuesfor Each Widget
  • Appendix C: Complete Program Listings
  • Colophon

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