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How to Delete Tkinter Text Box’s Contents?

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 08 Oct, 2021


Python offers multiple options for developing GUI (Graphical User Interface) out of which Tkinter is the most preferred means. It is a standard Python interface to the Tk GUI toolkit shipped with Python. Python with Tkinter is the fastest, most reliable and easiest way to create a desired GUI application. 

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What is Text Widget?

The Text widget is used to for showing text data on the Python application. However, Tkinter supports Entry widget which can be used to implement a single line text box. But, a text widget can be used to display the multi-line formatted text with various styles and attributes.


  • Import module
  • Create a normal Tkinter window.
  • Add text Box


Text(Object Name, **attr)
  • For deleting content from Text Box, we will create a delete button to implement delete method. Clicking on this button will erase the content written in the text box.


Object_name.delete(first=number, last=number)

Given below is the program to implement the same:


# Import Module
from tkinter import *
# Create Object
root = Tk()
# specify size of window.
# delete content from Text Box
def delete_text():
    T.delete("1.0", "end")
# Create text widget
T = Text(root)
# Create Delete Button
Button(root, text="Delete", command=delete_text).pack()
# Execute Tkinter


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