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Python | Tkinter ttk.Checkbutton and comparison with simple Checkbutton
  • Last Updated : 27 Mar, 2019
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Tkinter is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) module which comes along with the Python itself. This module is widely used to create GUI applications. tkinter.ttk is used to create the GUI applications with the effects of modern graphics which cannot be achieved using only tkinter. Checkbutton is used to select multiple options.

Checkbuttons can be created using following snippet.

chkbtn = ttk.Checkbutton(master, option=value, ...)

Code #1:




# importing tkinter.ttk
from tkinter import *
from tkinter.ttk import * 
  
# creating root
root = Tk()
  
# label text
Label(root, text ='Select Programming language of your choice').place(x = 20, y = 0)
  
# check buttons
java = Checkbutton(root, text ='Java',
                   takefocus = 0).place(x = 40, y = 30)
  
cpp = Checkbutton(root, text ='C++',
                  takefocus = 0).place(x = 40, y = 50)
  
python = Checkbutton(root, text ='Python',
                     takefocus = 0).place(x = 40, y = 70)
  
c = Checkbutton(root, text ='C',
                takefocus = 0).place(x = 40, y = 90)
  
root.mainloop()

Output:

Code #2: Difference between simple Checkbutton and ttk.Checkbutton






# importing tkinter and ttk
from tkinter import * 
from tkinter import ttk
  
# root
root = Tk()
  
# This will depict the features of Simple Checkbutton
Label(root, text ='Simple Checkbutton').place(x = 10, y = 10)
chkbtn1 = Checkbutton(root, text ='Checkbutton1',
             takefocus = 0).place(x = 10, y = 40)
chkbtn2 = Checkbutton(root, text ='Checkbutton2',
             takefocus = 0).place(x = 10, y = 60)
  
  
# This will depict the features of ttk.Checkbutton
Label(root, text ='ttk.Checkbutton').place(x = 140, y = 10)
chkbtn1 = ttk.Checkbutton(root, text ='Checkbutton1',
                takefocus = 0).place(x = 140, y = 40)
chkbtn2 = ttk.Checkbutton(root, text ='Checkbutton2'
                takefocus = 0).place(x = 140, y = 60)
  
root.mainloop()

Output:

Notice the difference in the appearance of both the Checkbuttons which is all due to the modern graphics. In the above Code when mouse is being hovered over the ttk.Checkbutton you may see a blue color effect (effect may change from os from os). When we hover mouse over Simple Checkbutton you may not experience any such kind of effects.

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