Python Tkinter Dimensions

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Various lengths, widths, and other dimensions of widgets can be described in many different units.

  • If you set a dimension to an integer, it is assumed to be in pixels.

  • You can specify units by setting a dimension to a string containing a number followed by.

CharacterDescription
cCentimeters
iInches
mMillimeters
pPrinter's points (about 1/72")

Length options:

Tkinter expresses a length as an integer number of pixels. Here is the list of common length options:

  • borderwidth: Width of the border which gives a three-dimensional look to the widget.

  • highlightthickness: Width of the highlight rectangle when the widget has focus .

  • padX padY: Extra space the widget requests from its layout manager beyond the minimum the widget needs to display its contents in the x and y directions.

  • selectborderwidth: Width of the three-dimentional border around selected items of the widget.

  • wraplength: Maximum line length for widgets that perform word wrapping.

  • height: Desired height of the widget; must be greater than or equal to 1.

  • underline: Index of the character to underline in the widget's text (0 is the first character, 1 the second one, and so on).

  • width: Desired width of the widget.



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