Python Tkinter LabelFrame


A labelframe is a simple container widget. Its primary purpose is to act as a spacer or container for complex window layouts.

This widget has the features of a frame plus the ability to display a label.


Here is the simple syntax to create this widget −

w = LabelFrame( master, option, ... )


  • master: This represents the parent window.

  • options: Here is the list of most commonly used options for this widget. These options can be used as key-value pairs separated by commas.

bgThe normal background color displayed behind the label and indicator.
bd The size of the border around the indicator. Default is 2 pixels.
cursorIf you set this option to a cursor name (arrow, dot etc.), the mouse cursor will change to that pattern when it is over the checkbutton.
fontThe vertical dimension of the new frame.
heightThe vertical dimension of the new frame.
labelAnchor Specifies where to place the label.
highlightbackgroundColor of the focus highlight when the frame does not have focus.
highlightcolorColor shown in the focus highlight when the frame has the focus.
highlightthicknessThickness of the focus highlight.
reliefWith the default value, relief=FLAT, the checkbutton does not stand out from its background. You may set this option to any of the other styles
textSpecifies a string to be displayed inside the widget.
widthSpecifies the desired width for the window.


Try the following example yourself. Here is how to create a labelframe widget −

from Tkinter import *

root = Tk()

labelframe = LabelFrame(root, text="This is a LabelFrame")
labelframe.pack(fill="both", expand="yes")
left = Label(labelframe, text="Inside the LabelFrame")

When the above code is executed, it produces the following result −

TK LabelFrame