Python - Tkinter LabelFrame


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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.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to create this widget −

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

Parameters

  • 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.

Sr.No. Option & Description
1

bg

The normal background color displayed behind the label and indicator.

2

bd

The size of the border around the indicator. Default is 2 pixels.

3

cursor

If 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.

4

font

The vertical dimension of the new frame.

5

height

The vertical dimension of the new frame.

6

labelAnchor

Specifies where to place the label.

7

highlightbackground

Color of the focus highlight when the frame does not have focus.

8

highlightcolor

Color shown in the focus highlight when the frame has the focus.

9

highlightthickness

Thickness of the focus highlight.

10

relief

With 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

11

text

Specifies a string to be displayed inside the widget.

12

width

Specifies the desired width for the window.

Example

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")
left.pack()
 
root.mainloop()

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

TK LabelFrame
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