Python Tkinter place() Method

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This geometry manager organizes widgets by placing them in a specific position in the parent widget.

Syntax:

widget.place( place_options )

Here is the list of possible options:

  • anchor : The exact spot of widget other options refer to: may be N, E, S, W, NE, NW, SE, or SW, compass directions indicating the corners and sides of widget; default is NW (the upper left corner of widget)

  • bordermode : INSIDE (the default) to indicate that other options refer to the parent's inside (ignoring the parent's border); OUTSIDE otherwise.

  • height, width : Height and width in pixels.

  • relheight, relwidth : Height and width as a float between 0.0 and 1.0, as a fraction of the height and width of the parent widget.

  • relx, rely : Horizontal and vertical offset as a float between 0.0 and 1.0, as a fraction of the height and width of the parent widget.

  • x, y : Horizontal and vertical offset in pixels.

Example:

Try the following example by moving cursor on different buttons:

from Tkinter import *
import tkMessageBox
import Tkinter


top = Tkinter.Tk()

def helloCallBack():
   tkMessageBox.showinfo( "Hello Python", "Hello World")

B = Tkinter.Button(top, text ="Hello", command = helloCallBack)

B.pack()
B.place(bordermode=OUTSIDE, height=100, width=100)
top.mainloop()

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

TK place

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