Tk - Label Widget


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A label widget is a common widget used in almost all Tk applications that is used to display simple text. The syntax for label widget is shown below −

label labelName options

Options

The options available for the label widget are listed below in table −

Sr.No. Syntax & Description
1

-background color

Used to set background color for widget.

2

-borderwidth width

Used to draw with border in 3D effects.

3

-font fontDescriptor

Used to set font for widget.

4

-foreground color

Used to set foreground color for widget.

5

-height number

Used to set height for widget.

6

-padx number

Sets the padx for the widget.

7

-pady number

Sets the pady for the widget.

8

-relief condition

Sets the 3D relief for this widget. The condition may be raised, sunken, flat, ridge, solid, or groove.

9

-text text

Sets the text for the widget.

10

-textvariable varName

Variable associated with the widget. When the text of widget changes, the variable is set to text of widget.

11

-width number

Sets the width for widget.

12

-justify alignment

Sets the alignment of text, which can be left, center, or right.

A simple example for label widget is shown below −

#!/usr/bin/wish

grid [label .myLabel -background red -foreground white -text "Hello World" -relief ridge
   -borderwidth 8 -padx 10 -pady 10 -font {Helvetica -18 bold} -height 10 -width 35 
   -textvariable myvariable -justify left -underline 1]
set myvariable "Test Hello"

When we run the above program, we will get the following output −

Label Example
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