Python to create a digital clock using Tkinter

Python Tkinter can be used to create all kinds of GUI programs for the web and desktop. In this article we will see how to create a digital clock displaying hour, minute and seconds live.

We use the time module to import the method strftime which displays the time in Hour, minute and seconds format. We create a canvas to hold these values. We refresh the values of strftime after every 200 milli seconds. We define a recursive function to achieve this.


import time
from tkinter import *
canvas = Tk()
canvas.title("Digital Clock")
label = Label(canvas, font=("Courier", 30, 'bold'), bg="blue", fg="white", bd =30)
label.grid(row =0, column=1)
def digitalclock():
   text_input = time.strftime("%H:%M:%S")
   label.after(200, digitalclock)


Running the above code gives us the following result −

Updated on: 26-Aug-2020

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