What does the "wait_window" method do in Tkinter?


Tkinter has many inbuilt functions that power the application logic to make it more functional and maintainable. Tkinter has the wait_window() method which ideally waits for an event to happen and executes the event of the main window. The wait_window() method can be called after the event which needs to happen before the main window event.

The wait_window() method is useful in many applications where a particular event needs to be executed first before the main program.


In this example, we have created a toplevel window, which when gets destroyed, the event in the main window gets executed instantly.

# Import the required libraries
from tkinter import *

# Create an instance of tkinter frame
win= Tk()

# Set the size of the tkinter window

# Add a Text widget in a toplevel window
top= Toplevel(win)
Label(top,text="This is a TopLevel Window", font= ('Aerial 17')).pack(pady=50)

# Wait for the toplevel window to be closed
print("Top Level Window has been Closed!")



Running the above code will display a Label text in a top-level window. The Main window waits for the top level window to get destroyed.

Once we close the top level window, the Main window closes too and prints a message on the screen.

Top Level Window has been Closed!
Published on 08-Jun-2021 07:16:04