Cross gui-menu building utility.
This module is in its infancy and as it’s goals are very ambitious there is no guarantee that it will survive. The following are the goals of the project not a statement of achievement. At the moment it should be considered ‘vapourware’
This module will simplify the specification, creation, and dynamic manipulation of gui menus. Menus systems written with this module will work without modification on all supported gui’s.
The kit supplies wrappers for four common python gui’s:
- tkinter [tkmenukit.py]
- pygtk [gtkmenukit.py]
- pyqt [qtmenukit.py]
- wxPython [wxmenukit.py]
Menus are represented by python objects linked together in a tree structure. The python objects can be inactive, or active. Active menus are connected to real menus in the gui and changes made to the python structure will be reflected in the gui.
Menus (and menu fragments) can be built up using normal python methods for manipulating data structures or from lists of python strings or from data formats such as XML, jason, yaml etc. Python menu structures, however constructed, can be converted easily into any of these formats.
Porting a menu system from one gui to another, simply involves importing a different wrapper module. Everything else will work exactly the same.