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Timer (stopwatch and countdown) widgets for tkinter

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tktimer is a set of tkinter widgets including a Stopwatch widget and a Countdown widget.


$ pip install tktimer


The timers have two methods: start() and pause().

You can find example programs in examples/.

Available options:

option description default
parent set the parent widget.
prefix set text before timer value. ""
suffix set text after timer value. ""
unit set the unit (available: second, minute, hour, day, week, year). second
beginning set starting point (in seconds). specific to Countdown. 10
update_every set updating time every X milliseconds. 10
precision set counting precision (number of digits after the decimal point). 2
offset set time offset (in seconds). specific to Stopwatch. 10


How can I continue the timer after restarting my app?

You can get the elapsed time (in seconds) with timer.value.get() on exit and set offset later on, which will make the timer start counting from offset. For Countdown, tweak beginning instead of offset.

I'm not happy with how my timer looks like. Can I change its appearance?

Yes, timers are ultimately just tkinter labels which means you can do anything you would to an ordinary tkinter.Label.


Licensed under the MIT License. For details, see LICENSE.

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