I was learning how to use Tkinkter. I am incredibly new at this and I was trying to change the colour of a button.
My code was:
button = Button(box, text = "Enter", command = printbox, padx=10, pady=10, bg="blue", fg="blue")
But weirdly the background of my button isnt blue, only the text.
Hello, @Notem, and welcome to Python!
You aren’t stupid, you are just new to this, and learning.
I have not used Tkinter much myself. But in a situation like this, my first step is to look at the documentation to check if I have done it right. Can you post a link to the documentation for
Button() in the Tkinter documentation? Then we can read it together, and see if we can figure it out.
That’s a page within the Python docs about tkinter. Have you had a look at the top page of that section:
tkinter — Python interface to Tcl/Tk? Reading that page, up until “Architecture”, will give you some orientation.
The overview suggests running
python -m tkinter, “so you can read the Tcl/Tk documentation specific to that version.” Have you tried that? What tkinter version did it show? Also, what Python version are you using?
The overview points to TkDocs. TkDocs includes a Tutorial. Have you tried working through the tutorial?
Following some links, I got to the Ttk documentation for button at ttk::button manual page - Tk Themed Widget . It says that the options for colour styling are
bg. Maybe try those attribute names instead?
ok wait i figured it out:
my python was acting weird so i had to install tkmaxosx
Button = tkmacosx.Button
button = Button(window, text="Enter", command = printbox, padx=10, pady=10, background="red", foreground="blue")
i now have a god awful looking button
Yay! Good for you.
Now, re-edit the topic title to withdraw the false claim that you are stupid. You are clever, you are persistent, and you are successful!