Name: [008] Kyran Dale
Member: 104 months
Authored: 16 videos
Description: I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a PhD in Neuroscience. I spent five years in a small room with a colony of reluctant bumble-bees, becomi ...

Python GUI Programming with wxPython [ID:004]

a series of video-tutorials by Kyran Dale

A series of videos for beginners showing how easy it is to quickly develop professional looking graphical user interfaces exploiting the ease and power of the Python programming language. wxPython is fast becomming one of the most popular cross-platform GUI programming solutions. This set of videos aims to show you why.

Video Tutorials

1. How to Download and Install wxPython

Here we take you through the simple steps required to have wxPython up and running on your Windows machine. See additional information and source code in the wiki(PythonWxPythonBeginnersSeries).

2. A 'Hello World' Window in Five Easy Lines

A little demonstration of the power of wxPython, showing how to get a titled window up and running with five easy lines of Python code. This short taster should wet your appetite for the videos to come. See additional information and source code in the wiki(PythonWxPythonBeginnersSeries).

3. A First wxPython Application

In this video we extend the "Hello World" example to create a first application using a conventional wxPython framework. We demonstrate how easy it is to sub-class a wxPython (Frame) class to create a window tailored for specific needs. Although this program is very simple it follows a pattern seen in much more complex wxPython projects. See additional information and source code in the wiki(Py [...]

4. Adding a Menubar to Our Sample Editor

In this video we show how to add a statusbar and menubar to our wxPython MainWindow frame. The statusbar allows one to easily output information to the user while the menubar provides a readily extendible system of hierarchical menus. Note how wxPython preserves the look and feel of your respective operating system. See additional information and source code in the wiki(PythonWxPythonBeginnersS [...]

5. An Introduction to Event-handling

In this video we show how wxPython provides an easy way to bind user-generated events, such as choosing a menu option, to methods we provide to handle them. The procedure shown is typical of all wxPython event handling so with little effort can be extended to far more complicated projects. Future videos in this series will demonstrate more advanced event handling. See additional information and [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

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Learning Paths

This series lies on the following learning-paths. Learning-paths are a new initiative at Showmedo, to start structuring our content better. You can find out more here.



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