Name: [008] Kyran Dale
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A 'Hello World' Window in Five Easy Lines [ID:015] (2/5)

in series: Python GUI Programming with wxPython

video tutorial by Kyran Dale, added 03/07

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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).

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This was a cool video. It was relatively quick and made it easy to understand the functions.

top notch, thank you

178. Sueroski Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:38

Thanks for this tutorial.

You help is very useful.

I'm searching for good tutorial (there's many on Internet but it's bad) about WxPython and I find you!


177. Giovanni Moretti Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:47

Most succinct in intro I've seen (I'd be hard to get much smaller :-).

As usual, it's easier to go from the core to greater complexity, rather than the other way around.



Great videos to start Python

Good quick intro.


These tutorials are great, keep doing them please.

very good

Very helpful. Some more advanced examples?

Excellent video!! I am new and want to get into Python programing in Windows and Red Hat

169. Jonathan Callahan Fri, 23 Jul 2010 19:06

I appreciate the effort you put into making the series of wxPython videos. I'm going through them to evaluate wxPython as one of my Python GUI options. Spending a half hour watching your videos is definitely more enjoyable than reading the wiki pages.

168. christian perret Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:33

Nice for a start!

167. TasDawg Thu, 17 Jun 2010 03:33

Great starting point, explained well!!! Looking forward to the next Video now

Very nice. To the point but not confusing. I just recently started learning python and I understood this. My only issue is it was a little quiet.


164. Stephen Thu, 20 May 2010 14:05

Useful stuff

163. pierre dagenais Wed, 19 May 2010 21:02

Nice and simple, would have simplified my life if you had mentioned wxgtk was the file to install. There is no "wx" package!

Thank you and keep up the good work.

162. Larry B Wed, 19 May 2010 00:32

Nice.. simple and well explained.

thanks oo and keep them coming.. I like this type of training

Very useful at work! :)

160. Ian Moss Sun, 16 May 2010 18:37

Thank you!

159. Nathan Gustavson Sat, 08 May 2010 16:57

A worderful hands on introduction, simple and leaves you hungry for more, thank you.

158. Randy Armknecht Mon, 12 Apr 2010 19:14

Nice little video! Looking forward to the rest of the series.

157. John Wyllie Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:44


Try next.

156. John Wyllie Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:22

Just started to try to learn Python. Only successful previous

programming was with Foxpro 2.6 (DOS) - just before MS bought out the opposition for form design and database connectivity.

Am struggling a bit. Will listen to all your tutorials

155. Jonathan Tue, 06 Apr 2010 14:25

Great video, I like your structure of getting something to work first and explaining later

So far very well done.

Very simple video. Nice to watch to.

152. Perfectly Vegetable Sun, 21 Mar 2010 14:02

Nice videos, thank you!

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