Python Tkinter MenuButton


In this tutorial, we will learn about Python Tkinter MenuButton. Tkinter MenuButton is a widget which we use to show the drop-down menu on the screen. We use a Menu widget with this MenuButton to show options to the user to select from.

Syntax to add Python Tkinter MenuButton

w = Menubutton (master, options)  
  • master: This represents the parent window.
  • options: Here is the list of most commonly used options for this widget.

Example Program of Python Tkinter MenuButton

from tkinter import *  
 
mainWindow = Tk()  

mainWindow.geometry("300x150")

menuButton=  Menubutton (mainWindow, text="Select Language", relief=RAISED )
menuButton.grid()
menuButton.menu =  Menu ( menuButton, tearoff = 0 )
menuButton["menu"] =  menuButton.menu

pythonVar = IntVar()
javaVar = IntVar()

menuButton.menu.add_checkbutton ( label="Python",
                          variable=pythonVar )
menuButton.menu.add_checkbutton ( label="Java",
                          variable=javaVar )

menuButton.pack()

mainWindow.mainloop() 

Various possible options in Python Tkinter MenuButton:

Option Description
activebackground This option is used to set background color of widget under focus.
activeforeground This option is used to set foreground color of widget under focus.
anchor This option helps us to set position of text inside the widget. By default value of anchor is CENTER.
bg This option helps us to set normal background color of widget.
bd This option helps us to set the border size around widget.
cursor This option helps us to set the style of cursor like an arrow, dot etc.
direction This option is used to set the position of menu to display such as LEFT, RIGHT, or ABOVE. 
disabledforeground This option is used to disable text color of widget.
fg This option helps us to set normal foreground colour of widget.
height This option helps us to set height of widget.
highlightcolor This option is used to set highlight color shown to the widget under focus.
justify This helps us to automatically organize the text in multiple lines.
menu This option is used to set menu with MenuButton.
padx This option helps us to set space left and right of widget.
pady This option helps us to set space above and below of widget.
relief This helps us to set the style of the border by which is default Flat.
state This option is used to set state of MenuButton such as ENABLE or DISABLE.
text This option helps us to set string source for label.
underline This option helps us to underline specified letter of the text.
width This helps us to set the width of the widget in characters. By default it is 20.


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