Customizing Tkinter slider widget with a unique theme

Python Tkinter Custom Widgets and Themes: Exercise-5 with Solution

Write a Python program to build a slider widget using Tkinter with a custom theme, including a customized slider thumb and track.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

import tkinter as tk

class CustomSlider:
    def __init__(self, master):
        self.master = master
        self.master.title("Custom Slider")
        self.canvas = tk.Canvas(self.master, width=400, height=100, bg="white")
        self.canvas.pack(padx=20, pady=20)
        self.slider = self.canvas.create_rectangle(50, 40, 350, 60, fill="gray")
        self.thumb = self.canvas.create_rectangle(50, 30, 60, 70, fill="blue", activefill="darkblue")
        self.position_label = tk.Label(self.master, text="0%", bg="white", fg="black")
        self.canvas.bind("", self.move_thumb)
        self.canvas.bind("", self.move_thumb)
        self.thumb_x_start = 50
        self.thumb_x_end = 60
        self.thumb_width = self.thumb_x_end - self.thumb_x_start
        self.slider_length = 300
    def move_thumb(self, event):
        x = event.x
        if x < self.thumb_x_start:
            x = self.thumb_x_start
        elif x > self.thumb_x_start + self.slider_length:
            x = self.thumb_x_start + self.slider_length
        self.canvas.coords(self.thumb, x, 30, x + self.thumb_width, 70)
        # Calculate position as a percentage
        position = int(((x - self.thumb_x_start) / self.slider_length) * 100)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    root = tk.Tk()
    app = CustomSlider(root)


In the exercise above -

  • Create a custom slider using Tkinter.
  • The slider consists of a canvas with a gray track and a blue thumb that can be dragged.
  • Display the current position as a percentage within a label.
  • The thumb can be moved horizontally by clicking and dragging it within the track.
  • Use the canvas's event handling to update the position label as the thumb is moved.
  • The position label's text shows the percentage of the thumb's position within the track.


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