dynamic menus with TKinter

So, I've been thinking about being lazy in regard to dynamic GUI menu creation with Python using TKinter.

… and I'm waiting for it to be 8:30 so I can watch the NBA playoffs.

Basically, I was trying to figure out if there was a way to create a simple button menu without having to re-write the code that creates a button for each and every function I wanted to use.

So with apologies to the real programmers out there – especially if you are a Chicago Bulls fan, here's what I got.

At least it works.

from Tkinter import *

class yadayadayada():

    def __init__(self, root):

        #create a List with a tuple for:
            #1) every button that needs to be created and
            #2) what function it executes
        listOfFunctions = [("hi",self.hi),("bye",self.bye),("what",self.what)]

        #TK stuff
        frame = Frame(root)

        #iterate thru List and create buttons dynamically
        i = 0
        for stuff in listOfFunctions:
            buttonText = listOfFunctions[i][0] #first value in tuple
            buttonAction = listOfFunctions[i][1] #second value in tuple

            #make the button and assign the command to execute
            self.makeButton = Button(frame, text=buttonText, command=buttonAction) 
            i = i + 1

    #just some placeholder functions
    def hi(self):
        print ("hi")

    def bye(self):
        print ("bye")

    def what(self):
        print ("what now?")

#make it go
root = Tk()
yadayadayada = yadayadayada(root)


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