Third-party development packages/frameworks are made to simplify a developer’s job. They facilitate the development of a specific type of application or the use of a specific language. Instead of manually coding the user interface in Python, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) framework for Python makes the process much simpler.
This article will serve as a basic introduction to an e-book that covers all the tools a developer should know about when starting with Python GUI development. So, let’s get started.
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Who should read the e-book?
The DelphiFMX and DelphiVCL Python libraries are created using Embarcadero’s Delphi programming language and toolkit. Fortunately, using the libraries is simple for Python developers and doesn’t require prior knowledge or expertise with Delphi. The “Getting Started With Python GUI” e-book is for you if you’re a Python developer and want to build excellent user interfaces.
However, Delphi developers who desire an introduction to Python coding can also benefit from the manual. Along with this book, the DelphiVCL and DelphiFMX libraries should make it easier for you to design stunning graphical user interfaces for your Python projects.
How to compare Python and Delphi?
This book mostly discusses Python programming, although it also covers Delphi as a library source. You don’t have to pick one over the other. Both are effective programming languages, and a programmer can carry a variety of them in their toolbox, allowing them to choose the best one for the job.
What is Delphi for Python?
The main goal of Delphi for Python is to give Python programmers access to free Python bindings for Delphi’s GUI frameworks. Delphi’s two distinct frameworks, VCL and FMX constitute the foundation for two Python packages: DelphiVCL, a native library for Windows, and DelphiFMX, a multiplatform GUI development library. This manual focuses on getting you going with them both.
The Python for Delphi library, which also powers the well-known PyScripter Python IDE, powers both the DelphiVCL and DelphiFMX packages. So, Python for Delphi serves as a two-way link between Python and Delphi, giving Delphi programmers access to all of Python’s features and providing Python programmers with Delphi libraries.
Both the packages are hosted at the Python package management-Pip and GitHub. Both Conda environments and older, prebuilt Python virtual environments are supported.
What is the History of Delphi and Python?
Niklaus Wirth developed the Pascal programming language in 1970 to help teach students concepts such as structured programming and other useful techniques. The original Pascal gave rise to several variations. The ABC programming language was then created in 1987. Guido van Rossum spent some time working on the imperative general-purpose programming language ABC. He later created Python, ABC’s successor, in 1991. The Python language advanced with the introduction of Python 2.0 and Python 3 which is the version available at the time of writing.
As Pascal’s replacement, Delphi, an Object Pascal dialect, was introduced in 1995. This initial release comprised VCL, Delphi, and a graphical user interface (GUI) framework.
Not content with its huge success on the Windows platform Delphi briefly had a Linux target as early as 2001 in the form of Kylix although it was eventually deprecated due to technical challenges. However, Delphi still continued to push the goal of expanding beyond the Windows system and added strong Mac support in 2011 followed closely by the excellent FireMonkey GUI framework for cross-platform compatibility. In 2013, Delphi added support for iOS and Android and further built on that by adding support for the ARM compiler. Then, Embarcadero launched Delphi Tokyo in 2017 with renewed high-quality support for Linux adding in full Linux GUI apps and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) support too.
Are you ready to start developing Python GUIs?
Your application’s GUI makes a first impression. Making a positive first impression is essential if you want to be successful. The fact that so many frameworks are available in Python is just one of the reasons the programming language is so well-liked for GUI programming. Embarcadero’s Delphi for Python frameworks are very well-liked and appropriate for beginners, even though numerous solutions are accessible for developers with various and distinctive tastes.
What are some FAQs regarding Python GUI?
Instead of text-based UIs, typed command labels, or text navigation, the GUI, or graphical user interface, enables users to interact with electronic devices by graphical icons and an auditory indicator.
Python is a high-level, all-purpose programming language. Code readability is prioritized in its design philosophy, which uses indentation heavily. Python uses garbage collection and has dynamic typing. It supports a variety of programming models, such as functional, object-oriented, and structured programming.
Several useful tools include PyScripter, Delphi Community Edition, Delphi FMX, Delphi VCL, and PythonFMXBuilder.
The Visual Component Library (VCL) is a collection of visual components that enables the quick creation of Windows programs in the Delphi and C++ programming languages. Building Windows, online, database, and console applications are just a few activities that may be accomplished using the extensive range of visual, non-visual, and utility classes found in VCL.
Delphi is a robust programming language that allows you to create high-performance programs despite its seeming simplicity. The app development and runtime platform that powers RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder is called FireMonkey (sometimes known as FMX). It is made for development teams who want to quickly bring multi-device, native applications for Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS into app stores and businesses.