Display fullscreen mode on Tkinter


How can I make a frame in Tkinter display in fullscreen mode? I saw this code, and it's very useful…:

>>> import Tkinter
>>> root = Tkinter.Tk()
>>> root.overrideredirect(True)
>>> root.geometry("{0}x{1}+0+0".format(root.winfo_screenwidth(), root.winfo_screenheight()))

…but is it possible to edit the code so that hitting Esc automatically makes the window "Restore down"?


Answers:


This creates a fullscreen window. Pressing Escape resizes the window to '200x200+0+0' by default. If you move or resize the window, Escape toggles between the current geometry and the previous geometry.

import Tkinter as tk

class FullScreenApp(object):
    def __init__(self, master, **kwargs):
        self.master=master
        pad=3
        self._geom='200x200+0+0'
        master.geometry("{0}x{1}+0+0".format(
            master.winfo_screenwidth()-pad, master.winfo_screenheight()-pad))
        master.bind('<Escape>',self.toggle_geom)            
    def toggle_geom(self,event):
        geom=self.master.winfo_geometry()
        print(geom,self._geom)
        self.master.geometry(self._geom)
        self._geom=geom

root=tk.Tk()
app=FullScreenApp(root)
root.mainloop()