A frame in Tk lets you organize and group widgets. It works like a container. Its a rectangular area in which widges can be placed.

If you make a GUI app, you’ll be using different widgets. Those widgets need to be organized somehow, that’s where a frame comes in.

Related course:
Python Desktop Apps with Tkinter
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tkinter frame button

The tkinter program below demonstrates the use of a frame. It includes a button with a callback function. A frame can have padding.

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from tkinter import *

def say_hi():
print("hello ~ !")

root = Tk()

frame1 = Frame(root)
frame2 = Frame(root)
root.title("tkinter frame")

label= Label(frame1,text="Label",justify=LEFT)
label.pack(side=LEFT)

hi_there = Button(frame2,text="say hi~",command=say_hi)
hi_there.pack()

frame1.pack(padx=1,pady=1)
frame2.pack(padx=10,pady=10)

root.mainloop()

tkinter frame button

tkinter frame photo

Different types of widgets can be added. The example has a tkinter frame photo. It also has a label. You can add any kind of widget to your frame.

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from tkinter import *

root = Tk()

textLabel = Label(root,
text="Label",
justify=LEFT,
padx=10)
textLabel.pack(side=LEFT)

photo = PhotoImage(file="cat.png")
imgLabel = Label(root, image=photo)
imgLabel.pack(side=RIGHT)

mainloop()

tkinter frame photo

tkinter frame

The tkinter program below adds sevearl frames of a different color. They all have the same width and height. In other words, you can change the style of the frame.

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from tkinter import *  
root = Tk()

for fm in ['blue','red','yellow','green','white','black']:
Frame(height = 20,width = 640,bg = fm).pack()
root.mainloop()

tkinter frame