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How to Integrate PyGame with TK?

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I have a small program that I'm trying to integrate a Tk Form with PyGame.  I am able to draw a pygame screen and a Tk form, but the two don't work well together. I am having a couple of problems.    This is attached as a simple example to draw a circle at X,Y with a specific radius.  

1.  No Screen Refresh - When I drag the Tk form over the game field, it erases the game field.  How can I fix this?  My gut says this is a threading problem, but I don't know how to deal with it.

2.  How does the form see the pygame elements in order to plot the circle where I want it?

Any expert advice on how to elegantly integrate Tk with pygame is appreciated.
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I know neither pygame nor pytk.

But perhaps my comment can help you to identify the problem or to search for some more info.

I assume, that pygame AND tk require both their own event loop.

I assume, that you start the TK window from pygame and therefore in the same thread.

Thus the pygame event loop will be stopped until the TK window is destroyed and will give control back to the pygame event loop.


One solution could be, that you start the pygame part and the TK part of your application from different threads and let them communicate for example via a threading.Queue or a similar mechanism.

Alternatively you can check, whether TK or pygame have a function , that allows to call one iteration through their even loop and whether the other frame work allows to add a call to its even loop.

Please read the doc carefully whether either pygame or TK must  be run in the main thread.


Good luck
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Spot on!  With your threading advice, I made it work.  Thanks!
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