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How to close a window in Tkinter?

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  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 09 Dec, 2020

Python offers multiple options for developing GUI (Graphical User Interface). Out of all the GUI methods, tkinter is the most commonly used method. It is a standard Python interface to the Tk GUI toolkit shipped with Python. Python with tkinter is the fastest and easiest way to create GUI applications. Creating a GUI using tkinter is an easy task.

To close a tkinter window, we can use the destroy() method. The destroy() is a universal widget method i.e we can use this method with any of the available widgets as well as with the main tkinter window.


In the below example, we are going to implement the destroy() method using a button.  


# import required module 
from tkinter import *
# create object
root = Tk()
# create button to implement destroy()
Button(root, text="Quit", command=root.destroy).pack()


In the above example, on clicking the button the destroy() method is called and the tkinter window is closed.

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