Python | Create Box Layout widget using .kv file
Kivy is a platform independent GUI tool in Python. As it can be run on Android, IOS, linux and Windows etc. Kivy provides you the functionality to write the code for once and run it on different platforms. It is basically used to develop the Android application, but it does not mean that it can not be used on Desktops applications.
Now in this article, we will learn about the use of Box layout widget in kivy using the
.kv file and how to add some features like color, size etc to it.
Kivy offers several layouts to keep the widgets at the desired places on an application. BoxLayout is a simple yet powerful layout often used either in a nested way or in a simple plain way. BoxLayout arranges widgets in either in a vertical fashion that is one on top of another or in a horizontal fashion that is one after another. When you will not provide any size-hint then the child widgets divides the size of its parent widget equally or accordingly.
Basic Approach to follow while creating button :
1) import kivy
2) import kivyApp
3) import BoxLayout
4) set minimum version(optional)
5) Extend the class
6) set up .kv file (name same as the Appclass)
7) Return layout
8) Run an instance of the class
main.pyfile of BoxLayout –
KVBoxLayout.kv file of
1) When orientation set is Vertical
2) When orientation set is Horizontal