All MD Products apart from MatDeck Free feature three Raspberry Pi drag and drop App Builders which allow you to quickly create professional GUIs for Raspberry PI Devices all without any coding. You can use Tkinter, Kivy or Custom Tkinter to create a Raspberry Pi compatible app. Below we can see a basic example of what we can achieve in a few minutes with the Custom Tkinter Designer and without any code. The GUI Designers work only on Windows, making it easy to test and create apps.
All our Raspberry Pi App Builders allow you to drag and drop GUI widgets onto to the canvas without the need of a single line of code. From there you can customize, resize and move widgets to make a fluid and powerful app for the Raspberry Pi. This is all done without you needing to write a single line of code.
You can create a Raspberry Pi app using Tkinter, Kivy or Custom Tkinter. All Raspberry Pi App Builder share a similar GUI Designer which will allow you drag and drop GUI widget onto a canvas to create your app. This make App development much more accessible and streamlined as widgets do not need to be slowly coded. You can see how our App Builder/GUI Designer looks below, it has a simple and user friendly interface which allows you to focus on creating the app .
Each GUI Designer has their own benefits. You can use the Kivy GUI framework which allows you to have one file of code that runs on the Raspberry Pi, iOS, Windows, macOS and Android. If you’re a fan of Tkinter, you can use the Custom Tkinter GUI Designer which creates a beautiful and modern Tkinter GUI without sacrificing the renowned Tkinter Simplicity. For native-looking apps, you can use the Tkinter GUI Designer. All of the GUI Designer will generate all the GUI code for your Raspberry Pi.
Python GUI IDE for Tkinter, Kivy and Custom Tkinter
All our GUI Designer come with specific IDEs for the GUI Framework they are using; this allows them to offer code-completion that is specific to your code and the libraries you use. This is done by our code editor, as it searches through any Python libraries or modules that you import and updates your code-completion, allowing you to save time and avoid syntax errors. You can see this below as the code-completion only offers functions which are part of matplotlib.
All our IDEs also support keyword highlighting and any functions and variables you select will be highlighted throughout the text to allow you to better debug and find problems and logic errors in your code without the need of any extra tools or time. You can see this in the image below as we select tail and then everywhere where tail appears we can see it outlined.
The Python IDE is perfect for managing Python modules and libraries as no function or CLIs are needed. With Python Settings, you can Install, Update and List Python modules/libraries by simply entering the name or clicking a button.
A Python debugger is also embedded inside our Python IDE meaning that you can get simple suggestions to debug your code as quickly as possible and get your code to its best without any confusing error messages.
Breakpoints are a fantastical feature that allows you run selected parts of your code to better debug logic error in your code, they allow you to see the exact path that you program will take. This includes which if, else if and else statements you code will enter as well as how it interacts with for and while loops.
For tips and useful information on how to use the different features in MD Python, use the following manuals:
- GUI Designer Manual
- Programing with Python in MD Products
- MD Script Programing
- Python Examples
- Python Calculator Example
- Python Database Examples
- MD Examples
- Programming Manual
- MatDeck user Manual – comprehensive manual on all features available in complete MatDeck. Certain features from the manual will apply to MD Python Designer.
- Python IDE
- MD C IDE