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start/stop tkinter progressbar on start/end of a subprocess without using threads
import sys
from subprocess import Popen
from Tkinter import Tk, StringVar
import ttk
START, STOP = "start", "stop"
# just some arbitrary command for demonstration
cmd = [sys.executable, '-c', """import sys, time
print("!")
sys.stdout.flush()
for i in range(30):
sys.stdout.write("%d " % i)
sys.stdout.flush()
time.sleep(.05)
"""]
class App(object):
def __init__(self, parent):
self.process = None
self.after = parent.after
self.command = START
self.button_text = None
self.progressbar = None
self.make_widgets(parent)
def make_widgets(self, parent):
parent = ttk.Frame(parent, padding="3 3 3 3")
parent.pack()
self.progressbar = ttk.Progressbar(parent, length=200,
mode='indeterminate')
self.progressbar.pack()
self.button_text = StringVar()
self.button_text.set(self.command)
button = ttk.Button(parent, textvariable=self.button_text,
command=self.toggle)
button.pack()
button.focus()
def toggle(self, event_unused=None):
if self.command is START:
self.progressbar.start()
try:
self.start_process()
except:
self.progressbar.stop()
raise
self.command = STOP
self.button_text.set(self.command)
else:
assert self.command is STOP
self.stop_process()
def stop(self):
self.progressbar.stop()
self.command = START
self.button_text.set(self.command)
def start_process(self):
self.stop_process()
self.process = Popen(cmd)
def poller():
if self.process is not None and self.process.poll() is None:
# process is still running
self.after(delay, poller) # continue polling
else:
self.stop()
delay = 100 # milliseconds
self.after(delay, poller)
def stop_process(self):
if self.process is not None and self.process.poll() is None:
self.process.terminate()
# kill process in a couple of seconds if it is not terminated
self.after(2000, kill_process, self.process)
self.process = None
def kill_process(process):
if process is not None and process.poll() is None:
process.kill()
process.wait()
if __name__ == "__main__":
root = Tk()
app = App(root)
def shutdown():
app.stop_process()
root.destroy()
root.protocol("WM_DELETE_WINDOW", shutdown)
root.bind('<Return>', app.toggle)
root.mainloop()
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