(Contains a tkinter.Label object)

__init__(self, master, text="", size=12, color="black", bg=None, font="Helvetica", grid=None, align=None, visible=True, enabled=None)

What is it?

The Text object displays non editable text in your app, useful for titles, labels and instructions.

Text on Windows

How do I make one?

Create a Text object like this:

from guizero import App, Text
app = App()
text = Text(app, text="Hello World")

Starting parameters

When you create a Text object, you must specify a master and you can specify any of the the optional parameters. Specify parameters in the brackets, like this: text = Text(app, text="hi")

Parameter Data type Default Compulsory Description
master App or Box - Yes The container to which this widget belongs
align string None - Alignment of this widget within its grid location. Possible values: "top", "bottom", "left", "right". This parameter is only required if the master object has a grid layout.
color color black - The colour of the text. Accepts some colour strings (e.g. red) and colours specified in hex format (e.g. #0099ff)
font string "Helvetica" - The font face that the text will be displayed in. Availability of fonts depends on which fonts are installed locally.
grid List [int, int] None - [x,y] coordinates of this widget. This parameter is only required if the master object has a grid layout.
size int 12 - The font size of the text
text string "" - The text you want to display
visible boolean True No If the widget should be visible.
enabled boolean None No If the widget should be enabled. If None (the default) the enabled property will be inherited from the master


You can call the following methods on a Text object..

Method Takes Returns Description
after(time, command) time (int), command (function name) - Schedules a single call to command after time milliseconds. (To repeatedly call the same command, use repeat())
append(text) text (string) - Adds the provided text to the end of the current text within the object
cancel(command) command (function name) - Cancels a scheduled call to command
clear() - - Clears the text
destroy() - - Destroys the widget
disable() - - Disables the widget so that it is "greyed out" and cannot be interacted with
enable() - - Enables the widget
focus() - - Gives focus to the widget
hide() - - Hides the widget from view. This method will unpack the widget from the layout manager.
repeat(time, command) time (int), command (function name) - Repeats command every time milliseconds. This is useful for scheduling a function to be regularly called, for example updating a value read from a sensor.
show() - - Displays the widget if it was previously hidden
color(color) color (string) - Replaced by text_color property
font_face(font) font (string) - Replaced by font property
font_size(size) size (int) - Replaced by size property
get() - string Replaced by value property
set(text) text (string) - Replaced by value property

Methods in italics will still work but are deprecated - this means you should stop using them because they may not work in future versions of guizero


You can set and get the following properties:

Method Data type Description
align string The alignment of this widget within its grid location
bg color The background colour of the widget
enabled boolean True if the widget is enabled
font string The font of the text
grid List [x,y] coordinates of this widget. This parameter is only required if the master object has a grid
height size Sets the height of the widget
master App or Box The container to which this widget belongs
size int The size of the text
text_color color The colour of the text
value string The text
visible boolean If this widget is visible
width size Sets the width of the widget