Kivy Button Example Tutorial – Working With Buttons In Kivy

Welcome to Kivy Button Example Tutorial. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a button in kivy apps. You will also learn how to style a button, Adding functionalities to buttons and many more. So let’s start this tutorial without wasting time. 

But if you have not checked Python Kivy Tutorial For Beginners – Getting Started? Then check it first so that you can easily understand this tutorial. 

Kivy Button Example Tutorial – Getting Started

The Button is a Label with associated actions that are triggered when the button is pressed (or released after a click/touch).

Creating Button 

Creating button in kivy is not so difficult. Its very easy and have only few lines of code. so write the following code to create a button in kivy.

  • First of all you have to import kivy.uix.button module.
  • Then you have to create a class where you will create your button.
  • Now run the above code, you will get the output something like as below. 
Kivy Button Example Tutorial
Kivy Button Example Tutorial

Here, you can see the button size is equal to the window that means button has covered the window. So you need to customize properties of button for better User Interface. So let’s see how can we style our button beautifully.

Styling The Button

Now we will add some style to the button such as font size, color, size etc. So write the following code to this.

  • The format of background color is (r, g, b, a).
  • Background color is a ListProperty and it’s default value is [1, 1, 1, 1].
  • This acts as a multiplier to the texture colour. The default texture is grey, so just setting the background color will give a darker result. To set a plain color, set the background normal to ''.
  • These style properties are just similar to the HTML, CSS effects so you can design it according to your choice or requirement. 

Now run the above code and check the output.

Kivy Button Example Tutorial

So now our button is affected with style and its looking pretty cool.

Adding Event To The Button

Now we will add function to the button. That means whenever button is clicked, some event will take place.

  • bind() method is used to bind event to the button.
  • The bind method doesn’t know about the existence of a function or its arguments, it only receives the result of this function call. This often leads to confusion when a user doesn’t understand why the binding is only called once, during the declaration of the binding.
  • Inside bind() method we pass on_press because when button press. it tells the function that button is pressed then the bind uses its functionality.

Now run the above code and let’s see what happens.

Kivy Button Example Tutorial
Kivy Button Example Tutorial

So the output is look like this. 

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