How to Set the Default Text of Tkinter Entry Widget

  1. insert Method to Set the Default Text of Entry Widget
  2. Tkinter StringVar Method to Set the Default Text of Tkinter Entry Widget

Tkinter has two methods to set the default text of Tkinter Entry widget.

  1. Tkinter insert Method
  2. Tkinter StringVar Method

insert Method to Set the Default Text of Entry Widget

Tkinter Entry widget doesn’t have a specific text property to set the default text like text="example". It has insert method to insert the text of the Entry widget so that it could equivalently set the default text of Entry if we call insert method after the Entry object is initialized.

Complete Working Codes to Set the Default Text of Entry With insert Methods

import tkinter as tk
root = tk.Tk()
root.geometry("200x100")

textExample = tk.Entry(root)
textExample.insert(0, "Default Text")
textExample.pack()

root.mainloop()

Tkinter Set default text of Entry widget

textExample.insert(0, "Default Text")

insert method inserts the text at the specified position. 0 is the first character so that it inserts the Default Text at the beginning.

Tkinter StringVar Method to Set the Default Text of Tkinter Entry Widget

textvariable associates the content of the Entry widget with a Tkinter StringVar variable. It could set the StringVar to set the default text of Entry widget after the proper association is created.

Complete Working Codes to Set the Default Text in Entry With textvariable

import tkinter as tk
root = tk.Tk()
root.geometry("200x100")

textEntry = tk.StringVar()
textEntry.set("Default Text")
textExample = tk.Entry(root,
                      textvariable = textEntry)

textExample.pack()

root.mainloop()
textEntry = tk.StringVar()
textEntry.set("Default Text")
textExample = tk.Entry(root,
                      textvariable = textEntry)

textEntry is a StringVar variable and it is associated with the text content of Entry object by textvariable = textEntry.

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