user5332025 user5332025 - 11 months ago 198
Python Question

Kivy App Error- Invalid instance in App.root

I am working on building a kivy app. The below code is a simple Hello World of sorts. Press a button. The label changes from 'Hello' to 'World'

import kivy
kivy.require('1.9.1') # replace with your current kivy version !

from import App
from kivy.uix.button import Button
from kivy.uix.label import Label
#from tasks import assign_task

class GetTask():
def __init__(self, **kwargs):

self.main_label = Label(text = "Hello")
button = Button(text="Press")
button.bind(on_press= self.update)

def update(self):
self.main_label.text = "World"

class MyApp(App):
def build(self):
return GetTask()

if __name__ == '__main__':

The error I get when I run it is:

raise Exception('Invalid instance in App.root')
Exception: Invalid instance in App.root

I looked at this- Kivy: Invalid instance in App.root

I still cannot figure what I am doing wrong. Please help. Thank you.

Answer Source

What does your GetTask inherit from? It seems to me that it doesn't inherit from anything at all. Try changing it to

class GetTask(Widget):
    #  The rest is like it's in your code.

Also have a look at my comment under the question. Not sure if it's still the issue in 1.9.1, though.