AWP AWP - 3 years ago 169
Python Question

How can I add a file extension using TKinter?

I am trying to save a pickle dump to a .pkl file using Tkinter. I followed the documentation but when I save the file it has no extension. This is a snippet:

root = tk.Tk()
root.withdraw()
messagebox.showinfo("Select Save Location", "Please save the Feature list")
Tk().withdraw()
savedf = filedialog.asksaveasfilename(filetypes=[("Pickle Dumps","*.pkl")])


How do I make it so that if I name the file hello it will save as hello.pkl when the user only specifies the file name?

Answer Source

You can specify defaultextension parameter:

filedialog.asksaveasfilename(defaultextension='.pkl')
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