wxPython Recipes

  • 2h 53m
  • Mike Driscoll
  • Apress
  • 2018

Quickly discover solutions to common problems, learn best practices, and understand everything wxPython has to offer. This book is for anyone wanting to learn more about how to use the wxPython desktop GUI toolkit. It assumes some prior knowledge of Python and a general understanding of wxPython or GUI development, and contains more than 50 recipes covering various tasks and aspects of the toolkit.

wxPython Recipes guides you step by step. The book takes you through how to create user interfaces in Python, including adding widgets, changing background images, manipulating dialogs, managing data, and much more. Examples target both Python 2.x and 3.x, and cover both wxPython 3.0 and Phoenix, offering a complete collection of ideas to improve your GUI development.

What You'll Learn

  • Work with UI elements such as widgets, buttons, images, boxes, and more
  • Handle data in files and notebooks
  • Implement XML and using XML resources (XRC)
  • Customize the behavior of panels and objects

Who This Book Is For

People who are already familiar with the Python programming language and also have a basic understanding of wxPython.

Readers who understand event loops and the basics of creating user interfaces with another Python UI toolkit, such as Tkinter or PyQt.

About the Author

Mike Driscoll started coding in Python in 2006, where his first assignments included porting Windows login scripts and VBA to Python, which introduced him to wxPython. He's done backend programming and front end user interfaces, writes documentation for wxPython, and currently maintains an automated testing framework in Python. He also owns the popular site "Mouse vs Python" at pythonlibrary.org and has written for the Python Software Foundation, DZone and published Python 101 and Python 201.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Working with Images
  • Special Effects
  • The Publish-Subscribe Pattern
  • Wizard Recipes
  • Creating Simple Widgets
  • Using Config Files
  • Working with Events
  • Drag and Drop
  • Working with Frames
  • wxPython and the System Tray
  • Fun with Panels
  • Using Objects in Widgets
  • XML and XRC
  • Working with Sizers
  • Threads and Timers
  • Redirecting Text
  • Grid Recipes
  • Working with Your Application
  • Bonus Recipes