How is wxWindows related to Python?

Jaime Wyant at
Sun Oct 2 03:56:45 CEST 2005

That is a reference to wxPython.  wxPython is a thin wrapper around
the wxWidgets c++ library.  But really, it has grown quite a bit
lately and has a bunch of neato widgets that aren't included with
wxWidgets c++.



On 1 Oct 2005 18:36:06 -0700, Sathyaish <sathyaish at> wrote:
> My question will sound daft to the good old craftsmen, but they will
> excuse my nescience on the subject. I come new to the Pythonic world
> from the land of .NET languages, VB6 and some familiarity in C and C++.
> I just read about wxWindows last night. From my understanding, it is a
> GUI framework like MFC that lets you create UI apps with ease calling a
> standard set of API accross multiple platforms (unlike MFC) and if the
> Windows port is complementary to MFC in that it shields you from
> calling the Win32 API directly.
> However, I do not understand its correlation with Python. The
> documentation page says, "wxWindows 2.4.2: A portable C++ and Python
> GUI toolkit." So, my question is, "How is wxWindows related to Python?"
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