GUI in Python using wxGlade

John Salerno johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Thu Jun 15 22:53:01 CEST 2006


diffuser78 at gmail.com wrote:
> I am a newbie. I was looking for some code where I could a list of
> different items from a file and display it in a list box. Then give a
> user the capability to select some.
> 
> Basically, reading and writing to a file and displaying them in
> different widgets...thats something I am looking for. If anybody can
> point me to some good example tutorials...I will be greatly helped.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Every help is appreciated
> 

Have you tried looking at the code in the wxPython demo? In the ListBox 
control demo, it populates a ListBox with items from a list, but you 
could easily translate that into reading from a file, I think. Here's 
the full code in case you don't have the demo:


> 
> import  wx
> 
> #---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> # This listbox subclass lets you type the starting letters of what you want to
> # select, and scrolls the list to the match if it is found.
> class FindPrefixListBox(wx.ListBox):
>     def __init__(self, parent, id, pos=wx.DefaultPosition, size=wx.DefaultSize,
>                  choices=[], style=0, validator=wx.DefaultValidator):
>         wx.ListBox.__init__(self, parent, id, pos, size, choices, style, validator)
>         self.typedText = ''
>         self.log = parent.log
>         self.Bind(wx.EVT_KEY_DOWN, self.OnKey)
> 
> 
>     def FindPrefix(self, prefix):
>         self.log.WriteText('Looking for prefix: %s\n' % prefix)
> 
>         if prefix:
>             prefix = prefix.lower()
>             length = len(prefix)
> 
>             # Changed in 2.5 because ListBox.Number() is no longer supported.
>             # ListBox.GetCount() is now the appropriate way to go.
>             for x in range(self.GetCount()):
>                 text = self.GetString(x)
>                 text = text.lower()
> 
>                 if text[:length] == prefix:
>                     self.log.WriteText('Prefix %s is found.\n' % prefix)
>                     return x
> 
>         self.log.WriteText('Prefix %s is not found.\n' % prefix)
>         return -1
> 
> 
>     def OnKey(self, evt):
>         key = evt.GetKeyCode()
> 
>         if key >= 32 and key <= 127:
>             self.typedText = self.typedText + chr(key)
>             item = self.FindPrefix(self.typedText)
> 
>             if item != -1:
>                 self.SetSelection(item)
> 
>         elif key == wx.WXK_BACK:   # backspace removes one character and backs up
>             self.typedText = self.typedText[:-1]
> 
>             if not self.typedText:
>                 self.SetSelection(0)
>             else:
>                 item = self.FindPrefix(self.typedText)
> 
>                 if item != -1:
>                     self.SetSelection(item)
>         else:
>             self.typedText = ''
>             evt.Skip()
> 
>     def OnKeyDown(self, evt):
>         pass
> 
> 
> #---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> class TestListBox(wx.Panel):
>     def __init__(self, parent, log):
>         self.log = log
>         wx.Panel.__init__(self, parent, -1)
> 
>         sampleList = ['zero', 'one', 'two', 'three', 'four', 'five',
>                       'six', 'seven', 'eight', 'nine', 'ten', 'eleven',
>                       'twelve', 'thirteen', 'fourteen']
> 
>         wx.StaticText(self, -1, "This example uses the wx.ListBox control.", (45, 10))
>         wx.StaticText(self, -1, "Select one:", (15, 50))
>         self.lb1 = wx.ListBox(self, 60, (100, 50), (90, 120), sampleList, wx.LB_SINGLE)
>         self.Bind(wx.EVT_LISTBOX, self.EvtListBox, self.lb1)
>         self.Bind(wx.EVT_LISTBOX_DCLICK, self.EvtListBoxDClick, self.lb1)
>         self.lb1.Bind(wx.EVT_RIGHT_UP, self.EvtRightButton)
>         self.lb1.SetSelection(3)
>         self.lb1.Append("with data", "This one has data");
>         self.lb1.SetClientData(2, "This one has data");
> 
> 
>         wx.StaticText(self, -1, "Select many:", (220, 50))
>         self.lb2 = wx.ListBox(self, 70, (320, 50), (90, 120), sampleList, wx.LB_EXTENDED)
>         self.Bind(wx.EVT_LISTBOX, self.EvtMultiListBox, self.lb2)
>         self.lb2.Bind(wx.EVT_RIGHT_UP, self.EvtRightButton)
>         self.lb2.SetSelection(0)
> 
>         sampleList = sampleList + ['test a', 'test aa', 'test aab',
>                                    'test ab', 'test abc', 'test abcc',
>                                    'test abcd' ]
>         sampleList.sort()
>         wx.StaticText(self, -1, "Find Prefix:", (15, 250))
>         fp = FindPrefixListBox(self, -1, (100, 250), (90, 120), sampleList, wx.LB_SINGLE)
>         fp.SetSelection(0)
> 
> 
>     def EvtListBox(self, event):
>         self.log.WriteText('EvtListBox: %s, %s, %s, %s\n' %
>                            (event.GetString(),
>                             event.IsSelection(),
>                             event.GetSelection(),
>                             event.GetClientData()))
> 
>         lb = event.GetEventObject()
>         data = lb.GetClientData(lb.GetSelection())
> 
>         if data is not None:
>             self.log.WriteText('\tdata: %s\n' % data)
> 
> 
>     def EvtListBoxDClick(self, event):
>         self.log.WriteText('EvtListBoxDClick: %s\n' % self.lb1.GetSelection())
>         self.lb1.Delete(self.lb1.GetSelection())
> 
>     def EvtMultiListBox(self, event):
>         self.log.WriteText('EvtMultiListBox: %s\n' % str(self.lb2.GetSelections()))
> 
>     def EvtRightButton(self, event):
>         self.log.WriteText('EvtRightButton: %s\n' % event.GetPosition())
> 
>         if event.GetEventObject().GetId() == 70:
>             selections = list(self.lb2.GetSelections())
>             selections.reverse()
> 
>             for index in selections:
>                 self.lb2.Delete(index)
> 
> 
> #---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> def runTest(frame, nb, log):
>     win = TestListBox(nb, log)
>     return win
> 
> #---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> 
> overview = """<html><body>
> A listbox is used to select one or more of a list of
> strings. The strings are displayed in a scrolling box, with the
> selected string(s) marked in reverse video. A listbox can be single
> selection (if an item is selected, the previous selection is removed)
> or multiple selection (clicking an item toggles the item on or off
> independently of other selections).
> </body></html>
> """
> 
> 
> if __name__ == '__main__':
>     import sys,os
>     import run
>     run.main(['', os.path.basename(sys.argv[0])] + sys.argv[1:])
> 



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