[wxpython] StaticBoxSizer problems

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Mar 9 08:42:03 CET 2006


Matthias Kluwe wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> I'd like to place several StaticBoxes in a frame, but I can't get it
> right.
> 
> Consider the following code:
> 
> import wx
> 
> app = wx.PySimpleApp()
> frame = wx.Frame(parent=None, title="Test")
> box = wx.BoxSizer(wx.VERTICAL)
> frame.SetSizer(box)
> upper_box = wx.StaticBox(parent=frame, label="Upper Box")
> box.Add(item=upper_box, flag=wx.GROW)
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You should remiove this line.

> upper_sizer = wx.StaticBoxSizer(upper_box)
> upper_sizer.Add(wx.Button(parent=frame, label="Button"))
> frame.Show()
> app.MainLoop()
> 
> This should show a frame containing a StaticBox which contains a
> button, but: The button is not placed within the StaticBox. Hmm.
> 
> Additionally: wx.StaticBoxSizer.__init__.__doc__ says that a
> StaticBoxSizer is created by __init__(self, StaticBox box, int
> orient=HORIZONTAL). But if I change the line
> 
> upper_sizer = wx.StaticBoxSizer(upper_box)
> 
> to
> 
> upper_sizer = wx.StaticBoxSizer(StaticBox=upper_box)
> 
> I get the error: TypeError: new_StaticBoxSizer() takes at least 1
> argument (0 given).
> 
> What am I missing?
> 
Generally speaking what you appear to be missing is a methodical 
approach to GUI consruction. This reminds me of a lot of my early 
experiments with wxPython code :-)

Less is more, but it *does* take a while to get the hang of sizers and 
the like.

regards
  Steve
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