py2exe issues with pictures and icons

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 23:20:06 CEST 2008


On Jul 16, 3:22 pm, Alexnb <alexnbr... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alexnb wrote:
>
> > Mike Driscoll wrote:
>
> >> On Jul 16, 1:37 pm, Alexnb <alexnbr... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Hello
>
> >>> I am sure most of you are familiar with py2exe. I am having a bit of a
> >>> problem. See the program has a few pictures involved and the .ico it
> >>> uses
> >>> for the windows. However, the pictures are stored in the same directory
> >>> as
> >>> the source, something like: C:\Docs and settings\me\My
> >>> docs\python\program.
> >>> When I run the program for the interpreter, just as a .py, everything
> >>> works
> >>> just as it should. However, when I compile the main source as an .exe,
> >>> and
> >>> say let a friend try the program. It fails because it is missing the
> >>> .ico.
> >>> The catch, is I don't want to have it have to installed, at least at
> >>> this
> >>> point, I want it to be able to just run. So how can I make it just run
> >>> from
> >>> any computer with the files not being in the immediate directory. If
> >>> that is
> >>> not possible, how can I put them in the immediate directory and still
> >>> make
> >>> it work. Because that directory may change a lot so the path will
> >>> change.
>
> >>> Just a few questions. I hope someone out there can help me out!
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>
> >> Put the part of the code that needs the ico file(s) into a try/except
> >> block. You could also try reading the py2exe wiki and tutorials. This
> >> one looks like it has relevant data:
>
> >>http://www.py2exe.org/index.cgi/CustomIcons
>
> >> Mike
> >> --
> >>http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>
> > Well, that may solve the icon problem. But what about getting pictures in
> > there?
>
> Okay, the icon fix didn't really fix it, what it did was make the .exe have
> the icon as the little picture for the shortcut, but it isn't really a
> shortcut. Whatever. But, I went and ran it on another computer and this was
> the error log it created right off the bat.
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "The GUI.py", line 696, in <module>
>   File "Tkinter.pyc", line 1515, in wm_iconbitmap
> _tkinter.TclError: bitmap "C:\Documents and Settings\Alex\My
> Documents\PYTHON\DictionaryApp\Windows.ico" not defined
>
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Crumb! I actually use a GUI wrapper for py2exe called GUI2Exe which
makes this sort of thing much easier. Unfortunately, it also makes me
less knowledgeable. You can check it out here:

http://xoomer.alice.it/infinity77/main/GUI2Exe.html

Also, there's a distutils group and a py2exe group. Both of them would
know a lot more about how to do this.

https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/py2exe-users
http://www.python.org/community/sigs/current/distutils-sig/list/

Mike



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