wxPython Crashes with basic example

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Wed Nov 19 20:01:34 CET 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Samuel Morhaim
<samuel.morhaim at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi, I am trying to run the basic wxpython example as seen here
> http://www.zetcode.com/wxpython/firststeps/ and everytime i run it, it
> crashes python/wxpython .. meaning it doesnt close gracefully.
> The error I get is
> Problem signature:
>   Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
>   Application Name: pythonw.exe
>   Application Version:
>   Application Timestamp: 48e49638
>   Fault Module Name: comctl32.dll_unloaded
>   Fault Module Version:
>   Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a629
>   Exception Code: c0000005
>   Exception Offset: 72b35a6e
>   OS Version: 6.0.6001.
>   Locale ID: 1033
>   Additional Information 1: fd00
>   Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
>   Additional Information 3: fd00
>   Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
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> Any ideas? it is just a basic example..   running python 2.6, wxpython,
> executing via IDLE or eric or any other..

I don't have any idea what caused your problem since I don't use Windows,
but you shouldn't run wxPython apps from IDLE because of conflicting event
loops. I think you might also have problems with Eric. Try running the
script from the command line and see if that solves your problem.
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