wxpython ms-dos black window popping up in background

Larry Bates larry.bates at vitalEsafe.com
Wed Sep 10 00:46:28 CEST 2008

icarus wrote:
> Oh ok. Thanks. In windows xp I just renamed the file extension to .pyw
> That did it.
> one more question...
> how do I create a pythonw standalone executable that works on w32,
> linux, mac, etc..?
> My intent is to have the process transparent to the user. He wouldn't
> even know the app was written in python. All he knows that when he
> double-clicks on it, the application pops up without the DOS black
> screen in the background (for w32 users.)
> On Sep 9, 10:49 am, "Chris Rebert" <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
>> You need to have the script be run by pythonw.exe as opposed to python.exe
>> pythonw.exe suppresses the DOS box from coming up and should be used
>> for running GUI applications such as yours.
>> Regards,
>> Chris
>> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 1:33 PM, icarus <rsa... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> platform: windows xp professional, python 2.5, wxpython
>>> When I double-check on my program file test.py (for simplicity I'll be
>>> using this code below), I see the window just fine.  But the ms-dos
>>> black window pops up in the background. On Linux, no issues at all.
>>> How can I get rid of that ms-dos black window in the background?
>>> something I need to add to my code? a setting to adjust in windows?
>>> thanks in advance.
>>> #!/usr/bin/python
>>> import wx
>>> appwx = wx.App()
>>> frame = wx.Frame(None, -1, 'test.py')
>>> frame.Show()
>>> appwx.MainLoop()
>>> --
>>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>> --
>> Follow the path of the Iguana...http://rebertia.com
On Windows use py2exe and Inno Setup to create "frozen" application that is easy 
to distribute.  On Mac/Linux there are other solutions.


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