Button Label change on EVT_BUTTON in wxpython!!!

Philip Semanchuk philip at semanchuk.com
Sun Aug 28 22:34:49 EDT 2011

On Aug 28, 2011, at 9:30 PM, Ven wrote:

> Some system info before proceeding further:
> Platform: Mac OS X 10.7.1
> Python Version: ActiveState Python 2.7.1
> wxPython Version: [url=http://downloads.sourceforge.net/wxpython/
> wxPython2.9-osx-]wxPython2.9-osx-cocoa-py2.7[/
> url]
> I want the button label to be changed while performing a task
> So, here is what I did/want:
> self.run_button=wx.Button(self.panel,ID_RUN_BUTTON,label='Install')
> self.Bind(wx.EVT_BUTTON, self.OnRun,id=ID_RUN_BUTTON)
> def OnRun(self,evt):
> 	self.run_button.SetLabel('Installing..')
> 	#call a function that does the installation task
> 	installation_task()
> 	#After task completion, set the button label back to "Install"
> 	self.run_button.SetLabel('Install')
> When I try doing this, it doesn't set the label to "Installing" while
> the task is being performed. Any suggestions how do I achieve this?

Suggestion #1: After you set the label to "Installing...", try adding self.run_button.Refresh() and/or self.run_button.Update().

Suggestion #2: Ask wxPython questions on the wxPython mailing list.

Good luck

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