[python-win32] Windows GUI programming with Python?

Werner F. Bruhin werner.bruhin at free.fr
Mon Sep 15 09:45:36 CEST 2008


Siegfried,

siegfried wrote:
> I just finished trying out the sample program scribble in "Python 
> Programming in Win32". While I
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> carefully cut and pasted from my soft copy of the book, I could not
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> create a new document. When I finally found the source code download
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> URL hidden in the chm file, the zip file was corrupted!
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> This program is more what I am looking for: 
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/ActivePython/1775844
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> Unfortunately it does not work. Apparently I don't have to use 
> ActiveStatePython (according to a poster in the nntp group). Where can I 
> find similar source code that works
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> that displays a simple window and lets me call other exotic window
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> functions like LoadKeyboardLayout, MapVirtualKeyEx, ToUnicodeEx. That
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> latter function produces Unicode strings and since I don't know how to 
> display
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> Cyrillic in a console mode app, I'm thinking I'll create a window to
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> display it in. I'll need to know how to load a font in python too ---
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> anyone got an example of that too?
You might want to look into wxPython.  It is a GUI library wrapping 
wxWidgets.

Make sure to download the demo and use the Unicode version.  In the demo 
look for the styledtextctrl_1 and/or the RichTextCtrl it should be close 
to what you would like to do.

Werner
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> Siegfried
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