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Wxpython in Action

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ISBN-10: 1932394621

ISBN-13: 9781932394627

Edition: 2006

Authors: Noel Rappin, Robin Dunn

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Because they are often large and complex, GUI programming tool kits can be hard to use. wxPython is a combination of the Python programming language and the wxWidgets toolkit, which allows programmers to create programs with a robust, highly functional graphical user interface, simply and easily. wxPython combines the power of an exceptionally complete user interface toolkit with an exceptionally flexible programming language. The result is a toolkit that is unique in the ease with which complex applications can be built and maintained. "wxPython in Action is a complete guide to the wxPython toolkit, containing a tutorial for getting started, a guide to best practices, and a reference to…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Manning Publications Co. LLC
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Noel Rappin is a senior developer and agile coach at Table XI, and the author of multiple technical books. Before joining Table XI, Noel ran internal training at Groupon, and has a Ph.D. in educational technology and user-centered design from the GVU Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

About this book
Introduction to wxPython
Welcome to wxPython
Getting started with wxPython
Creating the bare-minimum wxPython program
Extending the bare-minimum wxPython program
Creating the final program
What can wxPython do?
Why choose wxPython?
How wxPython works
Giving your wxPython program a solid foundation
What do I need to know about the required objects?
How do I create and use an application object?
How do I direct output from a wxPython program?
How do I shut down my wxPython application?
How do I create and use the top-level window object?
How do I add objects and subwindows to a frame?
How can I use common dialogs?
What are some common errors with application objects and frames?
Working in an event-driven environment
What terminology do I need to understand events?
What is event-driven programming?
How do I bind an event to a handler?
How are events processed by wxPython?
What other event properties are contained in the application object?
How can I create my own events?
Making wxPython easier to handle with PyCrust
How do I interact with a wxPython program?
What are the useful features of PyCrust?
What do the PyCrust notebook tabs do?
How can I wrap PyCrust around my wxPython application?
What else is in the Py package?
How can I use modules from the Py package in my wxPython programs?
Creating your blueprint
How can refactoring help me improve my code?
How do I keep the Model and View separate in my program?
How do you unit-test a GUI program?
Working with the basic building blocks
Drawing to the screen
Adding window decorations
Getting standard information
Making the application look nice
Essential wxPython
Working with the basic controls
Displaying text
Working with buttons
Entering and displaying numbers
Giving the user choices
Putting widgets in frames
The life of a frame
Using frames
Alternative frame types
Using splitter windows
Giving users choices with dialogs
Working with modal dialogs
Using standard dialogs
Creating a wizard
Showing startup tips
Using validators to manage data in a dialog
Creating and using wxPython menus
Creating Menus
Working with menu items
Sprucing up your menus
Usability guidelines for menus
Placing widgets with sizers
What's sizer?
Basic sizers with the grid sizer
Using the other sizer types
Can I see a real-world example of sizers in action?
Manipulating basic graphical images
Working with images
Dealing with device contexts
Graphics manipulation
Advanced wxPython
Building list controls and managing items
Building a list control
Managing items in a list
Responding to users
Editing and sorting list controls
Creating a virtual list control
Coordinating the grid control
Creating your grid
Working with your grid
Custom renderers and editors
Capturing user events
Climbing the tree control
Creating tree controls and adding items
What styles control the display of the tree control?
Sorting elements of a tree control
Controlling the image for each item
Navigating the tree programmatically
Managing the tree selection
Controlling which items are visible
Making a tree control user editable
Responding to other user events from a tree control
Using a tree list control
Incorporating HTML into your application
Displaying HTML
Manipulating the HTML window
Extending the HTML window
The wxPython printing framework
How do I print in wxPython?
How do I display the print dialog?
How do I display the page setup dialog?
How do I print something?
How can I perform a print preview?
Using other wxPython functionality
Putting objects on the clipboard
Being the source of a drag and drop
Being the target of a drag and drop
Transferring custom objects
Setting timed events using wx.Timer
Creating a multithreaded wxPython application