Updated: March 31, 2006 for release 0.8.2
I'll try and outline the current state of the framework in order to foster discussion. I'm going to break up the description into several sections. I'm not going to describe every method and attribute since I would just end up repeating what is in the source code. These descriptions can also serve as documentation.
The following component types are currently supported. The are defined in the PythonCard components directory. The wxPython control they are based on is in parenthesis ():
BitmapCanvas Provides a buffered bitmap. There is no direct equivelant in wxPython. Button (wx.Button) Calendar (wx.Calendar) CheckBox (wx.CheckBox) Choice (wx.Choice) CodeEditor (wx.stc.StyledTextCtrl) ComboBox (wx.ComboBox) Gauge (wx.Gauge) Grid (wx.Grid) HtmlWindow (wx.HtmlWindow) IEHtmlWindow (wx.lib.iewin.IEHtmlWindow - Windows-only) Image (wx.StaticBitmap) ImageButton (wx.BitmapButton) List (wx.ListBox) MultiColumnList (wx.ListCtrl) Notebook (wx.Notebook) PasswordField (wx.TextCtrl) RadioGroup (wx.RadioBox) Slider (wx.Slider) Spinner (wx.Spinner) StaticBox (wx.StaticBox) StaticLine (wx.StaticLine) StaticText (wx.StaticText) TextArea (wx.TextCtrl) TextField (wx.TextCtrl) ToggleButton (wx.ToggleButton) Tree (wx.TreeCtrl)
The following events are automatically bound and available for each component:
gainFocus loseFocus mouseContextDoubleClick mouseContextDown mouseContextUp mouseDoubleClick mouseDown mouseDrag mouseEnter mouseLeave mouseMiddleDoubleClick mouseMiddleDown mouseMiddleUp mouseMove mouseUp timer
There are additional events such as
that are specific to particular components, which you'll find defined in the
individual component modules. The following attributes are available for each component.
backgroundColor color: tuple (r, g, b), "named color", or hex color string "#FF00FF" color is always returned as an rgb tuple command string enabled boolean font Font foregroundColor color: tuple (r, g, b), "named color", or hex color string "#FF00FF" color is always returned as an rgb tuple name (mandatory, read-only) string position tuple (x, y) specifying -1 for either x or y will use the default x or y position size tuple (width, height) specifying -1 for either width or height will use the default width or height toolTip string visible boolean
Additional attributes such as
label are defined for some components. The
attributes can be defined in the resource file as well as in user code.
PythonCard uses dot notation for components, rather than get/set methods. Here
is an example:
self.components.field1.text = 'bob' txt = self.components.field1.text
Helper classes for components:
Bitmap (wx.Bitmap) - defined in graphic.py supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PICT, PNG, PNM, TIFF, XBM, and XPM also supports translation to/from Python Imaging Library (PIL) format, and NumPy arrays to bitmap. Font (wx.Font) - defined in font.py
In some case, the helper classes and components provide extra functionality over their wxPython counterparts. Automatic binding of events and simplifed initialization are the most obvious.
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