Recent Changes for wxPython

3.0.1.1

The previous release managed to escape out into the wild before the 3rdPart addons were updated from the source repository. This release includes the newest code from AGW and FloatCanvas which should have been in the last release.

Fixed "wxPyHtmlWinTagHandler, no destructor found." error.

3.0.1.0

Turned on a workaround for a bug that caused crashes on Windows XP. This was due to a Micorsoft bug in optimizing access to TLS when a DLL is dynamically loaded at runtime with LoadLibrary, such as how Python extension modules are loaded. See http://trac.wxwidgets.org/ticket/13116

Fixed "wxPyXmlSubclassFactory, no destructor found." error.

Some Pubsub and AGW updates.

Ignore some code in wxOSX that was preventing stock data format IDs from being used with custom data objects. (See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/wx-dev/wFxevpvbhvQ/discussion)

Various other fixes and enhancements from wxWidgets.

3.0.0

Merry Christmas (or your December holiday of choice)!

No new features but lots of bug fixes in wxWidgets and of course the bump (finally!) up to 3.0.

2.9.5.0

wx.media.MediaCtrl on OSX-cocoa now has a functioning back-end using the QTKit framework, so it works when running in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode.

Printing triggered from a Javascript window.print() statement will now work on OSX when using the old wx.webkit or the new wx.html2 browser controls.

Updated Scintilla code to verison 3.21

Lots of fixes and improvements in the wxWidgets code.

Changed the wx.DateTime.Parse* methods to work like they did in wxPython 2.8, they now return an integer indicating how far in to the string that the parser parsed, or -1 on error.

Updated wx.lib.pdfviewer with patches from David Hughes.

2.9.4.1

A quick patch release to fix some C++ headers for the wxGTK port not getting installed, causing a build error in wxPython.

2.9.4.0

wx.lib.pubsub: Pusub now defaults to the new "kwarg" version of the API. In order to continue using the original "arg1" API you will need to import wx.lib.pubsub.setuparg1 before importing any other pubsub modules.

The wx.RA_USE_CHECKBOX and wx.RB_USE_CHECKBOX constants were removed. They were only used by the incomplete PalmOS port which has been removed from the wxWidgets source tree.

wx.Font: There is now GetStrikethrough and SetStrikethrough methods.

wx.StaticBox: Fixed the client origin and client size on MSW so children of the static box should not overlap the box's label or border lines.

Added wx.HTMLDataObject

Applied a patch from Sam Partington that fixes some threading issues in the wrapper code and other cool stuff.

Added the missing wx/lib/agw/data dir to the installers.

Add wx.EnhMetaFile and wx.EnhMetaFileDC for MSW. This DC type is what is used by the print framework in the print preview window, so it needed to be wrapped so self.GetDC() would work properly.

2.9.3.1

Corrected some problems in the installer scripts that were not including some new files.

Re-enabled the wrappers for the wx.GenericDatePickerCtrl class.

Applied some patches from Werner Bruhin for the sized controls classes and demo, and which also adds the SizedScrolledPanel class.

Fixed several other minor bugs discovered in the last release.

2.9.3.0

wx.ListCtrl: Added a static method named HasColumnOrderSupport which returns a boolen value indicating if the column ordering APIs (see next item) are implemented for the current platform.

Added methods for querying and manipulating the ordering of the columns (in wx.LC_REPORT mode only.) This is not implemented on all platforms so use HasColumnOrderSupport to find out if the APIs are supported. The new APIs are: GetColumnOrder, GetColumnIndexFromOrder, GetColumnsOrder and SetColumnsOrder.

Added wrappers for new WebView classes which came from a successful Google Summer of Code project this year. This new module allows you to embed the platform's native HTML/CSS/Javascript rendering engine in a wx application like we've always been able to do with wx.webkit on Mac or with the various ActiveX modules that we've had for windows, except in the new version it uses the exact same API on all platforms and also provides an implementation for GTK. Currently on Windows the IE Trident engine is used, and WebKit is used on OSX and GTK. The code is organized to eventually allow alternate backend renderer implementations. The GTK version requires at least version 1.3.1 of libwebkitgtk-dev, which is the default on most of the recent Linux distributions. Please note that although these new classes and libraries are using names based on "WebView" I have put the wxPython verison of them in the wx.html2 module because the wxWebKit project already produces a wx.webview module for wxPython.

The wx.lib.pubsub package has been updated to the latest verison and several examples have been added to the samples folder.

2.9.2.4

Try, try again... Fixed an indentation bug that crept in somewhere along the way.

2.9.2.3

Fixed a bug that was causing the base class methods of wx.richtext.RichTextCtrl to be called incorrectly, causing a crash.

2.9.2.2

Fixed a problem with wx.ListCtrl.InsertStringItem when an imageIndex was not passed. Change the listctrl to not always assume that there is an image.

Several fixes for the wx.lib.agw modules.

Fixed a problem in wxGrid on OSX-cocoa where it would close the cell editor immediately because of extra kill focus events.

Added an OSX implementation for the wxRegion constructor taking a sequence of points.

Added the ability to use the Cairo backend for wx.GraphicsContext on Windows. The Cairo libraries are loaded dynamically on-demand, so there is not a runtime dependency on Cairo for applications that do not use it. The Cairo DLL and its dependencies are bundled with the wxPython installers. We expect to be able to also add dynamic loading of Cairo for OSX soon, (but if anybody would like to volunteer that would be nice too.) To create a Cairo graphics context you first have to get the Cairo GraphicsRenderer and then use it to create the context, like this:

cr = wx.GraphicsRenderer.GetCairoRenderer()
ctx = cr.CreateContext(dc)

If either GetCairoRenderer or CreateContext fails (either it's not supported or the Cairo shared libraries can not be found) then None will be returned, so be sure to check the return values. Using Cairo on Windows is usually faster and seems to be of better quality than using the GDI+ backend.

The wx.GCDC class can now be constructed with an already exisiting wx.GraphicsContext.

The wx.lib.softwareupdate module has been added. It implements a class designed to be mixed with wx.App in a derived class and provides code for enabling your applications to update themselves when new releases are made available (very similar to how most applications on the Mac will prompt you to allow it to self-update.) This is based on the Esky library available from the Python package index at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/esky. To enable your application to be self-updatable it must be packaged as an Esky bundle, which is a .zip file with a certain structure and meta-data, which means that you will have to modify your setup.py files to enable this. There is an example showing how to do this in the samples/doodle folder of the wxPython source tarball or the docs and demos package.

Added a MultiMessageDialog class to wx.lib.dialogs that is similar to the stock wx.MessageDialog, but is additionally able to have a scrollable message area, custom icons, and customized button labels, (although they will still use the stock IDs). There is also a MultiMessageBox Function that is like the wx.MessageBox function.

2.9.2.1

Just before release of 2.9.2.0 an important bug was discovered in the wxMSW printing code related to converting to and from native printer definitions. To correct that glitch this .1 release was made with just that one additional difference from the official wxWidgets 2.9.2 source tree.

2.9.2.0

Added wx.CommandLinkButton. This button has both a label and a note displayed on it. On Windows 7 it is a new native widget type, on the other platforms it is a generic implementation using wx.Button.

Added wx.lib.itemspicker. This class allows items to be selected from a list by moving them to another list.

Added wx.UIActionSimulator, which is able to programatically generate platform specific keyboard and mouse events, (with varying degrees of success depending on the platform.)

Added the ability to the build tools to make a Mac Framework for wxWidgets, and use it in the wxPython build. (We're still ironing out some issues so it's not part of the release builds yet.)

Added an installer EXE for the wxWidgets source tree, including the LIBs and DLLs that were used for the wxPython build on Windows. This enables 3rd party extension developers to build their libraries and extensions such that they will use the same options and the same libs as wxPython, and will replace the -devel tarball included with prior releases.

There have been many improvements to the wxOSX-Cocoa port, making it a more usable port. The other ports have also improved as well.

The wx.TaskBarIcon in the wxOSX-cocoa port can now either be a custom dock icon as before, or a status icon in the menu bar, and can be selected by passing wx.TBI_DOCK or wx.TBI_CUSTOM_STATUSITEM to the wx.TaskBarIcon constructor. The default is menubar status item. The type flag is ignored on the other ports.

wx.ToggleButtons are now part of the new common button class hierarchy and so they can now have bitmaps instead of or in addition to their text labels.

Udpates from the AGW and Editra projects.

2.9.1.1

wx.Bitmap: Add ConvertToDisabled method.

wx.AboutBox: Added support for setting a long version string in addition to the normal version string.

wx.App: Add ScheduleForDestruction, which will allow you to cause a window to be destroyed sometime in the near future. (Most likely to be used to ensure that there are no more envents pending for the widget.)

More methods and properties moved from wx.MouseEvent to the wx.MouseState base class. Same for wx.KeyEvent and wx.KeyboardState, which is used to hold modifier key states, and which is also a base class of wx.MouseState. Note that properties rightDown, leftDown and middleDown have been changed to rightIsDown, leftIsDown and middleIsDown.

wx.Button can now have both a text and a bitmap label (or just one or the other.) wx.BitmapButton is pretty much redundant and will likely be phased out sometime in the future. (The OSX Carbon build does not support this new feature, but the Cocoa build does.)

wx.ComboBox: Added Popup and Dismiss methods for programatically showing and hiding the popup, although they are not implemented for all platforms yet.

wx.GenericDirCtrl can now select multiple paths.

Removed the deprecated wx.Effects class.

wx.Image: Added ConvertToGreyscale and ConvertToDisabled methods, also new resampling scaling methods.

wx.Toolbar now supports inserting stretchable space between tools.

wx.Dialog can now be Window-modal or the usual App-modal. On Mac this results in the dialog sliding down in a sheet from the parent window's top edge. For platforms that don't support Window-modal dialogs it will fall back to an App-modal behavior. See wx.Dialog.ShowWindowModal and the wx.Dialog sample in the demo.

wx.wizard.Wizard: Add a new EVT_WIZARD_PAGE_SHOWN event.

Added wx.InfoBar, which is similar to the message bar used in some web browser windows that is shown above or below the content window to display messages and/or buttons in a way that doesn't interupt the user's workflow like a modal message dialog does, but is much more noticeble than simply putting some text in the status bar.

Updated the Scintilla code used by wxStyledTextCtrl to version 2.03.

Added wx.GraphicsGradientStop[s] classes and updated the Create*GradientBrush APIs to allow gradients with more than two color stops. Similar changes were also mare to the Cairo specific classes in wx.lib.graphics to help maintain compatibility between the two.

Added the wx.lib.pdfviewer package which is a contribution from David Hughes. It implements a simple cross-platform PDF viewer widget using the 3rd party pyPdf package for parseing the PDF file. It's not super fast nor is it feature complete, but for simple and small PDF files (such as those produced by ReportLab) it works well.

Probably the most notable change in this release is the addition of the OSX-Cocoa build, including a 64-bit architecture in the fat binaries. The Cocoa port requires at least OSX 10.5, and the Carbon port requires 10.4 or better. There are still some rough edges in the Cocoa port, but a lot does work and works well. If you run into issues that seem to be Cocoa specific then be sure to create tickets for them at http://trac.wxwidgets.org with the component set to wxOSX-Cocoa, after having searched for any existing tickets for the same issue of course.

2.9.0.1

NOTE: This release was done mainly to get a 2.9.x preview build out to the wxPython contributors to use for testing their code with wxPython 2.9. There will not be a general official release of this version.

NOTE: When using the stock Apple Python on OS X 10.6 it will default to running in 64-bit mode if your machine is a 64-bit architecture. wxPython is still using Carbon on OS X which is 32-bit only, so there is no 64-bit personality in the universal binaries and it will raise an exception when you import wx. wxPython will be switching to Cocoa soon, but in in the meantime you can force the stock Python to run in 32-bit mode by running this command in a Terminal session:

defaults write com.apple.versioner.python Prefer-32-Bit -bool yes

wxGTK: Implemented support for underlined fonts in wx.StaticText

wxGTK: wx.TopLevelWindow.SetSizeHints size increments now work

Added wx.EventBlocker class

wxGTK: Make wx.TopLevelWindow.GetSize() return the size of the window including the decorations (not just the client size) and updated SetSize() to account for this as well.

wxMSW: For consistency with wxGTK, when a top level window is minimized the size returned from GetSize will be the restored size, not the size of the icon window.

wxGTK: For consistency with wxMSW, when a top level window is minimized the size returned from GetClientSize will be (0,0).

wxGTK: Color cursors now supported.

Added wx.DC.StretchBlit() for wxMac and wxMSW (Vince Harron)

Added support for labels for toolbar controls (Vince Harron)

wxGTK: Setting foreground colour of single line wx.TextCtrl now works.

wxMac: Corrected top border size for wxStaticBox with empty label (nusi)

wx.Window.IsEnabled() now returns false even if the window parent, and not the window itself, is disabled and added IsThisEnabled() implementing the old IsEnabled() behaviour.

wxGTK: Now using the native tab traversal functions instead of simulating it ourselves.

Generating wx.NavigationKeyEvent events doesn't work any more under wxGTK (and other platforms in the future), use wx.Window.Navigate() or NavigateIn() instead.

wx.glcanvas.GLCanvas: The constructor has been changed slightly in order to make it consistent across all the platforms. The C++ version now looks like this:

wxGLCanvas(wxWindow *parent,
           wxWindowID id = -1,
           const int *attribList = NULL,
           const wxPoint& pos = wxDefaultPosition,
           const wxSize& size = wxDefaultSize,
           long style = 0,
           const wxString& name = wxPyGLCanvasNameStr,
           const wxPalette& palette = wxNullPalette);

Also in GLCanvas, all the platforms now support the new pardigm of using a separate GLContext object, and associating it with the canvas using canvas.SetCurent(context).

wxMac: The get-url apple event is now supported, simply override wx.App.MacOpenURL to receive it. You'll also need to have appropriate meta-data in your app bundle to specify the protocol of the URLs that your app can respond to.

wx.VScrolledWindow has been refactored, and new wx.HScrolledWindow and wx.HVScrolledWindow classes have been added. Just like wx.VScrolledWindow they allow scrolling with non-uniform scroll increments, where the size of each item is determined by making callbacks into the derived class. The H version handles horizontal scrolling and the HV version handles both horizontal and vertical scrolling.

Support wx.APPLY and wx.CLOSE in CreateStdDialogButtonSizer()

wx.CheckListBox now looks more native, especially under XP.

Sizers distribute only the extra space between the stretchable items according to their proportions and not all available space. We believe the new behaviour corresponds better to user expectations but if you did rely on the old behaviour you will have to update your code to set the minimal sizes of the sizer items to be in the same proportion as the items proportions to return to the old behaviour.

Added support for toolbar buttons with dropdown menus.

Added support for mouse events from two auxillary mouse buttons.

The methods that wx.TextCtrl and wx.ComboBox have in common have been factored out into a new base class that they share, wx.TextEntry.

wx.richtext.RichTextCtrl and related classes were refactored such that the RTC uses the same attributes object as wx.TextCtrl. This means that instead of using wx.richtext.RichtextAttr or TextAttrEx you'll just use wx.TextAttr instead. Also, all of the flags and styles related to the text attributes have been moved out of the wx.richtext module and into the main wx namespace. Finally, wx.TextCtrl and RichTextCtrl now share some common base classes.

wx.Brush.MacSetTheme has been removed, and has been replaced by being able to create a wx.Colour using a Mac themed brush ID instead. So if you used to have code like this:

brush = wx.Brush(someColour)
brush.MacSetTheme(kThemeBrushDialogBackgroundActive)

You'll want to replace it with code like this:

brush = wx.Brush(wx.MacThemeColour(kThemeBrushDialogBackgroundActive))

wx.calendar: A native implementation of the CalendarCtrl was added for the Windows and GTK ports, however the native classes tend to not implement all of the functionality that the old generic version of the control provides. To be able to provide a way for you to work around issues related to this I've added wrappers for both the CalendarCtrl and also GenericCalendarCtrl, so if you depend on the ability to do things like set holidays or change the attributes of specific days in the calendar then please change your code to use the GenericCalendarCtrl class instead.

Added wx.NotificationMessage.

The wx.grid.GridCellEditor.EndEdit method has been split into two methods, EndEdit and ApplyEdit. See the GridCustEditor sample in the demo for an example of their use.

Processing of pending events can be temporarily stopped and then restarted. See wx.App.SuspendProcessingOfPendingEvents and ResumeProcessingOfPendingEvents.

Added wx.App.YieldFor and related methods which can control what categories of events can be processed during the yield.

Spin buttons and spin controls now have their own event types instead of reusing the scroll events.

The public data members of wx.MouseEvent (m_shiftDown, etc.) have been removed, but since wx.MouseEvent now derives from wx.MouseState you can use its properties (shiftDown, etc.) instead for assignments to those member values.

Removed the Set/GetLogicalFunction methods from wx.GraphicsContext.

Added Set/GetCompositionMode methods to wx.GraohicsContext, and also Set/GetAntialiasMode methods. The composition mode settings allow you to use the classic Porter-Duff compositions when drawing. See http://keithp.com/~keithp/porterduff/p253-porter.pdf

wx.grid.Grid: Added methods CalcRowLabelsExposed, CalcColLabelsExposed, CalcCellsExposed, DrawRowLabels, DrawRowLabel, DrawColLabels, and DrawColLabel.

Added the wx.lib.mixins.gridlabelrenderer module. It enables the use of label renderers for Grids that work like the cell renderers do. See the demo for a simple sample.

wx.App: OnExceptionInMainLoop and FilterEvent can now be overridden.

Added wx.lib.msgpanel, which provides a class derived from wx.Panel that can look and feel much like a wx.MessageDialog.

Added wx.lib.progressindicator which is a simple class with a label and a guage that can be used to show either specific or indeterminate (pulsed) progress of some sort. It works well in status bars, and can be set to hide itself when not active.

Added wx.lib.nvdlg, which provides a generic dialog for editing the values of name/value pairs. You're able to specify some styles and attributes for each text control if needed.

Wrappers for the propgrid library, maintained by Jaakko Salli, have been added to wxPython.

A new build script has been added to wxPython, originally created by Kevin Ollivier, which greatly simplifies building both wxWidgets and wxPython for the average user. I now use it in my day-to-day builds as well as from the scripts which create the preview and release builds. See the new BUILD.txt document for more information.

2.8.12.1

Relax an assert that was added to Bind() in the previous release so None will be an acceptable value for the handler parameter again.

Added ToolTipString property to wx.Window.

Other minor fixes.

Udpates from the AGW and Editra projects.

2.8.12.0

This release is mostly just bug and typo fixes. There are no new major features or enhancements in the core library.

2.8.11.0

Lots of bug fixes in both wxWidgets and wxPython.

Added the context manager protocol methods to some wx classes so they can be used with the new Python 'with' statement. (The with statement is always available starting in Python 2.6, and can also be used in Python 2.5 with a __future__ import statement.) There are several wx classes where this is a natural fit, such as wx.BusyInfo. The __enter__ and __exit__ methods have also been added to wx.Dialog where it will do the dialog.Destroy() call for you. This means that you can use code like this:

with MyDialog(self, foo, bar) as dlg:
     if dlg.ShowModal() == wx.ID_OK:
        # do something with dlg values

The list of wx classes that can now be used as context managers is:

  • wx.Dialog
  • wx.BusyInfo
  • wx.BusyCursor
  • wx.WindowDisabler
  • wx.LogNull
  • wx.DCTextColourChanger
  • wx.DCPenChanger
  • wx.DCBrushChanger
  • wx.DCClipper

A new class has been added that is also a context manager, called wx.FrozenWindow. It will freeze the window passed to it upon entry to the context, and will thaw the window upon exit from the context.

Applied the final version of patch #10959 to the PyCrust code. It adds many enhancements to the Py suite, inlcuding the ability to edit blocks of code (called slices) as a whole before executing them, and also the ability to execute some simple shell commands.

Replaced the wx.lib.pubsub module with the new pubsub package from http://pubsub.sf.net. By default it is backwards compatible with the old pubsub module, but it also has a more advanced API available that can be switched on at import time. See the pubsub web site for more details.

The wx.Effects class is deprecated.

Added Python 2.7 builds for Windows and Mac.

Added Debian package builds for Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.4.

Many fixes and enhancements for the wx.lib.agw pacakge, including the addition of pybusyinfo, ribbon, ultimatelistctrl and zoombar.

2.8.10.1

wx.grid.Grid: Added methods CalcRowLabelsExposed, CalcColLabelsExposed, CalcCellsExposed, DrawRowLabels, DrawRowLabel, DrawColLabels, and DrawColLabel to the Grid class.

Added the wx.lib.mixins.gridlabelrenderer module. It enables the use of label renderers for Grids that work like the cell renderers do. See the demo for a simple sample.

Solved the manifests problem with Python 2.6 on Windows. wxPython now programatically creates its own activation context and loads a manifest in that context that specifies the use of the themable common controls on Windows XP and beyond. This also means that the external manifest files are no longer needed for the other versions of Python.

wx.Colour: Updated the wx.Colour typemaps and also the wx.NamedColour constructor to optionally allow an alpha value to be passed in the color string, using these syntaxes: "#RRGGBBAA" or "ColourName:AA"

wx.lib.wxcairo: Fixed a problem resulting from PyCairo changing the layout of their C API structure in a non-binary compatible way. The new wx.lib.wxcairo is known to now work with PyCairo 1.6.4 and 1.8.4, and new binaries for Windows are available online at http://wxpython.org/cairo/

2.8.9.2

Added the wx.lib.agw package, which contiains most of the widgets from http://xoomer.alice.it/infinity77/main/freeware.html written by Andrea Gavana. Andrea's widgets that were already in wx.lib were also moved to the wx.lib.agw package, with a small stub module left in wx.lib. As part of this addition the demo framework was given the ability to load demo modules from a sub-folder of the demo directory, to make it easier to maintain collections of demo samples as a group.

Added the wx.PyPickerBase class which can be used to derive new picker classes in Python. Used it to implement a color picker for Mac that uses a wx.BitmapButton instead of a normal wx.Button. This makes the color picker look and behave lots better on Mac than before.

You can now pass the handler function to the Unbind method. If it is given then Unbind will only disconenct the event handler that uses the same handler function, so if there are multiple bindings for the same event type you'll now be able to selectively unbind specific instances.

Added a new tool to the Widget Inspection Tool that allows you to watch the events passing through a widget. It can also be used independently, see wx.lib.eventwatcher.

2.8.9.1

Fixed a Python 2.4 compatibility issue in the Editra code.

2.8.9.0

Many minor bug fixes throughout wxWidgets and wxPython.

Fixed wx.lib.embeddedimage to work with Python 2.3.

Fixed PseudoDC hit testing when pure white or pure black are used.

Added support for a 64-bit Windows build for the AMD64 architecture, (a.k.a. x64.) This is for Python 2.5 only and is available only as a Unicode build.

Added the wx.EmptyBitmapRGBA factory function.

Added the wx.lib.wxcairo module which allows the pycairo package to be used for drawing on wx window or memory DCs. In addition it is able to convert from a native wx.Font to a cairo.FontFace, and it also provides functions for converting to/from wx.Bitmap and cairo.ImageSurface objects. In order to use this module you will need to have the Cairo library and its dependencies installed, as well as the pycairo Python package. For Linux and other unix-like systems you most likely have what you need installed already, or can easily do so from your package manager application. See the wx.lib.wxcairo module's docstring for notes on where to get what you need for Windows or Mac. This module uses ctypes, and depending on platform it may need to find and load additional dynamic libraries at runtime in addition to cairo. The pycairo package used needs to be new enough to export the CAPI structure in the package namespace. I believe that started sometime in the 1.4.x release series.

Added the wx.lib.graphics module, which is an implementation of the wx.GraphicsContext API using Cairo (via wx.lib.wxcairo). This allows us to be totally consistent across platforms, and also use Cairo to implement some things that are missing from the GraphicsContext API. It's not 100% compatible with the GraphicsContext API, but probably close enough to be able to share code between them if desired, plus it can do a few things more.

Updated wx.Bitmap.CopyFromBuffer to be a bit more flexible. You can now specify the format of the buffer, and the CopyFromBufferRGBA is now just a wrapper around CopyFromBuffer that specifies a different format than the default. Also added the complement method, CopyToBuffer. See the docstring for CopyFromBuffer for details on the currently allowed buffer formats. The existing wx.BitmapFromBuffer factory functions are also now implemented using the same underlying code as CopyFromBuffer.

Add wx.lib.mixins.listctrl.ListRowHighlighter for automatic highlighting of rows in a wx.ListCtrl.

2.8.8.1

wx.richtext: Added wrappers for the RichTextPrinting and RichTextPrintout classes.

Make it easier to replace the check box images used in the CheckListCtrlMixin class.

Fixed bug in wx.ScrolledWindow when child focus events caused unneccessary or incorrect scrolling.

Fixed a bug in wx.GridBagSizer where hidden items were not ignored in part of the layout algorithm.

Several other bugs also fixed.

2.8.8.0

Added the PlateButton class from Cody Precord.

Added wx.PyEvtHandler, which supports overriding the ProcessEvent method in derived classes. Instances of this class can be pushed onto the event handler chain of a window in order to hook into the event processing algorithm, and its ProcessEvent method will be called for every event sent to the window.

With much help from Anthony Tuininga the code generated by the img2py tool is now cleaner, simpler and smaller. Instead of writing the data for the images as printable ascii with hex escapes it now uses base64 to encode the images into a string. In addition, instead of top-level functions for returning the image data and bitmaps, the embedded images now use a simple class with methods for returning the image as a bitmap, icon, or etc. By default in 2.8.x top-level aliases will be generated to make the code backward compatible with the old functional interface, but you can use -F to turn that off. In 2.9 and beyond the default will be to generate only the new class interface, but -f can be used to turn the old behavior back on.

The PyEmbeddedImage class added for the new img2py support can also be used for image data that may be acquired from some other source at runtime, such as over the network or from a database. In this case pass False for isBase64 (unless the data actually is base64 encoded.) Any image type that wx.ImageFromStream can handle should be okay. See the wx.lib.embeddedimage module for details.

Exposed the wx.GenericDatePickerCtrl to wxPython. On wxGTK and wxMac this is exactly the same as the normal date picker, but on wxMSW it allows you to avoid the native wx.DatePickerCtrl if so desired. Also fixed a bug that caused an assert if you tried to set the date to wx.DefaultDateTime even if wx.DP_ALLOWNONE was specified.

Made a little hack in wx.lib.masked.TextCtrl that allows it to be wrapped around an already existing TextCtrl instead of always creating its own. This is useful for example with the wx.TextCtrl that is built-in to the customizable wx.combo.ComboCtrl, or with a textctrl that is part of an XRC layout. To use it you need to do a little trick like this:

existingTextCtrl = combo.GetTextCtrl()
maskedCtrl = wx.lib.masked.TextCtrl.__new__(wx.lib.masked.TextCtrl)
maskedCtrl.this = existingTextCtrl.this
maskedCtrl.__init__(parent)

Enhanced the Widget Inspection Tool with some new functionality. Added tools to the toolbar to expand and collapse the widget tree, which is very helpful for not getting lost in very large applications with many hundreds of widgets. Also added a toolbar tool for highlighting the currently selected widget or sizer in the live application. The tool will flash top-level windows and for all other items it will draw an outline around the item for a few seconds.

Copied the sized_controls module to the wx.lib package as the first step of phasing out the wxaddons package.

Added an implementation of wx.Window.SetDoubleBuffered on Windows. (GTK already has one, and Mac doesn't need one because everything is always double buffered by the system there.)

Added a wrapper to wx.TopLevelWindow for MacGetTopLevelWindowRef to facilitate calling the Carbon APIs directly for things that are not supported in wx, similar to how we can use ctypes or PyWin32 with window.GetHandle() to do custom stuff on Windows. (On wxMac GetHandle returns the ControlRef, which is different than the WindowRef, hence the need for a 2nd method.) Here is an example to set the modified flag in the caption:

>>> import ctypes
>>> carbon = ctypes.CDLL('/System/Library/Carbon.framework/Carbon')
>>> carbon.SetWindowModified(frame.MacGetTopLevelWindowRef(), True)

Added a new light-weight solution for embedding ActiveX controls in wxPython applications that uses ctypes and the comtypes package available from http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/comtypes/. Comtypes allows us to use and provide an interface with full dynamic dispatch abilities, much like PyWin32's COM interfaces but with much reduced external dependencies. See wx/lib/activex.py for more details. IMPORTANT: Be sure to get at least version 0.5 of comtypes, see the docstring in the wx.lib.activex module for details.

The wx.lib.iewin, wx.lib.pdfwin, and wx.lib.flashwin modules were switched to use the new and improved activex module. The APIs provided by these modules should be mostly compatible with what was there before, except for how the COM events are handled. Instead of sending wx events it relies on you overriding methods with the same names as the COM events. You can either do it in a or derived class, or you can set an instance of some other class to be the event sink. See the ActiveX_IEHtmlWindow sample in the demo for an example. If you would rather continue to use the old version of these modules they are available in the wx.lib with "_old" added to the names.

Added the wx.lib.resizewidget module. This module provides the ResizeWidget class, which reparents a given widget into a specialized panel that provides a resize handle for the widget. When the user drags the resize handle the widget is resized accordingly, and an event is sent to notify parents that they should recalculate their layout.

2.8.7.1

Applied Patch [ 1783958 ] to use the native renderer for drawing the checkboxes in CheckListCtrlMixin.

Incorporated the new version of XRCed. This is the result of a Google Summer of Code 2007 project by Roman Rolinsky, and includes a number of UI enhancements, as well as a mechanism for adding support for new components without needing changes to XRCed itself. These new components can be those supported at the C++ layer of XRC, as well as custom XRC handlers written in Python. See http://wiki.wxpython.org/XRCed_Refactoring_Project

wxMac: Fixed wx.BusyInfo so it doesn't steal the activated status from the parent window. (This actually applies to all frames with the wx.FRAME_TOOL_WINDOW style and no decorations.)

wxMac: Fixed the lack of painting the area between scrollbars on Leopard.

wxMac: Fixed assertion errors dealing with toolbars on Leopard.

wxMac: Multiline textcontrols now support attributes for margins and alignement; only a single tab distance can be set though.

Added the wx.Image.AdjustChannels method. This function muliplies all 4 channels (red, green, blue, alpha) with a factor (around 1.0). Useful for gamma correction, colour correction and to add a certain amount of transparency to a image.

Added Editra to the distribution, to give us a simple yet powerful programmer's code editor to replace the never finished PyAlaMode editor and related tools. Many thanks to Cody Precord for the work he has done on this tool and for allowing us to make it part of wxPython. Editra has syntax highlighting and other support for over 40 programming languages, excellent OS X integration, is extendable via plugins, and for those that are on the VI side of the fence there is a VI emulation mode. For more information see the Editra website at http://editra.org/

wxGTK: wx.Frame.ShowFullScreen now preserves the menubar's accelerators.

wxGTK: wx.GetClientDisplayRect fixed.

Applied patch [1838043], which adds a demo of the wx.RendererNative class functionality.

Applied patch [1837449], which uses wx.RenderNative for drawing the combo button in the PopupControl.

Added GetDirItemData to wx.GenericDirCtrl, which returns a reference to the data object associated with an item in the control. (Patch #1836326)

2.8.6.1

wxMac: Fixed paste bug when the clipboard contains unicode text.

AUI: Added missing event binders for the notebok tab events.

wxMac: Fixed bug that resulted in portions of virtual listctrl's to not be repainted when scrolling with PgUp/PgDown/Home/End.

wxMac: Fixed bug that broke tab traversal when tabbing runs into a wx.StaticBox.

wxGTK: Add wx.Window.GetGtkWidget.

All: Undprecated wx.ListCtrl.[G|S]etItemSpacing

All: Fixed wx.Palette constructor wrapper. It takes three seqences of integers to specify the R, G, and B values for each color in the palette, which must all be the same length and which must contain integer values in the range of 0..255 inclusive.

Thanks to some grunt work from Edouard TISSERANT, wxPython now has the needed tweaks in config.py to be able to be built with mingw32. See BUILD.txt for details.

Changes in wx.GraphicsContext to make things like the half-pixel offsets more consistent across platforms.

wxMSW: If freezing a top-level window wxWidgets will actually freeze the TLW's children instead. This works around a feature of MS Windows that allowed windows beneath the frozen one in Z-order to paint through, and also mouse events clicking through to the lower window.

2.8.6.0

This release is mostly about fixing a number of bugs and inconsistencies in wxWidgets and wxPython. In other words, there have been a whole lot more changes than what is listed here, but they are not new features or API visible changes, which is what are usually listed in this file.

Some Menu APIs added to make things more consistent. Added wx.MenuBar.SetMenuLabel, wx.MenuBar.GetMenuLabel, wx.MenuBar.GetMenuLabelText, wx.Menu.GetLabelText, wx.MenuItem.SetItemLabel, wx.MenuItem.GetItemLabel, wx.MenuItem.GetItemLabelText, wx.MenuItem.GetLabelText. The Get...Label functions get the raw label with mnemonics and accelerators, and the Get...LabelText functions get the text only, without mnemonics/accelerators.

Added wx.BORDER_THEME style. This style will attempt to use a theme specific style, if the current platform and environment is themeable and has a specific theme style. For example, you could use this on Windows XP on a custom control to give it a themed border style that looks like what is used by default on the native wx.TextCtrl or wx.ListBox. Since there were not any more available bits for border styles, this style replaces wx.BORDER_DOUBLE.

2.8.4.2

Added some SWIG magic that allows wx C++ lists to be exposed to wxPython as sequence-like wrappers around the real list, instead of making a Python list that is a copy of the real list as was done before. These sequence-like objects support indexing, iteration, containment tests ("obj in seq") and index(obj), but not anything that would modify the sequence. If you need to have a real list object like before then you can pass the sequence to Python's list() function to convert it. Current functions that are affected by this are wx.Window.GetChildren, wx.GetTopLevelWindows, wx.Sizer.GetChildren, and wx.Menu.GetMenuItems. Care should be taken to be sure that you don't try to use the sequence after the C++ object the list belongs to has been destroyed.

Updated wrappers for the RichTextCtrl classes that were already wrapped, and added support for loading rich xml files and saving as HTML or XML.

Added wxRoses sample from Ric Werme.

Added better wrappers for wx.OutputStream and wxPython now deals with them similarly to how it handles wx.InputStreams. Specifically, any Python file-like object can be passed where a wx.OutputStream is expected and the data will be written to the file object appropriately.

Added some patches from Billy B. that improve the pySketch sample.

Added patch from Chris Mellon that gives PyShell a custom context menu that is better integrated with the shell environment.

There are now new build scripts for making the Universal binaries and Installer for OS X. There is no longer any need for separate builds for each OS version, all builds are now Universal and work on both Panther and Tiger, and on PPC and i386.

On the Linux side the debian and ubuntu packages will support multiple versions of Python if the Debian/Ubuntu release is set up to support more than one version. To check which versions you can expect to get you can run "pyversions -s". Also there is a new package available that contains a debug version of the wxPython extension modules, that can be used with the python-dbg package. In addition the RPMs are now being built for Fedora Core 6 and Fedora Core 7.

2.8.4.0

wxGTK: Make wx.NO_BORDER style work with wx.RadioBox (patch 1525406)

Update to 1.0 of TreeMixin.

wx.lib.customtreectrl: Patch from Andrea that fixes the following problems/issues:

  • ZeroDivisionError when using the Vista selection style and calling SelectItem; for some strange reason, sometimes the item rect is not initialized and that generates the ZeroDivisionError when painting the selection rectangle;
  • Added a DeleteWindow method to GenericTreeItem class, for items that hold a widget next to them;
  • Renamed CustomTreeCtrl method IsEnabled to IsItemEnabled, otherwise it conflicts with wx.Window.IsEnabled;
  • Now CustomTreeCtrl behaves correctly when the widget attached to an item is narrower (in height) than the item text;

wx.lib.flatnotebook: Patch from Andrea that implements the following:

  • A new style FNB_FF2: my intentions were to make it like Firefox 2, however it turned out to be an hybrid between wxAUI notebook glose style & FF2 ...I still think it looks OK. The main purpose for making it more like wxAUI is to allow applications that uses both to have same look and feel (or as close as it can get...);
  • Changed the behavior of the left/right rotation arrows to rotate single tab at a time and not bulk of tabs;
  • Updated the demo module.

XRCed now uses a wx.FileHistory object for managing the recent files menu.

wx.DateSpan and wx.TimeSpan now use lower case property names in order to not conflict with the same named static methods that already existed.

wx.aui.PyAuiDocArt and wx.aui.PyAuiTabArt can now be derived from in wxPython and plugged in to wx.AUI.

XRCed has a new experimental feature to add controls by draging icons from the tool palette to the test window. Mouse position is tracked to highlight the future parent of the new item.

Updates to MaskedEdit controls from Will Sadkin:

maskededit.py:
Added parameter option stopFieldChangeIfInvalid, which can be used to relax the validation rules for a control, but make best efforts to stop navigation out of that field should its current value be invalid. Note: this does not prevent the value from remaining invalid if focus for the control is lost, via mousing etc.
numctrl.py, demo / MaskedNumCtrl.py:
In response to user request, added limitOnFieldChange feature, so that out-of-bounds values can be temporarily added to the control, but should navigation be attempted out of an invalid field, it will not navigate, and if focus is lost on a control so limited with an invalid value, it will change the value to the nearest bound.
combobox.py:
Added handler for EVT_COMBOBOX to address apparently inconsistent behavior of control when the dropdown control is used to do a selection.
textctrl.py
Added support for ChangeValue() function, similar to that of the base control, added in wxPython 2.7.1.1.

Update to latest FloatCanvas from Chris Barker.

The pywxrc tool now properly supports generating classes for menus and menubars, and also creating attributes for menus, menubars and menu items.

2.8.3.0

Added wx.ToolBar.SetToolNormalBitmap and SetToolDisabledBitmap methods. (Keep in mind however that the disabled bitmap is currently generated on the fly by most native toolbar widgets, so this SetToolDisabledBitmap method won't have any affect on them...)

Refactored the inspection tool such that it can be used as a wx.App mix-in class as it was used before (with the wx.lib.mixins.inspect module) and also as a non mix-in tool (using wx.lib.inspect.InspectionTool).

Add wx.lib.mixins.treemixin from Frank Niessink.

Added the wx.SizerFlags class, and also added AddF, InsertF and PrependF methods to wx.Sizer. The wxSizerFlags class provides a convienient and easier to read way to add items to a sizer. It was added as a new set of methods of the wx.Sizer class so as to not disturb existing code. For example, instead of writing:

sizer.Add(ctrl, 0, wx.EXPAND | wx.ALL, 10)

you can now write:

sizer.AddF(ctrl, wx.SizerFlags().Expand().Border(wx.ALL,10))

Will Sadkin provided a patch for the wx.lib.masked package that fixes its support for using the navigation keys on the numeric keypad.

wx.lib.plot: patch #1663937 to allow user to turn off scientific notation on plot.

wxGTK: Most of the remaining TODOs for the wx.GraphicsContext on wxGTK have been done. This includes implementations for GetTextExtent, Clip, DrawBitmap, fixing the drawing position of text to be at the upper left corner instead of the baseline, etc.

wx.lib.customtreectrl patches from Andrea:

  1. ExpandAll has been renamed as ExpandAllChildren, and the new ExpandAll now takes no input arguments (consistent with wx.TreeCtrl)
  2. ctstyle keyword is now defaulted to 0: every style related to CustomTreeCtrl and the underlying wx.PyScrolledWindow should be declared using the keyword "style" only. For backward compatibility, ctstyle continues to work as I merged ctstyle and style in the __init__ method.
  3. GetClassDefaultAttributes is now a classmethod.
  4. UnselectAll bug fixed.

Renamed the wx.lib.inspect and wx.lib.mixins.inspect modules to inspection, in order to avoid conflicts with the inspect module in the standard Python library.

Lots of changes to XRCed from Roman Rolinsky:

  • Preferences for default "sizeritem" parameters for new panels and controls can be configured ("File">"Preferences...").
  • Implemented comment object for including simple one-line comments and comment directives as tree nodes. No validation is performed for a valid XML string so comments must not contain "-->". Comment directive is a special comment starting with '%' character, followed by a line of python code. It is executed using 'exec' when the resource file is opened. This is useful to import plugin modules containing custom handlers which are specific to the resource file, hovewer this is of course a security hole if you use foreign XRC files. A warning is displayed if the preference option 'ask' is selected (by default).
  • Added support for custom controls and plugin modules. Refer to this wxPythonWiki for the details: http://wiki.wxpython.org/index.cgi/XRCed#custom
  • Tool panel sections can be collapsed/expanded by clicking on the label of a tool group.
  • Some undo/redo and other fixes.
  • Fixes for wxMSW (notebook highlighting, control sizes, tree Unselect).
  • Notebook page highlighting fix. Highlight resizes when the window is resized. ParamUnit spin button detects event handler re-entry (wxGTK probably has a bug in wxSpinButton with repeated events).
  • Fix for dealing with empty 'growable' property, using MiniFrame for properties panel, the panel is restored together with the main window.

2.8.1.1

wxMSW: Fix lack of spin control update event when control lost focus

Added a typeId property to the PyEventBinder class that holds the eventType ID used for that event. So when you need the eventType (such as when sending your own instance of standard events) you can use, for example, wx.EVT_BUTTON.typeId instead of wx.wxEVT_COMMAND_BUTTON_CLICKED. Note that there are a few composite events, such as EVT_MOUSE and EVT_SCROLL, that will actually bind multiple event types at once, and in these cases the typeId property may not give you what you want. You should use te component events in these cases.

PyCrust now has an option for showing/hiding the notebook.

wxMSW: Corrected drawing of bitmaps for disabled menu items.

Enhanced the wx.lib.mixins.inspect module. In addition to showing a PyCrust window it is now a widget browser, which provides a tree loaded up with all the widgets in the app, optionally with the sizers too, and also a panel displaying the properties of the selected window. Run the demo and type Ctrl-Alt-I keystroke (or Cmd-Alt-I on the Mac) to see how it works. You can add this to your own apps with just a few lines of code.

Added wx.SearchCtrl.[Get|Set]DescriptiveText

wxMac: Added support for the wx.FRAME_FLOAT_ON_PARENT style.

wxMac: the popups used for call tips and autocomplete lists in StyledTextCtrl (such as in PyShell) are now top-level float-on-parent windows so they are no longer clipped by the bounds of the stc window.

2.8.1.0

Added EVT_TASKBAR_CLICK and use it to show taskbar icon menu on right button release, not press, under MSW (bug 1623761)

Added wx.TreeCtrl.CollapseAll[Children]() and IsEmpty() methods

Fix wx.MDIChidFrame.GetPosition() (patch 1626610)

Fix attribute memory leak in wx.grid.Grid::ShowCellEditControl() (patch 1629949)

wxGTK: Fix for controls on a toolbar being the full height of the toolbar instead of their natural height.

wx.lib.customtreectrl patches from Andrea Gavana.

wxMac: Applied patch #1622389, fixing two memory leaks in GetPartialTextExtents.

More fixes for the native wx.ListCtrl on Mac.

Added wx.aui.AuiNotebook.GetAuiManager().

Added wx.aui.AuiMDIParentFrame and wx.aui.AuiMDIChildFrame, which essentially implement the MDI interface using a normal wx.Frame and a wx.aui.AuiNotebook.

2.8.0.1

Lots of fixes and updates to the AUI classes.

Added wx.CollapsiblePane. On wxGTK it uses a native expander widget, on the other platforms a regular button is used to control the collapsed/expanded state.

Added the wx.combo module, which contains the ComboCtrl and ComboPopup classes. These classes allow you to implement a wx.ComboBox-like widget where the popup can be nearly any kind of widget, and where you have a lot of control over other aspects of the combo widget as well. It works very well on GTK and MSW, using native renderers for drawing the combo button, but is unfortunatly still a bit klunky on OSX...

Use system default paper size for printing instead of A4 by default.

Added wx.combo.OwnerDrawnComboBox, which is a ComboCtrl that delegates the drawing of the items in the popup and in the control itself to overridden methods of a derived class, similarly to how wx.VListBox works.

Added wx.combo.BitmapComboBox which is a combobox that displays a bitmap in front of the list items.

Added the wx.lib.mixins.inspect module. It contains the InspectMixin class which can be mixed with a wx.App class and provides a PyCrust window that can be activated with a Ctrl-Alt-I keystroke (or Cmd-Alt-I on the Mac.)

Added some modules from Riaan Booysen:

  • wx.lib.flagart: contains icons of the flags of many countries.
  • wx.lib.art.img2pyartprov: makes images embedded in a python file with img2py available via the wx.ArtProvider.
  • wx.lib.langlistctrl: A wx.ListCtrl for selecting a language, which uses the country flag icons.
  • An I18N sample for the demo.

wx.lib.masked: Patch from Will Sadkin. Includes Unicode fixes, plus more helpful exceptions and ability to designate fields in mask without intervening fixed characters.

Added wx.SearchCtrl, which is a composite of a wx.TextCtrl with optional bitmap buttons and a drop-down menu. Controls like this can typically be found on a toolbar of applications that support some form of search functionality. On the Mac this control is implemented using the native HISearchField control, on the other platforms a generic control is used, although that may change in the future as more platforms introduce native search widgets.

Added a set of button classes to wx.lib.buttons from David Hughes that uses the native renderer to draw the button.

2.7.2.0

Patch [ 1583183 ] Fixes printing/print preview inconsistencies

Add events API to wxHtmlWindow (patch #1504493 by Francesco Montorsi)

Added wxTB_RIGHT style for right-aligned toolbars (Igor Korot)

Added New Zealand NZST and NZDT timezone support to wx.DateTime.

wx.Window.GetAdjustedBestSize is deprecated. In every conceivable scenario GetEffectiveMinSize is probably what you want to use instead.

wx.Image: Gained support for TGA image file format.

wx.aui: The classes in the wx.aui module have been renamed to be more consistent with each other, and make it easier to recognize in the docs and etc. that they belong together.

FrameManager --> AuiManager FrameManagerEvent --> AuiManagerEvent PaneInfo --> AuiPaneInfo FloatingPane --> AuiFloatingPane DockArt --> AuiDockArt TabArt --> AuiTabArt AuiMultiNotebook --> AuiNotebook AuiNotebookEvent --> AuiNotebookEvent

wx.lib.customtreectrl: A patch from Frank Niessink which adds an additional style (TR_AUTO_CHECK_PARENT) that (un)checks a parent when all children are (un)checked.

wx.animate.AnimationCtrl fixed to display inactive bitmap at start (patch 1590192)

Patch from Dj Gilcrease adding the FNB_HIDE_ON_SINGLE_TAB style flag for wx.lib.flatnotebook.

wx.Window.GetBestFittingSize has been renamed to GetEffectiveMinSize. SetBestFittingSize has been renamed to SetInitialSize, since it is most often used only to set the initial (and minimal) size of a widget.

The QuickTime backend for wx.media.MediaCtrl on MS Windows works again. Just pass szBackend=wx.media.MEDIABACKEND_QUICKTIME to the constructor to use it instead of the default ActiveMovie backend, (assuming the quicktime DLLs are available on the system.)

2.7.1.3

wxGTK: The wx.ALWAYS_SHOW_SB style is now supported.

Fixed name errors in the old wxPython package namespace. As a reminder, use of this package is deprecated and you are encouraged to switch your programs over to the wx package.

Fixed wx.glcanvas.GLCanvas.SetCurrent to be compatible with prevoius versons.

Added wx.StandardPaths.GetTmpDir.

Bug fixes in the wx.ListCtrl on Mac from Kevin Olivier, allowing it to send events properly again. There is also a new native implementation of wx.ListCtrl available, which will be used for wx.LC_REPORT style list controls if you set the "mac.listctrl.always_use_generic" SystemOption to zero. In a future release this will be the default.

Added a sample to the demo that shows some of what can be done with the new wx.GraphicsContext and wx.GraphicsPath classes.

2.7.1.2

Fixed a bug in the MaskedEdit controls caused by conflicting IsEmpty methods.

Patch #1579280: Some mimetype optimizations on unix-like systems.

wxMac: Several wx.webkit.WebKitCtrl enhancements/fixes, including:

  • new methods for increasing/decreasing text size, getting selection, getting/setting scroll position, printing, enabling editing, and running JavaScripts on the page.
  • added new event (wx.webkit.WebKitBeforeLoadEvent) for catching, and possibly vetoing, load events before they occur.
  • wx.webkit.WebKitCtrl now fires mouse events for certain events that it was eating before. This improves wxSplitterWindow resizing behavior.
  • refactoring of the sizing logic to move the Cocoa view. Tested with splitter windows, panels, notebooks and all position correctly with this.

Some improvements to the drawing code in CustomTreeCtrl.

Fixed refcount leak in wx.Window.GetChildren.

2.7.1.1

The following deprecated items have been removed:

  • wx.Bitmap SetQuality and GetQuality methods
  • The wx.GetNumberFromUser function
  • wx.EVT_LIST_GET_INFO and wx.EVT_LIST_SET_INFO
  • wx.BookCtrlSizer and wx.NotebookSizer
  • The PostScript-specific methods of wx.PrintData
  • wx.PrintDialogData SetSetupDialog and GetSetupDialog methods
  • wx.FontMapper SetConfig method
  • wx.html.HtmlSearchStatus.GetContentsItem method
  • wx.html.HtmlHelpData.GetContents, GetContentsCnt, GetIndex, and GetIndexCnt methods

wx.EventLoop is now implemented for wxMac.

Added wxPython wrappers for the new wx.Treebook and wx.Toolbook classes.

wx.DC.BeginDrawing and EndDrawing have been deprecated in the C++ code, so since they never really did anything before they are now just empty stubs in wxPython.

Solved a problem that has been around for a very long time in how C++ methods are virtualized for overriding in derived Python classes. Previously we couldn't do it for methods that needed to also exist in the base class wrappers such that they could be called normally. (The reasons are long and complex, but suffice it to say that it was due to mixing C++'s dynamic dispatch, and Python's runtime lookup of the method attributes resulting in endless recursion of function calls.) Because of this problem I used a hack that I have always hated, and that is renaming the base class methods with a "base_*" prefix, for example wx.Printout.base_OnBeginDocument. Now that the problem has finally been solved I have replaced all the base_Whatever() methods with the real Whatever() method as well as a simple wrapper named base_Whatever that is marked as deprecated. So now instead of writing your overridden methods like this:

def OnBeginDocument(self, start, end):
    # do something here
    return self.base_OnBeginDocument(start, end)

You can now call the base class method the normal way, like this:

def OnBeginDocument(self, start, end):
    # do something here
    return Printout.OnBeginDocument(self, start, end)

Or like this with super():

def OnBeginDocument(self, start, end):
    # do something here
    return super(MyPrintout, self).OnBeginDocument(start, end)

Note that the old way with the "base_*" function still works, but you will get a DeprecationWarning from calling base_OnBeginDocument. The classes affected by this are:

  • wx.DropSource
  • wx.DropTarget
  • wx.TextDropTarget
  • wx.FileDropTarget
  • wx.PyLog (also added the ability to override Flush)
  • wx.PyApp (also added the ability to override ExitMainLoop)
  • wx.Printout
  • wx.PyPrintPreview
  • wx.PyPreviewFrame
  • wx.PreviewControlBar
  • wx.Process
  • wx.PyControl
  • wx.PyPanel
  • wx.PyScrolledWindow
  • wx.PyWindow
  • wx.Timer
  • wx.grid.PyGridCellRenderer
  • wx.grid.PyGridCellEditor
  • wx.grid.PyGridCellAttrProvider
  • wx.grid.PyGridTableBase
  • wx.html.HtmlWindow
  • wx.wizard.PyWizardPage

Added the wx.DC.GradientFillConcentric and wx.DC.GradientFillLinear methods.

wxGTK: wx.ListBox and wx.CheckListBox are now using native GTK2 widgets.

Added wx.ListBox.HitTest() from patch 1446207

Bumped up to SWIG 1.3.29. This provides some more runtime performance boosts, gets rid of the dreaded Ptr classes, and some other nice new things.

Added wx.Window.GetScreenPosition and GetScreenRect which returns the position of the window in screen coordinates, even if the window is not a top-level window.

Added GetResourcesDir and GetLocalizedResourcesDir to wx.StandardPaths.

Added a GetReceivedFormat method to wx.DataObjectComposite. You can use this to find out what format of data object was recieved from the source of the clipboard or DnD operation, and then you'll know which of the component data objects to use to access the data.

Changed how the stock objects (wx.RED, wx.RED_PEN, wx.RED_BRUSH, etc.) are initialized. They are now created as uninitialized instances using __new__. Then after the wx.App has been created, but before OnInit is called, the .this attribute of each object is initialized. This was needed because of some delayed initialization functionality that was implemented in wxWidgets, but the end result is cleaner for wxPython as well, and allowed me to remove some ugly code previously hidden under the covers.

Added wx.StandardPaths.GetDocumentsDir.

Added wx.RendererNative.DrawCheckButton.

wx.ProgressDialog.Update now returns a tuple of two values. The first is a continue flag (what was returned before) and the second is a skip flag. If the dialog has the wx.PD_CAN_SKIP flag and if the Skip button is clicked, then the skip flag is set to True the next time Update is called.

A DeprecationWarning is now issued when the old wxPython package is imported. If you are still using the old namespace please convert your code to use the new wx package instead.

Added wrappers for Julian's new wxRichTextCtrl class, visible in wxPython as wx.richtext.RichTextCtrl window. It still needs some more work, but it is a great start.

wx.lib.mixins.listctrl.TextEditMixin: Fixed the double END_LABEL_EDIT event problem in TextEditMixin by checking if the editor was already hidden before continuing with the CloseEditor method. Also added code to OpenEditor to send the BEGIN_LABEL_EDIT event and to not allow the opening of the editor to continue if the event handler doesn't allow it.

wx.StaticBoxSizer now keeps better track of the wx.StaticBox, and it will destroy it if the sizer is destroyed before the parent window is.

Added wx.HyperlinkCtrl.

Added battery and power related functions and events (wxMSW only so far.) See wx.PowerEvent, wx.GetPowerType and wx.GetBatteryState.

Added wx.ListCtrl.HitTestSubItem which returns the sub-item (i.e. the column in report mode) that was hit (if any) in addition to the item and flags.

Added wrappers for wx.ColourPickerCtrl, wx.DirPickerCtrl, wx.FilePickerCtrl, and wx.FontPickerCtrl.

Patch #1502016 wx.Image.ConvertToGreyscale now retains the alpha channel.

Added wrappers for the wxAUI classes, in the wx.aui module.

Added the PseudoDC class from Paul Lanier. It provides a way to record operations on a DC and then play them back later.

Upgraded to Scintilla 1.70 for wx.stc.StyledTextCtrl.

Added CanSetTransparent and SetTransparent methods to the wx.TopLevelWindow class, with implementations (so far) for wxMSW and wxMac.

SetDefaultItem() and GetDefaultItem() are now members of wx.TopLevelWindow, not wx.Panel.

wxGTK: Stock items (icons) will be used for menu items with stock IDs.

Added wx.lib.combotreebox from Frank Niessink

Added wx.ImageFromBuffer, wx.BitmapFromBuffer and wx.BitmapFromBufferRGBA factory functions. They enable loading of an image or bitmap directly from a Python object that implements the buffer interface, such as strings, arrays, etc.

Added wx.App.IsDisplayAvailable() which can be used to determine if a GUI can be created in the current environment. (Still need an implementation for wxMSW...)

The wx.html.HTML_FONT_SIZE_x constants are no longer available as the default sizes are now calculated at runtime based on the size of the normal GUI font.

wx.Colour now includes an alpha component, which defaults to wx.ALPHA_OPAQUE. This is in preparation for allowing various new alpha blening functionality using wx.Colour objects, such as drawing with pens and brushes on a wx.DC.

Added wx.NativePixelBuffer, wx.AlphPixelBuffer and related iterator and accessor classes. They allow platform independent direct access to the platform specific pixel buffer inside of a wx.Bitmap object.

The beginnings of support for RTL languages has been added, thanks to a Google SoC project.

Added wx.lib.dragscroller from Riaan Booysen. It provides a helper class that can used to scroll a wx.ScrolledWindow in response to a mouse drag.

Applied patch 1551409: Adds support for indeterminate mode gauges.

wxMac: I've turned on the compile option for using the native toolbar on the Mac now that it supports hosting of controls. If the toolbar is managed by the frame via either CreateToolBar() or SetToolBar() then the native toolbar will be used. Additional toolbars, or toolbars that are not children of the frame, are managed by sizers or what-not will still use the emulated toolbar because of platform restrictions in how/where the native toolbar can be used.

Added Python properties for many of the getter/setter methods of wx classes. In order for the names to be predicatble for somebody already familiar with wxPython the property names are simply the name of the getter with the "Get" dropped. For example, wx.Window has a property named "Size" that maps to GetSize and SetSize. So far there is only one known name conflict using this naming convention, and that is wx.KeyEvent.KeyCode, however since KeyCode was formerly a compatibility alias for GetKeyCode (and has been for a long time) it was decided to just switch it to a property. If you want to use the method then change your calls to event.KeyCode() to event.GetKeyCode(), otherwise you can use it as a property just by dropping the parentheses.

Updated the C++ code for wx.gizmos.TreeListCtrl from the wxCode project. This has resulted in some minor API changes, most of which were worked around in the wrapper code.

Added wx.lib.delayedresult from Oliver Schoenborn.

Added wx.lib.expando, a multi-line textctrl that expands as more lines are needed.

wx.Image.Scale and Rescale methods now take an extra parameter specifying type of method to use for resampling the image. It defaults to the current behavior of just replicating pixels, if wx.IMAGE_QUALITY_HIGH is passed then it uses bicubic and box averaging resampling methods for upsampling and downsampling respectively.

Added the wx.lib.buttonpanel module, which is a tweaked version of Andrea Gavana's FancyButtonPanel module.

Added the wx.lib.flatnotebook module, from Andrea Gavana.

Renamed wx.FutureCall to wx.CallLater so it is named more like wx.CallAfter. wx.FutureCall is now an empty subclass of wx.CallLater for compatibility of older code.

Added the wx.lib.customtreectrl module from Andrea Gavana.

Added ChangeSelection to wx.BookCtrl (the base class for wx.Notebook and other book controls) that is the same as SetSelection but doesn't send the change events.

Added wx.TextCtrl.ChangeValue() which is the same as SetValue() but doesn't send the text changed event.

For consistency, all classes having an Ok() method now also have IsOk(), use of the latter form is preferred although the former hasn't been deprecated yet

Added the wx.AboutBox() function and wx.AboutDialogInfo class. They provide a way to show a standard About box for the application, which will either be a native dialog or a generic one depending on what info is provided and if it can all be shown with the native dialog.

The code in the animate contrib has been moved into the core wxWidgets library, and refactored a bit along the way. For wxPython it still exists in the wx.animate module, but has basically been reduced to two classes, wx.animate.Animation, and wx.animate.AnimationCtrl. You load the animated GIF (and hopefully there will be other supported formats in the near future) in the Animation object, and then give that to the AnimatedCtrl for display. See the demo for an example. There is also still a GIFAnimationCtrl class that provides some level of backwards compatibility with the old implementation.

wxMac: The compile option that turns on the use of CoreGraphics (a.k.a Quartz) for wxDC is now turned on by default. This means that all drawing via wxDC is done using the new APIs from apple, instead of the old Quick Draw API. There are, however, a few places where Quartz and wxDC don't fit together very well, mainly the lack of support for logical drawing operations such as XOR, but there is work in progress to provide other ways to do the same sort of thing that will work with Quartz and also on the other platforms.

The first parts of a new 2D drawing API has been added with the wx.GraphicsPath and wx.GraphicsContext classes. They wrap GDI+ on Windows, Cairo on wxGTK and CoreGraphics on OS X. They allow path-based drawing with alpha-blending and anti-aliasing, and use a floating point cooridnate system. Currently they can only target drawing to windows, but other wx.DC backends are forthcoming. The APIs may evolve a bit more before they are finalaized with the 2.8 release, but there is enough there now to get a good feel for how things will work. There is also a transitional wx.GCDC class that provides the wx.DC API on top of wx.GraphicsContext. Docs and a demo are still MIA.

Added a wx.AutoBufferedPaintDC that is a subclass of wx.PaintDC on platforms that do double buffering by default, and a subclass of wx.BufferedPaintDC on the platforms that don't. You can use this class to help avoid the overhead of buffering when it is not needed. There is also a wx.AutoBufferedPaintDCFactory function that does a little more and actually tests if the window has double-buffering enabled and then decides whether to return a wx.PaintDC or wx.BufferedPaintDC. This uses the new wx.Window.IsDoubleBuffered method.

2.6.3.3

wx.lib.pubsub updates from Oliver Schoenborn:
  • fixed the hash problem with non-hashable objects
  • now supports listeners that use *args as an argument (listener(*args) was not passing the validity test)
  • corrected some mistakes in documentation
  • added some clarifications (hopefully useful for first time users)
  • changed the way singleton is implemented since old way prevented pydoc etc from extracting docs for Publisher
DocView and ActiveGrid IDE updates from Morgan Hua:
New Features: In Tab-View mode, Ctrl-number will take the user to the numbered tab view. Modified files now show an '*' astrisk in the view title. Debugger framework can now support PHP debugging. Not important for python development, but at least that means the debugger framework is more generalized.

wx.lib.mixins.listctrl.TextEditMixin: Fixed the double END_LABEL_EDIT event problem in TextEditMixin by checking if the editor was already hidden before continuing with the CloseEditor method. Also added code to OpenEditor to send the BEGIN_LABEL_EDIT event and to not allow the opening of the editor to continue if the event handler doesn't allow it.

Undeprecated wx.GetNumberFromUser and added wx.NumberEntryDialog.

Made necessaary changes for building wxPython for Python 2.5. There may still be some issues related to the new Py_ssize_t type and 64-bit machines, but at least all compile errors and warnings related to it have been resolved.

2.6.3.2

Fixed reference leak in wx.gizmos.TreeListCtrl.GetSelections.

wxMSW: Fixed sizing issue with wx.Choice and wx.ComboBox. This change was implemented by reverting a prior fix for a different problem (contiuous painting/resizing when a combobox is used as a widget in a wx.html.HtmlWindow) so a method to fix both problems is still being investigated.

wxGTK: Fixed potential buffer overrun when pasting from the clipboard.

Fixed problem in wx.lib.splitter when used on 64-bit platforms. Used the current length of the list for specifying an append instead of sys.maxint.

wxMSW: Support added for XP themed owner drawn buttons and bitmap buttons. For example, if you change the foreground color of a button it will now be drawn with the XP themed style rather than an ugly generic button style.

XRCed: Fix for Copy/Paste objects with international characters.

Fixed the equality and inequality operators for some of the basic data types (wx.Point, wx.Size, wx.Colour, etc.) to no longer raise a TypeError if the compared object is not compatible, but to just return a boolean as expected. For example:

wx.Colour(64,0,64) == 123      ==> False

wxMSW: Fixed (again) sizing/positioning issues of calling Realize on a wx.ToolBar that is not manaaged directly by a frame and that is already shown.

wxMSW: Fixed wx.Choice/wx.ComboBox so they send events when a new item is selected only with the keyboard.

2.6.3.0

Change the wx.ListCtrl InsertStringItem wrapper to use the form that takes an imageIndex, and set the default to -1. This ensures that on wxMSW that if there is an image list but they don't specify an image, the native control doesn't use one anyway.

wxMSW: wx.ListCtrl in report mode is now able to support images in other columns besides the first one. Simply pass an image index to SetStringItem. For virtual list controls you can specify the image to use on the extra columns by overriding OnGetItemColumnImage in your derived class. It is passed the item number and the column number as parameters, and the default version simply calls OnGetItemImage for column zero, or returns -1 for other columns.

Switched to using SWIG 1.3.27 for generating the wrapper code. There are some small changes needed to SWIG to work around some bugs that wxPython exposes, and to be able to generate code that matches that which wxPython is using. If you are building wxPython yourself and need to modify any of the *.i files or to add your own, then you will want to be sure to use a matching SWIG. See wxPython/SWIG/README.txt in the source tarball for details.

wx.Image.Copy, Mirror, and GetSubImage now also do the right thing with the alpha channel.

wxMSW: Fixed problem in wx.TextCtrl where using SetValue and wx.TE_RICH2 would cause the control to be shown if it was hidden.

wxMSW: Numpad special keys are now distinguished from normal keys in key events.

wxMSW: Multiline notebook tab label change now resizes the control correctly if an extra row is removed or added.

wxMSW: On XP fall back to unthemed wxNotebook if specified orientation not available in the themed version.

Added wx.Toolbar.GetToolsCount.

Added wx.GridSizer.CalcRowsCols.

Added wx.OutputStream.LastWrite.

wxGTK: EVT_SET_CURSOR is now sent.

wxGTK: Fix RequestMore for idle events.

wxGTK: Implement user dashes for PS and GNOME printing.

wxGTK: Correct update region code. Don't always invalidate the whole window upon resize. Reenable support for thewx.NO_FULL_REPAINT_ON_RESIZE flag. Also disable refreshing custom controls when focusing in and out.

wx.lib.pubsub: Publisher is now able to parse a dotted notation string into a topic tuple. For example: subscribing to "timer.clock.seconds" is the same as subscribing to ("timer", "clock", "seconds").

Applied patch #1441370: lib.plot - allow passing in wx.Colour()

Added wx.CommandEvent.GetClientData.

Updated wxStyledTextCtrl to use version 1.67 of Scintilla. NOTE: The STC_LEX_ASP and STC_LEX_PHP lexers have been deprecated, you should use STC_LEX_HTML instead.

wxSTC: Implemented Fix for SF Bug #1436503. Delay the start of the DnD operation in case the user just intended to click, not drag.

Updated the analogclock.py module to the new analogclock package from E. A. Tacao.

Added the wx.lib.mixins.listctrl.CheckListCtrlMixin class from Bruce Who, which makes it easy to put checkboxes on list control items.

Applied a patch from Christian Kristukat to wx.lib.plot that adds scrollbars when the plot is zoomed in, and also the ability to grab a zoomed plot and move it around with a mouse drag.

XRCed updated to allow wxMenuBar to be created inside a wxFrame.

Added wx.StandardPaths.GetDocumentsDir() (patch 1214360)

2.6.2.1

wxMSW: Fix for bug #1211907, popup menu indenting inconsistent with bitmaps.

wxMac: Don't send an event for wx.RadioButton deselections, just the selections. This was done to make it consistent with the other platforms.

wxMSW: Always set flat toolbar style, even under XP with themes: this is necessary or separators aren't shown at all.

Fixes for bug #1217872, pydocview.DocService not correctly initialized.

Fix for bug #1217874, Error in parameter name in DocManager.CreateView.

Added wrappers for the wx.RendererNative class.

Added the wx.lib.splitter module, which contains the MultiSplitterWindow class. This class is much like the standard wx.SplitterWindow class, except it allows more than one split, so it can manage more than two child windows.

Docview and IDE patch from Morgan Hua with fix for bug #1217890 "Closing view crashes Python" plus some new features:

New feature added to the IDE is 'Extensions'. Under Tools|Options|Extensions, you can add calls to external programs. For example you can add a "Notepad" extension (under windows) that will exec Notepad on the currently open file. A new "Notepad" menu item will appear under the Tools menu.

Some fixes to XRCed to make encoding errors a bit more user friendly.

XRCed changes from Roman Rolinsky:

  • Added new controls (Choicebook, Listbook, StatusBar, DatePicker), and completed style flags. Test window is opened for an available parent control if no specific view defined. Better handling of exceptions (highlighting does not 'stick' anymore).
  • Use system clipboard for Copy/Paste.
  • Improved some dialogs (window styles, growable cols). Changed the range for wxSpinCtrl min/max to all integers (default 0/100 is not always good).

Updates for wx.lib.foldpanelbar and wx.lib.hyperlink from Andrea Gavana.

Fix for Bug #1283496: wxPython TheClipboard class causes problems for pychecker. Ensure the app has been created before initializing wx.TheClipboard.

Fix for Bug #1352602: FileBrowseButtonWithHistory can't type in Value.

wxHTML: Added space after list item number.

wx.lib.printout: Applied patch #1384440.

wxMSW: Fix for Bug #1293225 Window_FromHWND crashes if parent is None.

Fix for Bug #1261669, use a wx.TE_RICH2 style for the Process demo so it doesn't fill up too soon.

Applied Patch #1354389: wxPython MenuItem SetBitmaps fix.

Applied Patch #1239456: wxPython wx.DataObject.GetAllFormats fix.

Applied Patch # #1230107 which allows image handlers to be written in Python by deriving from wx.PyImageHandler.

Applied patch #1072210: generalize printout.py to allow text printing.

Applied patch #1243907: Give Throbber much more flexibility by allowing the user to set the rest image, the direction, the current index, custom sequence. Allows user to manually step through the sequence with Next(), Previous(), Increment(), Decrement() & SetCurrent(). Very handy if you have multiple throbbers that you want to synchronize with a single timer.

Fix for bug #1336711: wx.lib.calendar.CalenDlg can yield incorrect result.

Applied patch from Morgan Hua for updates to ActiveGrid code (pydocview, ActiveGrid IDE, etc.)

Applied patch #1326241: Supporting "setup.py install --install-headers=path"

Applied patch from Morgan Hua to fix bug #1219423: CommandManager should not repeat old commands after a branch.

Applied patch #1238825 adding search backward capabilities to the demo. Modified to use the up/down options in the wx.FindReplaceDialog instead of a separate menu item.

Fix for bug #1266745 and #1387725 in the wx.FindReplaceDialog on MSW. Actually check we are using MSLU before doing the hack designed to workaround a bug in MSLU!

wxMSW: wx.lib.iewin.IEHtmlWindow now properly handles tabbing, return and other special keys properly.

Lots of PyCrust enhancments started by Franz Steinaeusler, Adi Sieker, and Sebastian Haase, and which in turn were further enhanced, fixed tweaked and finished up by me. The changes include the following:

  • The Autocomplete and Calltip windows can now be opened manually with Ctrl-Space and Ctrl-Shift-Space.
  • In the stand alone PyCrust app the various option settings, window size and position, and etc. are saved and restored at the next run.
  • Added a help dialog bound to the F1 key that shows the key bindings.
  • Added a new text completion function that suggests words from the history. Bound to Shift-Return.
  • F11 will toggle the maximized state of the frame.
  • switched to Bind() from wx.EVT_*().
  • Display of line numbers can be toggled.
  • F12 toggles a "free edit" mode of the shell buffer. This mode is useful, for example, if you would like to remove some output or errors or etc. from the buffer before doing a copy/paste. The free edit mode is designated by the use of a red, non-flashing caret.
  • Ctrl-Shift-F will fold/unfold (hide/show) the selected lines.
  • General code cleanup and fixes.
  • Use wx.StandardPaths to determine the location of the config files.
  • Use wx.SP_LIVE_UPDATE on crust and filling windows.
  • Extended the saving of the config info and other new features to the PyShell app too. Additionally, other apps that embed a PyCrust or a PyShell can pass their own wx.Config object and have the Py code save/restore its settings to/from there.
  • All of the classes with config info get an opportunity to save/load their own settings instead of putting all the save/load code in one place that then has to reach all over the place to do anything.
  • Enable editing of the startup python code, which will either be the file pointed to by PYTHONSTARTUP or a file in the config dir if PYTHONSTARTUP is not set in the environment.
  • Added an option to skip the running of the startup code when PyShell or PyCrust starts.
  • PyCrust adds a pp(item) function to the shell's namespace that pretty prints the item in the Display tab of the notebook. Added code to raise that tab when pp() is called.
  • Added an option for whether to insert text for function parameters when popping up the call tip.
  • Added Find and Find-Next functions that use the wx.FindReplaceDialog.

Applied patches from Will Sadkin for wx.lib.masked modules:

  • Now ignores kill focus events when being destroyed.
  • Added missing call to set insertion point on changing fields.
  • Modified SetKeyHandler() to accept None as means of removing one.
  • Fixed keyhandler processing for group and decimal character changes.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented input into the integer digit of a integerwidth=1 numctrl, if the current value was 0.
  • Fixed logic involving processing of "_signOk" flag, to remove default sign key handlers if false, so that SetAllowNegative(False) in the NumCtrl works properly.
  • Fixed selection logic for numeric controls so that if selectOnFieldEntry is true, and the integer portion of an integer format control is selected and the sign position is selected, the sign keys will always result in a negative value, rather than toggling the previous sign.

wx.FontMapper.SetConfig is deprecated. You should instead just set an application-wide config object with wx.Config.Set, which wx.FontMapper will use by default.

Added wx.GetMouseState which returns the current state of the mouse. It returns an instance of a wx.MouseState object that contains the current position of the mouse pointer in screen coordinants, as well as boolean values indicating the up/down status of the mouse buttons and the modifier keys.

Added wx.SizerItem.SetUserData

A variety of updates to wx.lib.floatcanvas, including Added DrawObjects, including a ScaledTextBox, with auto-wrapping, etc, and Scaled and Unscaled Bitmap Objects.

WARNING: Changed all DrawObjects to take an (x,y) pair rather than individual x,y parameters. Also changed rectangles and ellipses to take (w,h) pair. This is an API change, but should be easy to accommodate, all you need to do is add a parenthesis pair: (...x, y, ...) ---> (...(x,y), ...)

2.6.1.0

wx.ListCtrl: patch #1210352, fixes editing in generic wx.ListCtrl with wx.LC_EDIT_LABELS.

Applied patch #208286, MediaCtrl DirectShow rewrite.

DocView patches from Morgan Hua: bug fixes, and additional SVN commands, also added a default template that uses the text editor for any unknown file type.

wxMSW: Use the system IDC_HAND cursor for wx.CURSOR_HAND and only fallback to the strange wxWidgets version if the system one is not available.

wx.grid.Grid: Merge the cell size attribute the same way that other attributes are merged, e.g., if it is already set to a non-default value in the current GridCellAttr object then don't merge from the other.

wx.lib.evtmgr: Fixed to use wx._core._wxPyDeadObject

wx.lib.gridmovers: Don't scroll when the mouse is dragged outside of the grid, unless the mouse is kept in motion.

wxMSW: Applied patch #1213290 incorrect logic in wx.TopLevelWindow.ShowFullScreen.

Applied patch #1213066 correct device names for Joystick in Linux.

wxGTK: Applied patch #1207162 wx.TextCtrl.SetStyle fix for overlapping calls.

wx.FileConfig: fixed DeleteEntry to set the dirty flag properly so the change will get written at the next flush.

2.6.0.1

Added wx.BrushFromBitmap to create a stippled brush in a single step. Also added missing brysh style flags: wx.STIPPLE_MASK wx.STIPPLE_MASK_OPAQUE.

wxMSW: Fix for default control colours when the system text fg colour is not black.

wxGTK: Patch #1171754, It is now possible to have a menu item that both has an icon and is a submenu.

wxMSW: Patch #1197009, better refreshes when windows are moved and resized.

wxMSW: Patch #1197468. Keeps track of pending size/position changes in case there is more than one adjustment for a window in a single DeferWindowPos set, then the pending values can be used for defaults instead of current values.

Fixed the typemap that converts a Python list of strings to a wxArrayString so it uses the wxPython default encoding.

Several docstrings added and updated. Lots more to go.

wxMac: Strings added to the clipboard or used in DnD no longer have an extra null character at the end.

Added wx.GetXDisplay that returns a raw swigified pointer for the X11 Display, or None for the non-X11 platforms.

wxMenu: Don't send an event when selecting an already selected radio item.

Added wx.LaunchDefaultBrowser.

wxMSW: Fixed erroneous selection of content in wx.ComboBox when within a wx.StaticBox.

wxMSW: Fixed alpha blitting to take into account source position.

Ensure that Python is still in an initialized state before doing any locking or unlocking in wxPyBeginBlockThreads and wxPyEndBlockThreads as these can be triggered after Python has been finalized in embedding situations.

Added alternate constructors for wx.Font: wx.FontFromPixelSize, wx.FFont, wx.FFontFromPixelSize. See the docstrings or new api docs for details.

Added wx.lib.hyperlink from Andrea Gavana. It is a control like static text that acts like a hyper-link, launching the system's default browser in response to the clicks.

Added an optional parameter to wxversion.select that allows you to specify that the extra components specified in the version string are required. For example, if you ask for "2.6-unicode" but only the ansi version is installed then by default the ansi version will be selected as it considered close enough since the version numbers match. If you want to force the options to be required then you can just add a True parameter, like this:

import wxversion
wxversion.select("2.6-unicode", True)
import wx

Tweaked wx.lib.buttons such that flat buttons (e.g. have no bevel and a wx.BORDER_NONE style flag) paint themed backgrounds if there are transparent areas and the parent is displaying a theme.

wxMSW: Fix for wrong sash colour of wx.SplitterWindow in the silver theme on XP.

Added a wx.xrc.XmlResourceHandler for the Ticker class. See wx/lib/ticker_xrc.py

wxSTC: Fixed CmdKeyAssign key bindings for Ctrl-Backspace.

wxMSW: Fixed a bug in wx.TextCtrl where all the lines were being used to calculate the best size, instead of using a reasonable limit.

XRCed: Use wx.GetDefaultPyEncoding/wx.SetDefaultPyEncoding for changing active encoding. Fixed pasting siblings (Ctrl key pressed while pasting).

wx.lib.filebrowsebutton: Bug fix from Chad Netzer for when self.history is None.

wx.ogl: Patch from Davide Salomoni that adds an optional point parameter to LineShape.InsertLineControlPoint allowing one to optionally specify where the new control point has to be drawn.

wxMSW: setting foreground colour for wx.CheckBox now works when using XP themes.

More updates to the docview library modules and sample apps from the ActiveGrid folks. Their sample IDE is now able to integrate with Subversion.

wx.grid.Grid: Ensure that the grid gets the focus when it is left-clicked. Note that if you have custom widgets that handle the EVT_LEFT_DOWN event but do not call event.Skip() then you will probably want to add a call to self.SetFocus in the event handler.

wxGTK: Add wxSTAY_ON_TOP support [Patch 1206023]

wx.TreeCtrl: wx.EVT_TREE_ITEM_MENU event made consistent on all platforms. The location of the click or the item is included in the event as well.

wxGTK: Setting background colour of a window now only affects the window itself, not the borders, scrollbars, etc. (Bug #1204069)

Print framework: Add more paper sizes and code to fallback to an explicit paper size if a known paper size is not found for the printer.

wxMac: Applied patch for bug #1206181 Option-key decodes are wrong, also applied patch for bug #1205691 Modified Fn keys don't work.

wx.Image: Fixed to preserve alpha channel in Rotate90 method.

wxMSW: Fixed incorrect background colour on wx.CheckListBox.

wxMSW: Fixed drawing of owner drawn buttons with multiline labels

Removed a bunch of unnecessary files, and removed or replaced images that we're not sure of their origin or license.

The default DoGetBestSize is updated to not always return the current size if the window has no sizer, children, or minsize set. Instead the current size is set as the minsize. This solves the occasional problem where a sizer may cause a childless panel to grow but never shrink.

wxMSW: When converting a wx.Icon to a bitmap check if the icon has an alpha channel and set the bitmap to use it.

Fixed the wrong class name used in wx.PyScrolledWindow's call to _setCallbackInfo.

wxMSW: patch #1207202, Fixes GDI leak when using stock cursors.

wx.calendar.CalendarCtrl: Patch #1207531, Keeps the CalendarCtrl wide enough even when the weekday names for the locale are shorter than usual.

Made GridCellNumberEditor.StartingKey also insert the typed char when there is a range of allowed values (so a wx.SpinCtrl is used instead of a wx.TextCtrl.)

2.6.0.0

wxMSW: Fixed wx.TransientPopupWindow (and therefore wx.TipWindow) to auto-dismiss when the mouse is clicked outside of the popup like it is supposed to.

wxMSW: Fixed bug #1167891 wx.Notebook display problem with wx.NB_MULTILINE.

wxMSW: Fixed bad cliping of hidden windows inside of wx.StaticBox.

wxGTK: The configure flags for selecting GTK+ 1.2.x or 2.x has changed slightly. It is now --with-gtk[=VERSION] where VERSION is either '1', '2' or 'any'. The default is '2'.

wx.stc.StyledTextCtrl: Added the following methods for alternate ways to set and fetch text from the document buffer. They work similarly to the existing methods of the same name, except that they don't go through the same string/unicode <--> wxString conversions. The "Raw" methods will do no conversions at all and in a unicode build of wxPython the strings will be in the utf-8 encoding and in an ansi build no assumption is made about the encoding. The "UTF8" functions will attempt to always get/set utf-8 text, which it will always be able to do in a unicode build, and in an ansi build it will depend on the content of the utf-8 used being compatible with the current encoding, (you'll get an exception otherwise.)

AddTextRaw AddTextUTF8
InsertTextRaw InsertTextUTF8
GetCurLineRaw GetCurLineUTF8
GetLineRaw GetLineUTF8
GetSelectedTextRaw GetSelectedTextUTF8
GetTextRangeRaw GetTextRangeUTF8
SetTextRaw SetTextUTF8
GetTextRaw GetTextUTF8
AppendTextRaw AppendTextUTF8

wx.stc.StyledTextCtrl: Added the StyleSetFontEncoding(style, enc) method that allows you to set the encoding to be used by the font for a particular style.

wxMac: Fixed wx.ComboBox to forward the EVT_CHAR, EVT_KEY_DOWN, EVT_KEY_UP and EVT_TEXT events from its embedded text control.

wxMac: Corrected refresh bugs in wxGrid.

XRCed: Updated to version 0.1.5.
  • Added wxWizard, wxWizardPageSimple (only from pull-down menu).
  • Hide command for test window.
  • Replacing classes works better.
  • Added Locate tool.

2.5.5.1

wxMSW: Fixed bug #1022383, 'several ComboBoxes appear selected'

wx.grid.Grid: Fixed bug #1163384. Moved the code that handles activating the cell editors to a EVT_CHAR event handler. This is done so the character inserted into the editor will be the "cooked" char value (including accented or composed keys) rather than the raw code provided by the EVT_KEY_DOWN event.

Added orient parameter to wx.MDIParentFrame.Tile()

wxMSW: wxTextCtrl with wx.TE_RICH2 style now uses RichEdit 4.1 if available.

Added GetCount, GetCountRGB, and GetCountColour methods to wx.ImageHistogram.

wxMSW: wx.Window.Refresh changed to explicitly refresh all children as well as the parent. Previously it was implicitly done because parents did not clip their children by default. Now that they always clip children then Refresh needed to be fixed to do a recursive refresh. This also fixes the Freeze/Thaw problems that some people had with 2.5.4.1.

wx.SplitterWindow: Send EVT_SPLITTER_SASH_POS_CHANGED only once after end of dragging and not after each CHANGING event (modified patch #1076226)

wx.glcanvas.GLCanvas: applied patch fixing problems with X server crash when using nVidia cards (patch 1155132)

wx.lib.mixins.listctrl: Patches from Toni Brkic:
  • Bugfix for TextEditMixin when the view can't be scrolled
  • Enhancement for ListCtrlAutoWidthMixin, allowing it to manage the width of any column.

wxMac: removal and reusing toolbar tools like the other platforms is now possible.

wxMac: Correct radio tool selection after calling Realize a 2nd time.

wxMSW: Applied patch #1166587, removes all flicker from wx.StaticBox

Added wx.lib.foldpanelbar, Andrea Gavana's port of Jorgen Bodde's C++ wxFoldPanelBar classes to Python.

wxGTK: Applied patch #1173802, reimplementation of GtkFileChooser wxFileDialog by Mart Raudsepp. Note that this new file dialog is only used on GTK2 >= 2.4. For earlier GTK2 versions and GTK1 then the older generic file dialog is used.

wxMSW: fixes to static box borders calculations (finalizes patch #1166587)

wx.Image: Use Python's buffer interface API for all image data and alpha Set/Get methods and the ImageFromData* constructors. They all still copy the buffer except for SetDataBuffer and SetAlphaBuffer, but this gives more flexibility on where the data can come from.

Added MDI support to XRC

Added wx.animate module and a demo. The wx.animate module provides a control that is able to display an animated GIF file.

wx.lib.plot.py: Applied patch from Werner F. Bruhin that allows either vertical and/or horizontal gridlines.

wxMSW: Extra space given for top border of wx.StaticBoxSizer so the upper line is not cliped when there is no label.

wxMSW: Restored old behaviour of wx.StaticBox.SetBackgroundColour only affecting the label.

wxMSW: Fixed missing EVT_RIGHT_DOWN and EVT_TREE_ITEM_RIGHT_CLICK events in a wx.TreeCtrl.

Added wx.GetTopLevelWindows() function which returns a copy of the list of top-level windows that currently exist in the application.

Updated docview library modules and sample apps from the ActiveGrid folks.

Added the ActiveGrid IDE as a sample application.

2.5.4.1

wx.Sizer Add, Insert, and Prepend functions now return a reference to the wx.SizerItem that was added to the sizer, and the wx.SizerItem has a GetRect accessor to give the position of the item on the parent window.

Added wx.Sizer.GetItem method which returns the wx.SizerItem for the given wx.Window, wx.Sizer or position index.

wxMSW: wx.RadioButtons in the same group no longer have to be consecutive (there may be intervening controls). Without this fix, an out-of-sync assert is generated when clicking on a radio button and then calling GetValue().

Some XRC changes:
  • Added 'icon' property to wxFrame and wxDialog
  • No longer ignores menu bitmaps on non-MSW platforms
  • Notebook page bitmaps are now supported
  • added system colours and fonts support (based on patch #1038207)

wxMSW: fix for [ 1052989 ] TextCtrl.SetBackgroundColour(wx.NullColour) bug.

Added wx.PasswordEntryDialog analagous to wx.TextEntryDialog, allows detecting entering an empty string vs. cancel unlike the wx.GetPasswordFromUser dialog function.

OGL patch from Shane Holloway:

Two simple problems found in the new python ogl code. First is the patch for _canvas.py. Essentially:

dx = abs(dc.LogicalToDeviceX(x - self._firstDragX))
dy = abs(dc.LogicalToDeviceY(y - self._firstDragY))

was incorrect because (x,y) and (self._firstDragX, self._firstDragY) are both already in Logical coordinates. Therefore the difference between the two is also in logical coordinates, and the conversion call is an error. This bug surfaces when you have OGL on a scrollwin, and you are far from the origin of the canvas.

The second change in _composit.py basically removes the assumption that the child is in both self._children and self._divisions. Causes many problems when it's not. ;)

Fixed GetSaveData and SetSaveData in wx.lib.multisash to not depend on the default way that class objectss are converted to strings.

Fixed problem in StyledTextCtrl.Set[HV]ScrollBar that could leave the internal scrollbar visible.

Added wx.StandardPaths which provides methods for determining standard system paths for each platform.

wxMSW: The window background is now only erased by default if the background colour or background mode has been changed. This better allows the default system themed behaviour to show through for uncustomized windows. Explicit support added for using the correct theme texture for wx.Notebook pages and their children.

wx.Image: Added support for alpha channels in interpolated and non-interpolated image rotation. Added ConvertAlphaToMask helper method for turning shades of grey into shades of alpha and a colour.

wxGTK2: Reimplemented DoDrawRotatedText() by way of a rotation of an alpha blended text bitmap. It would be better if Pango could draw directly into an wxImage (as FreeType can,) but that is for later...

Added wrappers and a demo for the wx.MediaCtrl class, which can play various forms of audio/video media using native codecs install on the system. So far it is only implemented for Windows and OSX.

wxGTK: Patch applied for Freeze()/Thaw() for wxTextCtrtl.

Added "gravity" for splitter window (patch 1046105). Gravity is a floating-point factor between 0.0 and 1.0 which controls position of sash while resizing the wx.SplitterWindow. The gravity specifies how much the left/top window will grow while resizing.

wxMSW: wx.Slider's C++ implementation rewritten to be more maintainable and hopefully less buggy. The position of the labels has also been changed in order to better comply with Microsoft's examples of how to use the control.

wxMSW: Fix wx.TreeCtrl to end label editing if the control loses focus (a slightly modified patch 1084592.)

Added wx.EXEC_NODISABLE flag for wx.Execute, which will prevent all the app's windows being disabled while a synchronous child process is running.

wxMSW: Much work to correct painting (or leaving transparent) of control backgrounds, properly using background themes on XP, etc.

Fixed a circular reference problem with wx.Timer. It will now completely cleanup after itself when the last reference to the timer is removed. If you were previously using timer.Destroy() to cleanup your timers it will no longer work. Instead you should hold a reference to the timer and then del the reference when you are finished with the timer.

Updated to 1.3.24 of SWIG. All of my big patches have been applied to the main SWIG source tree, but unfortunatly there were also some bugs added that affected the wxPython build and a few details in my original patch were changed/removed, so we are still not free of patches. A new patch for SWIG is located in the wxPython/SWIG directory of the wxPython source tree. SWIG 1.3.24 plus this patch should be used by anyone who is making custom modifications to wxPython's .i files, or building their own extension modules or etc. that need to interact with the wxPython swigged types. For the morbidly curious, here are a few more details:

  • Since it is now possible easily and simply share the SWIG type tables across modules I reverted to always using the stock SWIG runtime instead of my slightly hacked up version of it exported via the wxPython C API.
  • The %name directive is now deprecated so I replaced most uses of it with a custom %Rename macro that uses %rename internally. These will evetually need to be replaced with a DocDecl macro when docstrings are added for those items.
  • The "this" attribute of all SWIGged classes is no longer a string containing a "swigified pointer", but rather a custom built-in type that holds the real C pointer to the object and the type info. It can be converted to a string like the old value using str() or to the long integer value of the pointer using long().

Added SetDefaultPyEncoding and GetDefaultPyEncoding functions which will set/get the encoding used by wxPython to convert string or unicode objects to/from wxString objects. Previously the default Python encoding was always used, but unless the user had tweaked their sitecustomize.py file it is always "ascii", which would result in errors if the strings contained character codes >= 128. SetDefaultPyEncoding will now allow you to control which encoding will be used to do those conversions. The default encoding is set to the value of locale.getdefaultlocale()[1] when wxPython is first imported. Please see http://www.alanwood.net/demos/charsetdiffs.html for information on the differences between the common latin/roman encodings.

Added wxStdDialogButtonSizer, which is a a special sizer that knows how to order and position standard buttons in order to conform to the current platform's standards. You simply need to add each wx.Button to the sizer, and be sure to create the buttons using the standard ID's. Then call Realize and the sizer will take care of the rest.

wxMSW Toolbar: pass correct tool id (and not always -1) to the EVT_TOOL_RCLICKED handler

wxGTK: Applied patch for combo box SELECTED events (no longer get lots of surplus events)

wxGTK: Applied patch for proper menu highlight colour detection in wx.SystemSettings.

wxGTK: Commited scrollbar patch #1093339 which sends lineup, linedown events based on intercepting the mouse down events.

wxGTK: Applied patch #1102789 which solved conflicts between wxWidgets and GTK+'s context menu code.

wxGTK: Applied patch #1100327 for correct feedback from DND actions (not all actions are allowed).

Fixed memory leak in wxGrid::UpdateAttr[Rows][Or][Cols] (patch 1104355)

For efficiency reasons, text controls no longer set the string for each text updated event, but rather query for the string value only when GetString is called from an event handler.

Added wx.SL_INVERSE style which will cause wx.Slider to invert the min and max ends of the slider.

Several patches applied, such as #1111174, #1110252 and others, that make the generic wx.TreeCtrl (used on wxGTK and wxMac) be more conistent with the wxMSW native wx.TreeCtrl.

XRCed:
  • Edit->Locate command (Ctrl-L) for quick selection of items. Works with event-handling controls (buttons, text fields) but not with labels/sizers.
  • Some improvements: relative paths for files supplied as command- line argument work correctly, notebook panels are highlighted better.

wxMac: Fixed a long-standing issue where wxSlider controls with a hardcoded size would misplace their labels behind the slider control.

wx.HtmlListBox fixed so calling RefreshLine(s) will cause the data for that line to be refetched from the overridden methods in the derived class.

The default DoGetBestSize now includes the difference (if any) between the client size and total size of the window, (such as the size of borders.) Code that sets the client size using the best size, or that added extra space to sizers to compensate for this bug may need to be changed.

Can suppress themed notebook pages with the wxNB_NOPAGETHEME style or setting system option msw.notebook.themed-background to 0.

wxSyledTextCtrl updated to use Scintilla 1.62.

Can now set the msw.window.no-clip-children system option to 1 to eliminate weird refresh behaviour (delays between a window being erased and repainted, giving a ghostly gradual-redraw effect). May be a temporary 'fix' until properly fixed before 2.6.

wxMac: Toolbar is now more native looking with borderless toolbar buttons.

wxMac: Switched wx.Bitmap to use newer Quartz object types and APIs internally. This results in faster display and better alpha support.

Added wx.DatePickerCtrl.

wx.html.HtmlWindow now supports background images.

Added wx.lib.gestures module from Daniel Pozmanter which supports using Mouse Gestures in an application.

wxGTK2: ENTER and LEAVE mouse events are now sent for multi-line text controls.

wxMSW: "Alt" key (VK_MENU) now results in WXK_ALT keyboard event, not WXK_MENU

Added modules from Peter Yared and Morgan Hua that implement the wx Doc/View framework in pure Python code. See wx.lib.docview for the base implementation and wx.lib.pydocview for Python-specific extensions. There are also a couple sample applications located in samples/docview.

Added GetBitmap, GetIcon to wx.ImageList.

wxGTK wx.Button.SetLabel no longer invalidates/resets the font.

wx.Sizer.AddWindow, AddSizer, AddSpacer and etc. have now been undeprecated at the request of Riaan Booysen, the Boa Constructor team lead. Boa needs them to help keep track of what kind of item is being managed by the sizer. They are now just simple compatibility aliases for Add, and etc.

The old C++ version of the OGL lib is no longer built by default. Use the Python version in the wx.lib.ogl package instead.

The wx.iewin module is no longer built by default. You can use the wx.lib.iewin version instead.

Fixed wx.BufferedPaintDC for scrolled windows to work whether the buffer is covering only the client area or the full virtual area of the scrolled window. By default it will assume that only the client area is covered. This is different than the old behavior so to indicate that the entire virtual area is covered simply add a style=wx.BUFFER_VIRTUAL_AREA parameter.

wx.gizmos.TreeListCtrl: Add support for the EVT_TREE_ITEM_GETTOOLTIP event.

Added Resize, SetRGBRect, Size, and GetOrFindMaskColour methods to wx.Image.

Added wx.Rect.IsEmpty

wxGTK:
  • Corrected wx.ListBox selection handling
  • Corrected default button size handling for different themes
  • Corrected splitter sash size and look for different themes
  • Fixed keyboard input for dead-keys

2.5.3.1

wxMac focus and border refreshes corrected.

Updated internal PNG library.

wxMac fix for metal appearance on wx.ToolBar.

wx.grid.Grid fix allowing DoGetBestSize to be called before CreateGrid (which means that a min size doesn't need to be specified.)

wxMac fix for not sending a native click to a control if it is not enabled (does an enable itself)

Added wx.lib.ogl.DrawnShape, and fixed various little bugs in the new OGL.

Added support to XRC and XRCed for the 3-state checkbox flags and also for wx.ToggleButton. Updated the generic window styles supported by XRCed.

It is now possible to create "stock" buttons. Basically this means that you only have to provide one of the stock IDs (and either an empty label or a label that matches the stock label) when creating the button and wxWidgets will choose the stock label to go with it automatically. Additionally on the platforms that have a native concept of a stock button (currently only GTK2) then the native stock button will be used. For example, the following will result in a button with "Cancel" as the label and if run on wxGTK2 then there will also be an image of a red X:

b = wx.Button(parent, wx.ID_CANCEL)

Added wx.lib.ticker.Ticker class from Chris Mellon.

Fix some incorrect clipping regions in wxSTC on wxGTK.

Added wrapper for wx.grid.Grid.GetOrCreateCellAttr.

Removed my copy of distutils from the wxPython source tree. Now that I am no longer doing builds on Python 2.1 the newest distutils is no longer needed. (There is still one small bug in Python 2.2 distutils on win32, but it is easily worked around.) This sovles the problem of incorrect builds on some systems where the system installed distutils has been patched to behave slightly differently, for example SuSE on x86_64 or Chandler's build.

Updated to SWIG 1.3.22 (plus my patch.) See wxPython/SWIG/README.txt in the source tree if you need to use SWIG when building your own copy of wxPython, or other extension modules that need to integrate with the wxPython modules.

Added wx.Frame.RequestUserAttention which, if the platform suports it, will do something (such as flash the task bar item) to suggest to the user that they should look at that window.

"Fixed" wx.grid.Grid.SetDefaultEditor and SetDefaultRenderer by making them register the editor or renderer for the "string" data type.

Added depth param to wx.Image.ConvertToBitmap.

Extended the wx.calendar.CalendarCtrl class with methods that get/set a Python datetime or date object. (These will only work with Python 2.3+) The methods are PySetDate, PyGetDate, PySetLowerDateLimit, PySetUpperDateLimit, PySetDateRange, PyGetLowerDateLimit, and PyGetUpperDateLimit. Also, CalendarEvent was extended with PySetDate and PyGetDate methods.

wxMSW: SetBackgroundColour on a wx.Choice or a wx.ComboBox will now also set the colour of the dropdown.

wxMac: MessageDialog now supports wx.NO_DEFAULT style

wxMSW: added AssociateHandle and DissociateHandle to wx.Window

wxMac: fix for toolbar tooltips

wx.Sizer.Show (and Hide) now take an optional parameter specifying if the item to be shown should be searched for recursivly in subsizers, and return a boolean value indicating if the item was found.

wxMSW: fixed MaximizeEvent generation in wx.Frame

wxMSW: fixed sending duplicate EVT_COMBOBOX events

Smoother time estimation updates in wx.ProgressDialog (patch 992813)

Made wx.Listbook events more consistent with wx.Notebook ones (patch 1001271)

Fixed rounding errors in variable status bar panes widths computation (patch 1030021)

Added possibility to specify printer bin (patch 910272)

wxMSW: fixed wx.ListCtrl's SetWindowStyleFlag() to not remove WS_VISIBLE; also refresh the control automatically (closes bug 1019440)

Added wx.Choicebook, yet another notebook-like control.

wxMSW: Make radiobutton tab behaviour the same on MSW as in standard MSW app, i.e. tab into the activated, not necessarily the first radio button.

Added limited support for wxEventLoop (you can't derive from a wx.PyEventLoop version yet...) Updated and moved the sample showing how to replace the MainLoop to samples/mainloop/mainloop.py.

The C++ xrc lib has been moved out of contrib and into the core, so it is always built by default. wxPython's build has also changed accordingly and will build the xrc module as part of the core set of modules built by default. If you were axplicitly using BUILD_XRC then it will no longer be recognized as a build option, otherwise you should notice no difference.

wxMac: Fixed radio toolbar buttons to correctly untoggle the others when a new one is selected.

wxMac: Fixed GetLineLength and GetLineText for MLTE text controls

wxMac: wx.TaskBarIcon is implemented by allowing you to change the app's icon on the Dock and also specifying a menu that should be merged with the normal dock popup menu. See the MigrationGuide for more details and a warning.

Added wx.TopLevelWindow.IsActive() which tells you if the frame or dialog is or containts the active window with the keyboard focus.

Added ability to create a font based on pixel size rather than point size via the FontFromPixelSize constructor.

Updated the Scintilla used by StyledTextCtrl to version 1.61

Improved image HitTest for TreeListCtrl.

Added wx.App.IsMainLoopRunning.

wxGTK: Make wxComboBox spit out a bit fewer surplus events when holding down the mouse button.

wxGTK: Enable key based navigation through notebook tabs as in the native control with Left and right keys. Support for vetoing.

FloatCanvas updates from Chris Barker

PyPlot updates from Gordon Williams:
  • Added bar graph demo
  • Modified line end shape from round to square.
  • Removed FloatDCWrapper for conversion to ints and ints in arguments
  • Imported modules given leading underscore to name.
  • Added Cursor Line Tracking and User Point Labels.
  • Demo for Cursor Line Tracking and Point Labels.
  • Size of plot preview frame adjusted to show page better.
  • Added helper functions PositionUserToScreen and PositionScreenToUser in PlotCanvas.
  • Added functions GetClosestPoints (all curves) and GetClosestPoint (only closest curve) can be in either user coords or screen coords.
MaskedEdit updates from Will Sadkin:
  • Added '*' mask char that means "all ansii chars" (ords 32-255)
  • Added proper unicode support to masked controls and wx.tools.dbg
  • Fixed two reported missing import bugs introduced by package creation
  • Converted masked package doc strings to reST format for better epydoc support
  • lots of doc string improvements and function hiding to better reflect package's public contents.

Restructured the installer packages slightly to help facilitate having multiple versions of wxPython installed at the same time. See the Migrarion Guide for more information.

Applied patch from Pim Van Heuven that modifies 4 files:
  • wxPython/demo/ListCtrl_edit.py (new demo)
  • wxPython/demo/Main.py (include new demo in demo app)
  • wxPython/wx/lib/mixins/listctrl.py (several improvements to TextEditMixin)
  • wxPython/wx/lib/wxpTag.py (some small fixes)

Added (thanks to Kevin Ollivier!) wrappers for wx.WebKitCtrl for the OSX build. Other platforms will raise an exception if you try to use it.

wxPython on OSX can now be built in Unicode mode, can support multiple version installs, and comes with an uninstaller script.

2.5.2.8

Predominantly a bug-fix release.

  • Fixed fatal error due to improper wrapping of wx.FSFile.
  • Fixed return type of EditableListBox.GetListCtrl
  • Give generic tree and list controls a DoGetBestSize so they play nicer with sizers when there is no minimal size.
  • Some tweaks in the demo and samples to correct layout, some flicker problems, and namespace use.
  • Add wx.Image.ConvertAlphaToMask
  • Minor corrections in wx.lib.dialogs
  • wx.FileHistory constructor now accepts the documented 2nd parameter.
  • Corrections for exceptions in the new ogl
  • Fixed XRCed to not use reparenting of windows to implement caching of property panels, since Reparent on wxMac is not implemented.
  • Add support for wxTAB_TRAVERSAL to the XRC handler for wxScrolledWindow.
  • Add support for all wxListBox styles to the XRC handler for wxCheckListBox.
  • Fix for wx.Listbook.DeleteAllPages to really delete everything.
  • wxGTK2 now supports alpha blended bitmap drawing
  • Made wx.grid.Grid play nicer with sizers.
  • etc.

2.5.2.7

wx.ADJUST_MINSIZE is now the default behaviour for window items in sizers. This means that the item's GetMinSize and/or GetBestSize will be called when calculating layout and the return value from that will be used for the minimum size used by the sizer. The wx.FIXED_MINSIZE flag was added that will cause the sizer to use the old behaviour in that it will not call the window's methods to determine the new best size, instead the minsize that the window had when added to the sizer (or the size the window was created with) will always be used. Please see the Sizers section in the Migration Guide for more details.

Added new MaskedEditControl code from Will Sadkin. The modules are now locaed in their own sub-package, wx.lib.masked. Demos updated.

The changes that implemented the incompatible wx.DC methods in 2.5.1.5 have been reverted. The wx.DC methods are now compatible with the 2.4 implemetation. In addition a set of renamed methods have been added that take wx.Point and/or wx.Size objects instead of individual parameters.

Added wx.lib.mixins.listctrl.TextEditMixin, a mixin class that allows all columns of a wx.ListCtrl in report mode to be edited.

Deprecated the wx.iewin module.

Deprecated the wx.Sizer.AddWindow, AddSizer, AddSpacer methods as well as their Insert* and Prepend* counterparts.

Added a generic StaticBitmap class in wx.lib.statbmp for the same reasons that stattext was created, so it could be mouse sensitive on all platforms like normal windows. Also updated stattext.py and buttons.py to handle attribute (font & colour) defaults and inheritance the new way. If you have custom controls of your own you should review stattxt.py or one of the others to see how it is to be done.

wx.InitAllImageHandlers is now an empty function that does nothing but exist for backwards compatibility. The C++ version is now called automatically when wxPython is initialized. Since all the handlers are included in the wxWidgets shared library anyway, this imposes only a very small amount of overhead and removes several unneccessary problems.

Replaced wx/lib/pubsub.py with a version that uses weak references to track the subscribers, plus other fixes/additions. Thanks go to Oliver Schoenborn and Robb Shecter.

wxGTK now uses gtk_init_check so wxPython can raise an exception if there is no DISPLAY available or other initializaion problem.

wx.GetKeyState now has an implementation for wxGTK and is able to detect the up/down or toggle state of modifier and toggle keys.

The LC_NUMERIC locale is now reset back to "C" (compatibility) when running on wxGTK to work around the fact that GTK requires the locale to be set to the system settings but Python depends on LC_NUMERIC remaining compatible with "C".

Switched gizmos.TreeListCtrl to the newer version of the code from the wxCode project.

OGL is dead! LONG LIVE OGL! (Oops, sorry. A bit of my dramatic side leaked out there...) The wx.ogl module has been deprecated in favor of the new Python port of the OGL library located at wx.lib.ogl contributed by Pierre Hjälm. This will hopefully greatly extend the life of OGL within wxPython by making it more easily maintainable and less prone to getting rusty as there seems to be less and less interest in maintaining the C++ version. At this point there are just a couple minor known compatibility differences, please see the MigrationGuide file for details.

EVT_STC_POSCHANGED has been removed as it has been deprecated in Scintilla for several releases now.

All the Window and GDI (pen, bitmap, etc.) class constructors and also many toplevel functions and static methods will now check that a wx.App object has already been created and will raise a wx.PyNoAppError exception if not.

Added more default args as needed to allow most window types to be constructed with only the parent window arg. In some cases other args may be required for normal operation, but they can usually be set after construction.

Removed the deprecated ErrorDialogs and PythonBitmaps modules. If you were using these in your apps then please join wxPython-dev and assist with a more modern reimplementation.

Added a new version (0.8.3) of FloatCanvas from Chris Barker. It's now in a subpackage of wx.lib.

It is now possible to change the tab traversal order of controls on a panel or dialog. For details see the new MoveAfterInTabOrder and MoveBeforeInTabOrder methods of wx.Window.

Applied (and heavily modified) a patch from Eugene <svip123@fastmail.fm> that allows the sample modules in the demo to be edited and reloaded, all from within the demo. You can switch back and forth between the default and your edited version, and any errors ocurring upon the reload are reported on the Demo tab.

Added a menu item in the demo that will open a PyShell window that has the app and demo frame preloaded in the namespace. This is another good way to explore and play with the objects in the currently running sample. For example, load the Button sample and then do the following in the PyShell:

>>> b = frame.demoPage.GetChildren()[0]
>>> for x in range(0, 500, 10):
...     b.Move((x, 50))
...     app.Yield(True)
...     wx.MilliSleep(10)

wxGTK: Applied wxNO_BORDER patch (#1098374) for text control and combo box.

2.5.1.5 (the 'this is not a joke' release)

(See also the MigrationGuide file for details about some of the big changes that have happened in this release and how you should adapt your code.)

The wxWindows project and library is now known as wxWidgets. Please see http://www.wxwindows.org/name.htm for more details. This won't really affect wxPython all that much, other than the fact that the wxwindows.org domain name will be changing to wxwidgets.org, so mail list, CVS, and etc. addresses will be changing. We're going to try and smooth the transition as much as possible, but I wanted you all to be aware of this change if you run into any issues.

Many, many little fixes, changes and additions done as part of the move to wxWidgets 2.5 that I have forgotten about.

Added wxMirrorDC.

Added wxIconLocation

Added Python wrappers and demos for the new wxVScrolledWindow, wxVListBox, and wxHtmlListBox classes.

Added wrappers for wxBookCtrl and wxListbook. wxNotebook now derives from wxBookCtrl.

Added Gordon Williams' PyPlot module to the library, available as the wx.lib.plot module.

I made a small but important change in the code that aquires the Python Global Interpreter Lock to try and prevent deadlocks that can happen when there are nested attempts to aquire the GIL.

The RPMs will now install menu items on Mandrake Linux in Applications/Development/Tools for PyCrust, XRCed, etc. The RPMs are also installing icons and *.desktop items in the generic KDE and GNOME locations, but I don't know yet if they are resulting in menu items on non-Mandrake systems. (It didn't automatically do it on my RH-9 build box but I didn't chase it very far...) If you have ideas for how to improve the .spec file to work better and/or on more distros please send me a patch.

The RPMs are now built on a fairly generic RH-9 box, and I have tested installing them also on my main Mandrake 9.2 box.

There are some big changes in the OS X disk image. The actual Installer package now only installs the wxMac dynlibs, wxPython extension modules and Python packages, and also the command-line tool scripts. The remaining items (demo, samples, and application bundles for the Demo, PyCrust and XRCed) are now top-level items in the disk image (.dmg file) that users can just drag and drop to wherever they want to put them.

The wxWave class has been renamed to wxSound, and now has a slightly different API.

Updated the AnalogClockWindow with many enhancements from E. A. Tacão.

wxMac now has wx.ToggleButton!

wx.stc.StyledTextCtrl has been updated to version 1.58 of Scintilla.

To help with the wx.stc.StyledTextCtrl performance issues on wxMac I've added a SetUseAntiAliasing method (and GetUseAntiAliasing too) that will turn off the use of antialiased fonts in the wxSTC, allowing it to bypass the slow text measuring routines and use the fast and simple one instead. By default the setting is turned off (on wxMac only.) When run on OSX the Py* apps have a new item on the Options menu for controlling this setting if you would like to experiment with it.

Updated wx.lib.calendar with many fixes and enhancements from Joerg "Adi" Sieker.

Added wx.Display and wx.VideoMode.

AppleEvents can be handled by overriding wx.App methods MacOpenFile, MacPrintFile, MacNewFile, and MacReopenApp.

Added wx.PlatformInfo which is a tuple containing strings that describe the platform and build options of wxPython. See the MigrationGuide for more details.

Created a new extension module "activex" from Lindsay Mathieson's newest wxActiveX class. (The existing iewin module used an older version of this code, but only exposed the wxIEHtmlWin class.) This new module will (in theory ;-) ) allow you to host arbitrary ActiveX controls in a wx.Window, without requiring the use of the win32com and other PyWin32 modules! This should eliminate the cronic problems that have resulted from minor mismatches in how PyWin32 handles the GIL and tstate when making callbacks, etc. The older iewin module will be left in this release as the new stuff is not fully backwards compatible, but you should migrate your code to the new IEHtmlWindow in wx.lib.iewin, so the old one can be eventually removed. Additionally, I've always considered that the wx.lib.activexwrapper module is an ugly hack that I only included in the lib because I couldn't figure out anything better. Well now we have something that, if it isn't already, has the potential to be better. So consider migrating away from using activexwrapper as well. Please see the MigrationGuide for more details on using the new module.

Floats are allowed again as function parameters where ints are expected.

2.4.2.4

Use wxSTC in the demo for displaying the soucre code of the samples.

Lots of bug fixes and such from the wxWindows folks.

Added wxPython.lib.newevent from Miki Tebeka. Its usage is demonstrated in the Threads sample in the demo.

Updates to wxMaskedEditCtrl.

Added wxMaskedNumCtrl.

Added Chris Barker's FloatCanvas.

2.4.1.2

Added wxScrolledPanel from Will Sadkin

Added SetShape method to top level windows (e.g. wxFrame.)

Changed wxSWIG to not generate Python code using apply, (since it will be deprecated in the future) wxSWIG will use spam(*args, **kw) syntax instead. Also changed the generated __repr__ methods to be a bit more informative.

Made the version number information more robust and uh, informative. Also added asserts to check that the major.minor versions of wxPython and wxWindows match.

Added the new wx "renamer" package that will dynamically import from the wxPython package and rename wxFooBar --> FooBar. That means that people can do imports without "import *" and can use names like wx.Frame instead of wx.wxFrame. This is phase 1 of a full transition to the new namespace.

Updated Scintilla to 1.52. I also changed it to use wxListCtrl instead of wxListBox for the AutoComplete window, added the ability to use custom bitmaps in the margin and in the AutoComplete windows, and worked out how to do proper clipping of child windows on wxGTK.

Patrick O'Brien's PyCrust package has been renamed to Py and now includes several new tools. As part of the change the location of the pacakge has changed as well, it is now accessible as "from wxPython import py" (or "from wx import py" using the new namespace.) There are still some transition modules in the wxPython.lib.PyCrust package that will issue a warning and then import what is needed from the new package. These will be removed in a future release.

Added __nonzero__ method to wxTreeItemId, wxBitmap, wxImage, wxFont, and most other classes that have an Ok or IsOK method. This allows code like "if obj: ..." to be the same as "if obj.IsOk(): ..."

Toolbars on wxMac can now have controls on them.

Added wxPython.lib.analogclock module based on samples that were passed back and forth on wxPython-users a while back.

Added masked edit controls (wxPython.lib.maskededit) by Jeff Childers and Will Sadkin. Updated wxTimeCtrl to use MaskedEdit.

When the __class__ of a dead object is replaced with _wxPyDeadObject the __del__ of the original class is now called first.

Added wxTreeListCtrl. (Looks like a wxTreeCtrl embedded in a wxListCtrl, but actually is just giving multiple columns to a wxTreeCtrl.)

Added wxFutureCall, a subclass of wxTimer that makes it easy to delay a call to any Python callable object.

Added wxPy versions of wxPrintPreview, wxPreviewFrame, and wxPreviewControlBar so they can be derived from in Python and be able to override the C++ virtual methods.

Simplified how the wxSizer methods are wrapped, changed the name of the "option" parameter to "proportion" to match the docs ("option" is still accepted for compatibility, but this will go away in a future release,) SetItemMinSize can now take a wxSize (or 2-tuple) parameter, and Spacers can be specified with a wxSize (or 2-tuple) parameter

Added wxCursorFromBits.

2.4.0.7

Gave up on generating a warning upon the use of the old true/false or TRUE/FALSE values.

Fixed wxGenericTreeCtrl (used on wxGTK and wxMac for wxTreeCtrl) so that it can successfully handle lots of nodes instead of overflowing when the virtual height of the widget overflowed a 16-bit value.

Fixed the typemap that converts strings to wxColours to also accept unicode.

Fixed problem where the wrong class name could sometimes be used for OOR.

Fixed an interpreter lock problem in the __eq__ and __ne__ methods in wxSize and etc.

Updated PyCrust to version 0.9

Instead of always logging C++ assertions, added wxPYAPP_ASSERT_LOG flag to turn it on. In most cases turning it into an exception (the default behavior) is enough. See below in the 2.3.4.1 notes for more details.

2.4.0.6 (a.k.a. the I'm so stupid release)

The new deprecation class for the old true/false symbols can now be returned from OnInit. And I promise to be sure I am testing what I think I am testing in the future...

2.4.0.5 (a.k.a. the blame it on Kevin release)

A few little but annoying bug fixes.

Updated pycolourchooser.

Updated to 0.9b of PyCrust.

2.4.0.4

Added missing wxRect methods

Add OOR support for wxApp objects too.

Added wxCursorFromImage, which works on wxMSW and wxGTK so far.

All platforms now send EVT_DESTROY_WINDOW. Be warned that at the time the event is sent the window is in the process of being deconstructed, and so calling some (most?) methods of the window itself may cause problems.

Fixed SF Bug #689481, a method in the OGL wrappers was using the wrong return type.

Fixed SF Bug #689958, an endless loop in printout.py.

Added EVT_WINDOW_CREATE_ID and EVT_WINDOW_DESTROY_ID so these events can be associated with a specific window ID and more easily caught by the parent window.

Fixed copy-paste error in wxListCtrl.GetFirstSelected.

Added missing Init method (and an overloading wrapper) to wxLocale wrapper.

Added a wxBitmap.SetMaskColour convenience method.

Changed how the dynamic event tables (used for all Python wx classes, C++ wx classes typically use static event tables) are searched such that they behave from a Python perspective more like the static tables in C++. Namely that if there are identical event bindings in a base Python class and a derived Python class that the one in the derived class will be found first and that if Skip is called that the one in the base class will still be found instead of skipping directly to the static stable in the C++ class.

Switched to using True/False in the wxPython lib and demo instead of true/false or TRUE/FALSE to prepare for the new boolean type and constants being added to Python. Added code to wx.py to test for the existence of the new constants and to create suitable values if not present.

Added some static wxApp functions that help with integration with the Mac UI. They are no-ops on other platforms so it doesn't hurt to always call them. The functions are:

wxApp_GetMacDefaultEncodingIsPC
wxApp_GetMacSupportPCMenuShortcuts
wxApp_GetMacAboutMenuItemId
wxApp_GetMacPreferencesMenuItemId
wxApp_GetMacExitMenuItemId
wxApp_GetMacHelpMenuTitleName
wxApp_SetMacDefaultEncodingIsPC
wxApp_SetMacSupportPCMenuShortcuts
wxApp_SetMacAboutMenuItemId
wxApp_SetMacPreferencesMenuItemId
wxApp_SetMacExitMenuItemId
wxApp_SetMacHelpMenuTitleName

Refactored, enhanced and added capabilities for the DrawXXXList functions, inspired by code from Chris Barker.

The wxWindows .mo language catalog files are now installed in a subdirectory of the wxPython package dir on MSW since that platform doesn't have a standard place for them.

Added missing deselect methods for wxGrid.

Fixed typemaps for wxGridCellCoordsArray.

Updated to the 0.9a version of PyCrust

2.4.0.2

Several bug fixes.

Added wxIntCtrl from Will Sadkin.

Added wxPyColourChooser by Michael Gilfix.

2.4.0.1

No major new features since 2.3.4.2, mostly bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Added function wrappers for the common dialogs from Kevin Altis. See wxPython/lib/dialogs.py for more details.

2.3.4.2

Various bug fixes.

2.3.4.1

Updated XRCed and wxTimeCtrl contribs.

Show a couple new wxGrid features in the demo.

Several bug fixes in wxWindows.

Added wxHtmlFilter.

wxASSERT and related C++ runtime diagnostics are now converted to Python exceptions. When an assert happens a wxPyAssertionError (which derives from AssertionError) exception is created and when control returns back to the Python code that invoked the C++ API it will be raised. The same exception restrictions are in place as before, namely that exceptions can't cross from one Python layer through C++ to another Python layer. That simply means that if you want to catch wxPyAssertionError or any other exception that you need to do it before control returns to C++ at the end of your event handler or callback code. There is some test code in demo/wxButton.py you can use to play with this new feature.

Added some methods to wxApp (SetAssertMode and GetAssertMode) that let you control how C++ assertions are processed. Valid modes are: wxPYAPP_ASSERT_SUPPRESS, wxPYAPP_ASSERT_EXCEPTION, and wxPYAPP_ASSERT_DIALOG. Using _SUPPRESS will give you behavior like the old "final" builds and the assert will be ignored, _EXCEPTION is the new default described above, and _DIALOG is like the default in 2.3.3.1 and prior "hybrid" builds. You can also combine _EXCEPTION and _DIALOG if you wish, although I don't know why you would.

You can now overload OnInitGui, OnExit and OnAssert in your classes derived from wxApp.

Added GetSelectedCells, GetSelectionBlockTopLeft, GetSelectionBlockBottomRight, GetSelectedRows, GetSelectedCols nethods to wxGrid.

Added Python == and != operators for some basic classes

Fixed the Python wrappers for wxInputStream so they no longer block when reading from a wxProcess on wxGTK. They now work more or less as they did before 2.3.3.1 but the dual meaning of eof() has been removed. There is now a CanRead() method that lets you know if there is data waiting to be read from the pipe.

Fixed method name clash in wxIEHtmlWin, renamed Refresh to RefreshPage.

Added Throbber from Cliff Wells to the library and the demo.

Windows installer prompts to uninstall old version first.

Added wxPython.lib.evtmgr by Robb Shecter, which is an easier, more "Pythonic" and more OO method of registering handlers for wxWindows events using the Publish/Subscribe pattern.

Added wxPython.lib.popupctl by Gerrit van Dyk which is a combobox-like gizmo for poping up arbitrary controls. It is currently using wxDialog because of some issues with wxPopupWindow...

Added wxPython.lib.gridmovers by Gerrit van Dyk which facilitates the dragging of columns and/or rows in a wxGrid.

Added wxPython.lib.multisash by Gerrit van Dyk which is a nice implementation of allowing the user to split a window any number of times either horizontally or vertically, and to close the split off windows when desired.

Added helpviewer tool that displays HTML books similarly to how MS HTMLHelp viewer does. Changed how the wxPythonDocs tarball is built and added a script to launch the doc viewer.

2.3.3.1

Added wxSplashScreen.

Added wxGenericDirCtrl.

Added wxMultiChoiceDialog.

The calltip window and autocomplete window in wxSTC will now use a wxPopupWindow if available on the platform (and functioning correctly) so they can extend beyond the client area of the STC if needed.

Finished wrapping and providing typemaps for wxInputStream and also added the stream ctor and other methods for wxImage so images can now be loaded from any Python "file-like" object.

Changed the img2py tool to use PNG instead of XPM for embedding image data in Python source code, and the generated code now uses streams to convert the image data to wxImage, wxBitmap, or wxIcon.

Added the wxPython.lib.rcsizer module which contains RowColSizer. This sizer is based on code from Niki Spahiev and lets you specify a row and column for each item, as well as optional column or row spanning. Cells with no item assigned to it are just left blank. Stretchable rows or columns are specified and work the same as in wxFlexGridSizer.

Updated XRCed from Roman Rolinsky

Added wxBufferedDC.

Upgraded wxSTC from Scintilla 1.40 to Scintilla 1.45, and then again to version 1.47, and one more time to 1.48! <wink>

UNICODE!

wxWindows/wxPython can be compiled with unicode support enabled or disabled. Previous to wxPython 2.3.3 non-unicode mode was always used. Starting with 2.3.3 either mode is supported, but only if it is also available in wxWindows on the platform. Currently wxWindows only supports unicode on MS Windows platforms, but with the recent release of GTK+ 2.0 it is only a matter of time until it can be done on wxGTK (Linux and other unixes) as well.

Unicode works best on platforms in the NT branch of the Windows family tree (NT, win2k, XP) but it is now also possible to use the same unicode binaries on win95/98/ME platforms as well! This is done by using a special library and DLL with the application called MSLU, (Microsoft Layer for Unicode). It simply gets out of the way if the app is run on an NT box, otherwise if run on a win9x box it loads a special DLL that provides the unicode versions of the windows API. So far I have not been able to get this to work perfectly on win9x. Most things work fine but wxTaskBarIcon for example will cause a crash if used with the unicode build on win95.

So how do you use it? It's very simple. When unicode is enabled, then all functions and methods in wxPython that return a wxString from the C++ function will return a Python unicode object, and parameters to C++ functions/methods that expect a wxString can accept either a Python string or unicode object. If a string object is passed then it will be decoded into unicode using the converter pointed to by wxConvCurrent, which will use the default system encoding. If you need to use a string in some other encoding then you should convert it to unicode using the Python codecs first and then pass the unicode string to the wxPython method.

Added wxListCtrlAutoWidthMixin from Erik Westra.

Added wxIconBundle and wxTopLevelWindow.SetIcons.

Added wxLocale and wxEncodingConverter.

A little black magic... When the C++ object (for a window or whatever) is deleted there is no way to force the Python shadow object to also be destroyed and clean up all references to it. This leads to crashes if the shadow object tries to call a method with the old C++ pointer. The black magic I've done is to replace the __class__ in the Python instance object with a class that raises an exception whenever a method call (or other attribute access) is attempted. This works for any class that is OOR aware.

Added OOR support for wxGridCellRenderer, wxGridCellEditor, wxGridCellAttr, wxGridCellAttrProvider, wxGridTableBase and their derived classes.

Added wxImage.GetDataBuffer which returns an in-place edit buffer of the image data. (Patch #546009)

Added a sample that shows how to embed wxPython in a wxWindows C++ application.

Added wxPyWindow, wxPyPanel and wxPyControl which are just like their wx counterparts except they allow some of the more common C++ virtual methods to be overridden in Python derived classes. The methods supported are:

DoMoveWindow DoSetSize DoSetClientSize DoSetVirtualSize DoGetSize DoGetClientSize DoGetPosition DoGetVirtualSize DoGetBestSize InitDialog TransferDataFromWindow TransferDataToWindow Validate AcceptsFocus AcceptsFocusFromKeyboard GetMaxSize AddChild RemoveChild

If there are other methods that you think should be supported please let me know.

Changed wxGenButton to derive from wxPyControl and overload DoGetBestSize and AcceptsFocus.

Added wxArtProvider.

Added wxCallAfter which is a helper function that registers a function (or any callable Python object) to be called once the next time there are no pending events. This is useful for when you need to do something but it can't be done during the current event handler. The implementation is very simple, see wxPython/wx.py.

Fixed a boatload of reference leaks.

Added a demo of using a sizer in a wxScrolledWindow, in effect creating a ScrolledPanel.

Added a sample to the demo that shows how to use radio menu items, and other menu stuff.

Added wxIEHtmlWin. This is essentially the same as using IE with the ActiveXWrapper already in the library, but it is implemented all in C++ and therefore does not need any of the modules from win32all and so it is less fragile in the face of changes.

Fixed the ActiveXWrapper problem. Looks like when the win32com modules make a "callback" that they (incorrectly, IMHO) allocate a transient thread state structure. Since wxPython is now saving tstates for it's own callbacks it ended up using garbage after win32com got rid of the temporary tstate...

Added a generic static text control to wxPython.lib.stattext. This is so things like Boa and PythonCard can have a static text that can respond to mouse events and etc.

Changed the wxDateTime.Parse* methods to return an int that will be -1 on failure, and the index where parsing stopped otherwise.

Moved tools to be a Python package in wxPython.tools, added scripts to import and launch each tool. This will let you import and use the tools in your own scripts or apps as needed. On Linux and OS X the tool scripts are installed to {prefix}/bin so you should be able to easily launch them from the command line. For example, PyCrust can be started with just the "pycrust" command.

Added a sample to the demo that catches various key events and displays the details of the event.

Added wxWizard, wxWizardPage, wxWizardPageSimple and wxPyWizardPage.

Added wxXmlResourceHandler which allows you to create custom handlers for nonstandard class types in XRC resources. See the demo for an example.

Added wxPython.lib.mixins.rubberband module from Robb Shecter.

Added wxTimeCtrl from Will Sadkin.

2.3.2.1

Changed (again) how the Python global interpreter lock is handled as well as the Python thread state. This time it works on SMP machines without barfing and is also still compatible with Python debuggers.

Added some patches from library contributors.

2.3.2

Added EVT_HELP, EVT_HELP_RANGE, EVT_DETAILED_HELP, EVT_DETAILED_HELP_RANGE, EVT_CONTEXT_MENU, wxHelpEvent, wxContextMenuEvent, wxContextHelp, wxContextHelpButton, wxTipWindow, and a demo to show them in action.

Deprecated PyShell and PyShellWindow, added a snapshot of PyCrust (see http://sourceforge.net/projects/pycrust/. )

Added the new virtual list capabilities to wxListCtrl.

Added a wxSTC style editor from Riaan Booysen to the sample apps.

Added XRCed to the wxPython Tools directory, contributed by Roman Rolinsky.

Added a new "constructor" to most of the window classes that calls the default C++ constructor, (the one with no parameters) and also added the corresponding Create(...) method. This allows you to do a 2-step creation of windows which is sometimes required for doing things such as setting extended style flags before the window is created, or for passing the object to the XRC resource system to be created from the resource. The name of the new "constructor" is the original name of the class with a "Pre" in it. For example, wxPreWindow, wxPreFrame, etc.

Updated to version 1.40 of Scintilla and updated wxStyledTextCtrl accordingly. While doing this update I dropped the wxLB_SORT style from the wxListBox created for the AutoComplete functionality. This means that you will have to sort the keyword lists yourself, but you are free to do case sensitive or case insensitive sorts and set the wxSTC flag accordingly.

Updated wxColumnSorterMixin to also be able to place sort icons on the column headers, and updated the wxListCtrl demo to show it off by using wxColumnSorterMixin.

Added wxGenBitmapTextButton, TablePrint, etc. contribs from Lorne White.

Added wxNativeFontInfo and wxFontMapper.

Added pySketch to the samples.

Significantly changed how the Python interpreter lock and thread state are managed, which should fix the problem of running on a multi-processor machine.

Added wxPyLog so log targets can be created in Python to handle log messages however is wished. See demo/Main.py for an example.

Added wxFindReplaceDialog.

The second phase of OOR is implemented for wxEvtHandler, wxSizer, wxShape and derived classes. This means that functions and methods that return an object derived from wxEvtHandler that was originally created in Python, will return the original Python object (if it still exists) instead of letting SWIG wrap a new shadow object around the original C++ pointer.

Added some optimization methods to wxDC: GetBoundingBox, DrawLineList, DrawPointList.

Added a set of sophisticated Error Dialogs from Chris Fama.

Added wxRightTextCtrl from Josu Oyanguren to wxPython.lib for aligning text in a wxTextCtrl to the right side.

Added wxURLDataObject and an example showing drag and drop of URLs to and from web browsers. It's still not 100% bullet-proof for all types of browsers, but it works for the majority of cases with the popular browsers on Windows. On wxGTK it seems that only Netscape 4.x works, if anybody has any suggestions about this please bring it up on the wx-dev list.

Added wxStopWatch.

Added wxMimeTypesManager and wxFileType.

Passing None for the handler parameter to one of the EVT_** functions will now Disconnect the event.

Added wxPopupWindow and wxPopupTransientWindow.

Added wxFileHistory.

Added wxDynamicSashWindow, which allows you to endlessly split windows by dragging a little tab next to the scrollbars. Added a demo to show this and also the ability of multiple wxStyledTextCtrls to share the same document.

Added wxEditableListBox gizmo.

Updated wxEditor with lots of enhancements from Steve Howell and Adam Feuer.

Added the "SplitTree gizmos" which are a collection of classes that were designed to operate together and provide a tree control with additional columns for each item. The classes are wxRemotelyScrolledTreeCtrl, wxTreeCompanionWindow, wxThinSplitterWindow, and wxSplitterScrolledWindow, some of which may also be useful by themselves.

Added wxDllWidget from Vaclav Slavik which allows wx widgets derived from wxWindow to be loaded from a C++ .dll (or .so) and be used in a wxPython program, without the widget having to be SWIGged first. The visible API of the widget is limited to wxWindow methods plus a SendCommand method, but it is still quite powerful. See wxPython/contrib/dllwidget and wxPython/demo/dllwidget for more details.

2.3.1

Added EVT_GRID_EDITOR_CREATED and wxGridEditorCreatedEvent so the user code can get access to the edit control when it is created, (to push on a custom event handler for example.)

Added wxTextAttr class and SetStyle, SetDefaultStyle and GetDefaultStyle methods to wxTextCtrl.

Added ability to use xml resource files. Still need to add ability to subclass wxXmlResourceHandler, etc...

Added wxGridAutoEditMixin to the mixins library package.

Made ColourSelect be derived from wxButton.

Fixed img2py to work correctly with Python 2.1.

Added enhanced wxVTKRenderWindow by Prabhu Ramachandran

2.3.0

Removed initial startup dependency on the OpenGL DLLs so only the glcanvasc.pyd depends on them, (on wxMSW.)

Changed wxFont, wxPen, wxBrush to not implicitly use the wxThe[Font|Pen|Brush]List objects behind the scenes, but to use normal ctor and dtors.

Exposed the wxThe[Font|Pen|Brush]List to wxPython.

Also added wxTheColourDatabase and added a library module (in the wxPython.lib.colourdb module) to load LOTS more colour names into the colour database.

Added wxWakeUpMainThread, wxMutexGuiEnter, wxMutexGuiLeave, wxMutexGuiLocker and wxThread_IsMain to assist with dealing with GUI access from non-GUI threads.

wxPyOnDemandOutputWindow is now (more) thread safe if non-GUI threads use print, sys.stdout.write, etc.

Added CreateTextSizer and CreateButtonSizer to wxDialog

Added wxPython/lib/infoframe.py from Chris Fama. It contains a class that can be used in place of wxPyOnDemandOutputWindow.

Added colourselect.py, imagebrowser.py and an updated calendar.py to wxPython/lib from Lorne White.

Added patch to wxPoint_LIST_helper from Tim Hochberg that should make it gobs faster in certain situations.

Added tools that will take an image file in a wx supported format and convert it to data embedded in a Python source file. The image is converted to XPM format which is essentially a list of strings containing info about each pixel. The image's transparency mask is included, if there is one, or a mask can be added if a mask colour is specified on the command line. It is then pickled and optionally compressed and written to a Python source file along with functions to convert it to either a wxBitmap or a wxImage. See wxPython/demo/images.py for examples, and wxPython/Tools/img2py.py for the implementation.

Fixed wxStyledTextCtrl to be much faster on wxGTK. There was some experimental code that got left in place that ended up causing way too many refreshes.

A couple more hacks in my_distutils.py so wxPython can be built with the distutils that comes with Python 2.1.

Added a ton of missing methods for wxPrintData.

Switched to InnoSetup for MSW distributions.

Added wxToggleButton.

Fixed bug that prevented wxTreeCtrl.OnCompareItems from being called.

Added some methods to wxGrid:
GetCellHighlightPenWidth GetCellHighlightROPenWidth SetCellHighlightPenWidth SetCellHighlightROPenWidth GetGridWindow GetGridRowLabelWindow GetGridColLabelWindow GetGridCornerLabelWindow

Added wxGetClientDisplayRect which on wxMSW returns a wxRect representing the area on screen not occupied by the taskbar and such. On other platforms it is equivallent to wxGetDisplaySize.

OOR:

Implemented the first phase of OOR (Original Object Return). See the text in the demo for more details of what this means, but in a nutshell methods such as wxWindow.GetParent or FindWindowById will now return a shadow object of the proper type if it can. By "proper type" I mean that if the wxWindow pointer returned from FindWindowById really points to a wxButton then the Python object constructed will be of a wxButtonPtr class instead of wxWindowPtr as before. This should reduce or eliminiate the need for wxPyTypeCast. (Woo Hoo!) The objects returned are still not the original Python object, but that is the next step. (Although it will probably only work on Python 2.1 and beyond because it will use weak references.)

This first phase of the OOR plan is fairly significant and has required a lot of changes all over wxPython, most of which should be transparent to you, however I'm not 100% sure that it didn't introduce any new bugs that are hiding somewhere and didn't get stomped on during my testing. So please be sure to test everything thoroughly when you install this version and be sure to report any object-type related oddities to me.

There is now a wxObject class that most other classes derive from like in C++, but the methods provided don't really match but are wxPython specific. It could have been added long ago but OOR required it so it finally got done.

Finally added wxPyLineShape.GetLineControlPoints, which has been on my list for a while. The above OOR modification made this easier.

Fixed the __cmp__ methods for wxPoint and others.

Added wxWave.

Added the wxPython.lib.mixins package to the library, it is where useful mix-in classes can be placed. Currently there is one to help make the columns in a wxListCtrl sortable, and the MagicIMageList from Mike Fletcher. If you have any custom code that can be factored out of existing classes into a mix-in that would be useful to others please send it to me for inclusion in this package.

Added a few little sample applications to help newbies to get started by having smaller functional apps to play with. They can be found in wxPython/samples.

2.2.7

No changes happened in the Python wrappers for this release, only changes and fixes in the wxWindows library.

2.2.5

New typemaps for wxString when compiling for Python 2.0 and beyond that allow Unicode objects to be passed as well as String objects. If a Unicode object is passed PyString_AsStringAndSize is used to convert it to a wxString using the default encoding.

Fixed the generic buttons so tool tips work for them.

Fixed a bug in the demo's tree control.

Added a listbox to the listbox demo that shows how to find items with a matching prefix as keys are typed.

Added code to the wxListCtrl demo to show how to get text from a column in report mode.

Added code to the toolbar demo to clear the long help from the status bar after 2 seconds.

Added wxJoystick.

Fixed wxTimer so it can be used as described in the docs, either with a Notify method in a subclass, or sending an event to a wxEvtHandler object, (usually a window.)

Added wxNotifyEvent.Allow()

Fixed GOBS of reference leaks.

Massive code changes and cleanup to allow wxPython to be split into multiple extension modules again. A Python CObject is used to allow the "export" of SWIG functions and other common helper functions from the wxc module to other modules, even if they are in separate shared libraries. Should also be usable from 3rd party code, just include wxPython/src/export.h

Changed the default setup so the following are built as separate extension modules: calendar, glcanvas, grid, html, ogl, stc, and utils. Will probably add more later.

Changed the wxPrinterDC to use the new constructor taking a wxPrintData object. The old ctor is still there using the wxPrinterDC2 name.

Added wxPython.lib.anchors.py from Riaan Booysen. It contains a class that implements Delphi's Anchors with wxLayoutConstraints.

Added wxPython.lib.fancytext from Timothy Hochberg.

Changed the GenericButtons to send their event in idle time, so the mouse won't be captured when the event handler is called.

Added wxPython.lib.rpcMixin from Greg Landrum, although it's not integrated with the demo yet. It allows a wxPython GUI to be an XML-RPC server.

New in 2.2.2

Significantly changed how the wxStyledtextCtrl code that wraps Scintilla is implemented. Most of it is now automatically generated from an interface definition file provided by Scintilla. This means that it will be much easier to stay in sync with new Scintilla releases, but also means that some of the method and identifier names have changed. See wxPython/demo/data/stc.h for a copy of the C++ interface from which the Python interface is generated. There is now some inline documentation in that file that should really help explain how things work.

I am now using the Python Distutils to build wxPython and to make some of the distribution files. (See http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/) This means no more messing with my kludgy build.py/Makefile hack, builds will be more consistent with other Python extensions that also use Distutils, and will hopefully make wxPython easier to build for platforms where there have been troubles before. If you are building wxPython for Python 1.5.2 or for 1.6, then you will need to get and install version 1.0 of Distutils from the website above. If you are using Python 2.0 then you already have it.

Added wxInputStream and the wxFileSystem family of classes, contributed by Joerg Baumann.

Added wxProcess and support for it to wxExecute. wxProcess lets you get notified when an asyncronous child process terminates, and also to get input/output streams for the child process's stdout, stderr and stdin.

Removed the old python sizers.

Added __add__, __sub__ and __cmp__ (equality check only) for wxPoint and wxRealPoint.

Changed the build to make one big extension module instead of one for the core and each contrib. This allowed me to do away with the libwxPyHelpers.so on unix systems.

Lots of little fixes here and there.

Some hacks on wxGTK to try and make the AutoComplete listbox in the wxStyledTextCtrl to behave better. It's still not as nice as on wxMSW, but at least it's a bit more usable now.

New in 2.2.1

Various tweaks, fixes, missing methods, etc.

Added example use of wxTaskBarIcon to the demo.

New in 2.2.0

Added wxLog and friends.

Added wxFrame.ShowFullScreen for MSW.

Added PyShellWindow to the wxPython.lib package.

New in 2.1.16

Added an attribute named labelDelta to the generic buttons that specifies how far to offset the label when the button is in the depressed state.

Added wxTipProvider and friends. See the demo for an example.

wxGrid can now change the cell highlight colour.

Added wxDragImage.

Fixed printing on wxGTK.

Added wxDateTime, wxTimeSpan, and wxDateSpan to wxPython.utils.

Added wxCalendarCtrl.

WARNING: A while back I asked what should be done about the Magic Method Names. (Methods that are automatically turned into event handlers by virtue of their name.) The consensus was that it is more confusing to have them than to try and expand them to have greater coverage. I am finally getting around to removing the code that generates the event binding. This means that if you are using any of the following method names without a EVT_* call that you need to modify your code to add the EVT_* to hook the event to the method.

OnChar OnSize OnEraseBackground OnSysColourChanged OnInitDialog OnPaint OnIdle OnActivate OnMenuHighlight OnCloseWindow OnScroll

Added wxSpinCtrl.

New in 2.1.15

Fixed wxTreeCtrl.HitTest to return both the tree item as well as the flags that clairify where the click was in relation to the item.

Fixed thread state problem in wxTreeCtrl.GetBoundingBox and GetSelections.

Fixed some problems in OGL. Also wxShape.SetClientData and .GetClientData can now deal with Python objects.

Added wxListCtrl.SortItems and changed the demo to show how to use it.

Plugged a memory leak.

Wrapped the new wxGrid and friends. The old wxGrid class is no longer available. There are some incompatibilities, and unfortunately the new classes are not documented yet, (however the methods are more consistent with each other now so you may be able to guess pretty good...)

Updated filebrowsebutton.py and calendar.py with changes from their authors. There is now a FileBrowseButtonWithHistory class (what a mouthful!) and wxCalendar has printing support.

Added ActiveXWrapper to the library, and some good demos of it too. It works great for embedding a COM (a.k.a OCX, a.k.a ActiveX) control in a window and calling its methods. It actually creates a new class on the fly that derives from wxWindow, the COM CoClass and others needed to make it all work. The resulting class can be instantiated just like wxWindow, used in sizers, etc. It also responds to all COM method calls, properties, etc., and if the class or a mix-in has matching method names, then the COM events will be propogated back to them.

Created a typemap that allows a string to be used for parameters expecting a wxColour type. The string is either a colour name as defined in the wxColourDatabase, or a colour spec of the form "#RRGGBB". See the wxStyledTextCtrl demo for an example.

I almost forgot to mention the wxStyledTextCtrl! Yes, the wxStyledTextCtrl is finally in wxPython!! (And the crowd goes wild...) There's no documentaTion yet (the crowd boos and hisses...) but I've included a very readable source file in the wxPython/demo/data directory, a couple fairly good examples, and you can also refer to the Scintilla documentaion at http://www.scintilla.org/ScintillaDoc.html to help fill in the gaps until the docs are done. (The croud murmers contentedly as the tool provider smiles convincingly and removes his flame-proof suit.)

What's new in 2.1.13

Skipped a version number to match what has been released for wxGTK.

Updated wxMVCTree and added a demo for it, also fixed layout on GTK and some flicker problems.

Added a wrapper class for the Visualization ToolKit (or VTK) in the wxPython.lib.vtk module. (http://www.kitware.com/)

Fixed wxTreeCtrl.SetItemImage and GetItemImage to recognise the new "which" parameter.

Added wxPython.lib.spashscreen from Mike Fletcher.

Added wxPython.lib.filebrowsebutton also from Mike Fletcher.

Renamed wxTreeCtrl.GetParent to GetItemParent to avoid a name clash with wxWindow.GetParent.

Added wxIntersectRect to compute the intersection of two wxRect's. It is used like this:

intersect = wxIntersectRect(rect1, rect2)

If r1 and r2 don't intersect then None is returned, otherwise the rectangle representing the intersection is returned.

Some bug fixes for Clipboard and Drag-n-Drop.

Rotated text!!! WooHoo! (See wxDC.DrawRotatedText())

Added a set of Generic Buttons to the library. These are simple window classes that look and act like native buttons, but you can have a bit more control over them. The bezel width can be set in addition to colours, fonts, etc. There is a ToggleButton as well as Bitmap versions too. They should also serve as a good example of how to create your own classes derived from wxControl.

The C++ wxToolBar classes have been redone, and so have the wxPython wrappers. There have been slight modifications to some of the methods but shouldn't impact anybody too much. I took the opportunity to add support for setting user data on each toolbar tool. The new AddTool methods look like this:

def AddTool(ID,
bitmap, pushedBitmap = wxNullBitmap, toggle = FALSE, clientData = NULL, shortHelpString = "", longHelpString = "")
def AddSimpleTool(ID,
bitmap, shortHelpString = "", longHelpString = "", toggle=FALSE)

There are also corresponding InsertTool and InsertSimpleTool methods that additionally take an integer position as the first parameter.

Added a wrapper for the new PCX and TIFF ImageHandlers.

wxRect now simulates attributes named left, right, top and bottom.

Removed all non wx stuff from the glcanvas module since DA's PyOpenGL is better and compatible with the wxGLCanvas. You can get it at http://starship.python.net:9673/crew/da/Code/PyOpenGL.

Added some missing EVT functions.

Added Dirk Holtwic's editor classes to the wxPython.lib.editor package.

Changed all the "LIST" parameter names to "choices" to match the docs.

More fixes for the wxFloatBar, and it now works on wxGTK even better than wxMSW! (The feat is accomplished by using the wxTB_DOCKABLE style flag instead of trying to float it ourselves.)

What's new in 2.1.11

Skipped a few version numbers so wxMSW, wxGTK and wxPython are all syncronized.

wxImage.SetData now makes a copy of the image data before giving it to wxImage. I mistakenly thought that wxImage would copy the data itself.

Fixed wxMSW's notebook so the pages get their size set as they are being added. This should remove the need for our wxNotebook.ResizeChildren hack.

wxPanels now support AutoLayout, and wxNotebooks and wxSplitterWindows no longer tell their children to Layout() themselves. This will probably only effect you if you have a wxWindow with AutoLayout inside a notebook or splitter. If so, either change it to a wxPanel or add an EVT_SIZE handler that calls Layout().

Fixed deadlock problem that happened when using threads.

Added new HTML printing classes.

Added wxWindow.GetHandle

Apparently wxMouseEvent.Position has been deprecated in wxWindows as it is no longer available by default. You can use GetPositionTuple (returning a tuple with x,y) instead, or GetPosition (returning a wxPoint.)

Added wxPostEvent function that allows events to be posted and then processed later. This is a thread-safe way to interact with the GUI thread from other threads.

Added Clipboard and Drag-and-Drop classes.

Added wxFontEnumerator.

Many updates to wxMenu, wxMenuBar.

wxPyEvent and wxPyCommandEvent derived classes now give you the actual Python object in the event handler instead of a new shadow.

Added a Calendar widget from Lorne White to the library.

Made some fixes to the wxFloatbar. It still has some troubles on wxGTK...

Added an MVC tree control from Bryn Keller to the library.

What's new in 2.1.5

This is a quick bug-fix release to take care of a few nasties that crept in at the last minute before 2.1.4 was called done. No new major features.

What's new in 2.1.4

This release is NOT syncronized with a snapshot release of wxGTK or wxMSW. For MSW this isn't much of a problem since you can get the binaries from the web site. For other platforms you'll have to build wxGTK from CVS. (See http://web.ukonline.co.uk/julian.smart/wxwin/cvs.htm) To get the same set of sources from CVS that I used, checkout using the wxPy-2-1-4 tag.

Now back to what's new...

Much more support for event-less callbacks and add-on modules.

Created add-on module with wxOGL classes.

Added wxWindow.GetChildren(). Be careful of this. It returns a copy of the list of the window's children. While you are using the list if anything changes in the real list (a child is deleted, etc.) then the list you are holding will suddenly have window references to garbage memory and your app will likely crash. But if you are careful it works great!

Added a bunch of new and missing methods to wxTreeCrtl. The SortChildren method is now supported, but currently only for the default sort order.

Added typemaps for wxSize, wxPoint, wxRealPoint, and wxRect that allow either the actual objects or Python sequence values to be used. For example, the following are equivallent:

win = wxWindow(parent, size = wxSize(100, 100))
win = wxWindow(parent, size = (100, 100))

Super-charged the wxHtml module. You can now create your own tag handlers and also have access to the parser and cell classes. There is a tag handler in the library at wxPython.lib.wxpTag that understands the WXP tag and is able to place wxPython windows on HTML pages. See the demo for an example.

A bunch of the methods of wxMenuBar were previously ifdef'd out for wxGTK. Added them back in since the methods exist now.

Wrapped the wxHtmlHelpController and related classes.

Wrapped the C++ versions of wxSizer and friends. The Python-only versions are still in the library, but deprecated. (You will get a warning message if you try to use them, but the warning can be disabled.) The usage of the C++ versions is slightly different, and the functionality of wxBorderSizer is now part of wxBoxSizer. I have added a few methods to wxSizer to try and make the transition as smooth as possible, I combined all Add methods into a single method that handles all cases, added an AddMany method, etc. One step I did not take was to make the default value of flag in the Add method be wxGROW. This would have made it more backward compatible, but less portable to and from wxWin C++ code. Please see the docs and demo for further details.

Added wxPyEvent and wxPyCommandEvent classes, derived from wxEvent and wxCommandEvent. Each of them has SetPyData and GetPyData methods that accept or return a single Python object. You can use these classes directly or derive from them to create your own types of event objects that can pass through the wxWindows event system without loosing their Python parts (as long as they are stored with SetPyData.) Stay tuned for more info and examples in future releases.

Added wxPython.lib.grids as an example of how to derive a new sizer from the C++ sizers. In this module you will find wxGridSizer and wxFlexGridSizer. wxGridSizer arrainges its items in a grid in which all the widths and heights are the same. wxFlexgridSizer allows different widths and heights, and you can also specify rows and/or columns that are growable. See the demo for a couple examples for how to use them.

Added the wxValidator class, and created a class named wxPyValidator that should be used for the base class of any Python validators. See the demo for an example. Please note that you MUST implement a Clone method in your validator classes because of the way some things work in the underlying C++ library. I did not add wxTextValidator because of some issues of how it transfers data to and from a wxString, which in wxPython is automatically translated to and from Python strings, so there would never be a concrete wxString that would hang around long enough for the validator to do its job. On the other hand, it should be real easy to duplicate the functionality of wxTextValidator in a pure Python class derived from wxPyValidator.

I've finally added a feature that has been on my list for close to two years! Ever wondered what that zero is for when you create your app object? Well now you can leave it out or explicitly set it to a true value. This value now controls what is to be done with sys.stdout and sys.stderr. A false value leaves them alone, and a true value sets them to an instance of wxPyOnDemandOutputWindow. (On windows the default is true, on unix platforms the default is false.) This class creates a frame containing a wxTextCtrl as soon as anything is written to sys.stdout or sys.stderr. If you close the window it will come back again the next time something is written. (You can call app.RestoreStdio to turn this off.) If you would rather that the stdio be redirected to a file, you can provide a second parameter to your app object's constructor that is a filename. If you want to use your own class instead of wxPyOnDemandOutputWindow you can either implement RedirectStdio() in you app class or change the value of wxApp.outputWindowClass like this:

class MyApp(wxApp):
    outputWindowClass = MyClass

    def OnInit(self):
        frame = MyFrame()
        self.SetTopWindow(frame)
        return true

Please see the implementation of wxPyOnDemandOutputWindow and wxApp in wx.py for more details. A few words of caution: if you are running your app in a debugger, changing sys.stdout and sys.stderr is likely to really screw things up.

Added wxCaret. Unfortunately it's author has still not documented it in the wxWindows docs...

Some new 3rd party contributions in wxPython.lib. PyShell, in shell.py is an interesting implementaion of an interactive Python shell in wxWindows. floatbar.py has a class derived from wxToolBar that can sense mouse drags and then reparent itself into another frame. Moving the new frame close to where it came from puts the tool bar back into the original parent. (Unfortunately there is currently a bug in wxGTK's wxFrame.SetToolBar so the FloatBar has some problems...)

What's new in 2.1b3

This release is syncronized with release 2.1 snapshot 9 of wxWindows.

Switched to using SWIG from CVS (see http://swig.cs.uchicago.edu/cvs.html) for some of the new features and such. Also they have encorporated my patches so there is really no reason to stick with the current (very old) release... This version of SWIG gives the following new features:

  1. Keyword arguments. You no longer have to specify all the parameters with defaults to a method just to specify a non-default value on the end. You can now do this instead:

    win = wxWindow(parent, -1, style = mystyle)

  2. There is now an an equivalence between Python's None and C++'s NULL. This means that any methods that might return NULL will now return None and you can use None where wxWindows might be expecting NULL. This makes things much more snake-ish.

There is a new build system based on a new Python program instead of raw makefiles. Now wxPython builds are virtually the same on MSW or Unix systems. See the end of this file for new build instructions and see distrib/build.py for more details.

wxDC.Bilt now includes the useMask parameter, and has been split into two different versions. wxDC.BlitXY is like what was there before and takes raw coordinants and sizes, and the new wxDC.Blit is for the new interface using wxPoints and a wxSize.

What's new in 2.1b2

Added the missing wxWindow.GetUpdateRegion() method.

Made a new change in SWIG (update your patches everybody) that provides a fix for global shadow objects that get an exception in their __del__ when their extension module has already been deleted. It was only a 1 line change in .../SWIG/Modules/pycpp.cxx at about line 496 if you want to do it by hand.

It is now possible to run through MainLoop more than once in any one process. The cleanup that used to happen as MainLoop completed (and prevented it from running again) has been delayed until the wxc module is being unloaded by Python.

I fixed a bunch of stuff in the C++ version of wxGrid so it wouldn't make wxPython look bad.

wxWindow.PopupMenu() now takes a wxPoint instead of x,y. Added wxWindow.PopupMenuXY to be consistent with some other methods.

Added wxGrid.SetEditInPlace and wxGrid.GetEditInPlace.

You can now provide your own app.MainLoop method. See wxPython/demo/demoMainLoop.py for an example and some explaination.

Got the in-place-edit for the wxTreeCtrl fixed and added some demo code to show how to use it.

Put the wxIcon constructor back in for GTK as it now has one that matches MSW's.

Added wxGrid.GetCells

Added wxSystemSettings static methods as functions with names like wxSystemSettings_GetSystemColour.

Removed wxPyMenu since using menu callbacks have been deprecated in wxWindows. Use wxMenu and events instead.

Added alternate wxBitmap constructor (for MSW only) as
wxBitmapFromData(data, type, width, height, depth = 1)

Added a helper function named wxPyTypeCast that can convert shadow objects of one type into shadow objects of another type. (Like doing a down-cast.) See the implementation in wx.py for some docs.

Fixed wxImage GetData and SetData to properly use String objects for data transfer.

Added access methods to wxGridEvent.

New Makefile/Setup files supporting multiple dynamic extension modules for unix systems.

Fixes for the wxGLCanvas demo to work around a strange bug in gtk.

SWIG support routines now compiled separately instead of being bundled in wx.cpp.

What's new in 2.1b1

Fixed wxComboBox.SetSelection so that it actually sets the selected item. (Actually just removed it from wxPython and let it default to wxChoice.SetSelection which was already doing the right thing.)

Added the Printing Framework.

Switched back to using the wxWindows DLL for the pre-built Win32 version. The problem was needing to reinitialize static class info data after loading each extension module.

Lots of little tweaks and additions to reflect changes to various wxWindows classes.

Fixed a bug with attaching objects to tree items. Actually was a symptom of a larger problem with not obtaining the interpreter lock when doing any Py_DECREFs.

wxSizer and friends. Sizers are layout tools that manage a colection of windows and sizers. Different types of sizers apply different types of layout algorithms. You saw it here first! These classes are not even in the wxWindows C++ library yet!

What's new in 2.0b9

Bug fix for ListCtrl in test4.py (Was a missing file... DSM!)

Bug fix for occassional GPF on Win32 systems upon termination of a wxPython application.

Added wxListBox.GetSelections returning selections as a Tuple.

Added a wxTreeItemData that is able to hold any Python object and be associated with items in a wxTreeCtrl. Added test pytree.py to show this feature off.

Added wxSafeYield function.

OpenGL Canvas can be optionally compiled in to wxPython.

Awesome new Demo Framework for showing off wxPython and for learning how it all works.

The pre-built Win32 version is no longer distributing the wxWindows DLL. It is statically linked with the wxWindows library instead.

Added a couple missing items from the docs.

Added wxImage, wxImageHandler, wxPNGHandler, wxJPEGHandler, wxGIFHandler and wxBMPHandler.

Added new methods to wxTextCtrl.

Fixed some problems with how SWIG was wrapping some wxTreeCtrl methods.

What's new in 2.0b8

Support for using Python threads in wxPython apps.

Several missing methods from various classes.

Various bug fixes.

What's new in 2.0b7

Added DLG_PNT and DLG_SZE convienience methods to wxWindow class.

Added missing constructor and other methods for wxMenuItem.

What's new in 2.0b6

Just a quickie update to fix the self-installer to be compatible with Python 1.5.2b2's Registry settings.

What's new in 2.0b5

Well obviously the numbering scheme has changed. I did this to reflect the fact that this truly is the second major revision of wxPython, (well the third actually if you count the one I did for wxWindows 1.68 and then threw away...) and also that it is associated with the 2.0 version of wxWindows.

I have finally started documenting wxPython. There are several pages in the wxWindows documentation tree specifically about wxPython, and I have added notes within the class references about where and how wxPython diverges from wxWindows.

Added wxWindow_FromHWND(hWnd) for wxMSW to construct a wxWindow from a window handle. If you can get the window handle into the python code, it should just work... More news on this later.

Added wxImageList, wxToolTip.

Re-enabled wxConfig.DeleteAll() since it is reportedly fixed for the wxRegConfig class.

As usual, some bug fixes, tweaks, etc.

What's new in 0.5.3

Added wxSashWindow, wxSashEvent, wxLayoutAlgorithm, etc.

Various cleanup, tweaks, minor additions, etc. to maintain compatibility with the current wxWindows.

What's new in 0.5.0

Changed the import semantics from "from wxPython import *" to "from wxPython.wx import *" This is for people who are worried about namespace pollution, they can use "from wxPython import wx" and then prefix all the wxPython identifiers with "wx."

Added wxTaskbarIcon for wxMSW.

Made the events work for wxGrid.

Added wxConfig.

Added wxMiniFrame for wxGTK.

Changed many of the args and return values that were pointers to gdi objects to references to reflect changes in the wxWindows API.

Other assorted fixes and additions.

What's new in 0.4.2

wxPython on wxGTK works!!! Both dynamic and static on Linux and static on Solaris have been tested. Many thanks go to Harm van der Heijden for his astute detective work on tracking down a nasty DECREF bug. Okay so I have to confess that it was just a DSM (Dumb Stupid Mistake) on my part but it was nasty none the less because the behavior was so different on different platforms.

The dynamicly loaded module on Solaris is still segfaulting, so it must have been a different issue all along...

What's New in 0.4

1. Worked on wxGTK compatibility. It is partially working. On a Solaris/Sparc box wxPython is working but only when it is statically linked with the Python interpreter. When built as a dyamically loaded extension module, things start acting weirdly and it soon seg-faults. And on Linux both the statically linked and the dynamically linked version segfault shortly after starting up.

  1. Added Toolbar, StatusBar and SplitterWindow classes.
  2. Varioius bug fixes, enhancements, etc.

wxPython 0.3

The first "modern" version of wxPython. See http://wiki.wxpython.org/index.cgi/WxPythonHistory