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phoenix_title wx.MDIClientWindow

An MDI client window is a child of wx.MDIParentFrame, and manages zero or more wx.MDIChildFrame objects.

The client window is the area where MDI child windows exist. It doesn’t have to cover the whole parent frame; other windows such as toolbars and a help window might coexist with it. There can be scrollbars on a client window, which are controlled by the parent window style.

The wx.MDIClientWindow class is usually adequate without further derivation, and it is created automatically when the MDI parent frame is created. If the application needs to derive a new class, the function wx.MDIParentFrame.OnCreateClient must be overridden in order to give an opportunity to use a different class of client window.

Under wxMSW, the client window will automatically have a sunken border style when the active child is not maximized, and no border style when a child is maximized.

class_hierarchy Class Hierarchy

Inheritance diagram for class MDIClientWindow:

method_summary Methods Summary

__init__ Default constructor.
CreateClient Called by wx.MDIParentFrame immediately after creating the client window.

api Class API

class wx.MDIClientWindow(Window)

Possible constructors:


An MDI client window is a child of MDIParentFrame, and manages zero or more MDIChildFrame objects.



Default constructor.

Objects of this class are only created by wx.MDIParentFrame which uses the default constructor and calls CreateClient immediately afterwards.

CreateClient(self, parent, style=0)

Called by wx.MDIParentFrame immediately after creating the client window.

This function may be overridden in the derived class but the base class version must usually be called first to really create the window.

  • parent (wx.MDIParentFrame) – The window parent.
  • style (long) – The window style. Only wx.HSCROLL and wx.VSCROLL bits are meaningful here.
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