phoenix_title wx.Notebook

This class represents a notebook control, which manages multiple windows with associated tabs.

To use the class, create a wx.Notebook object and call wx.Notebook.AddPage or wx.Notebook.InsertPage , passing a window to be used as the page. Do not explicitly delete the window for a page that is currently managed by wx.Notebook.

NotebookPage is a typedef for wx.Window.

styles Window Styles

This class supports the following styles:

  • wx.NB_TOP: Place tabs on the top side.

  • wx.NB_LEFT: Place tabs on the left side.

  • wx.NB_RIGHT: Place tabs on the right side.

  • wx.NB_BOTTOM: Place tabs under instead of above the notebook pages.

  • wx.NB_FIXEDWIDTH: (Windows only) All tabs will have same width.

  • wx.NB_MULTILINE: (Windows only) There can be several rows of tabs.

  • wx.NB_NOPAGETHEME: (Windows only) Display a solid colour on notebook pages, and not a gradient, which can reduce performance.

The styles wx.NB_LEFT, wx.RIGHT and wx.BOTTOM are not supported under Microsoft Windows when using visual themes.

events Events Emitted by this Class

Handlers bound for the following event types will receive a wx.BookCtrlEvent parameter.

  • EVT_NOTEBOOK_PAGE_CHANGED: The page selection was changed. Processes a wxEVT_NOTEBOOK_PAGE_CHANGED event.

  • EVT_NOTEBOOK_PAGE_CHANGING: The page selection is about to be changed. Processes a wxEVT_NOTEBOOK_PAGE_CHANGING event. This event can be vetoed.

phoenix_title Page backgrounds

On Windows, the default theme paints a background on the notebook’s pages. If you wish to suppress this theme, for aesthetic or performance reasons, there are three ways of doing it. You can use NB_NOPAGETHEME to disable themed drawing for a particular notebook, you can call wx.SystemOptions.SetOption to disable it for the whole application, or you can disable it for individual pages by using SetBackgroundColour. To disable themed pages globally:

wx.SystemOptions.SetOption("msw.notebook.themed-background", 0)

Set the value to 1 to enable it again. To give a single page a solid background that more or less fits in with the overall theme, use:

col = notebook.GetThemeBackgroundColour()

if col.IsOk():
    page.SetBackgroundColour(col)

On platforms other than Windows, or if the application is not using Windows themes, GetThemeBackgroundColour will return an uninitialised colour object, and the above code will therefore work on all platforms.

See also

wx.BookCtrl , wx.BookCtrlEvent, wx.ImageList, Notebook Sample


class_hierarchy Class Hierarchy

Inheritance diagram for class Notebook:

appearance Control Appearance


wxMSW

wxMSW

wxMAC

wxMAC

wxGTK

wxGTK


method_summary Methods Summary

__init__

Constructs a notebook control.

ChangeSelection

Changes the selection to the given page, returning the previous selection.

Create

Creates a notebook control.

GetClassDefaultAttributes

GetPageImage

Returns the image index for the given page.

GetPageText

Returns the string for the given page.

GetRowCount

Returns the number of rows in the notebook control.

GetSelection

Returns the currently selected page, or NOT_FOUND if none was selected.

GetThemeBackgroundColour

If running under Windows and themes are enabled for the application, this function returns a suitable colour for painting the background of a notebook page, and can be passed to SetBackgroundColour .

InsertPage

Inserts a new page at the specified position.

SetPadding

Sets the amount of space around each page’s icon and label, in pixels.

SetPageImage

Sets the image index for the given page.

SetPageText

Sets the text for the given page.

SetSelection

Sets the selection to the given page, returning the previous selection.


api Class API

class wx.Notebook(BookCtrlBase)

Possible constructors:

Notebook()

Notebook(parent, id=ID_ANY, pos=DefaultPosition, size=DefaultSize,
         style=0, name=NotebookNameStr)

This class represents a notebook control, which manages multiple windows with associated tabs.


Methods

__init__(self, *args, **kw)

overload Overloaded Implementations:



__init__ (self)

Constructs a notebook control.



__init__ (self, parent, id=ID_ANY, pos=DefaultPosition, size=DefaultSize, style=0, name=NotebookNameStr)

Constructs a notebook control.

Note that sometimes you can reduce flicker by passing the wx.CLIP_CHILDREN window style.

Parameters
  • parent (wx.Window) – The parent window. Must be not None.

  • id (wx.WindowID) – The window identifier.

  • pos (wx.Point) – The window position.

  • size (wx.Size) – The window size.

  • style (long) – The window style. See wx.Notebook.

  • name (string) – The name of the control.





ChangeSelection(self, page)

Changes the selection to the given page, returning the previous selection.

This function behaves as SetSelection but does not generate the page changing events.

See User Generated Events vs Programmatically Generated Events for more information.

Parameters

page (int) –

Return type

int



Create(self, parent, id=ID_ANY, pos=DefaultPosition, size=DefaultSize, style=0, name=NotebookNameStr)

Creates a notebook control.

See wx.Notebook for a description of the parameters.

Parameters
Return type

bool



static GetClassDefaultAttributes(variant=WINDOW_VARIANT_NORMAL)
Parameters

variant (WindowVariant) –

Return type

wx.VisualAttributes



GetPageImage(self, nPage)

Returns the image index for the given page.

Parameters

nPage (int) –

Return type

int



GetPageText(self, nPage)

Returns the string for the given page.

Parameters

nPage (int) –

Return type

string



GetRowCount(self)

Returns the number of rows in the notebook control.

Return type

int



GetSelection(self)

Returns the currently selected page, or NOT_FOUND if none was selected.

Note that this method may return either the previously or newly selected page when called from the EVT_BOOKCTRL_PAGE_CHANGED handler depending on the platform and so wx.BookCtrlEvent.GetSelection should be used instead in this case.

Return type

int



GetThemeBackgroundColour(self)

If running under Windows and themes are enabled for the application, this function returns a suitable colour for painting the background of a notebook page, and can be passed to SetBackgroundColour .

Otherwise, an uninitialised colour will be returned.

Return type

wx.Colour



InsertPage(self, index, page, text, select=False, imageId=NO_IMAGE)

Inserts a new page at the specified position.

Parameters
  • index (int) – Specifies the position for the new page.

  • page (wx.Window) – Specifies the new page.

  • text (string) – Specifies the text for the new page.

  • select (bool) – Specifies whether the page should be selected.

  • imageId (int) – Specifies the optional image index for the new page.

Return type

bool

Returns

True if successful, False otherwise.

Note

Do not delete the page, it will be deleted by the book control.

See also

AddPage



SetPadding(self, padding)

Sets the amount of space around each page’s icon and label, in pixels.

Parameters

padding (wx.Size) –

Note

The vertical padding cannot be changed in wxGTK.



SetPageImage(self, page, image)

Sets the image index for the given page.

image is an index into the image list which was set with SetImageList .

Parameters
  • page (int) –

  • image (int) –

Return type

bool



SetPageText(self, page, text)

Sets the text for the given page.

Parameters
  • page (int) –

  • text (string) –

Return type

bool



SetSelection(self, page)

Sets the selection to the given page, returning the previous selection.

Notice that the call to this function generates the page changing events, use the ChangeSelection function if you don’t want these events to be generated.

Parameters

page (int) –

Return type

int

See also

GetSelection


Properties

RowCount

See GetRowCount



Selection

See GetSelection and SetSelection



ThemeBackgroundColour

See GetThemeBackgroundColour