Name: [008] Kyran Dale
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A First wxPython Application [ID:016] (3/5)

in series: Python GUI Programming with wxPython

video tutorial by Kyran Dale, added 03/07

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In this video we extend the "Hello World" example to create a first application using a conventional wxPython framework. We demonstrate how easy it is to sub-class a wxPython (Frame) class to create a window tailored for specific needs. Although this program is very simple it follows a pattern seen in much more complex wxPython projects.

See additional information and source code in the wiki(PythonWxPythonBeginnersSeries).

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148. Billy McKee Thu, 14 Oct 2010 05:00

Useful, thanks.

Great video

146. t.white Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:04

very nice work ...

Worked like a champ!

Very good and clear. Love it.

143. Eddie O'Brien Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:10

Very clear.

I may be tempted by Python yet.

142. Antonisio Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:16

Thanks for share your knowledge! The world need this!!!

141. Don Elworth Mon, 09 Aug 2010 18:45

I'm trying to learn python on my Ubuntu system! I used to write in Turbo Pascal a long time ago!

Thank's for this video. You could talk not such a "dry" british english the next time. The new boston's wxpython videos are short, smart and funny:

good video thx

good video

good video

136. feralbeagle Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:53

Thank you! I am just getting started with wxPython with no previous experience. This series is a great help.

Realy THANK YOU man!


Great video! keep them coming!

132. Robert Hill Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:33

Well done, surprising how useful it is to watch a video of the simple things. The cursor got in the way a bit, looks like you have heard that before :)

Nice intro. Basic - but still helpful. Would have been nice if author had moved mouse cursor so it didn't cover anything he was typing.

130. Colin Davis Tue, 08 Jun 2010 19:23

Hi Kyran,

This is the first time I've seen ShowMeDo -- what a fantastic site!

I'm pondering migrating from C++ (specifically C++ Builder) to Python. If I do that, I'll want to watch all of this series to find out about wxPython.

Thanks very much,


Really useful, thank you.

Congrats!!!! Nice Work

i'm just starting but videos seem very usefull for beginners as me.

very useful but the sounds too low.. had to strain to hear it

125. Fabio De_Riccardis Sat, 01 May 2010 13:49

Great! Thank you!

again excellent presentation.

One comment however, you often leave the cursor on top of the text that you typed which makes it difficult read. Especially when I am typing while you explain.

thank you 4 video

liking the videos so far, i'll make sure to write more after i've seen the next few segments

121. Jonathan Tue, 06 Apr 2010 14:34

Move your cursor out of the way!!

120. Tom Nesbit Mon, 05 Apr 2010 06:44

Very good, thank you.

119. J Livingston Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:45

Thanks for sharing, it is going to take a lot of work for me to re-invent myself again but python seems like the right way to go.

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