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

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

140. MarthaDugs Sun, 08 Aug 2010 14:18

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:

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

Realy THANK YOU man!

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132. retwants 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 :)

131. Justinecet Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:31

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.

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Hi Kyran,

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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,


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Move your cursor out of the way!!

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