Not much excitement in that standard wxPython empty window icon. It's time you put a more picturesque icon up there. This snippet shows you how to use an embedded icon or your own icon you have as an icon file in your working folder. Actually, the embedded icon is written out as a small icon file and then loaded up again.
# experiment with wxPython's wx.Icon() and SetIcon() # you can use your own icon or use the base64 encoded icon embedded in the code # tested with Python24 and wxPython26 vegaseat 20oct2005 import wx import base64 class MyFrame(wx.Frame): """make a frame, inherits wx.Frame""" def __init__(self): # create a frame/window, no parent, default to wxID_ANY wx.Frame.__init__(self, None, wx.ID_ANY, 'wxPython custom icon', pos=wx.Point(300, 150), size=wx.Size(300, 350)) self.SetBackgroundColour('green') # this is the icon file generated from the base64 text # or pick an icon file (.ico) you have ... iconFile = "zzz77.ico" icon1 = wx.Icon(iconFile, wx.BITMAP_TYPE_ICO) self.SetIcon(icon1) # show the frame self.Show(True) # this is a base64 encoded icon image ico1_b64 = \ """AAABAAEAICAQAAAAAADoAgAAFgAAACgAAAAgAAAAQAAAAAEABAAAAAAAgAIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAACAAAAAgIAAgAAAAIAAgACAgAAAgICAAMDAwAAAAP8AAP8AAAD//wD/AAAA /wD/AP//AAD///8AqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqoACqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqg AAqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqoAAKqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqAAAAAKqqqqqqqqqqqqoAAKoAAAAKqqqqAACqqq AAqqqqAAAAAKAKoAAACgAKqqqqqgAAAAAKqgAAAACqqqqqqqqgAAAAqqoAAAAAqqqqqqqqAAoAAK qgAAAAAKqqqqoAAKqqqqCqqqoAAACqqgAAqqqqqqqgoAqqqgAAoACgAACqqqqqoAqqqqqgAAqqAA AACqqqAACqqqAACqCqqgAAAACgAKqgqqAKqqqgqqoAAAAACqqqoKqqqqqqoKqqoAAAAKqqqqCgCq qqqqCqoAAAAACqqqqgCqqqqqqgAAqqqqqgqqoAAKqqqqoAAKqqqqqqoKAAqqCqqqAAqqCqqqqqqg AKqqqgqqAKqqqgqqqqAACgqqqqoKAKqqqqoAAAAKqqoKqqqgAKqqqqqqAAAKqqqqCqoACqqqqqqg AAAAAAqqqgAAqqqqqqoACqqgAAAAAAAKqqqqqqoAqqqqqgAAAAAKCqqqqqqqqqqqqqoAAAAAAAqq qqqqqqqqqqoACqoAAAAKqqqqqqqqqqAAqqqqqgAACqqqqqqqqgAKqqqqqqqgAAqqqqqqqgCqqqqq qqqqqqqqqqqqqqoAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA== """ # convert back to binary to save it ico1 = base64.b64decode(ico1_b64) fout = open("zzz77.ico","wb") fout.write(ico1) fout.close() application = wx.PySimpleApp() # call class MyFrame window = MyFrame() # start the event loop application.MainLoop()