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()
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