Hi, I'm new, so please bear with me. I'm working on a memory card game in wxpython, using gui bitmap buttons.

I need to change the bitmap from the "face down" bitmap to another bitmap when the button is pressed. (and to wait for a second button to be pressed, then turn them both back to the first if they don't match, and remove them both if they do match, but that's a question for another day, I think....one thing at a time....)

Here is how I'm currently defining a "card".

c1 = wx.BitmapButton(self, -1, wx.Bitmap('/home/full/path/to/A.png'))

I need some help with the exactly syntax to use SetBitmapSelected to change the bitmap. I've read the online docs, and they are confusing to a novice programmer. No examples either.

Then I populate a grid with wx.GridSizer.

gs = wx.GridSizer(3, 4, 15, 15)

and so on......

My second question, I can't get a relative path to the .png to work, it has to be a full path. Just in case it matters, I'm using Ubuntu Ibex.

Any hints and tips are much appreciated. I can handle straight up scripting languages just fine, but I'm learning wxpython from web tutorials and pdf books, and well, they aren't as clear as I might like, at least to me.

I can post the rest of my simple program if you think it'll help.

Thanks much....


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Use SetBitmapSelected() only if you want the different image to show as long as the button is pressed. For what you have in mind, you may want to use SetBitmapLabel():

# playing with wxPython's
# wx.BitmapButton(parent, id, bitmap, pos, size, style)
# show a different image for selected (depressed) button
# change the button image on button click 

import wx

class MyFrame(wx.Frame):
    def __init__(self, parent, mytitle, mysize):
        wx.Frame.__init__(self, parent, wx.ID_ANY, mytitle, size=mysize)

        # create a BitmapButton as an input widget
        # pick a button image file you have (.bmp .jpg .gif or .png)
        image_file1 = r".\cards\Deck1.gif"
        self.image1 = wx.Bitmap(image_file1)
        image_file2 = r".\cards\DK.gif"
        self.image2 = wx.Bitmap(image_file2)
        self.button = wx.BitmapButton(self, wx.ID_ANY, bitmap=self.image1,
            pos=(10, 20),
            size=(self.image1.GetWidth()+15, self.image1.GetHeight()+15))
        # bind mouse click event to an action
        self.button.Bind(wx.EVT_BUTTON, self.on_click)
        # create an output widget
        self.label = wx.StaticText(self, wx.ID_ANY, "", pos=(10, 100))

    def on_click(self, event):
        """response to button press/click"""
        # changes the images on button click for 2.5 seconds

app = wx.App()
# create a MyFrame instance and show the frame
MyFrame(None, 'testing the wx.BitmapButton()', (400, 300)).Show()
Attachments Deck1.gif 1.81 KB DK.gif 1.15 KB

Thanks much... that does exactly what I need, at least for now. Now back to the google method of learning to program, slowly.

Thanks again...


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