Well I'm trying to make a phone book program and I need some help what I want to do is add a ListCtrl to my frame so I can see the names and numbers of people in my phone book but I am unsure how to do this. Here is my code so far.

import wx
import anydbm
import  wx.lib.mixins.listctrl  as  listmix
import sys

class Phonebook(wx.Frame):
    
    def __init__(self, parent, id):
        wx.Frame.__init__(self, parent, id, "PhoneBook v1.0", size=(500,600))
        
        db = anydbm.open("phonebook.db", "c")
        
        menubar = wx.MenuBar()
        
        first = wx.Menu()
        
        first.Append(101, "New Contact...","Add a New Contact")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnAdd, id=101)
        
        first.Append(102, "New Group...", "Creates New Group")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnGroup, id=102)
        
        first.Append(103, "Delete Contact...", "Delete a Contact")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnDel, id=103)
        
        first.Append(104, "Delete Group...", "Delete a Group")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnDelGroup, id=104)
        
        first.AppendSeparator()
        
        first.Append(105, "Exit", "Exit Phonebook")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnExit, id=105)
        
        menubar.Append(first, "File")
        
        #End File Menu
        
        second = wx.Menu()
        
        second.Append(106, "Search...", "Search for Contact")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnDelGroup, id=106)
        
        second.AppendSeparator()
        
        second.Append(107, "Show All", "View All Contacts")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnDelGroup, id=107)
        
        second.AppendSeparator()
        
        second.Append(108, "Import", "Import an Address Book")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnDelGroup, id=108)
    
        menubar.Append(second, "Edit")
        
        #End Edit Menu
        
        third = wx.Menu()
        
        third.Append(109, "Contact", "Contact Us")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnDelGroup, id=109)
        
        third.AppendSeparator()
        
        third.Append(110, "About", "About Phonebook")
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.OnAbout, id=110)
        
        menubar.Append(third, "Help")
        
        self.SetMenuBar(menubar)
        
        #End Help Menu
        
        status = self.CreateStatusBar()
        
    def OnAdd(self,event):
        dlg=MyDialog(self,-1)
        dlg.ShowModal()
        dlg.Destroy()
        
    def OnGroup(self,event):
        group = raw_input('Enter Group Name:')
        del[group]
        
    def OnDel(self,event):
        delete = raw_input('Enter Contact Name:')
        del[delete]
        
    def OnDelGroup(self,event):
        delete = raw_input('Enter Group To Delete:')
        
    def OnExit(self, event):
        self.Close()
        
    def OnAbout(self, event):
        wx.MessageBox("Phonebook v1.0\n\nMade by: tweak\n\nrevised.org", "About", wx.OK)
        
        listctrldata = {
        1 : ("Hey!", "You can edit", "me!"),
        2 : ("Try changing the contents", "by", "clicking"),
        3 : ("in", "a", "cell")
        }
        
class MyDialog(wx.Dialog):
    def __init__(self, parent, id):
        wx.Dialog.__init__(self, parent, id)
        grid = wx.GridBagSizer(5, 5)
        
        grid.Add(wx.StaticText(self, -1, 'Name'),(0,0))
        grid.Add(wx.StaticText(self, -1, 'Phone number'),(1,0))
        self.name = wx.TextCtrl(self, -1)
        self.number = wx.TextCtrl(self, -1)
        grid.Add(self.name,(0,1))
        grid.Add(self.number,(1,1))
        
        self.ok = wx.Button(self, wx.ID_OK, 'OK')
        self.cancel = wx.Button(self, wx.ID_CANCEL, 'Cancel')
        grid.Add(self.ok,(2,0))
        grid.Add(self.cancel,(2,2))
        
        self.SetSizer(grid)
        self.Fit()
        
        
if __name__=='__main__':
    app = wx.PySimpleApp()
    frame = Phonebook(parent=None, id=-1)
    frame.Show()
    app.MainLoop()

I tried something like this but it did not work. didnt show up on my frame at all so im completely lost.

class MyListCtrl(wx.ListCtrl):
    def __init__(self, paent, id, pos=wx.DefaultPosition,
                  size=wx.DefaultSize, style=0):
        wx.ListCtrl.__init__(self, parent, id. pos, size, style)
        
        self.Populate()
    def Populate(self):
        self.InsertColumn(0, "First Name")
        self.InsertColumn(1, "Last Name")
        self.InsertColumn(2, "Phone Number")

There's a typo in MyListCtrl should be parent not paent. You should also have a comma (,) not a period (.) between id and pos. Additionally, how are you adding the ListCtrl to your window? You should be using a sizer.

Refer to this example by ZZucker of a ListCtrl. It will give you some insight into a ListCtrl, it's events and placing it with a sizer.

Hope that helps

You can also check into the use of the PyQT GUI toolkit. It is available free and even works with Python 3.1. There is an example here that should work with your application:
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/post979747.html#post979747

It has a few extras, like clicking on the table column header to sort by that column.

Thanks that is what I needed to see.