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wxPython – check items inside Menu

  • Last Updated : 15 May, 2020

In this article we are going to learn about check menu item inside Menu in Menubars. We will write a code to show and hide statusbar using Check() function.

Parameters :

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ParameterInput TypeDescription
idintThe menu item identifier.
checkboolIf True, the item will be checked, otherwise it will be unchecked.

Code :

import wx
class Example(wx.Frame):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(Example, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
    def InitUI(self):
        menubar = wx.MenuBar()
        viewMenu = wx.Menu()
        self.showsb = viewMenu.Append(wx.ID_ANY, 'Show statusbar',
                                                 'Show Statusbar'
                                            kind = wx.ITEM_CHECK)
        viewMenu.Check(self.showsb.GetId(), True)
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_MENU, self.shStatusBar, self.showsb)
        menubar.Append(viewMenu, '&View')
        self.statusbar = self.CreateStatusBar()
        self.statusbar.SetStatusText('This is statusbar')
        self.SetSize((450, 350))
        self.SetTitle('Check menu item')
    def shStatusBar(self, e):
        if self.showsb.IsChecked():
def main():
    app = wx.App()
    ex = Example(None)
if __name__ == '__main__':

Output :

checked :

unchecked :

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