Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

wxPython – Dynamically enable and disable tools in toolbar using button
  • Last Updated : 15 May, 2020

In this article we are going to learn how can we enable and disable dynamically using a single button. We will create a button and a toolbar with a single tool. We will use a normal button like a toggle button.

Steps :

1. Create a toolbar in a frame.
2. Add a tool with a certain id.
3. Create button in the window.
4. Declare a global count variable and initialize it to zero.
5. Increment when button is clicked.
6. If count is even then enable tool else disable tool.

Code Example:





import wx
class Example(wx.Frame):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(Example, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
    def InitUI(self):
        pnl = wx.Panel(self)
        self.toolbar = self.CreateToolBar()
        qtool = self.toolbar.AddTool(12, 'Quit'
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_TOOL, self.OnQuit, qtool)
        self.SetSize((350, 250))
        self.SetTitle('Simple toolbar')
        self.btn = wx.Button(pnl, label ='Close', pos =(20, 20))
        self.btn.Bind(wx.EVT_BUTTON, self.Onclick)
        self.SetSize((350, 250))
    def OnQuit(self, e):
    def Onclick(self, e):
        # disable tool using EnableTool
        self.toolbar.EnableTool(12, False)
def main():
    app = wx.App()
    ex = Example(None)
if __name__ == '__main__':


Output :

Enabled :

Disabled :

Attention geek! Strengthen your foundations with the Python Programming Foundation Course and learn the basics.

To begin with, your interview preparations Enhance your Data Structures concepts with the Python DS Course.

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :