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wxPython – GetHelpString() function in wx.MenuBar

  • Last Updated : 11 May, 2020

As we learnt about SetHelpString(), in this article we will learn aboul GetHelpString() function in wx.MenuBar class of wxPython. SetHelpString() associates a helpstring with the menuitem, while GetHelpString() function returns the associated helpstring with the menu item.

Syntax :


Parameters :

ParameterInput TypeDescription
idintMenu item identifier.

Returns : The help string, or the empty string, if there was no help string or the menu item, was not found.

Code Example :

import wx
class Example(wx.Frame):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(Example, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
    def InitUI(self):
        # create MenuBar using MenuBar() function
        menubar = wx.MenuBar()
        # add menu to MenuBar
        fm1 = wx.Menu()
        fileitem = fm1.Append(20, "Item # 1")
        menubar.Append(fm1, '&Menu # 1')
        self.SetSize((300, 200))
        self.SetTitle('Menu Bar')
        menubar.SetHelpString(20, "Help String")
        st = wx.StaticText(self, label ="click Item # 1 in Menu # 1")
        # get and print helpstring using SetHelpString() function
def main():
    app = wx.App()
    ex = Example(None)
if __name__ == '__main__':

Output :

Help String

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