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wxPython – SetBackgroundColour() function in wx.MenuItem

  • Last Updated : 09 Jun, 2020

In this article we are going to learn about SetBackgroundColour() function associated with wx.MenuItem class of wxPython. SetBackgroundColour() function simply sets the background colour associated with the menu item.
No parameters are required in SetBackgroundColour() function.


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No parameters are required in SetBackgroundColour() function.

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Code Example:

import wx
class Example(wx.Frame):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super(Example, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
    def InitUI(self):
        self.locale = wx.Locale(wx.LANGUAGE_ENGLISH)
        self.menubar = wx.MenuBar()
        self.fileMenu = wx.Menu()
        self.item = wx.MenuItem(self.fileMenu, 1, '&Radio', helpString ="Check Help")
        # set background colour of menu item
        self.item.SetBackgroundColour((100, 155, 139, 255)) = wx.StaticText(self, label ="", pos =(200, 200))
        self.menubar.Append(self.fileMenu, '&File')
        self.SetSize((350, 250))
        self.SetTitle('Icons and shortcuts')
def main():
    app = wx.App()
    ex = Example(None)
if __name__ == '__main__':


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