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wxPython – SetBackgroundColour() function in wx.StaticText

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  • Last Updated : 18 Jun, 2020
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In this article we are going to learn about SetBackgroundColour() function associated with wx.StaticText class of wxPython. SetBackgroundColour() function is simply used to set background of a static text to a different colour.

It takes wx.Colour argument to set the background colour.

Syntax: wx.StaticText.SetBackgroundColour(self, colour)


ParameterInput TypeDescription
colourwx.ColourColour for background of static text.

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.pnl = wx.Panel(self)
        bmp = wx.Bitmap('right.png')
        # CREATE STATICTEXT AT POINT (20, 20) = wx.StaticText(self.pnl, id = 1, label ="This is the Label."
                                pos =(20, 20), size = wx.DefaultSize, 
                                style = wx.ST_ELLIPSIZE_MIDDLE, name ="statictext")
        # SET BACKGROUND COLOUR TO YELLOW, 252, 3, 255))
        self.SetSize((350, 250))
def main():
    app = wx.App()
    ex = Example(None)
if __name__ == '__main__':

Output Window:

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