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wxPython – SetToolLongHelp() function in wx.ToolBar

  • Last Updated : 04 Jun, 2020

In this article we are going to learn about SetToolLongHelp() function associated with the wx.ToolBar class of wxPython. SetToolLongHelp() sets the long help for the given tool. SetToolLongHelp() takes toolId and helpString as arguments.


wx.ToolBar.SetToolLongHelp(self, toolId, helpString)


ParameterInput TypeDescription
toolIdintID of the tool in question, as passed to AddTool .
helpStringstringA string for the long help.

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.toolbar = self.CreateToolBar()
        td = self.toolbar.AddTool(1, 'right', wx.Bitmap('right.png'))
        # set disabled bitmap for tool wit id = 1
        self.toolbar.SetToolDisabledBitmap(id = 1, bitmap = wx.Bitmap('wrong.png'))
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_TOOL, self.OnOne, td)
        self.SetSize((350, 250))
        self.SetTitle('Undo redo')
    def OnOne(self, e):
        # set long help string for tool
        self.toolbar.SetToolLongHelp(toolId = 1, helpString ="This is new Long Help String.")
        str = self.toolbar.GetToolLongHelp(toolId = 1)
        # Realize() called to finalize new added tools
    def OnQuit(self, e):
def main():
    app = wx.App()
    ex = Example(None)
if __name__ == '__main__':


This is new Long Help String.

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