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boa constructor - run script/output


I am pretty new to BC and python. I just designed a GUI with Boa
Constructor. It looks good, but now I have two problems:

1.) I already wrote a script in Python and want to run it in my GUI now.
My script is not a class or anything like that. I usually just run it
with Ctrl+F5 and it works perfectly. What do I have to tell my event
handler in BC to run the script? I don't want to add the whole code (it
is pretty long) directly to the code of my wxFrame1.py code.

2.) My second problem is that I don't know how the script returns the
output data (I used several print commands). I want to display my
messages in another part of my window of my GUI. Right now I see all my
messages in the little output Window in BC.

Every help would be very much appreciated. I found the Boa Constructor
tutorial very helpful, but not very extensive. I also couldn't find
anymore help tutorials online.

Thank you very much in advance.

Jul 18 '05 #1
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Thanks for your answer.
1.) yes, I had to put my whole script into a function. Didn't know that
first. I wanted to run the whole script, but I think it works now.
2.) I also think that the examples of wxPython are really great.
Sometimes it is just hard to understand the code if you are a newbie.
:-) I worked on this all day and think that I did it now!:-)

Thanks for your help.

delphiro wrote:
problem 1)

It sounds like you need to import your script

import your_script_name

and attach an event to the function that you want to call
from within your script

for example;

yourscript.py contains function 'DoThis()'

in gui class:

import yourscript.py

some event

def OnButtonMyButtonDown(self,event):


You will have to edit your script in a way that it
knows where to send it's output. This means you will
have to pass a widget (like wxTextCtrl) to your script
and output the messages to that widget.

The best way to actualy learn wxPython for me was to study the
examples. They realy make things clear for almost any widget!

Hope this helps,

Jul 18 '05 #2

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