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wxPython BoxSizer

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Simple question, i just can't make it work.

I need to center a StaticText component in its parent (Panel). I want
to do this with BoxSizer(s).

if i use:
box = wx.BoxSizer(wx.VERTICAL) #or wx.HORIZONTAL
box.Add(myText,0,wx.ALIGN_CENTER)
parentPanel.Sizer = box

i can get it to center either vertically or horizontally, but not both
(i.e. the center). I've tried myText.CenterOnParent but i need to
handle to Size event to move the text when the panel is resized and i
don't want to have to do this.

thanks,
Jamie
Nov 19 '08 #1
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Hi Jamie,

On Nov 19, 9:16*am, Jamie McQuay <Jamie.McQ...@googlemail.comwrote:
Simple question, i just can't make it work.

I need to center a StaticText component in its parent (Panel). *I want
to do this with BoxSizer(s).

if i use:
box = wx.BoxSizer(wx.VERTICAL) * #or wx.HORIZONTAL
box.Add(myText,0,wx.ALIGN_CENTER)
parentPanel.Sizer = box

i can get it to center either vertically or horizontally, but not both
(i.e. the center). *I've tried myText.CenterOnParent but i need to
handle to Size event to move the text when the panel is resized and i
don't want to have to do this.

thanks,
Jamie
Try the style=wx.CENTER like this:

box.Add(myText,0,wx.CENTER)

FYI: There's a great wxPython mailing list too. Check it out here:
http://wxpython.org/maillist.php

Mike
Nov 19 '08 #2

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Try the style=wx.CENTER like this:

box.Add(myText,0,wx.CENTER)
tried but i still get the same result. The text is either at the top
of the panel (centered) or in the middle (on the left side). If i
manually call CenterOnParent when the panel is resized it goes to the
center but i want to get the sizers to work correctly for this.
>
FYI: There's a great wxPython mailing list too. Check it out here:http://wxpython.org/maillist.php
thanks, i will take a look.

Jamie

Nov 19 '08 #3

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FYI: There's a great wxPython mailing list too. Check it out here:http://wxpython.org/maillist.php

thanks, i will take a look.
Here is the answer i got from the mailing list (and it works)

Try adding a spacer on both sides of text.

i.e)
box.AddStretchSpacer()
box.Add(myText, 0, wx.ALIGN_CENTER)
box.AddStretchSpacer()

jamie

Nov 19 '08 #4

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