wxGlade - a GUI builder for wxWidgets


wxGlade is a GUI designer written in Python with the popular GUI toolkit wxPython, that helps you create wxWidgets/wxPython user interfaces. At the moment it can generate Python, C++, Perl, Lisp and XRC (wxWidgets' XML resources) code.

As you can guess by the name, its model is Glade, the famous GTK+/GNOME GUI builder, with which wxGlade shares the philosophy and the look & feel (but not a line of code).

It is not (and will never be) a full featured IDE, but simply a "designer": the generated code does nothing apart from displaying the created widgets. If you are looking for a complete IDE, maybe Boa Constructor, PythonCard or Spe(which includes wxGlade itself, BTW...) is the right tool.


2014‑08‑31 News from next release:
The next release will be a major release. It will introduce the support for generating code for wxWidgets 3.0. But wxGlade will still not running with Python3.
General changes:
  • Disable old import style for wxPython 3.0
  • Add missing styles for wxNotebook (Thanks to Udi Fuchs)
  • Use Python logging facility instead of print statements
  • Rework quoting and escaping of special character sequences
  • Rework internal path handling
  • Write always an error log file
  • Improve widget import to be able to import widgets from ZIP files
  • Change configuration default to remember the position and geometry of the three main windows. This change effects fresh installations only.
  • adapt GUI to run with wxPython 2.6 till 3.0
  • Unify the code generation of widget specific code This change causes some minor changes in the generated code.
  • Add Lisp and Perl support for wxDatePickerCtrl
  • Disable Lisp for wx 3.0
Generated Code:
  • Use SetToolTip() instead of SetToolTipString() for wxPython 3.x
  • Use configurable indents instead of hard coded tabs in wxFrame code for Perl
  • Fix escape sequences in Unicode strings were escaped twice Perl and Python
  • Wrong Lisp statement in wxHyperlinkCtrl and wxFrame
  • Prevent code generation from a template file by commandline invocation
  • Fix bug in generation of valid hash keys for Perl
  • Fix various issues during transformation from XRC into wxGlade
  • Fix wrong conditions to generate application start code (sf bug #161)
  • Don't convert first char of a XRC extraproperty to upper case (sf bug #163)
API (for custom widgets):
  • Simplify signature of quote_str(), use quote_path() to quote / escape filenames or paths
  • add support for wxWidgets 3.0
  • remove support for wxWidgets 2.6
2013‑07‑13 wxGlade 0.6.8 released. 2013‑04‑07 wxGlade 0.6.7 released. 2013‑03‑29 wxGlade 0.6.6 released. 2012‑01‑08 wxGlade 0.6.5 released. 2011‑12‑21 wxGlade 0.6.4 released. 2009‑10‑13 New documentation on creating custom widgets.
Laurent Marcoux has contributed a manual on creating and using custom widgets with wxGlade. You can find at http://sites.google.com/site/lvmarcoux/, together with code samples. Thanks a lot Laurent!
2008‑12‑02 Location of the Mercurial repository changed.
Due to some changes in SourceForge's shell services, we have moved the Mercurial (Hg) repository to BitBucket. The new location is https://www.bitbucket.org/agriggio/wxglade.
2008‑02‑02 wxGlade 0.6.3 released. 2007‑12‑28 wxGlade 0.6.2 released. 2007‑10‑25 wxGlade 0.6.1 released. 2007‑09‑23 wxGlade 0.6 released. 2007‑08‑27 wxGlade switches from CVS to Mercurial.
Starting from today, development does not happen in CVS anymore. The CVS repository is still accessible, but we will shut it down soon. We have switched to the Mercurial Distributed Version Control System. The new repository is at http://wxglade.sourceforge.net/hg/wxGlade. Notice that you don't need to have Mercurial installed to download the code, just point your web browser to the above url.


Main "palette"
Tree of widgets
Property window
A sample session

A couple of good looking windows: a clone of the "PPP connection" dialog of Windows, and a frame with notebook, menubar and statusbar.

Finally, the Python, C++ (.h and .cpp) and XRC code of the ppp connection dialog.



You can download files from the sourceforge project page.

Starting from version 0.6.5, wxGlade requires wxPython >= 2.6 and Python >= 2.3.


There's a mailing list to discuss about the project here.
Now the list is available also through Gmane, at gmane.comp.python.wxglade.

If you don't want to follow the list, you can reach me at : any kind of feedback is always welcome.

We're looking for projects using wxGlade: if you have one and want it to be listed here, tell us! This will be really appreciated.

Contents Description
Wiki page on code organization
wxGlade manual (HTML)
wxGlade manual (PDF)
Flash live demo
Adding custom widgets
A much more comprehensive manual on custom widgets
Mercurial Repository
Project page
Mailing list
List archives
Apps using wxGlade
Alberto's Home Page
Other wx GUI builders
Boa Constructor
wxDesigner (commercial)
DialogBlocks (commercial)
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