The following abbreviations are used in this manual:
Application Programming Interface
It's a standardized implementation-independent programming interface.
Escape sequences are used to define certain special characters within string literals. Escape sequences starts mostly with a backslash (“\”).
Widespread internationalisation (i18n) and localisation system.
Graphical User Interface
Numeronym for internationalisation support.
Internationalisation means adapting software to different languages, regional differences, ...
Normal widget with a parent object
Synonym for lop-level widget
is a graphical UNIX operating system developed by Apple Inc. OS X is certified by The Open Group.
Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language.
Top-level widgets like
wxDialog don't have a parent object.
is a multitasking, multi-user operation system. Today the trademark “UNIX” is owned by The Open Group. Operating systems complaint with “Single UNIX Specification” and certified by The Open Group are called “UNIX”.
Unix-like operating systems behaves similar to “UNIX” operating systems. They are not certified by The Open Group.
This document use the term “Unix” for certified “UNIX” operating systems as well as “Unix-like” operating systems. Linux is an Unix-like operating system.
Universal Character Set Transformation Format - 8-bit
Character encoding with the capability to encode all possible characters
File extension used by wxGlade to store the design / project in a XML file.
abbreviation for wxWidgets
is a wrapper for wxWidgets of the Python programming language.
wxWidgets a widget toolkit and tools library for creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for cross-platform applications.
wxWidgets is open source and written in C++.
What You See Is What You Get.
The X Window System version 11.
XML-based system for describing wxWidgets resources like dialogs, menus or toolbars.
Those resources are loaded into the application at run-time.