You can access the Preferences Dialog with the menu item→ . You can choose some decoration options, like whether to show icons in menus or not, but also something more effective. For example, you can modify the number of buttons in the Main Palette. If you type a value of 15 or 30, you get a long toolbar-like Main Palette. You can also choose the default path where you save wxGlade files or generate source code.
Another useful option is to enable a default border of 3 around some widgets. In many cases this can be useful to have set.
You need to restart wxGlade for changes to take effect.
wxGlade supports only one environment variable “WXGLADE_CONFIG_PATH”.
If you want to store the whole configuration data inclusive user generated templates and log files in a non-default directory, then store the full path of the alternative directory in the environment variable “WXGLADE_CONFIG_PATH” and start wxGlade with the new environment.
wxGlade stores several internal information like configuration
settings and log files in an own directory. The location of this
directory varies between different operating systems. On Unix wxGlade
~/.wxglade. On Microsoft Windows the
information will be stored in
Some components of the path will be translated to the users' language on Microsoft Windows automatically and transparently in the Windows Explorer and other graphical applications. Other applications show the original names. The translation behaviour depends on the API used by the application developer.
The configuration file is a simple text file and contains user
settings. It's named
wxgladerc on Unix or
wxglade.ini on Microsoft Windows. Be careful with
The configuration directory contains also a list of recently
used files in
wxGlade writes always a small error log file
wxglade.log. It's also stored inside this
directory. The file size is limited to 100 KB and wxGlade will keep at
most two log files
wxglade.log.1. The roll over from
will occur if the file size limit is reached. An already existing file
wxglade.log.1 will be deleted automatically. The
log file is a text file and the content is UTF-8 encoded.