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agw_title pybusyinfo

PyBusyInfo constructs a busy info window and displays a message in it.

description Description

PyBusyInfo constructs a busy info window and displays a message in it.

This class makes it easy to tell your user that the program is temporarily busy. Just create a PyBusyInfo object, and within the current scope, a message window will be shown.

For example:

busy = PyBusyInfo("Please wait, working...")

for i in xrange(10000):

del busy

It works by creating a window in the constructor, and deleting it in the destructor. You may also want to call wx.Yield() to refresh the window periodically (in case it had been obscured by other windows, for example).

usage Usage

Usage example:

import wx
import wx.lib.agw.pybusyinfo as PBI

class MyFrame(wx.Frame):

    def __init__(self, parent):

        wx.Frame.__init__(self, parent, -1, "PyBusyInfo Demo")

        panel = wx.Panel(self)

        b = wx.Button(panel, -1, "Test PyBusyInfo ", (50,50))
        self.Bind(wx.EVT_BUTTON, self.OnButton, b)

    def OnButton(self, event):

        message = "Please wait 5 seconds, working..."
        busy = PBI.PyBusyInfo(message, parent=self, title="Really Busy")


        for indx in xrange(5):

        del busy

# our normal wxApp-derived class, as usual

app = wx.PySimpleApp()

frame = MyFrame(None)


This code snippet can be downloaded, see this example script.


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platforms Supported Platforms

PyBusyInfo has been tested on the following platforms:
  • Windows (Windows XP).

styles Window Styles

No particular window styles are available for this class.

events Events Processing

No custom events are available for this class.

license License And Version

PyBusyInfo is distributed under the wxPython license.

Latest Revision: Andrea Gavana @ 17 Aug 2011, 15.00 GMT

Version 0.1

Module author: Andrea Gavana <>

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Inheritance diagram of pybusyinfo.PyBusyInfo, pybusyinfo.PyInfoFrame

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