Version: 3.1.0
wxControl Class Reference

#include <wx/control.h>

+ Inheritance diagram for wxControl:

Detailed Description

This is the base class for a control or "widget".

A control is generally a small window which processes user input and/or displays one or more item of data.

Events emitted by this class

The following event handler macros redirect the events to member function handlers 'func' with prototypes like:

void handlerFuncName(wxClipboardTextEvent& event)

Event macros for events emitted by this class:

  • EVT_TEXT_COPY(id, func):
    Some or all of the controls content was copied to the clipboard.
  • EVT_TEXT_CUT(id, func):
    Some or all of the controls content was cut (i.e. copied and deleted).
  • EVT_TEXT_PASTE(id, func):
    Clipboard content was pasted into the control.

Library:  wxCore
Category:  Controls
See also
wxValidator

Public Member Functions

 wxControl (wxWindow *parent, wxWindowID id, const wxPoint &pos=wxDefaultPosition, const wxSize &size=wxDefaultSize, long style=0, const wxValidator &validator=wxDefaultValidator, const wxString &name=wxControlNameStr)
 Constructs a control. More...
 
 wxControl ()
 Default constructor to allow 2-phase creation. More...
 
bool Create (wxWindow *parent, wxWindowID id, const wxPoint &pos=wxDefaultPosition, const wxSize &size=wxDefaultSize, long style=0, const wxValidator &validator=wxDefaultValidator, const wxString &name=wxControlNameStr)
 
virtual void Command (wxCommandEvent &event)
 Simulates the effect of the user issuing a command to the item. More...
 
wxString GetLabel () const
 Returns the control's label, as it was passed to SetLabel(). More...
 
wxString GetLabelText () const
 Returns the control's label without mnemonics. More...
 
wxSize GetSizeFromTextSize (int xlen, int ylen=-1) const
 Determine the size needed by the control to leave the given area for its text. More...
 
wxSize GetSizeFromTextSize (const wxSize &tsize) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void SetLabel (const wxString &label)
 Sets the control's label. More...
 
void SetLabelText (const wxString &text)
 Sets the control's label to exactly the given string. More...
 
bool SetLabelMarkup (const wxString &markup)
 Sets the controls label to a string using markup. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from wxWindow
 wxWindow ()
 Default constructor. More...
 
 wxWindow (wxWindow *parent, wxWindowID id, const wxPoint &pos=wxDefaultPosition, const wxSize &size=wxDefaultSize, long style=0, const wxString &name=wxPanelNameStr)
 Constructs a window, which can be a child of a frame, dialog or any other non-control window. More...
 
virtual ~wxWindow ()
 Destructor. More...
 
bool Create (wxWindow *parent, wxWindowID id, const wxPoint &pos=wxDefaultPosition, const wxSize &size=wxDefaultSize, long style=0, const wxString &name=wxPanelNameStr)
 
virtual bool AcceptsFocus () const
 This method may be overridden in the derived classes to return false to indicate that this control doesn't accept input at all (i.e. behaves like e.g. wxStaticText) and so doesn't need focus. More...
 
virtual bool AcceptsFocusFromKeyboard () const
 This method may be overridden in the derived classes to return false to indicate that while this control can, in principle, have focus if the user clicks it with the mouse, it shouldn't be included in the TAB traversal chain when using the keyboard. More...
 
virtual bool AcceptsFocusRecursively () const
 Overridden to indicate whether this window or one of its children accepts focus. More...
 
bool IsFocusable () const
 Can this window itself have focus? More...
 
bool CanAcceptFocus () const
 Can this window have focus right now? More...
 
bool CanAcceptFocusFromKeyboard () const
 Can this window be assigned focus from keyboard right now? More...
 
virtual bool HasFocus () const
 Returns true if the window (or in case of composite controls, its main child window) has focus. More...
 
virtual void SetCanFocus (bool canFocus)
 This method is only implemented by ports which have support for native TAB traversal (such as GTK+ 2.0). More...
 
virtual void SetFocus ()
 This sets the window to receive keyboard input. More...
 
virtual void SetFocusFromKbd ()
 This function is called by wxWidgets keyboard navigation code when the user gives the focus to this window from keyboard (e.g. More...
 
virtual void AddChild (wxWindow *child)
 Adds a child window. More...
 
bool DestroyChildren ()
 Destroys all children of a window. More...
 
wxWindowFindWindow (long id) const
 Find a child of this window, by id. More...
 
wxWindowFindWindow (const wxString &name) const
 Find a child of this window, by name. More...
 
wxWindowList & GetChildren ()
 Returns a reference to the list of the window's children. More...
 
const wxWindowList & GetChildren () const
 Returns a const reference to the list of the window's children. More...
 
virtual void RemoveChild (wxWindow *child)
 Removes a child window. More...
 
wxWindowGetGrandParent () const
 Returns the grandparent of a window, or NULL if there isn't one. More...
 
wxWindowGetNextSibling () const
 Returns the next window after this one among the parent's children or NULL if this window is the last child. More...
 
wxWindowGetParent () const
 Returns the parent of the window, or NULL if there is no parent. More...
 
wxWindowGetPrevSibling () const
 Returns the previous window before this one among the parent's children or NULL if this window is the first child. More...
 
bool IsDescendant (wxWindowBase *win) const
 Check if the specified window is a descendant of this one. More...
 
virtual bool Reparent (wxWindow *newParent)
 Reparents the window, i.e. the window will be removed from its current parent window (e.g. More...
 
virtual void AlwaysShowScrollbars (bool hflag=true, bool vflag=true)
 Call this function to force one or both scrollbars to be always shown, even if the window is big enough to show its entire contents without scrolling. More...
 
virtual int GetScrollPos (int orientation) const
 Returns the built-in scrollbar position. More...
 
virtual int GetScrollRange (int orientation) const
 Returns the built-in scrollbar range. More...
 
virtual int GetScrollThumb (int orientation) const
 Returns the built-in scrollbar thumb size. More...
 
bool CanScroll (int orient) const
 Returns true if this window can have a scroll bar in this orientation. More...
 
bool HasScrollbar (int orient) const
 Returns true if this window currently has a scroll bar for this orientation. More...
 
virtual bool IsScrollbarAlwaysShown (int orient) const
 Return whether a scrollbar is always shown. More...
 
virtual bool ScrollLines (int lines)
 Scrolls the window by the given number of lines down (if lines is positive) or up. More...
 
virtual bool ScrollPages (int pages)
 Scrolls the window by the given number of pages down (if pages is positive) or up. More...
 
virtual void ScrollWindow (int dx, int dy, const wxRect *rect=NULL)
 Physically scrolls the pixels in the window and move child windows accordingly. More...
 
bool LineUp ()
 Same as ScrollLines (-1). More...
 
bool LineDown ()
 Same as ScrollLines (1). More...
 
bool PageUp ()
 Same as ScrollPages (-1). More...
 
bool PageDown ()
 Same as ScrollPages (1). More...
 
virtual void SetScrollPos (int orientation, int pos, bool refresh=true)
 Sets the position of one of the built-in scrollbars. More...
 
virtual void SetScrollbar (int orientation, int position, int thumbSize, int range, bool refresh=true)
 Sets the scrollbar properties of a built-in scrollbar. More...
 
bool BeginRepositioningChildren ()
 Prepare for changing positions of multiple child windows. More...
 
void EndRepositioningChildren ()
 Fix child window positions after setting all of them at once. More...
 
void CacheBestSize (const wxSize &size) const
 Sets the cached best size value. More...
 
virtual wxSize ClientToWindowSize (const wxSize &size) const
 Converts client area size size to corresponding window size. More...
 
virtual wxSize WindowToClientSize (const wxSize &size) const
 Converts window size size to corresponding client area size In other words, the returned value is what would GetClientSize() return if this window had given window size. More...
 
virtual void Fit ()
 Sizes the window so that it fits around its subwindows. More...
 
virtual void FitInside ()
 Similar to Fit(), but sizes the interior (virtual) size of a window. More...
 
wxSize GetBestSize () const
 This functions returns the best acceptable minimal size for the window. More...
 
int GetBestHeight (int width) const
 Returns the best height needed by this window if it had the given width. More...
 
int GetBestWidth (int height) const
 Returns the best width needed by this window if it had the given height. More...
 
void GetClientSize (int *width, int *height) const
 Returns the size of the window 'client area' in pixels. More...
 
wxSize GetClientSize () const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetEffectiveMinSize () const
 Merges the window's best size into the min size and returns the result. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetMaxClientSize () const
 Returns the maximum size of window's client area. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetMaxSize () const
 Returns the maximum size of the window. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetMinClientSize () const
 Returns the minimum size of window's client area, an indication to the sizer layout mechanism that this is the minimum required size of its client area. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetMinSize () const
 Returns the minimum size of the window, an indication to the sizer layout mechanism that this is the minimum required size. More...
 
int GetMinWidth () const
 Returns the horizontal component of window minimal size. More...
 
int GetMinHeight () const
 Returns the vertical component of window minimal size. More...
 
int GetMaxWidth () const
 Returns the horizontal component of window maximal size. More...
 
int GetMaxHeight () const
 Returns the vertical component of window maximal size. More...
 
void GetSize (int *width, int *height) const
 Returns the size of the entire window in pixels, including title bar, border, scrollbars, etc. More...
 
wxSize GetSize () const
 See the GetSize(int*,int*) overload for more info. More...
 
wxSize GetVirtualSize () const
 This gets the virtual size of the window in pixels. More...
 
void GetVirtualSize (int *width, int *height) const
 Like the other GetVirtualSize() overload but uses pointers instead. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetBestVirtualSize () const
 Return the largest of ClientSize and BestSize (as determined by a sizer, interior children, or other means) More...
 
virtual double GetContentScaleFactor () const
 Returns the magnification of the backing store of this window, eg 2.0 for a window on a retina screen. More...
 
virtual wxSize GetWindowBorderSize () const
 Returns the size of the left/right and top/bottom borders of this window in x and y components of the result respectively. More...
 
virtual bool InformFirstDirection (int direction, int size, int availableOtherDir)
 wxSizer and friends use this to give a chance to a component to recalc its min size once one of the final size components is known. More...
 
void InvalidateBestSize ()
 Resets the cached best size value so it will be recalculated the next time it is needed. More...
 
void PostSizeEvent ()
 Posts a size event to the window. More...
 
void PostSizeEventToParent ()
 Posts a size event to the parent of this window. More...
 
virtual void SendSizeEvent (int flags=0)
 This function sends a dummy size event to the window allowing it to re-layout its children positions. More...
 
void SendSizeEventToParent (int flags=0)
 Safe wrapper for GetParent()->SendSizeEvent(). More...
 
void SetClientSize (int width, int height)
 This sets the size of the window client area in pixels. More...
 
void SetClientSize (const wxSize &size)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void SetClientSize (const wxRect &rect)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void SetContainingSizer (wxSizer *sizer)
 This normally does not need to be called by user code. More...
 
void SetInitialSize (const wxSize &size=wxDefaultSize)
 A smart SetSize that will fill in default size components with the window's best size values. More...
 
virtual void SetMaxClientSize (const wxSize &size)
 Sets the maximum client size of the window, to indicate to the sizer layout mechanism that this is the maximum possible size of its client area. More...
 
virtual void SetMaxSize (const wxSize &size)
 Sets the maximum size of the window, to indicate to the sizer layout mechanism that this is the maximum possible size. More...
 
virtual void SetMinClientSize (const wxSize &size)
 Sets the minimum client size of the window, to indicate to the sizer layout mechanism that this is the minimum required size of window's client area. More...
 
virtual void SetMinSize (const wxSize &size)
 Sets the minimum size of the window, to indicate to the sizer layout mechanism that this is the minimum required size. More...
 
void SetSize (int x, int y, int width, int height, int sizeFlags=wxSIZE_AUTO)
 Sets the size of the window in pixels. More...
 
void SetSize (const wxRect &rect)
 Sets the size of the window in pixels. More...
 
void SetSize (const wxSize &size)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void SetSize (int width, int height)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
virtual void SetSizeHints (const wxSize &minSize, const wxSize &maxSize=wxDefaultSize, const wxSize &incSize=wxDefaultSize)
 Use of this function for windows which are not toplevel windows (such as wxDialog or wxFrame) is discouraged. More...
 
virtual void SetSizeHints (int minW, int minH, int maxW=-1, int maxH=-1, int incW=-1, int incH=-1)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void SetVirtualSize (int width, int height)
 Sets the virtual size of the window in pixels. More...
 
void SetVirtualSize (const wxSize &size)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void Center (int dir=wxBOTH)
 A synonym for Centre(). More...
 
void CenterOnParent (int dir=wxBOTH)
 A synonym for CentreOnParent(). More...
 
void Centre (int direction=wxBOTH)
 Centres the window. More...
 
void CentreOnParent (int direction=wxBOTH)
 Centres the window on its parent. More...
 
void GetPosition (int *x, int *y) const
 This gets the position of the window in pixels, relative to the parent window for the child windows or relative to the display origin for the top level windows. More...
 
wxPoint GetPosition () const
 This gets the position of the window in pixels, relative to the parent window for the child windows or relative to the display origin for the top level windows. More...
 
wxRect GetRect () const
 Returns the position and size of the window as a wxRect object. More...
 
void GetScreenPosition (int *x, int *y) const
 Returns the window position in screen coordinates, whether the window is a child window or a top level one. More...
 
wxPoint GetScreenPosition () const
 Returns the window position in screen coordinates, whether the window is a child window or a top level one. More...
 
wxRect GetScreenRect () const
 Returns the position and size of the window on the screen as a wxRect object. More...
 
virtual wxPoint GetClientAreaOrigin () const
 Get the origin of the client area of the window relative to the window top left corner (the client area may be shifted because of the borders, scrollbars, other decorations...) More...
 
wxRect GetClientRect () const
 Get the client rectangle in window (i.e. client) coordinates. More...
 
void Move (int x, int y, int flags=wxSIZE_USE_EXISTING)
 Moves the window to the given position. More...
 
void Move (const wxPoint &pt, int flags=wxSIZE_USE_EXISTING)
 Moves the window to the given position. More...
 
void SetPosition (const wxPoint &pt)
 A synonym for Centre(). More...
 
void ClientToScreen (int *x, int *y) const
 Converts to screen coordinates from coordinates relative to this window. More...
 
wxPoint ClientToScreen (const wxPoint &pt) const
 Converts to screen coordinates from coordinates relative to this window. More...
 
wxPoint ConvertDialogToPixels (const wxPoint &pt) const
 Converts a point or size from dialog units to pixels. More...
 
wxSize ConvertDialogToPixels (const wxSize &sz) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
wxPoint ConvertPixelsToDialog (const wxPoint &pt) const
 Converts a point or size from pixels to dialog units. More...
 
wxSize ConvertPixelsToDialog (const wxSize &sz) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void ScreenToClient (int *x, int *y) const
 Converts from screen to client window coordinates. More...
 
wxPoint ScreenToClient (const wxPoint &pt) const
 Converts from screen to client window coordinates. More...
 
virtual void ClearBackground ()
 Clears the window by filling it with the current background colour. More...
 
void Freeze ()
 Freezes the window or, in other words, prevents any updates from taking place on screen, the window is not redrawn at all. More...
 
void Thaw ()
 Re-enables window updating after a previous call to Freeze(). More...
 
bool IsFrozen () const
 Returns true if the window is currently frozen by a call to Freeze(). More...
 
wxColour GetBackgroundColour () const
 Returns the background colour of the window. More...
 
virtual wxBackgroundStyle GetBackgroundStyle () const
 Returns the background style of the window. More...
 
virtual int GetCharHeight () const
 Returns the character height for this window. More...
 
virtual int GetCharWidth () const
 Returns the average character width for this window. More...
 
virtual wxVisualAttributes GetDefaultAttributes () const
 Currently this is the same as calling wxWindow::GetClassDefaultAttributes(wxWindow::GetWindowVariant()). More...
 
wxFont GetFont () const
 Returns the font for this window. More...
 
wxColour GetForegroundColour () const
 Returns the foreground colour of the window. More...
 
void GetTextExtent (const wxString &string, int *w, int *h, int *descent=NULL, int *externalLeading=NULL, const wxFont *font=NULL) const
 Gets the dimensions of the string as it would be drawn on the window with the currently selected font. More...
 
wxSize GetTextExtent (const wxString &string) const
 Gets the dimensions of the string as it would be drawn on the window with the currently selected font. More...
 
const wxRegionGetUpdateRegion () const
 Returns the region specifying which parts of the window have been damaged. More...
 
wxRect GetUpdateClientRect () const
 Get the update rectangle bounding box in client coords. More...
 
virtual bool HasTransparentBackground ()
 Returns true if this window background is transparent (as, for example, for wxStaticText) and should show the parent window background. More...
 
virtual void Refresh (bool eraseBackground=true, const wxRect *rect=NULL)
 Causes this window, and all of its children recursively (except under wxGTK1 where this is not implemented), to be repainted. More...
 
void RefreshRect (const wxRect &rect, bool eraseBackground=true)
 Redraws the contents of the given rectangle: only the area inside it will be repainted. More...
 
virtual void Update ()
 Calling this method immediately repaints the invalidated area of the window and all of its children recursively (this normally only happens when the flow of control returns to the event loop). More...
 
virtual bool SetBackgroundColour (const wxColour &colour)
 Sets the background colour of the window. More...
 
virtual bool SetBackgroundStyle (wxBackgroundStyle style)
 Sets the background style of the window. More...
 
virtual bool IsTransparentBackgroundSupported (wxString *reason=NULL) const
 Checks whether using transparent background might work. More...
 
virtual bool SetFont (const wxFont &font)
 Sets the font for this window. More...
 
virtual bool SetForegroundColour (const wxColour &colour)
 Sets the foreground colour of the window. More...
 
void SetOwnBackgroundColour (const wxColour &colour)
 Sets the background colour of the window but prevents it from being inherited by the children of this window. More...
 
bool InheritsBackgroundColour () const
 Return true if this window inherits the background colour from its parent. More...
 
bool UseBgCol () const
 Return true if a background colour has been set for this window. More...
 
void SetOwnFont (const wxFont &font)
 Sets the font of the window but prevents it from being inherited by the children of this window. More...
 
void SetOwnForegroundColour (const wxColour &colour)
 Sets the foreground colour of the window but prevents it from being inherited by the children of this window. More...
 
void SetPalette (const wxPalette &pal)
 
virtual bool ShouldInheritColours () const
 Return true from here to allow the colours of this window to be changed by InheritAttributes(). More...
 
virtual void SetThemeEnabled (bool enable)
 This function tells a window if it should use the system's "theme" code to draw the windows' background instead of its own background drawing code. More...
 
virtual bool GetThemeEnabled () const
 Clears the window by filling it with the current background colour. More...
 
virtual bool CanSetTransparent ()
 Returns true if the system supports transparent windows and calling SetTransparent() may succeed. More...
 
virtual bool SetTransparent (wxByte alpha)
 Set the transparency of the window. More...
 
wxEvtHandlerGetEventHandler () const
 Returns the event handler for this window. More...
 
bool HandleAsNavigationKey (const wxKeyEvent &event)
 This function will generate the appropriate call to Navigate() if the key event is one normally used for keyboard navigation and return true in this case. More...
 
bool HandleWindowEvent (wxEvent &event) const
 Shorthand for: More...
 
bool ProcessWindowEvent (wxEvent &event)
 Convenient wrapper for ProcessEvent(). More...
 
bool ProcessWindowEventLocally (wxEvent &event)
 Wrapper for wxEvtHandler::ProcessEventLocally(). More...
 
wxEvtHandlerPopEventHandler (bool deleteHandler=false)
 Removes and returns the top-most event handler on the event handler stack. More...
 
void PushEventHandler (wxEvtHandler *handler)
 Pushes this event handler onto the event stack for the window. More...
 
bool RemoveEventHandler (wxEvtHandler *handler)
 Find the given handler in the windows event handler stack and removes (but does not delete) it from the stack. More...
 
void SetEventHandler (wxEvtHandler *handler)
 Sets the event handler for this window. More...
 
virtual void SetNextHandler (wxEvtHandler *handler)
 wxWindows cannot be used to form event handler chains; this function thus will assert when called. More...
 
virtual void SetPreviousHandler (wxEvtHandler *handler)
 wxWindows cannot be used to form event handler chains; this function thus will assert when called. More...
 
long GetExtraStyle () const
 Returns the extra style bits for the window. More...
 
virtual long GetWindowStyleFlag () const
 Gets the window style that was passed to the constructor or Create() method. More...
 
long GetWindowStyle () const
 See GetWindowStyleFlag() for more info. More...
 
bool HasExtraStyle (int exFlag) const
 Returns true if the window has the given exFlag bit set in its extra styles. More...
 
bool HasFlag (int flag) const
 Returns true if the window has the given flag bit set. More...
 
virtual void SetExtraStyle (long exStyle)
 Sets the extra style bits for the window. More...
 
virtual void SetWindowStyleFlag (long style)
 Sets the style of the window. More...
 
void SetWindowStyle (long style)
 See SetWindowStyleFlag() for more info. More...
 
bool ToggleWindowStyle (int flag)
 Turns the given flag on if it's currently turned off and vice versa. More...
 
void MoveAfterInTabOrder (wxWindow *win)
 Moves this window in the tab navigation order after the specified win. More...
 
void MoveBeforeInTabOrder (wxWindow *win)
 Same as MoveAfterInTabOrder() except that it inserts this window just before win instead of putting it right after it. More...
 
bool Navigate (int flags=wxNavigationKeyEvent::IsForward)
 Performs a keyboard navigation action starting from this window. More...
 
bool NavigateIn (int flags=wxNavigationKeyEvent::IsForward)
 Performs a keyboard navigation action inside this window. More...
 
virtual void Lower ()
 Lowers the window to the bottom of the window hierarchy (Z-order). More...
 
virtual void Raise ()
 Raises the window to the top of the window hierarchy (Z-order). More...
 
bool Hide ()
 Equivalent to calling wxWindow::Show(false). More...
 
virtual bool HideWithEffect (wxShowEffect effect, unsigned int timeout=0)
 This function hides a window, like Hide(), but using a special visual effect if possible. More...
 
bool IsEnabled () const
 Returns true if the window is enabled, i.e. if it accepts user input, false otherwise. More...
 
bool IsExposed (int x, int y) const
 Returns true if the given point or rectangle area has been exposed since the last repaint. More...
 
bool IsExposed (wxPoint &pt) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
bool IsExposed (int x, int y, int w, int h) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
bool IsExposed (wxRect &rect) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
virtual bool IsShown () const
 Returns true if the window is shown, false if it has been hidden. More...
 
virtual bool IsShownOnScreen () const
 Returns true if the window is physically visible on the screen, i.e. it is shown and all its parents up to the toplevel window are shown as well. More...
 
bool Disable ()
 Disables the window. More...
 
virtual bool Enable (bool enable=true)
 Enable or disable the window for user input. More...
 
virtual bool Show (bool show=true)
 Shows or hides the window. More...
 
virtual bool ShowWithEffect (wxShowEffect effect, unsigned int timeout=0)
 This function shows a window, like Show(), but using a special visual effect if possible. More...
 
wxString GetHelpText () const
 Gets the help text to be used as context-sensitive help for this window. More...
 
void SetHelpText (const wxString &helpText)
 Sets the help text to be used as context-sensitive help for this window. More...
 
virtual wxString GetHelpTextAtPoint (const wxPoint &point, wxHelpEvent::Origin origin) const
 Gets the help text to be used as context-sensitive help for this window. More...
 
wxToolTipGetToolTip () const
 Get the associated tooltip or NULL if none. More...
 
wxString GetToolTipText () const
 Get the text of the associated tooltip or empty string if none. More...
 
void SetToolTip (const wxString &tipString)
 Attach a tooltip to the window. More...
 
void SetToolTip (wxToolTip *tip)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
void UnsetToolTip ()
 Unset any existing tooltip. More...
 
int GetPopupMenuSelectionFromUser (wxMenu &menu, const wxPoint &pos=wxDefaultPosition)
 This function shows a popup menu at the given position in this window and returns the selected id. More...
 
int GetPopupMenuSelectionFromUser (wxMenu &menu, int x, int y)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
bool PopupMenu (wxMenu *menu, const wxPoint &pos=wxDefaultPosition)
 Pops up the given menu at the specified coordinates, relative to this window, and returns control when the user has dismissed the menu. More...
 
bool PopupMenu (wxMenu *menu, int x, int y)
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
virtual wxValidatorGetValidator ()
 Validator functions. More...
 
virtual void SetValidator (const wxValidator &validator)
 Deletes the current validator (if any) and sets the window validator, having called wxValidator::Clone to create a new validator of this type. More...
 
virtual bool TransferDataFromWindow ()
 Transfers values from child controls to data areas specified by their validators. More...
 
virtual bool TransferDataToWindow ()
 Transfers values to child controls from data areas specified by their validators. More...
 
virtual bool Validate ()
 Validates the current values of the child controls using their validators. More...
 
wxWindowID GetId () const
 Returns the identifier of the window. More...
 
virtual wxLayoutDirection GetLayoutDirection () const
 Returns the layout direction for this window, Note that wxLayout_Default is returned if layout direction is not supported. More...
 
virtual wxCoord AdjustForLayoutDirection (wxCoord x, wxCoord width, wxCoord widthTotal) const
 Mirror coordinates for RTL layout if this window uses it and if the mirroring is not done automatically like Win32. More...
 
virtual wxString GetName () const
 Returns the window's name. More...
 
wxWindowVariant GetWindowVariant () const
 Returns the value previously passed to SetWindowVariant(). More...
 
void SetId (wxWindowID winid)
 Sets the identifier of the window. More...
 
virtual void SetLayoutDirection (wxLayoutDirection dir)
 Sets the layout direction for this window. More...
 
virtual void SetName (const wxString &name)
 Sets the window's name. More...
 
void SetWindowVariant (wxWindowVariant variant)
 Chooses a different variant of the window display to use. More...
 
wxAcceleratorTableGetAcceleratorTable ()
 Gets the accelerator table for this window. More...
 
wxAccessibleGetAccessible ()
 Returns the accessible object for this window, if any. More...
 
virtual void SetAcceleratorTable (const wxAcceleratorTable &accel)
 Sets the accelerator table for this window. More...
 
void SetAccessible (wxAccessible *accessible)
 Sets the accessible for this window. More...
 
bool Close (bool force=false)
 This function simply generates a wxCloseEvent whose handler usually tries to close the window. More...
 
virtual bool Destroy ()
 Destroys the window safely. More...
 
bool IsBeingDeleted () const
 Returns true if this window is in process of being destroyed. More...
 
virtual wxDropTargetGetDropTarget () const
 Returns the associated drop target, which may be NULL. More...
 
virtual void SetDropTarget (wxDropTarget *target)
 Associates a drop target with this window. More...
 
virtual void DragAcceptFiles (bool accept)
 Enables or disables eligibility for drop file events (OnDropFiles). More...
 
wxSizerGetContainingSizer () const
 Returns the sizer of which this window is a member, if any, otherwise NULL. More...
 
wxSizerGetSizer () const
 Returns the sizer associated with the window by a previous call to SetSizer(), or NULL. More...
 
void SetSizer (wxSizer *sizer, bool deleteOld=true)
 Sets the window to have the given layout sizer. More...
 
void SetSizerAndFit (wxSizer *sizer, bool deleteOld=true)
 This method calls SetSizer() and then wxSizer::SetSizeHints which sets the initial window size to the size needed to accommodate all sizer elements and sets the size hints which, if this window is a top level one, prevent the user from resizing it to be less than this minimal size. More...
 
wxLayoutConstraintsGetConstraints () const
 Returns a pointer to the window's layout constraints, or NULL if there are none. More...
 
void SetConstraints (wxLayoutConstraints *constraints)
 Sets the window to have the given layout constraints. More...
 
virtual bool Layout ()
 Invokes the constraint-based layout algorithm or the sizer-based algorithm for this window. More...
 
void SetAutoLayout (bool autoLayout)
 Determines whether the Layout() function will be called automatically when the window is resized. More...
 
bool GetAutoLayout () const
 Returns the sizer of which this window is a member, if any, otherwise NULL. More...
 
void CaptureMouse ()
 Directs all mouse input to this window. More...
 
wxCaretGetCaret () const
 Returns the caret() associated with the window. More...
 
const wxCursorGetCursor () const
 Return the cursor associated with this window. More...
 
virtual bool HasCapture () const
 Returns true if this window has the current mouse capture. More...
 
void ReleaseMouse ()
 Releases mouse input captured with CaptureMouse(). More...
 
void SetCaret (wxCaret *caret)
 Sets the caret() associated with the window. More...
 
virtual bool SetCursor (const wxCursor &cursor)
 Sets the window's cursor. More...
 
virtual void WarpPointer (int x, int y)
 Moves the pointer to the given position on the window. More...
 
wxHitTest HitTest (wxCoord x, wxCoord y) const
 Return where the given point lies, exactly. More...
 
wxHitTest HitTest (const wxPoint &pt) const
 This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts. More...
 
wxBorder GetBorder (long flags) const
 Get the window border style from the given flags: this is different from simply doing flags & wxBORDER_MASK because it uses GetDefaultBorder() to translate wxBORDER_DEFAULT to something reasonable. More...
 
wxBorder GetBorder () const
 Get border for the flags of this window. More...
 
virtual void DoUpdateWindowUI (wxUpdateUIEvent &event)
 Does the window-specific updating after processing the update event. More...
 
virtual WXWidget GetHandle () const
 Returns the platform-specific handle of the physical window. More...
 
virtual bool HasMultiplePages () const
 This method should be overridden to return true if this window has multiple pages. More...
 
virtual void InheritAttributes ()
 This function is (or should be, in case of custom controls) called during window creation to intelligently set up the window visual attributes, that is the font and the foreground and background colours. More...
 
virtual void InitDialog ()
 Sends an wxEVT_INIT_DIALOG event, whose handler usually transfers data to the dialog via validators. More...
 
virtual bool IsDoubleBuffered () const
 Returns true if the window contents is double-buffered by the system, i.e. if any drawing done on the window is really done on a temporary backing surface and transferred to the screen all at once later. More...
 
void SetDoubleBuffered (bool on)
 Turn on or off double buffering of the window if the system supports it. More...
 
virtual bool IsRetained () const
 Returns true if the window is retained, false otherwise. More...
 
bool IsThisEnabled () const
 Returns true if this window is intrinsically enabled, false otherwise, i.e. if Enable() Enable(false) had been called. More...
 
virtual bool IsTopLevel () const
 Returns true if the given window is a top-level one. More...
 
virtual void OnInternalIdle ()
 This virtual function is normally only used internally, but sometimes an application may need it to implement functionality that should not be disabled by an application defining an OnIdle handler in a derived class. More...
 
virtual bool SendIdleEvents (wxIdleEvent &event)
 Send idle event to window and all subwindows. More...
 
virtual bool RegisterHotKey (int hotkeyId, int modifiers, int virtualKeyCode)
 Registers a system wide hotkey. More...
 
virtual bool UnregisterHotKey (int hotkeyId)
 Unregisters a system wide hotkey. More...
 
virtual void UpdateWindowUI (long flags=wxUPDATE_UI_NONE)
 This function sends one or more wxUpdateUIEvent to the window. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from wxEvtHandler
 wxEvtHandler ()
 Constructor. More...
 
virtual ~wxEvtHandler ()
 Destructor. More...
 
template<typename T , typename T1 , ... >
void CallAfter (void(T::*method)(T1,...), T1 x1,...)
 Asynchronously call the given method. More...
 
template<typename T >
void CallAfter (const T &functor)
 Asynchronously call the given functor. More...
 
bool ProcessEventLocally (wxEvent &event)
 Try to process the event in this handler and all those chained to it. More...
 
bool SafelyProcessEvent (wxEvent &event)
 Processes an event by calling ProcessEvent() and handles any exceptions that occur in the process. More...
 
void ProcessPendingEvents ()
 Processes the pending events previously queued using QueueEvent() or AddPendingEvent(); you must call this function only if you are sure there are pending events for this handler, otherwise a wxCHECK will fail. More...
 
void DeletePendingEvents ()
 Deletes all events queued on this event handler using QueueEvent() or AddPendingEvent(). More...
 
virtual bool SearchEventTable (wxEventTable &table, wxEvent &event)
 Searches the event table, executing an event handler function if an appropriate one is found. More...
 
void Connect (int id, int lastId, wxEventType eventType, wxObjectEventFunction function, wxObject *userData=NULL, wxEvtHandler *eventSink=NULL)
 Connects the given function dynamically with the event handler, id and event type. More...
 
void Connect (int id, wxEventType eventType, wxObjectEventFunction function, wxObject *userData=NULL, wxEvtHandler *eventSink=NULL)
 See the Connect(int, int, wxEventType, wxObjectEventFunction, wxObject*, wxEvtHandler*) overload for more info. More...
 
void Connect (wxEventType eventType, wxObjectEventFunction function, wxObject *userData=NULL, wxEvtHandler *eventSink=NULL)
 See the Connect(int, int, wxEventType, wxObjectEventFunction, wxObject*, wxEvtHandler*) overload for more info. More...
 
bool Disconnect (wxEventType eventType, wxObjectEventFunction function, wxObject *userData=NULL, wxEvtHandler *eventSink=NULL)
 Disconnects the given function dynamically from the event handler, using the specified parameters as search criteria and returning true if a matching function has been found and removed. More...
 
bool Disconnect (int id=wxID_ANY, wxEventType eventType=wxEVT_NULL, wxObjectEventFunction function=NULL, wxObject *userData=NULL, wxEvtHandler *eventSink=NULL)
 See the Disconnect(wxEventType, wxObjectEventFunction, wxObject*, wxEvtHandler*) overload for more info. More...
 
bool Disconnect (int id, int lastId, wxEventType eventType, wxObjectEventFunction function=NULL, wxObject *userData=NULL, wxEvtHandler *eventSink=NULL)
 See the Disconnect(wxEventType, wxObjectEventFunction, wxObject*, wxEvtHandler*) overload for more info. More...
 
template<typename EventTag , typename Functor >
void Bind (const EventTag &eventType, Functor functor, int id=wxID_ANY, int lastId=wxID_ANY, wxObject *userData=NULL)
 Binds the given function, functor or method dynamically with the event. More...
 
template<typename EventTag , typename Class , typename EventArg , typename EventHandler >
void Bind (const EventTag &eventType, void(Class::*method)(EventArg &), EventHandler *handler, int id=wxID_ANY, int lastId=wxID_ANY, wxObject *userData=NULL)
 See the Bind<>(const EventTag&, Functor, int, int, wxObject*) overload for more info. More...
 
template<typename EventTag , typename Functor >
bool Unbind (const EventTag &eventType, Functor functor, int id=wxID_ANY, int lastId=wxID_ANY, wxObject *userData=NULL)
 Unbinds the given function, functor or method dynamically from the event handler, using the specified parameters as search criteria and returning true if a matching function has been found and removed. More...
 
template<typename EventTag , typename Class , typename EventArg , typename EventHandler >
bool Unbind (const EventTag &eventType, void(Class::*method)(EventArg &), EventHandler *handler, int id=wxID_ANY, int lastId=wxID_ANY, wxObject *userData=NULL)
 See the Unbind<>(const EventTag&, Functor, int, int, wxObject*) overload for more info. More...
 
void * GetClientData () const
 Returns user-supplied client data. More...
 
wxClientDataGetClientObject () const
 Returns a pointer to the user-supplied client data object. More...
 
void SetClientData (void *data)
 Sets user-supplied client data. More...
 
void SetClientObject (wxClientData *data)
 Set the client data object. More...
 
bool GetEvtHandlerEnabled () const
 Returns true if the event handler is enabled, false otherwise. More...
 
wxEvtHandlerGetNextHandler () const
 Returns the pointer to the next handler in the chain. More...
 
wxEvtHandlerGetPreviousHandler () const
 Returns the pointer to the previous handler in the chain. More...
 
void SetEvtHandlerEnabled (bool enabled)
 Enables or disables the event handler. More...
 
void Unlink ()
 Unlinks this event handler from the chain it's part of (if any); then links the "previous" event handler to the "next" one (so that the chain won't be interrupted). More...
 
bool IsUnlinked () const
 Returns true if the next and the previous handler pointers of this event handler instance are NULL. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from wxObject
 wxObject ()
 Default ctor; initializes to NULL the internal reference data. More...
 
 wxObject (const wxObject &other)
 Copy ctor. More...
 
virtual ~wxObject ()
 Destructor. More...
 
virtual wxClassInfoGetClassInfo () const
 This virtual function is redefined for every class that requires run-time type information, when using the wxDECLARE_CLASS macro (or similar). More...
 
wxObjectRefDataGetRefData () const
 Returns the wxObject::m_refData pointer, i.e. the data referenced by this object. More...
 
bool IsKindOf (const wxClassInfo *info) const
 Determines whether this class is a subclass of (or the same class as) the given class. More...
 
bool IsSameAs (const wxObject &obj) const
 Returns true if this object has the same data pointer as obj. More...
 
void Ref (const wxObject &clone)
 Makes this object refer to the data in clone. More...
 
void SetRefData (wxObjectRefData *data)
 Sets the wxObject::m_refData pointer. More...
 
void UnRef ()
 Decrements the reference count in the associated data, and if it is zero, deletes the data. More...
 
void UnShare ()
 This is the same of AllocExclusive() but this method is public. More...
 
void operator delete (void *buf)
 The delete operator is defined for debugging versions of the library only, when the identifier WXDEBUG is defined. More...
 
void * operator new (size_t size, const wxString &filename=NULL, int lineNum=0)
 The new operator is defined for debugging versions of the library only, when the identifier WXDEBUG is defined. More...
 

Static Public Member Functions

static wxString GetLabelText (const wxString &label)
 Returns the given label string without mnemonics ("&" characters). More...
 
static wxString RemoveMnemonics (const wxString &str)
 Returns the given str string without mnemonics ("&" characters). More...
 
static wxString EscapeMnemonics (const wxString &text)
 Escapes the special mnemonics characters ("&") in the given string. More...
 
static wxString Ellipsize (const wxString &label, const wxDC &dc, wxEllipsizeMode mode, int maxWidth, int flags=wxELLIPSIZE_FLAGS_DEFAULT)
 Replaces parts of the label string with ellipsis, if needed, so that it fits into maxWidth pixels if possible. More...
 
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from wxWindow
static wxVisualAttributes GetClassDefaultAttributes (wxWindowVariant variant=wxWINDOW_VARIANT_NORMAL)
 Returns the default font and colours which are used by the control. More...
 
static wxWindowFindFocus ()
 Finds the window or control which currently has the keyboard focus. More...
 
static wxWindowFindWindowById (long id, const wxWindow *parent=0)
 Find the first window with the given id. More...
 
static wxWindowFindWindowByLabel (const wxString &label, const wxWindow *parent=0)
 Find a window by its label. More...
 
static wxWindowFindWindowByName (const wxString &name, const wxWindow *parent=0)
 Find a window by its name (as given in a window constructor or Create() function call). More...
 
static wxWindowGetCapture ()
 Returns the currently captured window. More...
 
static wxWindowID NewControlId (int count=1)
 Create a new ID or range of IDs that are not currently in use. More...
 
static void UnreserveControlId (wxWindowID id, int count=1)
 Unreserve an ID or range of IDs that was reserved by NewControlId(). More...
 
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from wxEvtHandler
static void AddFilter (wxEventFilter *filter)
 Add an event filter whose FilterEvent() method will be called for each and every event processed by wxWidgets. More...
 
static void RemoveFilter (wxEventFilter *filter)
 Remove a filter previously installed with AddFilter(). More...
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Member Functions inherited from wxWindow
virtual void DoCentre (int direction)
 Centres the window. More...
 
virtual wxSize DoGetBestSize () const
 Implementation of GetBestSize() that can be overridden. More...
 
virtual wxSize DoGetBestClientSize () const
 Override this method to return the best size for a custom control. More...
 
virtual int DoGetBestClientHeight (int width) const
 Override this method to implement height-for-width best size calculation. More...
 
virtual int DoGetBestClientWidth (int height) const
 Override this method to implement width-for-height best size calculation. More...
 
virtual void SetInitialBestSize (const wxSize &size)
 Sets the initial window size if none is given (i.e. at least one of the components of the size passed to ctor/Create() is wxDefaultCoord). More...
 
void SendDestroyEvent ()
 Generate wxWindowDestroyEvent for this window. More...
 
virtual bool ProcessEvent (wxEvent &event)
 This function is public in wxEvtHandler but protected in wxWindow because for wxWindows you should always call ProcessEvent() on the pointer returned by GetEventHandler() and not on the wxWindow object itself. More...
 
bool SafelyProcessEvent (wxEvent &event)
 See ProcessEvent() for more info about why you shouldn't use this function and the reason for making this function protected in wxWindow. More...
 
virtual void QueueEvent (wxEvent *event)
 See ProcessEvent() for more info about why you shouldn't use this function and the reason for making this function protected in wxWindow. More...
 
virtual void AddPendingEvent (const wxEvent &event)
 See ProcessEvent() for more info about why you shouldn't use this function and the reason for making this function protected in wxWindow. More...
 
void ProcessPendingEvents ()
 See ProcessEvent() for more info about why you shouldn't use this function and the reason for making this function protected in wxWindow. More...
 
bool ProcessThreadEvent (const wxEvent &event)
 See ProcessEvent() for more info about why you shouldn't use this function and the reason for making this function protected in wxWindow. More...
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from wxEvtHandler
virtual bool TryBefore (wxEvent &event)
 Method called by ProcessEvent() before examining this object event tables. More...
 
virtual bool TryAfter (wxEvent &event)
 Method called by ProcessEvent() as last resort. More...
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from wxObject
void AllocExclusive ()
 Ensure that this object's data is not shared with any other object. More...
 
virtual wxObjectRefDataCreateRefData () const
 Creates a new instance of the wxObjectRefData-derived class specific to this object and returns it. More...
 
virtual wxObjectRefDataCloneRefData (const wxObjectRefData *data) const
 Creates a new instance of the wxObjectRefData-derived class specific to this object and initializes it copying data. More...
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from wxObject
wxObjectRefDatam_refData
 Pointer to an object which is the object's reference-counted data. More...
 

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

wxControl::wxControl ( wxWindow parent,
wxWindowID  id,
const wxPoint pos = wxDefaultPosition,
const wxSize size = wxDefaultSize,
long  style = 0,
const wxValidator validator = wxDefaultValidator,
const wxString name = wxControlNameStr 
)

Constructs a control.

Parameters
parentPointer to a parent window.
idControl identifier. If wxID_ANY, will automatically create an identifier.
posControl position. wxDefaultPosition indicates that wxWidgets should generate a default position for the control.
sizeControl size. wxDefaultSize indicates that wxWidgets should generate a default size for the window. If no suitable size can be found, the window will be sized to 20x20 pixels so that the window is visible but obviously not correctly sized.
styleControl style. For generic window styles, please see wxWindow.
validatorControl validator.
nameControl name.
wxControl::wxControl ( )

Default constructor to allow 2-phase creation.

Member Function Documentation

virtual void wxControl::Command ( wxCommandEvent event)
virtual

Simulates the effect of the user issuing a command to the item.

See also
wxCommandEvent

Reimplemented in wxRichTextCtrl.

bool wxControl::Create ( wxWindow parent,
wxWindowID  id,
const wxPoint pos = wxDefaultPosition,
const wxSize size = wxDefaultSize,
long  style = 0,
const wxValidator validator = wxDefaultValidator,
const wxString name = wxControlNameStr 
)
static wxString wxControl::Ellipsize ( const wxString label,
const wxDC dc,
wxEllipsizeMode  mode,
int  maxWidth,
int  flags = wxELLIPSIZE_FLAGS_DEFAULT 
)
static

Replaces parts of the label string with ellipsis, if needed, so that it fits into maxWidth pixels if possible.

Note that this function does not guarantee that the returned string will always be shorter than maxWidth; if maxWidth is extremely small, ellipsized text may be larger.

Parameters
labelThe string to ellipsize
dcThe DC used to retrieve the character widths through the wxDC::GetPartialTextExtents() function.
modeThe ellipsization mode. This is the setting which determines which part of the string should be replaced by the ellipsis. See wxEllipsizeMode enumeration values for more info.
maxWidthThe maximum width of the returned string in pixels. This argument determines how much characters of the string need to be removed (and replaced by ellipsis).
flagsOne or more of the wxEllipsizeFlags enumeration values combined.
static wxString wxControl::EscapeMnemonics ( const wxString text)
static

Escapes the special mnemonics characters ("&") in the given string.

This function can be helpful if you need to set the controls label to a user-provided string. If the string contains ampersands, they wouldn't appear on the display but be used instead to indicate that the character following the first of them can be used as a control mnemonic. While this can sometimes be desirable (e.g. to allow the user to configure mnemonics of the controls), more often you will want to use this function before passing a user-defined string to SetLabel(). Alternatively, if the label is entirely user-defined, you can just call SetLabelText() directly – but this function must be used if the label is a combination of a part defined by program containing the control mnemonics and a user-defined part.

Parameters
textThe string such as it should appear on the display.
Returns
The same string with the ampersands in it doubled.
wxString wxControl::GetLabel ( ) const
virtual

Returns the control's label, as it was passed to SetLabel().

Note that the returned string may contains mnemonics ("&" characters) if they were passed to the SetLabel() function; use GetLabelText() if they are undesired.

Also note that the returned string is always the string which was passed to SetLabel() but may be different from the string passed to SetLabelText() (since this last one escapes mnemonic characters).

Reimplemented from wxWindow.

wxString wxControl::GetLabelText ( ) const

Returns the control's label without mnemonics.

Note that because of the stripping of the mnemonics the returned string may differ from the string which was passed to SetLabel() but should always be the same which was passed to SetLabelText().

static wxString wxControl::GetLabelText ( const wxString label)
static

Returns the given label string without mnemonics ("&" characters).

wxSize wxControl::GetSizeFromTextSize ( int  xlen,
int  ylen = -1 
) const

Determine the size needed by the control to leave the given area for its text.

This function is mostly useful with control displaying short amounts of text that can be edited by the user, e.g. wxTextCtrl, wxComboBox, wxSearchCtrl etc. Typically it is used to size these controls for the maximal amount of input they are supposed to contain, for example:

// Create a control for post code entry.
wxTextCtrl* postcode = new wxTextCtrl(this, ...);
// And set its initial and minimal size to be big enough for
// entering 5 digits.
postcode->SetInitialSize(
postcode->GetTextExtent("99999")));

Currently this method is only implemented for wxTextCtrl, wxComboBox and wxChoice in wxMSW and wxGTK.

Parameters
xlenThe horizontal extent of the area to leave for text, in pixels.
ylenThe vertical extent of the area to leave for text, in pixels. By default -1 meaning that the vertical component of the returned size should be the default height of this control.
Returns
The size that the control should have to leave the area of the specified size for its text. May return wxDefaultSize if this method is not implemented for this particular control under the current platform.
Since
2.9.5
wxSize wxControl::GetSizeFromTextSize ( const wxSize tsize) const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

static wxString wxControl::RemoveMnemonics ( const wxString str)
static

Returns the given str string without mnemonics ("&" characters).

Note
This function is identical to GetLabelText() and is provided mostly for symmetry with EscapeMnemonics().
void wxControl::SetLabel ( const wxString label)
virtual

Sets the control's label.

All "&" characters in the label are special and indicate that the following character is a mnemonic for this control and can be used to activate it from the keyboard (typically by using Alt key in combination with it). To insert a literal ampersand character, you need to double it, i.e. use "&&". If this behaviour is undesirable, use SetLabelText() instead.

Reimplemented from wxWindow.

bool wxControl::SetLabelMarkup ( const wxString markup)

Sets the controls label to a string using markup.

Simple markup supported by this function can be used to apply different fonts or colours to different parts of the control label when supported. If markup is not supported by the control or platform, it is simply stripped and SetLabel() is used with the resulting string.

For example,

...
text->SetLabelMarkup("<b>&amp;Bed</b> &amp;mp; "
"<span foreground='red'>breakfast</span> "
"available <big>HERE</big>");

would show the string using bold, red and big for the corresponding words under wxGTK but will simply show the string "Bed &amp; breakfast available HERE" on the other platforms. In any case, the "B" of "Bed" will be underlined to indicate that it can be used as a mnemonic for this control.

The supported tags are:

Tag Description
<b> bold text
<big> bigger text
<i> italic text
<s> strike-through text
<small> smaller text
<tt> monospaced text
<u> underlined text
<span> generic formatter tag, see the table below for supported attributes.

Supported <span> attributes:

Name Description
foreground, fgcolor, color Foreground text colour, can be a name or RGB value.
background, bgcolor Background text colour, can be a name or RGB value.
font_family, face Font face name.
font_weight, weight Numeric value in 0..900 range or one of "ultralight", "light", "normal" (all meaning non-bold), "bold", "ultrabold" and "heavy" (all meaning bold).
font_style, style Either "oblique" or "italic" (both with the same meaning) or "normal".
size The font size can be specified either as "smaller" or "larger" relatively to the current font, as a CSS font size name ("xx-small", "x-small", "small", "medium", "large", "x-large" or "xx-large") or as a number giving font size in 1024th parts of a point, i.e. 10240 for a 10pt font.

This markup language is a strict subset of Pango markup (described at http://library.gnome.org/devel/pango/unstable/PangoMarkupFormat.html) and any tags and span attributes not documented above can't be used under non-GTK platforms.

Also note that you need to escape the following special characters:

Special character Escape as
& &amp; or as &&
' &apos;
" &quot;
< &lt;
> &gt;

The non-escaped ampersand & characters are interpreted as mnemonics as with wxControl::SetLabel.

Parameters
markupString containing markup for the label. It may contain markup tags described above and newline characters but currently only wxGTK and wxOSX support multiline labels with markup, the generic implementation (also used in wxMSW) only handles single line markup labels. Notice that the string must be well-formed (e.g. all tags must be correctly closed) and won't be shown at all otherwise.
Returns
true if the new label was set (even if markup in it was ignored) or false if we failed to parse the markup. In this case the label remains unchanged.

Currently wxButton supports markup in all major ports (wxMSW, wxGTK and wxOSX/Cocoa) while wxStaticText supports it in wxGTK and wxOSX and its generic version (which can be used under MSW if markup support is required). Extending support to more controls is planned in the future.

Since
2.9.2
void wxControl::SetLabelText ( const wxString text)

Sets the control's label to exactly the given string.

Unlike SetLabel(), this function shows exactly the text passed to it in the control, without interpreting ampersands in it in any way. Notice that it means that the control can't have any mnemonic defined for it using this function.

See also
EscapeMnemonics()