Button Event problem within Wizard

In the code below my panel1_impt button and panel1_dnld buttons don’t
trigger the button event. I’m banging my head against the table
wondering what’s going on. Can anyone advise?

wizard = Wx::Wizard.new(self, :title => "Wizard")
wizard.icon = Wx::Icon.new('wizard.ico')
splash.destroy

##########################################################
# Panel1, Masthead selection
panel1       = Wx::WizardPageSimple.new(wizard)
panel1_txt   = Wx::StaticText.new(panel1, :label => "Select Site")
panel1_lst   = Wx::CheckListBox.new(panel1, :choices => files)
panel1_btns  = Wx::Panel.new(panel1)
panel1_impt  = Wx::Button.new(panel1_btns, :label => "Import")
panel1_dnld  = Wx::Button.new(panel1_btns, :label => "Download")

panel1_btns.sizer = Wx::HBoxSizer.new
panel1_btns.sizer.add(panel1_impt, 0, Wx::ALL, 5)
panel1_btns.sizer.add(panel1_dnld, 0, Wx::ALL, 5)

panel1.sizer = Wx::VBoxSizer.new
panel1.sizer.add(panel1_txt,  0, Wx::ALL, 5)
panel1.sizer.add(panel1_lst,  1, Wx::ALL|Wx::GROW, 5)
panel1.sizer.add(panel1_btns, 0, Wx::ALL, 5)

files.each_index {|i| panel1_lst.check(i, true)}

# Panel1 Events
evt_button(panel1_impt) {p "IMPORT!"}
evt_button(panel1_dnld) {p "DOWNLOAD!"}

El Gato wrote:

In the code below my panel1_impt button and panel1_dnld buttons don’t
trigger the button event. I’m banging my head against the table
wondering what’s going on. Can anyone advise?

panel1_impt  = Wx::Button.new(panel1_btns, :label => "Import")
panel1_dnld  = Wx::Button.new(panel1_btns, :label => "Download")
# Panel1 Events
evt_button(panel1_impt) {p "IMPORT!"}
evt_button(panel1_dnld) {p "DOWNLOAD!"}

Please, if you’re going to post code, reduce it to the bare minimum that
shows the problem, and make it runnable.

There is nothing wrong with your event handling code itself. Things to
consider:

  • are you calling Wizard#run_wizard to show the panel?
  • is output buffering on in the terminal in which you’re running the
    application - in which case the output might not show straight away?

alex

I guess the problem with reducing the code is that I have no idea what
the problem is, so I’m not really sure what not to show – it’s possible
that some non-button item is the culprit. I didn’t really think that my
event code was bad. Here’s a full program that shows the issue.

#!/usr/bin/env rubyw

require ‘wx’

$stdout.sync = true

class AppWizard < Wx::Frame
def initialize(*args)
super

wizard = Wx::Wizard.new(self, :title => "App Wizard")

panel1       = Wx::WizardPageSimple.new(wizard)
panel1_txt   = Wx::StaticText.new(panel1, :label => "Panel 1:")
panel1_lst   = Wx::CheckListBox.new(panel1, :choices => ["one", 

“two”, “three”])

# This event never triggers when the button is clicked
panel1_impt  = Wx::Button.new(panel1, :label => "Import")
evt_button(panel1_impt) {puts "You clicked the import button"}

panel1.sizer = Wx::VBoxSizer.new
panel1.sizer.add(panel1_txt,  0, Wx::ALL, 5)
panel1.sizer.add(panel1_lst,  1, Wx::ALL|Wx::GROW, 5)
panel1.sizer.add(panel1_impt, 0, Wx::ALL, 5)

wizard.set_page_size(Wx::Size.new(500,300))
wizard.run_wizard(panel1)

end
end

class App < Wx::App
def on_init
frame = AppWizard.new
frame.show(false)
end
end

app = App.new
app.main_loop()

El Gato wrote:

I guess the problem with reducing the code is that I have no idea what
the problem is, so I’m not really sure what not to show – it’s possible
that some non-button item is the culprit. I didn’t really think that my
event code was bad. Here’s a full program that shows the issue.

# This event never triggers when the button is clicked
panel1_impt  = Wx::Button.new(panel1, :label => "Import")
evt_button(panel1_impt) {puts "You clicked the import button"}

wizard.evt_button(panel1_impt) {puts “You clicked the import button”}

Does the trick for me.

best,

Peter.

Peter Lane wrote:

El Gato wrote:

# This event never triggers when the button is clicked
panel1_impt  = Wx::Button.new(panel1, :label => "Import")
evt_button(panel1_impt) {puts "You clicked the import button"}

wizard.evt_button(panel1_impt) {puts “You clicked the import button”}

Thanks Peter.

By way of explanation, this is because CommandEvents - those associated
with standard controls like Button, CheckBox, ToggleButton etc - bubble
upwards through the window hierarchy UNTIL they reach a top-level
window. Each window has a chance to process it.

So in the example, the Button event gets offered to
the Button (then) the Panel (then) the Wizard (a top-level window)

But in the original evt_button was called on “self”, the Frame. The
button event never reaches that Frame it so the event handler isn’t ever
triggered. Calling wizard.evt_button sets it on the Wizard instead.

Encapsulating GUI classes by inheritance tends to help avoid this mix-up
(class DownloadWizard < Wx::Wizard …)

hth
alex

Peter Lane wrote:

wizard.evt_button(panel1_impt) {puts “You clicked the import button”}

Does the trick for me.

best,

Peter.

It does indeed! Thanks very much!

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