I was originally using Kivy for an application, but gave up when I couldn’t find much support for an issue I ran into. I switched to wxPython because it seems to have much more support, but the capabilities of the UI seem a bit limited, visually. Is it possible to create a “dark theme” app? Change font sizes on controls? I can’t find a lot of info the the visual capabilities or a lot of examples. I’m hoping some people in the community will be able to help me figure this out.
but the capabilities of the UI seem a bit limited, visually
WxPython isn’t limited visually per-se, it’s just that you have to do more work if you want a non-native look as wxpython uses “Native widgets” based on your platform.
Basically, with wxPython you will need to create a custom widgets yourself according to the style you’re looking for.
There are “Pure-Python” widgets in the
wx.lib folder of wxpython that you can use as examples. You can also take a look at wxPythonPit Libs - wxPyWiki for some widgets and libraries others (and myself) have made.
Is it possible to create a “dark theme” app?
Yes, as long as your willing to put the work into it.
This is what I’ve been able to do so far with 100% wxpython (about 60-70% custom-made widgets):
Change font sizes on controls?
Yes, though it is limited in some cases, many of the widgets have a
SetFont method which changes the font.
I can’t find a lot of info the the visual capabilities or a lot of examples.
The wxpython demo is a great place to start. Then you can start looking at other people’s applications and see how they do things.
I few examples that helped me can be found at wxPython Screenshots | wxPython and wxPythonPit Apps - wxPyWiki. You are also welcome to look at the source for Gimel Studio (my application shown above).
Basically, your answer is: Yes, but your going to need to do some work (which should be expected, really).
it seems to have much more support
If you have any questions feel free to ask. If I can’t answer something, @Robin or the other wxpython folks usually can!