Using py2exe to freeze your application

The following will explain how to freeze a Python/wxPython application using the py2exe tool.

What Objects are Involved

You will need a working development environment including

Process Overview

A small sample wxPython "Hello world" application will be used to demonstrate the process. I created the tiny application using Boa Constructor but you could use any other IDE you use for your wxPython development. I did the initial creation of the setup.py file with Gui2Exe and then keep maintaining it and running it from the IDE (Boa in my case).

Python 2.5

The setup.py needed for Python 2.5 or lower is shown on the py2exe for Python 2.5 page.

Python 2.6

The setup.py needed for Python 2.6 is shown on the py2exe for Python 2.6 page.

Sample wxPython application

Save the following code in your working folder as a file called 'simplewx.py'.

   1 #Boa:Frame:Frame1
   2 
   3 import wx
   4 
   5 def create(parent):
   6     return Frame1(parent)
   7 
   8 [wxID_FRAME1, wxID_FRAME1BUTTON1, wxID_FRAME1BUTTON2, wxID_FRAME1PANEL1, 
   9  wxID_FRAME1STATICTEXT1, 
  10 ] = [wx.NewId() for _init_ctrls in range(5)]
  11 
  12 class Frame1(wx.Frame):
  13     def _init_coll_bsPanel_Items(self, parent):
  14         # generated method, don't edit
  15 
  16         parent.AddWindow(self.staticText1, 0, border=10,
  17               flag=wx.ALIGN_CENTER_VERTICAL | wx.ALIGN_CENTER_HORIZONTAL | wx.ALL | wx.EXPAND)
  18         parent.AddSizer(self.fgsButtons, 1, border=2, flag=wx.ALL | wx.EXPAND)
  19 
  20     def _init_coll_fgsButtons_Items(self, parent):
  21         # generated method, don't edit
  22 
  23         parent.AddWindow(self.button1, 1, border=2, flag=wx.ALL | wx.EXPAND)
  24         parent.AddWindow(self.button2, 1, border=2, flag=wx.ALL | wx.EXPAND)
  25 
  26     def _init_coll_bsFrame_Items(self, parent):
  27         # generated method, don't edit
  28 
  29         parent.AddWindow(self.panel1, 1, border=2,
  30               flag=wx.EXPAND | wx.ALL | wx.ALIGN_CENTER_VERTICAL | wx.ALIGN_CENTER_HORIZONTAL)
  31 
  32     def _init_coll_fgsButtons_Growables(self, parent):
  33         # generated method, don't edit
  34 
  35         parent.AddGrowableCol(0)
  36         parent.AddGrowableCol(1)
  37 
  38     def _init_sizers(self):
  39         # generated method, don't edit
  40         self.bsPanel = wx.BoxSizer(orient=wx.VERTICAL)
  41 
  42         self.bsFrame = wx.BoxSizer(orient=wx.VERTICAL)
  43 
  44         self.fgsButtons = wx.FlexGridSizer(cols=2, hgap=0, rows=0, vgap=0)
  45 
  46         self._init_coll_bsPanel_Items(self.bsPanel)
  47         self._init_coll_bsFrame_Items(self.bsFrame)
  48         self._init_coll_fgsButtons_Items(self.fgsButtons)
  49         self._init_coll_fgsButtons_Growables(self.fgsButtons)
  50 
  51         self.SetSizer(self.bsFrame)
  52         self.panel1.SetSizer(self.bsPanel)
  53 
  54     def _init_ctrls(self, prnt):
  55         # generated method, don't edit
  56         wx.Frame.__init__(self, id=wxID_FRAME1, name='', parent=prnt,
  57               pos=wx.Point(642, 279), size=wx.Size(236, 106),
  58               style=wx.DEFAULT_FRAME_STYLE, title='Frame1')
  59         self.SetClientSize(wx.Size(220, 70))
  60 
  61         self.panel1 = wx.Panel(id=wxID_FRAME1PANEL1, name='panel1', parent=self,
  62               pos=wx.Point(2, 2), size=wx.Size(216, 66),
  63               style=wx.TAB_TRAVERSAL)
  64 
  65         self.staticText1 = wx.StaticText(id=wxID_FRAME1STATICTEXT1,
  66               label=u'Hello world!', name='staticText1', parent=self.panel1,
  67               pos=wx.Point(10, 10), size=wx.Size(196, 13),
  68               style=wx.ALIGN_CENTRE)
  69 
  70         self.button1 = wx.Button(id=wxID_FRAME1BUTTON1, label='button1',
  71               name='button1', parent=self.panel1, pos=wx.Point(4, 37),
  72               size=wx.Size(100, 23), style=0)
  73 
  74         self.button2 = wx.Button(id=wxID_FRAME1BUTTON2, label='button2',
  75               name='button2', parent=self.panel1, pos=wx.Point(116, 37),
  76               size=wx.Size(100, 23), style=0)
  77 
  78         self._init_sizers()
  79 
  80     def __init__(self, parent):
  81         self._init_ctrls(parent)
  82         
  83 
  84 if __name__ == '__main__':
  85     app = wx.PySimpleApp()
  86     frame = create(None)
  87     frame.Show()
  88 
  89     app.MainLoop()

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py2exe (last edited 2010-08-21 18:54:09 by c-75-72-71-98)