# Window Styles Overview¶

Window styles are used to specify alternative behaviour and appearances for windows, when they are created.

The symbols are defined in such a way that they can be combined in a ‘bit-list’ using the Python bitwise-or operator (|).

For example:

style = wx.CAPTION | wx.MINIMIZE_BOX | wx.MAXIMIZE_BOX | wx.RESIZE_BORDER


For the window styles specific to each window class, please see the documentation for the window.

Most windows can use the generic styles listed for wx.Window in addition to their own styles.