# wx.StaticText¶

A static text control displays one or more lines of read-only text.

wx.StaticText supports the three classic text alignments, label ellipsization i.e. replacing parts of the text with the ellipsis (“…”) if the label doesn’t fit into the provided space and also formatting markup with wx.Control.SetLabelMarkup .

## Window Styles¶

This class supports the following styles:

• wx.ALIGN_LEFT: Align the text to the left.

• wx.ALIGN_RIGHT: Align the text to the right.

• wx.ALIGN_CENTRE_HORIZONTAL: Center the text (horizontally).

• wx.ST_NO_AUTORESIZE: By default, the control will adjust its size to exactly fit to the size of the text when SetLabel is called. If this style flag is given, the control will not change its size (this style is especially useful with controls which also have the ALIGN_RIGHT or the ALIGN_CENTRE_HORIZONTAL style because otherwise they won’t make sense any longer after a call to SetLabel

• wx.ST_ELLIPSIZE_START: If the labeltext width exceeds the control width, replace the beginning of the label with an ellipsis; uses wx.Control.Ellipsize .

• wx.ST_ELLIPSIZE_MIDDLE: If the label text width exceeds the control width, replace the middle of the label with an ellipsis; uses wx.Control.Ellipsize .

• wx.ST_ELLIPSIZE_END: If the label text width exceeds the control width, replace the end of the label with an ellipsis; uses wx.Control.Ellipsize .

## Class Hierarchy¶

Inheritance diagram for class StaticText:

wxMSW

wxMAC

wxGTK

## Methods Summary¶

 __init__ Default constructor. Create Creation function, for two-step construction. GetClassDefaultAttributes IsEllipsized Returns True if the window styles for this control contains one of the ST_ELLIPSIZE_START , ST_ELLIPSIZE_MIDDLE or ST_ELLIPSIZE_END styles. Wrap This functions wraps the controls label so that each of its lines becomes at most width pixels wide if possible (the lines are broken at words boundaries so it might not be the case if words are too long).

## Class API¶

class wx.StaticText(Control)

Possible constructors:

StaticText()

StaticText(parent, id=ID_ANY, label="", pos=DefaultPosition,
size=DefaultSize, style=0, name=StaticTextNameStr)


A static text control displays one or more lines of read-only text.

### Methods¶

__init__(self, *args, **kw)

__init__ (self)

Default constructor.

__init__ (self, parent, id=ID_ANY, label=””, pos=DefaultPosition, size=DefaultSize, style=0, name=StaticTextNameStr)

Constructor, creating and showing a text control.

Parameters
• parent (wx.Window) – Parent window. Should not be None.

• id (wx.WindowID) – Control identifier. A value of -1 denotes a default value.

• label (string) – Text label.

• pos (wx.Point) – Window position.

• size (wx.Size) – Window size.

• style (long) – Window style. See wx.StaticText.

• name (string) – Window name.

Create(self, parent, id=ID_ANY, label="", pos=DefaultPosition, size=DefaultSize, style=0, name=StaticTextNameStr)

Creation function, for two-step construction.

For details see wx.StaticText.

Parameters
• parent (wx.Window) –

• id (wx.WindowID) –

• label (string) –

• pos (wx.Point) –

• size (wx.Size) –

• style (long) –

• name (string) –

Return type

bool

static GetClassDefaultAttributes(variant=WINDOW_VARIANT_NORMAL)
Parameters

variant (WindowVariant) –

Return type

wx.VisualAttributes

IsEllipsized(self)

Returns True if the window styles for this control contains one of the ST_ELLIPSIZE_START , ST_ELLIPSIZE_MIDDLE or ST_ELLIPSIZE_END styles.

Return type

bool

Wrap(self, width)

This functions wraps the controls label so that each of its lines becomes at most width pixels wide if possible (the lines are broken at words boundaries so it might not be the case if words are too long).

If width is negative, no wrapping is done. Note that this width is not necessarily the total width of the control, since a few pixels for the border (depending on the controls border style) may be added.

Parameters

width (int) –

New in version 2.6.2.