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July 15th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Isn't there a way to set meta data in a wxListCtrl, data that I can access without it actually displaying on the screen? I thought I read somewhere that I could do this, but I cannot find it.

For example, I want to store the string path "/home/user/myfile.txt". But I only want "myfile.txt" to show up in the listctrl.

July 15th, 2010, 04:59 PM
It sounds like you're looking for wx.ListCtrl.SetItemData / GetItemData.

Edit: I forgot, you'll probably have to create a separate dictionary along with the listctrl to store the strings. I think it's limited to values of type long.

July 16th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Yes, you're right. I could only set the data to type long. Though I decided to use a different method; I created a list and accessed it by the wxListCtrl indexes.

So the python code looks something like this:

list = wx.ListCtrl(self, -1) # a list to show some files
list.InsertColumn(0, "Data")
list_data = [] # a list where the real paths to the files are stored
for path in paths:
list_data.insert(0, path) # insert the actual path into the meta data
list.Insert(0, os.path.split(path)[1]) # insert just the filename into the listctrl