XRCed: 1 Overview

XRCed is a simple program that I have used for a few years now. It is a great program if you want to make wxPython GUI’s for python, such as quick database applications.

Why Use XRCed?

Now you might ask yourself what makes this progam a great tool?

  1. It is a progam you can quickly learn. Meaning it doesn’t have a long learning curve.
  2. You understand visually what you are designing by the tree structure of your GUI
  3. It generates python code that you will need to run your application.
  4. You can make some design changes to the xrc file, which doesn’t affect the python code used in your application.

The Down Side Of XRCed

The down side of XRCed is, it only works on Python 2.7. There is no XRCed for wxPython Phoenix/Python 3.

XRCed History

XRCed was developed by Roman Rolinsky

The XRCed website shows an older version which is different to what is included in wxPython. The XRCed program I use is in wxPython version This is the magic version. All other XRCed versions after wxPython don’t seem to work.

My advice to you is to download wxPython and keep it safe for future use/reference.

I love this program and now I want to share my knowledge with you, so you can use XRCed and understand wxPython widget concepts and functionality.

XRCed Overview

Before I explain the basics on how to use XRCed, here is an overview video showing what you can do with it:

I hope you enjoyed the video and want to learn how to build your own wxPython GUI’s (Graphical User Interfaces) using XRCed.


Roman Rolinsky
LinkedIn: https://be.linkedin.com/in/romanrolinsky
XRCed Home Page: http://xrced.sourceforge.net/XRCed
XRCed GitHub: https://github.com/svn2github/wxPython/tree/master/3rdParty/XRCed
XRCed SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xrced/?source=directory

Downloads page: https://wxpython.org/pages/downloads/index.html
old versions: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxpython/files/wxPython/
wxPython download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxpython/files/wxPython/

Python Bytes channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC486taQ8gRb6gHKvyzdmplg
XRCed 1 Overview (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygVBWNskUkw