I can't understand how to refresh FigureCanvasWxAgg instance. Here is the example:
import wx import matplotlib from matplotlib.backends.backend_wxagg import FigureCanvasWxAgg as FigureCanvas from matplotlib.figure import Figure class MainFrame(wx.Frame): def __init__(self): wx.Frame.__init__(self, None, wx.NewId(), "Main") self.sizer = wx.BoxSizer(wx.VERTICAL) self.figure = Figure(figsize=(1,2)) self.axe = self.figure.add_subplot(111) self.figurecanvas = FigureCanvas(self, -1, self.figure) self.buttonPlot = wx.Button(self, wx.NewId(), "Plot") self.buttonClear = wx.Button(self, wx.NewId(), "Clear") self.sizer.Add(self.figurecanvas, proportion=1, border=5, flag=wx.ALL | wx.EXPAND) self.sizer.Add(self.buttonPlot, proportion=0, border=2, flag=wx.ALL) self.sizer.Add(self.buttonClear, proportion=0, border=2, flag=wx.ALL) self.SetSizer(self.sizer) self.figurecanvas.Bind(wx.EVT_LEFT_DCLICK, self.on_dclick) self.buttonPlot.Bind(wx.EVT_BUTTON, self.on_button_plot) self.buttonClear.Bind(wx.EVT_BUTTON, self.on_button_clear) self.subframe_opened = False def on_dclick(self, evt): self.subframe = SubFrame(self, self.figure) self.subframe.Show(True) self.subframe_opened = True def on_button_plot(self, evt): self.axe.plot(range(10), color='green') self.figurecanvas.draw() def on_button_clear(self, evt): if self.subframe_opened: self.subframe.Close() self.figure.set_canvas(self.figurecanvas) self.axe.clear() self.figurecanvas.draw() class SubFrame(wx.Frame): def __init__(self, parent, figure): wx.Frame.__init__(self, parent, wx.NewId(), "Sub") self.sizer = wx.BoxSizer(wx.VERTICAL) self.figurecanvas = FigureCanvas(self, -1, figure) self.sizer.Add(self.figurecanvas, proportion=1, border=5, flag=wx.ALL | wx.EXPAND) self.SetSizer(self.sizer) self.Bind(wx.EVT_CLOSE, self.on_close) def on_close(self, evt): self.GetParent().subframe_opened = False evt.Skip() class MyApp(wx.App): def OnInit(self): frame = MainFrame() frame.Show(True) self.SetTopWindow(frame) return True app = MyApp(0) app.MainLoop()
I'm interested in the following sequence of operations:
Now I get a mess on main frame plot. If I resize the frame it redraws properly. My question is what should I add to my code to do that without resizing?
By a "mess" I mean something like this:
Thanks in advance.
As I said in the comments, I don't think that the figure canvas refresh is your problem, in fact I think it's doing exactly what it's supposed to (redrawing itself based on it's last state [ie as it was in your subplot]). I think your problem is more that the wxFrame is not refreshing.
The easiest way to fix that would be to make it resize itself on your "Clear" event. Something like:
def on_button_clear(self, evt): if self.subframe_opened: self.subframe.Close() self.figure.set_canvas(self.figurecanvas) self.axe.clear() self.figurecanvas.draw() self.SetSize((self.Size,self.figurecanvas.Size))
The set size would cause the frame and all the controls it contains to be redrawn.
That said, I think sharing your figure between the two figurecanvas is dangerous. I was able to produce some serious errors by clicking/resizing things in different combinations. On occasion your figure would be garbage collected when the subframe was closed, making it unavailable to your main frame.