keypress event passing arguments

Hi all,
I have set up an event handler and function to perform actions when a user presses certain keys in the plot window. The function needs access to variables that are in the main function. How do I pass these variables to the function.

In OnKeyPress, ImageNumber and Li are objects in the main program. Any ideas on how to pass them? Thanks

plt.connect('key_press_event',OnKeyPress)

    def OnKeyPress(self,event):
         print 'button= ',event.key, event.xdata, event.ydata
         if event.key == 'm':
             ImageNumber = ImageNumber + 1
         if event.key == 'n':
             ImageNumber = ImageNumber - 1

         rawimage = Li.GetImage(ImageNumber)
         plt.imshow(rawimage)
         plt.title("Image number %3d" % (ImageNumber))
         plt.draw()

You can create an class to store these values with a method to handle the callback, eg. (untested code):

class KeyHandler:
     def __init__(self):
         self.ImageNumber = 0

     def OnKeyPress(self, event):
         self.ImageNumber += 1

key_handler = KeyHandler()

plt.connect('key_press_event', key_handler.OnKeyPress)

Mike

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On 12/11/2010 07:24 PM, John wrote:

Hi all,
I have set up an event handler and function to perform actions when a
user presses certain keys in the plot window. The function needs access
to variables that are in the main function. How do I pass these
variables to the function.

In OnKeyPress, ImageNumber and Li are objects in the main program. Any
ideas on how to pass them? Thanks

plt.connect('key_press_event',OnKeyPress)

     def OnKeyPress(self,event):
          print 'button= ',event.key, event.xdata, event.ydata
          if event.key == 'm':
              ImageNumber = ImageNumber + 1
          if event.key == 'n':
              ImageNumber = ImageNumber - 1

          rawimage = Li.GetImage(ImageNumber)
          plt.imshow(rawimage)
          plt.title("Image number %3d" % (ImageNumber))
          plt.draw()

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