maupertius maupertius - 1 month ago 17
Python Question

Add image to .spec file in Pyinstaller

Does anybody know how to modify the

.spec
file created with the
Makespec.py
of Pyinstaller such that it includes an image data in the
_MEIPASS2
Temp dir? I want to be able to add an icon to my exe. I've done what's written here, but I just don't know how to add my data in the
.spec
.

I'm adding this line in the end of the
.spec
file:

a.datas += [('iconName.ico','DATA','C:\\Python26\\pyinstaller-1.5.1\\iconName.ico')]

Answer

Here is my spec file (Collector.spec) I used for a simple python program called "Collector.py".

# -*- mode: python -*-
a = Analysis(['Collector.py'],
             pathex=['C:\\Users\\vijay\\Python\\Collector'],
             hiddenimports=[],
             hookspath=None,
             runtime_hooks=None)
a.datas += [('logo.png','C:\\Users\\vijay\\System\\icon\\logo.png','DATA')]
pyz = PYZ(a.pure)
exe = EXE(pyz,
          a.scripts,
          a.binaries,
          a.zipfiles,
          a.datas,
          name='Collector.exe',
          debug=False,
          strip=None,
          upx=True,
          console=False , icon='C:\\Users\\vijay\\System\\icon\\logo.ico')

The line "a.datas += .... " just above pyz variable holds the path to png image that will be displayed on various windows of my GUI application. The "icon=...." variable set inside exe variable, holds the path to ico image that will be displayed on Windows Desktop as the Desktop Icon.

You can now use what Max has done here in your main program (Collector.py, for me).

Here is a snippet of my script Collector.py, where I've made use of Max's Code:

path = self.resource_path("logo.png")
icon = wx.Icon(path, wx.BITMAP_TYPE_PNG)
self.SetIcon(icon)

Now, when I run pyinstaller Collector.spec, I have both a Desktop Icon and an Icon for my Collector App windows.

Hope this helps!