Advanced Ren’Py: Part 6: Textbutton and Imagebutton


Working with Ren’Py:

Advanced Ren’Py:

Customizing Ren’Py:

Ren’Py + Python:

Ren’Py is a engine for creating visual novels. It comes with a suite of tools for taking code and transforming it into programs that can be run on Windows, Mac, Linux, and even, with a little more work, mobile platforms like Android and iOS.

Beyond the showing of text and images, Ren’Py can also be extended through introducing new user interface elements, changing its defaults images, and combining Python with its own code to create even more interactive projects.


Like a button, a textbutton is a user interface element. Similar to bar and vbar, it also requires setting at least one property (its text) to use it.

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Like textbutton, an imagebutton is a type of button, but where its different states (idle, hover, selected, etc) can be set individually.


Through using the auto keyword, sets of similarly-named images can be used based on the names of the properties as they match the different files.

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