Daan, here is a small contribution example, built on your explanations.
It may fit in the samples, to illustrate these interesting features from wxHaskell. it needs a bitmap in the current directory, say haskell_icon.gif
You will note that "wxNB_RIGHT" seems to work on XP, finally.
Still, one glitch is the popupmenu that I was expecting near the button, not top left.
Also, I did not use a Use a "wxBitmapButton" as u mentions, I did not found it, neither what it should provides.. hm ?
    Author      :   Luc Taesch 2003
    Maintainer  :  daan@cs.uu.nl
    Stability   :  provisional
    Portability :  portable ? (tested on XP)
    Illustrate more controls from wxHaskell, Hacked from Controls.hs ( Daan Leijen 2003)
    namely bitmapButtons, righ click menus, vertical labels on notebooks, usage of tooltips
module Main where
import Graphics.UI.WX
import Graphics.UI.WXH
main :: IO ()
  = start gui
gui :: IO ()
  = do -- main gui elements: frame, panel, text control, and the notebook
       f       <- frame [text := "Controls" ]
       p       <- panel f []
       nb      <- notebook2 p []
       textlog <- textCtrl p WrapLine [enable := False]
       file  <- menuList "&File" []
       aRightClick  <- menuItem file "Say Something\tCtrl+Q" "An interesting Message" []

       -- use text control as logger
       textCtrlMakeLogActiveTarget textlog
       logMessage "logging enabled"             
       -- button page
       p1   <- panel  nb [text := "buttons"]
       bm <- bitmapCreateFromFile ".\\haskell_icon.gif"
       ok   <- bitmapButton p1 0 bm [text := "Ok", on command := logMessage "bitmap button pressed",
                                     tooltip := "tooltip",
                                     on clickRight := (\pt -> menuPopup file pt p)]
       -- specify layout
       set f [layout :=
                container p $
                column 0
                 [ tabs nb
                    [container p1 $ margin 10 $ floatCentre $ row 5 
                      $ [widget ok]
                 , hfill $ widget textlog                
                 , on (menu aRightClick) := infoDialog f "Say.." "Something"
             , clientSize := sz 400 300 ]
       return ()
    logSelect labels w
      = do i <- get w selection
           s <- get w (item i)
           logMessage ("selected index: " ++ show i ++ ": " ++ s)

-- like notebook, with labels created on the side ( rather than on top): wxNB_RIGHT
notebook2 parent props
  = do nb <- notebookCreate parent idAny rectNull ( wxCLIP_CHILDREN + wxNB_RIGHT)
       set nb props
       return nb
-- like buttonEx, with a bitmap instead of the label
bitmapButton parent flags bm props
  = do --bm <- bitmapCreateFromFile ".\\haskell_icon.gif"
       b <- bitmapButtonCreate parent idAny bm  rectNull flags
       set b props
       return b

----- Original Message -----
From: Daan Leijen
To: 'Luc Taesch' ; wxhaskell-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 11:36 AM
Subject: [wxhaskell-users] drag and drop, notebook, bitmapbuttons, rightclick

Hi Luc,
I will just answer all your questions in one go :-)
does wxhaskell support drag and drop ? 
No, not yet. It needs some more C wrapper support. However,
it is easy to add and it will be there in version 0.3 or something.
(I plan to release 0.2 in a few weeks). (unless you add it for me and
send me the patches... see wxDropTarget and friends).
 >  Is there any (layout ?) possibilities to have the notebook "buttons" on the (right side) rather than on the top ? 
Yes. You have to create the notebook with the "wxNB_RIGHT" flag.  Look at the
source code in "WX.Controls" to see how to create a notebook control.
(it seems from the docs though that "wxNB_RIGHT" is not supported yet by
wxWindows under windowsXP).
 >  doew wxhaskell  support  bitmapbuttons ? 
Yes. Use a "wxBitmapButton". with "bitmapButtonCreate".
 > does wxHaskell support  rightclick menu, an dideally specific to an area , say on a button ?
Yes. Use "on clickRight" together with "menuPopup".
I hope this helps,
All the best.
ps. I think you could have answered the last three questions yourself by
studying the documentation and samples. Don't worry though :-), I am very
happy that you use my stuff and I have no problem answering any
questions at all -- however, any time I spend on email can't be spend on
advancing wxHaskell. Therefore, try to experiment and study the docs a little
bit before asking questions.