This page contains links to some useful code snippets. Longer, more detailed code examples can be found via the Overviews_and_Guides page.
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Note: PyQt 3 examples have not been transferred from the old PyQt Wiki.
CustomListViewItems: How to customize the painting of list view items. (Qt 3)
ListBoxAndListViewIterators: How to loop over all items in list boxes and list views. (Qt 3)
DragAndDropWithPyQt: How to make use of drag and drop without subclassing. (Qt 3)
CreatingMdiApplications: Some links and pointers for MDI development. (Qt 3)
LoadingUIFilesAtRuntime: How to load classes (as opposed to instances) directly from UI files, at runtime. (Qt 3)
SignalDecorator: a decorator that provides the signal signature for a method. (Qt 3)
ScrollableGroupBox: A simple way to get a scrollable groupbox. (Qt 3)
Capturing_Output_from_a_Process: How to capture output from a process and show it in a text editor/browser. (Qt 3)
Printing_a_Worksheet: How to print the contents of a worksheet onto a single page of A4 paper. (Qt 3)
Decoding Japanese Text: The response to a posting on comp.lang.python, asking about decoding text for display in a GUI.
Screenshots of various database and 3D graphics widgets, with code to follow soon. [dead link!]
Threading,_Signals_and_Slots: How to perform work in one thread and use the result in another. (Qt 4)
PyQt/AutoConnectingSlots: How to have the signals of widgets automatically connected to Python defined slots.
Handling Qt's internal item MIME type: How to implement a drop handler in a model to handle items dragged from standard models.
Handling an internal Qt MIME type: How to handle the internal MIME type used for drag and drop between item views.
Binding widget properties to Python variables: Using Python's property system to access Qt properties and bind them to variables.
Making non-clickable widgets clickable: How to misuse event filters to add clicked() signals to widgets.
Undo and redo with line edits: An incomplete example showing basic undo/redo handling.
Using a signal mapper: How to associate values with signals from many widgets and use one slot to handle them all.
Sending Python values with signals and slots: How to communicate Python values via Qt's signals and slots mechanism.
Using a translation of Qt: How to display standard dialogs and messages in your local language.
Getting the version numbers of Qt, SIP and PyQt: How to obtain the version information for the Qt-related modules you are using.
Writing a client for a zeromq service: How to access a zeromq service while keeping the GUI responsive.
Drawing highlighted rows in a calendar widget: How to highlight the current week in a QCalendarWidget subclass.
Windows with gradient backgrounds: How to change the background colour of a window to use a gradient instead of the standard colour in the palette.
Fading Between Widgets: How to create a stacked widget that fades between widgets on different pages.
Fading and unfading a widget with a delay: How to produce a simple fade-unfade animation.
Paint on an image: How to paint text and graphics on an image.
Painting and clipping demonstration: A demonstration showing how to clip what a painter draws on a widget.
Clipping SVG output: How to clip Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) output when drawing with QPainter.
GraphicsView_-_SimpleAnimation: How to construct a very simple animation using QGraphicsView, QGraphicsItem, QGraphicsItemAnimation and QTimeLine. (Qt4)
Python syntax highlighting: How to add syntax highlighting to a QPlainTextEdit widget. (Qt4)
Painting an overlay on an image: How to paint one image onto another.
Movie splash screen: How to paint a movie on a splash screen instead of a static image.
Extend Two QPixmap: How to paint merge two QPixmaps into one QPixmap.
Widgets in a layout: How to create widgets and put them in a layout.
Show an image using a label: How to display an image.
A full widget waiting indicator: How to draw a busy/waiting indicator over an entire widget.
Handling context menus: The different ways you can handle context menus.
Five minute steps in a QTimeEdit: Customise the behaviour of QTimeEdit by subclassing.
Customising tab bars: How to change the size allocated to tabs in tab bars and tab widgets.
Customising a tab to contain a menu: How to put a menu button in a tab bar.
Adding auto-completion to a QLineEdit: How to use a QStringListModel to provide data for auto-completion.
Adding tab-completion to a QLineEdit: How to handle key events to enable tab-completion.
Adding custom signals to a simple painted widget: How to declare and use custom signals.
Creating a widget with a fixed aspect ratio: How to ensure that a widget keeps a certain aspect ratio when it is resized.
Compass widget: A simple custom widget, showing how to handle paint events.
Adding a background image to an MDI area: How to display a non-tiled image in the background of an MDI area widget.
Selecting a region of a widget: How to use a QRubberBand to select part of a widget.
Distinguishing between click and double click: How to handle a double click without acting on the first click.
Using a different view with QComboBox: How to replace the standard view used for a combo box's pop-up menu.
Sorting numbers in columns: How to sort a table by the numbers in a given column.
Animated items using delegates: How to animate items in a list view, using a custom delegate, timer events and a signal.
Animated items using delegates and movies: How to animate items in a list view - an improved version of the previous example.
Adding items to a list widget: How to add items to a QListWidget instance.
A custom Python class-based 1D model: A drag and drop-enabled model which holds Python objects.
Reading selections from a selection model: How to read selections and update an underlying model.
Creating a context menu for a tree view: How to determine the level of nesting in a tree view and create an appropriate menu.
Selecting items in unrelated views: How to use selection models to relate items in views with different models.
Showing a subset of a model in a view: How to show a model in one view while showing a subset of the same model in another view.
Using a Custom Protocol with QtWebKit: How to add support for a custom protocol to an embedded Web browser.
Embedding Widgets in Web Pages: How to embed widgets written in Python into Web pages shown with QWebView.
Exposing Qt Classes to QtWebKit: How to wrap Qt classes and expose them to an embedded Web browser.
Augmented Web Browser: A Web browser with a side panel that shows a table of contents for the document being displayed.
Playing a sound with QtMultimedia: How to use QAudioOutput to play a sound.
Drag and Drop
Exporting a file to other applications: How to drag data as a file for other applications to load.
Removing a database: How to remove a database and optionally reload it again without getting warnings from Qt.
Qt Designer and uic
Previewing a form: How to load and display a form created in Qt Designer.
QML callback function: How to pass and execute callback functions with QML.