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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
QGIS Python Programming Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating an error dialog

You can issue an error dialog box when you need to end a process due to a serious error. In this recipe, we'll create an example of an error dialog.

Getting ready

Open the QGIS Python Console by selecting the Plugins menu and then clicking on Python Console.

How to do it...

In this recipe, we will create a dialog, assign an error message, set an error icon, and display the dialog, as follows:

  1. First, we need to import the GUI library:

    from PyQt4.QtGui import *
  2. Next, we initialize the dialog:

    msg = QMessageBox()
  3. Then, we set the error message:

    msg.setText("This is an error!")
  4. Subsequently, we set an icon number for the error icon:

  5. Finally, we execute the error dialog:

How it works...

An important feature of modal windows is that they always stay on top of the application, regardless of whether the user changes the window's focus. This feature ensures that the user addresses the dialog before they proceed.