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Pyside GUI Application Development- Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Venkateshwaran Loganathan, Gopinath Jaganmohan
Book Image

Pyside GUI Application Development- Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Venkateshwaran Loganathan, Gopinath Jaganmohan

Overview of this book

Elegantly-built GUI applications are always a massive hit among users. PySide is an open source software project that provides Python bindings for the Qt cross-platform UI framework. Combining the power of Qt and Python, PySide provides easy access to the Qt framework for Python developers and also acts as an excellent rapid application development platform. This book will take you through everything you need to know to develop UI applications. You will learn about installing and building PySide in various major operating systems as well as the basics of GUI programming. The book will then move on to discuss event management, signals and slots, and the widgets and dialogs available with PySide. Database interaction and manipulation is also covered. By the end of this book, you will be able to program GUI applications efficiently and master how to develop your own applications and how to run them across platforms.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Installing PySide using Windows

Installation of PySide on Windows is pretty much easy with the help of an installer. Perform the following steps for setup:

  1. Get the latest stable package matching your Operating System architecture and the Python version installed from the releases page at

  2. Run the downloaded installer executable, which will automatically detect the Python installation from your system

  3. You are given an option to install PySide on the default path or at the path of your choice

  4. On clicking Next in the subsequent windows, and finally clicking Finish, PySide is installed successfully on your system