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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 Linux

Installing PySide on a Debian-based system is much easier with the synaptic package manager. Issuing the following command will fetch and install the latest stable version available in the aptitude distribution:

sudo apt-get install python-pyside

On an RPM-based system, you can use the RPM-based distribution, yum, as follows:

yum install python-pyside pyside-tools

If you want to make sure that PySide is installed properly on your system, issue the following commands in the Python shell environment, as shown in Figure 1. The import pyside command should not return any errors.

PySide.__version__ should output something similar to 1.1.2:

Figure 1

Let's move on to see how we can build PySide from scratch.