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Pyside GUI Application Development- Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Venkateshwaran Loganathan, Gopinath Jaganmohan
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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)

Status bar

A status bar is a horizontal information area that is usually found at the bottom of windows in a GUI. Its primary job is to display information about the current status of the window. A status bar can also be divided into sections, each showing different information to the users.

In PySide, a status bar can be added to the QMainWindow class by calling the QMainWindow.setStatusBar(statusbar) function. It takes the input parameter object of type PySide.QtGui.QStatusBar. The property of the status bar is defined by this class, and an object of this class is returned to set a status bar. Setting this parameter to 0 will remove the status bar from the main window. A status bar can show information that can fall into any of the following three categories:

  • Temporary: This is mainly used to explain tooltip texts, menu entries, and so on. It temporarily occupies the enter status bar.

  • Normal: This is used to display the current window information, page and line numbers, and so on. It is...