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pyside_dynamic.py with minor improvements - also see http://stackoverflow.com/a/14894550/532513
#!/usr/bin/python2
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Copyright (c) 2011 Sebastian Wiesner <lunaryorn@gmail.com>
# Modifications by Charl Botha <cpbotha@vxlabs.com>
# * customWidgets support (registerCustomWidget() causes segfault in
# pyside 1.1.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64)
# * workingDirectory support in loadUi
# found this here:
# https://github.com/lunaryorn/snippets/blob/master/qt4/designer/pyside_dynamic.py
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"""
How to load a user interface dynamically with PySide.
.. moduleauthor:: Sebastian Wiesner <lunaryorn@gmail.com>
"""
from __future__ import (print_function, division, unicode_literals,
absolute_import)
import os
import sys
from PySide.QtCore import Slot, QMetaObject
from PySide.QtUiTools import QUiLoader
from PySide.QtGui import QApplication, QMainWindow, QMessageBox
SCRIPT_DIRECTORY = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))
class UiLoader(QUiLoader):
"""
Subclass :class:`~PySide.QtUiTools.QUiLoader` to create the user interface
in a base instance.
Unlike :class:`~PySide.QtUiTools.QUiLoader` itself this class does not
create a new instance of the top-level widget, but creates the user
interface in an existing instance of the top-level class.
This mimics the behaviour of :func:`PyQt4.uic.loadUi`.
"""
def __init__(self, baseinstance, customWidgets=None):
"""
Create a loader for the given ``baseinstance``.
The user interface is created in ``baseinstance``, which must be an
instance of the top-level class in the user interface to load, or a
subclass thereof.
``customWidgets`` is a dictionary mapping from class name to class object
for widgets that you've promoted in the Qt Designer interface. Usually,
this should be done by calling registerCustomWidget on the QUiLoader, but
with PySide 1.1.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 this causes a segfault.
``parent`` is the parent object of this loader.
"""
QUiLoader.__init__(self, baseinstance)
self.baseinstance = baseinstance
self.customWidgets = customWidgets
def createWidget(self, class_name, parent=None, name=''):
"""
Function that is called for each widget defined in ui file,
overridden here to populate baseinstance instead.
"""
if parent is None and self.baseinstance:
# supposed to create the top-level widget, return the base instance
# instead
return self.baseinstance
else:
if class_name in self.availableWidgets():
# create a new widget for child widgets
widget = QUiLoader.createWidget(self, class_name, parent, name)
else:
# if not in the list of availableWidgets, must be a custom widget
# this will raise KeyError if the user has not supplied the
# relevant class_name in the dictionary, or TypeError, if
# customWidgets is None
try:
widget = self.customWidgets[class_name](parent)
except (TypeError, KeyError) as e:
raise Exception('No custom widget ' + class_name + ' found in customWidgets param of UiLoader __init__.')
if self.baseinstance:
# set an attribute for the new child widget on the base
# instance, just like PyQt4.uic.loadUi does.
setattr(self.baseinstance, name, widget)
# this outputs the various widget names, e.g.
# sampleGraphicsView, dockWidget, samplesTableView etc.
#print(name)
return widget
def loadUi(uifile, baseinstance=None, customWidgets=None,
workingDirectory=None):
"""
Dynamically load a user interface from the given ``uifile``.
``uifile`` is a string containing a file name of the UI file to load.
If ``baseinstance`` is ``None``, the a new instance of the top-level widget
will be created. Otherwise, the user interface is created within the given
``baseinstance``. In this case ``baseinstance`` must be an instance of the
top-level widget class in the UI file to load, or a subclass thereof. In
other words, if you've created a ``QMainWindow`` interface in the designer,
``baseinstance`` must be a ``QMainWindow`` or a subclass thereof, too. You
cannot load a ``QMainWindow`` UI file with a plain
:class:`~PySide.QtGui.QWidget` as ``baseinstance``.
``customWidgets`` is a dictionary mapping from class name to class object
for widgets that you've promoted in the Qt Designer interface. Usually,
this should be done by calling registerCustomWidget on the QUiLoader, but
with PySide 1.1.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 this causes a segfault.
:method:`~PySide.QtCore.QMetaObject.connectSlotsByName()` is called on the
created user interface, so you can implemented your slots according to its
conventions in your widget class.
Return ``baseinstance``, if ``baseinstance`` is not ``None``. Otherwise
return the newly created instance of the user interface.
"""
loader = UiLoader(baseinstance, customWidgets)
if workingDirectory is not None:
loader.setWorkingDirectory(workingDirectory)
widget = loader.load(uifile)
QMetaObject.connectSlotsByName(widget)
return widget
class MainWindow(QMainWindow):
def __init__(self, parent=None):
QMainWindow.__init__(self, parent)
loadUi(os.path.join(SCRIPT_DIRECTORY, 'mainwindow.ui'), self)
@Slot(bool)
def on_clickMe_clicked(self, is_checked):
if is_checked:
message = self.trUtf8(b'I am checked now.')
else:
message = self.trUtf8(b'I am unchecked now.')
QMessageBox.information(self, self.trUtf8(b'You clicked me'), message)
@Slot()
def on_actionHello_triggered(self):
QMessageBox.information(self, self.trUtf8(b'Hello world'),
self.trUtf8(b'Greetings to the world.'))
def main():
app = QApplication(sys.argv)
window = MainWindow()
window.show()
app.exec_()
if __name__ == '__main__':
main()
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