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Should you be using QT for Python as a GUI?
Part three of an eight-part series of blogs
If you need to build a GUI system in Python, PyQt5 is probably the best choice, but don't take our word for it - read this blog and see what you think.
Everything that you add to a form is called a widget: this page gives a quick summary of the variety of widgets you'll find in PyQt5.
You can click on button widgets to make something happen:
These are the standard Windows dialog box components.
Display widgets are used to show information on screen:
An LCD Number widget is used to display a countdown, while an OpenGL Widget is used to integrate OpenGL graphics into a form.
Input widgets let a user change things:
These are the standard form input controls. A Key Sequence Edit widget lets you create a sequence of short-cut keys, while a Dial widget is like a car's speedometer.
Containers group widgets together:
You can create scrolling areas, docking toolbars and tabbed windows (as just three examples) using these widgets.
Here's a Tab widget, for example:
You can click on a tab to change what you see on screen.
Finally in this section, you can create item view widgets:
These provide most common ways of displaying tabular or hierarchical information in Windows.
This page shows that QT supports all of the things that you are likely to want to add to your form.
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