Make Pretty GUI Apps Fast with Python-Qt
Jan 28, 2010, 20:04 (2 Talkback[s])
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"KDE users love the look of all those pretty applications. The
key is the toolkit KDE uses: Qt.
"Qt's Python bindings -- called Python-Qt -- make it easy to
build up a good-looking application quickly. The best way to get
Python-Qt is via your distro: for instance, on Ubuntu, look for the
package called python-qt4. To install from source, follow the links
at Installing PyQt. You'll need to install sip first, if your
distro doesn't already provide it.
"A minimal window
"Let's start with a very minimal window, with just a quit
"You'll need to import two PyQt modules: PyQt4.QtCore and
PyQt4.QtCore. It's not always obvious which module will contain a
particular object. So if you want to be able to copy other people's
code, it's easiest to import everything from both those modules.
You'll also need the sys module so you can access command-line
arguments with sys.argv."
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