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Auto generate ui for argparse based command-line tools

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This file is part of argparseui.

argparseui is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

argparseui is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with argparseui. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

argparseui

Purpose of argparseui

argparseui can be used to quickly auto-generate a UI from an argparse based command line tool

the UI has widgets that allow to set up the command line options

argparseui depends on PyQt

State of argparseui

argparseui is a scratch-my-own-itch tool

as such it doesn’t support all possibilities of argparse

use at your own risk, but feel free to log a bug/request

Basic Parser Usage

import argparse import sys from PyQt4 import QtGui

# EXPERIMENT USING BASIC PARSER parser = argparse.ArgumentParser() parser.add_argument(“-m”, “–make-argument-true”, help=”optional boolean argument”, action=”store_true”) parser.add_argument(“-o”,”–make-other-argument-true”, help=”optional boolean argument 2”, action=”store_true”, default=True) parser.add_argument(“-n”,”–number”, help=”an optional number”, type=int) parser.add_argument(“-r”,”–restricted-number”, help=”one of a few possible numbers”, type=int, choices=[1,2,3], default=2) parser.add_argument(“-c”, “–counting-argument”, help=”counting #occurrences”, action=”count”) parser.add_argument(“-d”, “–default-value-argument”, help=”default value argument”, type=float, default=”3.14”) group = parser.add_mutually_exclusive_group() group.add_argument(“-v”, “–verbose”, action=”store_true”) group.add_argument(“-q”, “–quiet”, action=”store_true”) parser.add_argument(“posarg”, help=”positional argument”, type=str)

app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv) a = ArgparseUi(parser) a.show() app.exec_()

if a.result() == 1: # Ok pressed

parsed_args = a.parse_args() # ask argparse to parse the options print parsed_args # print the parsed_options

# Do what you like with the arguments…

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