Cross-Qt compatibility module for IDAPython
Cross-Qt compatibility module for IDAPython.
What is it?
Cute is a tiny compatibility module, to allow IDAPython code to use PySide/Qt4 and PyQt/Qt5 seamlessly.
Cute was originally a part of Sark (sark.qt). Since no-one likes dependencies, especially for things this small, no-one used it. So I decided to release it as a separate module as well, so that people can just take the file as-is and use it in their own code.
Importing QtCore, QtGui and QtWidgets works for all Qt versions. For Qt4, QtWidgets is an alias for QtGui, so Qt5 code with QtWidgets / QtGui separation will work on Qt4 as well.
from cute import QtCure, QtGui, QtWidgets
Connecting to Signals
Cute offers a cute.connect(...) method to mitigate the difference between Qt4 and Qt5.
# Qt4 Code: QtCore.QObject.connect(my_object, QtCore.SIGNAL('error(QProcess::ProcessError)'), my_callback) # Qt5 Code: my_object.error.connect(my_callback) # Cute Code: cute.connect(my_object, 'error(QProcess::ProcessError)', my_callback)
The API for disconnecting is the same, just use the cute.disconnect(...) function.
Form to Widget
IDA has 2 APIs for getting the widget associated with a TForm. One for PyQt and one for PySide. Cute wraps them both in one function.
my_widget = cute.form_to_widget(my_tform)
Which Qt Should I Use?
Sometimes, you do need to to know the Qt version your code uses. For those cases, ask the use_qt5 variable.
if cute.use_qt5: print 'Use Qt5' else: print 'Use Qt4'
In a Project
There are two recommended ways to use Cute:
- Copy it into your own project. This way does create code duplication, but avoid dependencies.
- Install it as a package - pip install idacute.
Cute is released under the MIT license, so you are free to use it in any project whatsoever.
Q: Why did you name it “cute”?
A: For years I was sure “Qt” is pronounced “Q T”. This is my effort to remind myself it is not.
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