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Makes PySide a little smarter.

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SmartSide is one of many available ways to have PySide signals connected in a easy way.

Example of what it can do for you

Suppose you have designed a GUI using Qt Designer

Compile it with:

pyside-uic.exe myform.ui -o

#if you have resources included compile them too
pyside-rcc.exe myresources.qrc -o

Then use a code like this to show your form and bind some signals:

from PySide.QtGui import *
from PySide.QtCore import *
import sys
from myform_ui import *
from smartside import *

class MyApplication(QtGui.QMainWindow, Ui_MainWindow, SmartSide):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        super(MyApplication, self).__init__(parent)

    #will respond to stateChanged signal from checkBox widget
    #notice the double underline between widget name and signal name
    def _on_checkBox__stateChanged(self):
        print 'check', self.sender().isChecked()

    #will respond to pressed signal of btn_add widget
    def _on_btn_add__pressed(self):
        print 'btn_add was pressed'

    #list some widgets and can also use regex `regex`, to select multiples
    #starting with underline is mandatory
    _myfuncs = 'btn_base, btn_format, `btn_.+log.+`, btn_sqr'
    #will respond to clicked signal of all widget listed above
    def _when_myfuncs__clicked(self):
        print 'multiples', self.sender()

if __name__ == "__main__":
    app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
    window = MyApplication()
    #uncomment line below to print a list of ALL signals available on your form

Your form is supposed to be called Ui_MainWindow in this example.

First we use setupUi as usual to create the interface.

Then auto_connect will connect member functions to signals when they match.

The last case use a multiple connection, so more then one widgets will call the same callback function. You can also use regex to select related widgets. In the example above we have selected a few widgets by its explicit name and also all widget whose name starts with 'btn\_' and have 'log' in some part of its name. All of them are going to be connected to _when_myfuncs__clicked.

Yes, it works with actions too. Like def _on_actionTest__triggered(self):. This is usefull when you create context menu by code. Just remember to call auto_create after menu creation.

Show icon on Windows taskbar

Usually Windows 7+ executes Python scripts as a group and put every icon you define to your GUI as a child of Python’s taskbar icon, since python actually hosts your code. This happens even if you give .pyw as extension for your python script.

To solve this you have to tell Windows your script is an application by calling smartside.setAsApplication() and pass to this function an unique identifier for your script, like: ‘company.product.version’.

Change History

0.1.3:Added setAsApplication.
0.1.2:Added QAction support; For every QAction created before calling auto_connect() you can use def _on_action_name__clicked(self): like you do with signals.
0.1.1:Small fix.

Development: - please use this space if you found a problem or think any other task on PySide can be simplified.

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