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Utilities for small or throwaway PyQt5 applications

Project description

UQtie

Utilities for Qt

A small set of features to make it easier to use PyQt5. Implements a repetive pattern for quickly building throwaway or small Qt applications. Features include Font Selection, Zoom In/Out, and geometry persistence.

Getting Started

Prerequisites

  • PyQt5 is obviously required.

The uqtie distribution package does not name PyQt5 as a dependency because you may have already installed it in some custom way, and you don't want the uqtie installation process to create a redundant PyQt5 installation.

If you don't already have it, you can install PyQt5 by doing this:

pip install pyqt5

Be aware that the appropriate installation procedure for a package can vary depending on your OS and other factors.

Installing uqtie

Install the package:

pip install uqtie

Or clone from GitHub:

git clone https://github.com/langrind/uqtie.git

and then run the setup script:

python setup.py

To show uqtie in action, run simple_uqtie.py. It's a do-nothing app, the lets you select the font from the File menu, or zoom via the View menu. It's copied in your $PATH when you install the UQtie package.

Tests

There are no tests yet, beyond running simple_uqtie.py.

Deployment

TBS: details about usage in different OS environments

Using UQtie

Module Name Purpose
UqtMav UqtMavConn allows easy use of pymavlink connections in Qt app
UqtWin MainWindow class provides an app main window with features
UqtStylesheet Allows app to maintain a QSS file with variable properties -
a "poor man's SASS"

You can view the source of simple_uqtie.py in the example/ subdirectory of the repo.

There are three items of note:

  1. Import the UqtWin module:
    
    from   uqtie import UqtWin
    
  2. Define a subclass of MainWindow
    
    class TestAppMainWindow(UqtWin.MainWindow):
        def __init__(self, parsedArgs, **kwargs ):
            super(TestAppMainWindow, self).__init__(parsedArgs, **kwargs)
    
  3. Instantiate the subclass
    
    # can add optional title='<OptionalTitle>' if it is different from your app name
    mainw = TestAppMainWindow(parsedArgs, app=app, organizationName='Craton', appName='UqtTest')
    

For more info, RTFD.

Contributing

This project is ad hoc in nature, so I don't foresee contributions. Nevertheless, feel free to make a pull request.

Versioning

Versions are assigned in accordance with Semantic Versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.

Pronunciation

  • "uqtie" is pronounced You Cutie :heart_eyes:
  • "Uqt", used as a prefix in the code, rhymes with "duct"

Authors

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details

Acknowledgments

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