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PyQt5 is a toolkit for creating Python GUI applications. As a cross-platform toolkit, PyQt can run on all major operating systems (Unix, Windows (Mac).
This article describes how to install Python + PyCharm + PyQt5.
With PyQt5, the GUI is designed in two ways:
- directly using the code to design the interface
- using QtDesigner to visualize the design, and then convert the resulting .ui file into a .py file.
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Install Python + PyCharm + PyQt5.
Step 1. Install Python.
Visit the official website at https://www.python.org/ to download and install your target Python version.
Enter the cmd interface. Run the command and wait a moment.
The command is executed and PyQt5 is installed.
Test if pqyt5 is actually installed
Create a new file, example.py, and enter the following code.
After running, the following screen will pop up, indicating that PyQt is working normally.
3. Install PyCharm.
Visit the official website http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/
Choose download and install Community version.
PyCharm Basic Configuration.
Step 1 Create a new project
Step 2 Set the default PyCharm parser.
Select File Settings Project: first Project Interpreter, set Project Interpreter to The version of python you are using
Step 3 Adding third-party libraries
Stay in the Project Interpreter interface, click on the +, find and install pyqt5. pyqt5-sip, pyqt5-tools. After successful installation, the interface should look like this.
Step 4 Configuring QtDesigner
You can start designer directly from PyCharm. Make sure designer is installed first. Designer is not installed with the pip installation.
On Fedora Linux you can do this:
Ubuntu Linux users can do thiS:
You can also do this:
Once qt5-designer is installed, you can configure it in PyCharm.
PyCharm select File Settings Tools PyCharm. External Tools, click + New Tools, Create QTdesigner and PyUIC tools
Configure two key parameters.
Program: the path to your own
Windows users can link to
designer.exe, for example
Fedora Linux users can link
Ubuntu users can set it to
- Working directory:
Step 5: Configure PyUIC
Configure three key parameters.
- Program: Your own
python.exepath For example,
-m PyQt5.uic.pyuic $FileName$ -o $FileNameWithoutExtension$.py
- Working directory:
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Test PyQt installation
Now that everything is setup, it’s time to test if everything is setup correctly.
Create a GUI interface using the code below (or any PyQt code).
Select Run->Run first. You should see a PyQt window popup.
Use QTDesigner to generate a GUI interface and convert it to a .py file using PyUIC.
In the QT Designer interface, a GUI creation interface will pop up for the first time, click on create to automatically generate a GUI interface.
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Save the interface as Untitled.ui file.
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Back to the PyCharm project interface, there is an extra .ui file under the project list.
Right-click on Untitled.ui and select ExternalTools->PyUIC in the pop-up list.
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This will generate a Untitled.py file for Untitled.ui.