Martin Fitzpatrick

Create GUI Applications with Python & Qt5
The hands-on guide to building apps with Python

Building desktop applications doesn't have to be difficult. Using Python & Qt5 you can create fully functional desktop apps in minutes. This is the 4th Edition of Create GUI Applications, updated for 2020 & PyQt5.

Starting from the very basics, this book takes you on a tour of the key features of PyQt5 you can use to build real-life applications. Learn the fundamental building blocks of Qt applications — Widgets, Layouts & Signals and learn how Qt uses the event loop to handle and respond to user input. Design beautiful UIs with Qt Designer and customize the look and feel of your applications with Qt Style Sheets and custom widgets.

Use Qt's MVC-like ModelViews framework to connect data sources to your widgets, including SQL databases, numpy and pandas data tables, to build-data driven application. Visualize data using matplotlib & PyQtGraph and connect with external data sources to build live dashboards. Learn how to use threads and processes to manage long-running tasks and communicate with external services. Parse data and visualize the output in logs and progress bars.

The book includes usability and architectural tips to help you build maintainable and usable PyQt5 applications from the start. Finally, once your application is ready to be released, discover how to package it up into professional-quality installers, ready to ship.

  • 665 page ebook of hands-on PyQt5 exercises
  • 211 code examples to experiment with
  • Support forum for all readers
  • Includes 4 example apps
  • Compatible with Python 3.4+
  • Code free to reuse in your own projects
  • PDF, EPub and Kindle formats
  • Includes free updates and new editions
  • Last updated December 2020

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PyQt5 > Creating your first app with PyQt

The first step in creating desktop applications with PyQt is getting a window to show up on your desktop. Thankfully, with PyQt that is pretty simple. Below are a few short examples to creating PyQt apps and getting a window on the screen. If this works you know you have … More