“The easy way to create desktop applications”

3rd Edition, December 2019

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Stop searching for how to create GUI applications with Python — It's all here. I've been teaching and using PyQt for 8 years, helping thousands of developers just like you to bring their apps to life. Let me help make your next PyQt project a success!

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  • 258 pages of hands-on tutorials
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  • Includes 4 example apps
  • Compatible with Python 2.7 & 3.5+
  • Code free to reuse MIT/BSD
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Table of contents

  • Installing PyQt (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Creating a "Hello World!" Qt app
  • Basic Qt5 widgets in PyQt5
  • Designing apps with Qt Creator
  • Positioning widgets with Layouts
  • Using Signals, Slots and Events
  • Qt Dialogs, Menus and Actions
  • Advanced Signals and custom data
  • Model View Architecture the MVC-like interface in PyQt5
  • Bitmap graphics for widgets and visualisations
  • Create your own custom widgets
  • Multithreading Qt applications
  • Packaging and distributing applications

Includes 4 fully-functional applications to try out what you've learned.

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What you'll learn

From basics to professional apps

Starting from the very basics of creating a desktop window the book takes you on a tour of the key features of PyQt you can use to build real-life applications.

All source code included and free to reuse.

Hands on, focused on results

Gives you what you need to build your own apps.

Less tedious reproductions of documentation, more practical reusable examples which you can use to create real applications.

Sample pages from the chapters "Basic Qt Features", "Qt Creator" and the Minesweeper demo application.

What people are saying

Good start, looking forward to updates covering more advanced topics such as interacting with databases and APIs.

The detailed coverage of multithreading is something I couldn't find anywhere else, and you made it so simple!

Thanks for this great book! You explain things so clearly.

Learn to make real apps

Build real fully-functional desktop applications instead of simple toy examples. These apps introduce complex features including working with events, custom signals and multithreading. Full source code for all apps included, free to copy and use in your own applications.

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About me

Martin Fitzpatrick PhD

Senior Software Engineer, developing PyQt apps for 8 years.

I have been developing PyQt5 apps for 8 years. Building desktop applications to make data-analysis tools more user-friendly, Python was the obvious choice. Starting with Tk, later moving to wxWidgets and finally adopting PyQt, I haven't looked back since.

I love the flexibility Python gives you to create fun and useful things quickly. Paired with Qt it's a great way to build professional apps on the desktop.

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