Create professional user-interfaces for your Python apps

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Martin Fitzpatrick, PhD

Python GUI Tutorials

Struggling to create desktop apps in Python?
Not any more.

My focused tutorials will get you started creating GUIs in minutes, leading you through common use-cases, with a mix of tutorials, hands-on exercises and videos so you can master each topic.

PyQt5 Tutorial

PyQt is a Python library for creating GUI applications using the Qt toolkit. Created by Riverbank Computing, PyQt is free software (GPL licensed) and has been in development since 1999. PyQt5 was released in 2016 and last updated in October 2021.

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PyQt6 Tutorial

PyQt is a Python library for creating GUI applications using the Qt toolkit. Created by Riverbank Computing, PyQt is free software (GPL licensed) and has been in development since 1999. The latest version PyQt6 -- based on Qt 6 -- was released in 2021 and the library continues to be updated.

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PySide6 Tutorial

PySide, also known as Qt for Python, is a Python library for creating GUI applications using the Qt toolkit. PySide is the official binding for Qt on Python and is now developed by The Qt Company itself.

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My Books

In-depth guides to Python GUI programming
More than just the basics.

My books take you from first principles to fully-functional apps, not toy examples. Buy once, and get free updates for life — last updated in 2021.

Create GUI Applications with Python & Qt5
PyQt5 5th Edition, May 2022

Create GUI Applications with Python & Qt6
PySide6 5th Edition, May 2022

Create GUI Applications with Python & Qt6
PyQt6 5th Edition, May 2022

Latest Updates

MacOS Mojave Dark Mode Support in PyQt 5.12.2

Ensuring your apps follow the desktop style

PyQt5 Toolbars & Menus — QAction

Defining toolbars, menus and keyboard shortcuts with QAction

PyQt5 Dialogs and Alerts

Notify your users and ask for their input

PyQt5 Layouts

Use layouts to effortlessly position widgets within the window

PyQt5 Signals, Slots & Events

Triggering actions in response to user behaviors and GUI events

Creating your first app with PyQt5

A simple Hello World! application with Python and Qt5

Install PyQt5 on Windows

Install PyQt5 on Windows 9 & 10

Install PyQt5 on Linux Ubuntu

Install PyQt5 on Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Install PyQt5 on macOS

Install PyQt5 on macOS

PyQt5 Widgets

Using Qt5's library of built-in widgets to build your applications
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