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Martin Fitzpatrick, PhD

Python GUI Tutorials

Struggling to create desktop apps in Python?
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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

Packaging Python Applications with PyInstaller
1st Edition, June 2022

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

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

Latest Updates

Packaging PyQt6 applications for Windows with PyInstaller & InstallForge updated

Turn your PyQt6 application into a distributable installer for Windows

Add scrollable regions with QScrollArea

Run out of space in your GUI? Add a scrollable region to your application

Add scrollable regions with QScrollArea

Run out of space in your GUI? Add a scrollable region to your application

Simple threading in PyQt/PySide apps with .start() of QThreadPool

How to move Python functions/methods & PyQt/PySide slots onto separate threads

PyQt6 Layouts updated

Use layouts to effortlessly position widgets within the window

Using QProcess to run external programs

Run background programs without impacting your UI

PyQt6 Dialogs and Alerts updated

Notify your users and ask for their input

Creating your first app with PySide6 updated

A simple Hello World! application with Python and Qt

PySide6 Toolbars & Menus — QAction updated

Defining toolbars, menus and keyboard shortcuts with QAction
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