How to specify absolute paths for QIcon

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qinhong_lai | 2020-05-28 08:19:40 UTC | #1

How to specify absolute path like self.setWindowIcon(QIcon("D://abc/"+'resource / logo.ico'))

martin | 2020-09-11 21:00:58 UTC | #2

Hey @qinhong_lai if you're building paths in Python it's a good idea to use òs.path.join to rather than joining strings together, e.g.

    os.path.join('D:\\', 'abc', 'resource', 'logo.ico')

That said, you really don't want to use absolute paths to point to your icons. Doing this will mean the icon must in the same location on every computer you distribute the application to.

If you're having trouble including the file with your application, take a look at this tutorial -- it explains a number of different ways to do it.

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How to specify absolute paths for QIcon was written by Martin Fitzpatrick .

Martin Fitzpatrick has been developing Python/Qt 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.