PyQt is a Python binding of the cross-platform GUI toolkit Qt. Applications built with PyQt will run on any platform supported by Qt & Python including Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS and Android.

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.

For a complete guide to desktop application development with Python & PyQt, see the PyQt5 tutorial and my PyQt5 book Create Simple GUI Applications with Python & Qt.

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Plotting with PyQtGraph

Create custom plots in PyQt6 with PyQtGraph

Which Python GUI library should you use?

Comparing the Python GUI libraries available in 2022

Understanding the GPL and "Copyleft"

When Are Two Open Source Software Licenses Incompatible?

The Basics of Software Copyrights

Why Do You Need to Bother With Licensing at All?

PyQt6, PySide6, PyQt5 and PySide2 Books -- updated for 2022!

New editions extended and updated, now 780+ pages

PyQt5 vs PyQt6

What are the differences, and is it time to upgrade?

Drag & drop widgets with PyQt

Sort widgets visually with drag and drop in a container

Packaging PyQt6 applications for Windows with PyInstaller & InstallForge updated

Turn your PyQt6 application into a distributable installer for Windows

Animating custom widgets with QPropertyAnimation

Add dynamic visual effects to your custom widgets

Using QProcess to run external programs

Run background programs without impacting your UI

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

Using QProcess to run external programs

Run background programs without impacting your UI

Q&A: How to fix widgets appearing as separate windows?

Understanding Qt parents and layouts and the effect on widget position

Embedding custom widgets from Qt Designer

Learn how to use custom widgets in your PyQt6 applications when designing with Qt Designer

Creating Dialogs With Qt Designer

Using the drag and drop editor to build PyQt6 dialogs

Introduction to the QGraphics framework

Creating vector interfaces using the QGraphics View framework

Introduction to the QGraphics framework

Creating vector interfaces using the QGraphics View framework

Creating additional windows updated

Opening new windows for your application

Q&A: How can I enable editing on a QTableView?

Modifying your model to allow editing of your data source

Creating custom GUI widgets in PyQt6

Build a completely functional custom widget from scratch using QPainter

QPainter and Bitmap Graphics

Introduction to the core features of QPainter

QPainter and Bitmap Graphics

Introduction to the core features of QPainter
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