[PyQt] QTreeWidget qnd QPaintEngine error
hpj at urpla.net
Wed Nov 18 15:51:32 GMT 2009
On Tuesday 17 November 2009, 14:59:18 NARCISO, Rui wrote:
> Having browsed through the PyQt and Qt mailing lists without finding a
> clear answer I'll ask my question here.
> I have a QTreeWidget which is populate with several hundred nodes.
> At the press of a button a loop is executed on all of the nodes whereby a
> child node is createt and a request is put in a queue which is in a
> separate thread.
> This worker thread will do it's work and send a signal per item with a
> color to assign to each child item.
> My problem is that:
> - given the high number of nodes
> - given the "sometimes" quick execution of the work on the worker thread
> I have the situation whereby I am trying to set the color of a child node
> at the same time that I'm adding a new node.
> I then get a
> QPaintEngine::setSystemClip: Should not be changed while engine is
> active QWidgetPrivate::beginSharedPainter: Painter is already active
> QPainter::begin: A paint device can only be painted by one painter at a
> I've tried testing for self.tree.paintingActive() before setting the
> color of my QTreeWidgetItem but it never returns any value. (self.tree
> being my QTreeWidget). I even tried self.paintingActive() (being self my
> QMainWindow) with the same result.
> So my questions are:
> - does anyone know out the top of one's head (wihout looking at the
> code) where the problem can come from? - can anyone see a concept error
> on mmy approach?
> Thanks for the theoretical answer to my conceptual error
Given the disconcerting disclaimer below, I'm not sure, if I'm really
allowed to answer you, since I wasn't addressed.
I will do anyway by not answering directly this time.
But before preceeding, please send this link to your mail admin:
Since any thread is serialized by definition, it cannot happen at all. It
sounds like you trigger some GUI/drawing code from within your worker
threads. Given your errors, some thread is fiddling with the clipboard at
least, I guess.
> PS: I don't send a code to show the error cause I'd take me forever to
> try to reproduce this error given the intricated design I have ....
> Rui NARCISO
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