[PyKDE] QAbstractItemView Question

Matt Newell newellm at blur.com
Thu Nov 16 21:37:32 GMT 2006

On Thursday 16 November 2006 13:18, Brent Villalobos wrote:
> I'm a PyQt newbie so maybe there's an easier way, but I wrote my own.  I
> saved out various view attributes, swapped in a new model, and then set the
> view to those saved-out variables.  It works well and to the end user the
> table just updates without losing any context.  It's a little annoying to
> code, but I was able to save out and set selections, sort order, vertical
> positions, column size, and column positions.
> The problem with selections is when a new model has a different number or
> order of elements.  For example, if the first row is selected in your
> current model, then you can easily set the first row as selected when you
> reload the model.  However, the first row in the new model may be a
> completely different element.  I worked around this by designating a unique
> key for each row.  So instead of recording which rows are selected, I
> recorded which keys were selected.  Then I had to search through the new
> model and find those keys and select them in the selection model.
> -Brent
> > On 11/16/06, Matt Chambers <chambers at imageworks.com> wrote:
> >> Is it possible that using one of the View classes, to reset() the model,
> >> but still maintain any selections the users had on items that were in
> >> the old data, and the new data?
> >>
Why not just avoid calling reset?  If you use beginInsertRows, layoutChanged, 
or whatever is needed, then the selection will be maintained automatically.


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