[PyQt] Passing text from MainWindow to popup Dialog

James Polk jpolk5001 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 23 23:44:20 GMT 2011

Thank you very much, ER!...that worked...

--- On Tue, 3/22/11, Entity Reborn <entityreborn at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Entity Reborn <entityreborn at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PyQt] Passing text from MainWindow to popup Dialog
To: "James Polk" <jpolk5001 at yahoo.com>
Cc: "pyqt at riverbankcomputing.com" <pyqt at riverbankcomputing.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6:17 PM

Store your popup as a variable in the main dialog class, (self.popup = MyPopup()), and then later you can access that dialog using self.popup from your main form.
On Mar 22, 2011, at 2:39 PM, James Polk <jpolk5001 at yahoo.com> wrote:

I have a scenario where my MainWindow needs to call and display

a popup Window...and while the window is open, processing continues
in the main application, and during processing needs to send a string or
two of text to the popup dialog.

I know how to call and display the popup window/dialog,..and I know how

to send the popup a line of text *before* it pops up....and I know how to
get text *back* when it closes...but I can't figure out how to intermittently
send the popup text for it to display.

I have two files....let's call them main.py and popup.py

In main.py, I do a

import popup as dialog

This works:
                dialog =

What I'd like to do inside of main.py is call..

                dialog.DoIt("Whatever will be, will be")

popup.py has a plainTextEdit box,...and inside a function named "DoIt"

which is currently looking like this:  (though I've tried other permutations)

    def DoIt(message,self):

I've also tried from inside main.py:


but that doesn't work either,...

Anybody got any ideas how to make this work?...
Or, if you have another suggestions, I'm all ears...



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