[PyQt] Resizing window to smartly fit the contents

Tom Bennett tom.bennett at mail.zyzhu.net
Thu Nov 24 17:49:51 GMT 2011

Hi Tayfun,

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 2:26 AM, Tayfun Kayhan <tayfun92_kayhan at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Let *self.win* be your widget, then *self.win.sizeHint()* returns the
> ideal or recommended size of your widget.
> *self.win.minimumSizeHint()* returns the minimum recommended size. you
> can set these to resize your widget.
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Tom Bennett <tom.bennett at mail.zyzhu.net>
> *To:* pyqt at riverbankcomputing.com
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 24, 2011 9:43 AM
> *Subject:* [PyQt] Resizing window to smartly fit the contents
> Hi,
> I have a window that contains a composite widget that in turn contains
> some basic widgets and a table view. Depending on different situations, the
> table view can have a little or a lot data.
> What I want is for the window to show a reasonable default size when it
> comes up. In other words, when there is a little data, don't show a huge
> window; when there is a lot of data, don't show a tiny window.
> To make things more complicated, there has to be some minimum and maximum
> size. For example, the window size cannot be bigger than the screen size.
> But using the screen size is not exactly right, because the desktop system
> occupies part of the screen. For example, on Windows, the bottom area of
> the main screen is reserved for the system task bar, and should not be
> covered by my window, whereas on the second screen usuallt one can occupy
> the whole screen size.
> I am wondering wat can be done to achieve this.
> Thanks,
> Tom
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This does not fully solve my problem. sizeHint() and minimumSizeHint() do
not take into account how many contents are in QTableView.

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