[PyQt] QFileDialog.getSaveFileName returns a tuple, but should return a string

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Tue Aug 1 16:41:23 BST 2017

On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 03:28:52PM +0000, Webster, Jeremy David wrote:
> A minor inconvenience I think, but the documentation for
> QFileDialog.getSaveFileName shows it should return the filename as a
> string, but it returns a tuple that consists of the filename string
> and the filter

That's intended. In Qt/C++, QString's are mutable, so getOpenFileNames
can set selectedFilter to the filter the user selected.

In Python, strings are immutable, so it returns a tuple instead.

It's one of the rare cases where the Python signature doesn't map 1:1 to
the C++ one.


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