[PyQt] Create QMenus in different files

Patrick Stinson patrickkidd at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 18:57:59 GMT 2017


The first method is sufficient. Be sure that you are calling the class’s superclass constructor or it will complain that the instance is “not a QMenu.” For example:

class MyMenu(QMenu):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):


> On Nov 17, 2017, at 10:53 AM, Alain Muls <alain.muls at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> I just started out with pyQt5 but I have experience with Qt and C++.
> I try to separate my code in different files for not getting files that are too long. Therefor I am looking to a way that I can create the different QMenus (so 'file', 'edit', 'Help', etc) in separate files. I tried several things
> subclassing QMenu and then create in the main GUI part an instance that I add to the QMenuBar
> create a function in a different file that returns a QMenu that I add to the QMenuBar
> but both methods didn't show the added menu in my menubar.
> The first method had as problem that the derived class was not a QMenu, so could not be added.
> I tried second methods since in the documentation of QMenuBar I found:
> QAction addMenu <http://pyqt.sourceforge.net/Docs/PyQt4/qmenubar.html#addMenu> (self, QMenu menu)
> So it should be possible to add a QMenu (second method).
> Does someone has such an example?
> Tx for your help
> Alain
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