[PyQt] Getting parent class for an enum

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Thu May 17 09:23:56 BST 2018

On 16 May 2018, at 1:57 pm, Denis Rouzaud <denis.rouzaud at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> In the case of an enum (with Q_ENUM macro), it would be interesting to have a way to get the parent class to be able to get the meta enum from the enum value (enumValue):
> base = type(enumValue).parentClass()
> idx = base.staticMetaObject.indexOfEnumerator(type(enumValue).__name__)
> metaenum = base.staticMetaObject.enumerator(idx)
> Would it be possible to add this capability to sip.enumType ?
> Either to return the parent class or directly the metaEnum?

Are you asking for an implementation of QMetaEnum.fromType()?

For example...

    metaenum = QMetaEnum.fromType(type(Qt.Key_F1))

> Phil, how complicate is it?
> Do you have any interest/plan to do it...?

It shouldn't be too difficult (famous last words). This area needs an update anyway to add support for Q_ENUM(), Q_FLAG() and Python enum objects.

I'll see what I can do for PyQt 5.11.


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