PyQt6 Enum implcit conversion

Julien Cabieces julien.cabieces at
Thu May 25 14:15:17 BST 2023

Yes, I tried that also with /BaseType=IntEnum/, and I also get the same
issue even if the pyi generated file seems to be correctly generated

class MyEnum(enum.IntEnum):
        VALA = ... # type: Test.MyEnum
        VALB = ... # type: Test.MyEnum
        VALC = ... # type: Test.MyEnum


> On 25/05/2023 12:37, Julien Cabieces wrote:
>> Hi,
>> With SIP/PyQT5 it was possible to pass directly an int to a function
>> taking an enum as a parameter. It's no longer possible with PyQt6.
>> For instance, with the following attached sip/header files, in PyQt5
>> the
>> following code works :
>> $ python -c "from test import Test;test=Test();test.printEnum(2)"
>> others%
>> While in PyQt6 it display the following error:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
>> TypeError: printEnum(self, e: Test.MyEnum): argument 1 has
>> unexpected type 'int'
>> I understand that the issue is due to the fact that from now enum
>> inherit from Python enum.Enum type instead of int, but is this behavior
>> wanted or is it an issue that would be fixed ?
> It's wanted. If you want int behaviour then annotate the enum
> definition...
> Phil


Julien Cabieces
Senior Developer at Oslandia
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