Chris Aung Chris Aung - 2 months ago 24
Python Question

Python PyQt Setting Scroll Area

I am trying to make my

QGroupBox
scrollable once it grow higher than 400px. The contents in the
QGroupBox
are generated using a for loop. This is an example of how it was done.

mygroupbox = QtGui.QGroupBox('this is my groupbox')
myform = QtGui.QFormLayout()
labellist = []
combolist = []
for i in range(val):
labellist.append(QtGui.QLabel('mylabel'))
combolist.append(QtGui.QComboBox())
myform.addRow(labellist[i],combolist[i])
mygroupbox.setLayout(myform)


Since the value of
val
depends on some other factors, the
myform
layout size could not be determined. In order to solve this, i added a
QScrollableArea
like this.

scroll = QtGui.QScrollableArea()
scroll.setWidget(mygroupbox)
scroll.setWidgetResizable(True)
scroll.setFixedHeight(400)


Unfortunately, that doesn't seems to make any effect on the groupbox. No sign of scrollbar. Am i missing somthing?

Answer

Other than the obvious typo (I'm sure you meant QScrollArea), I can't see anything wrong with what you've posted. So the problem must lie elsewhere in your code: a missing layout maybe?

Just to make sure we're on the same page, this minimal script works as expected for me:

from PyQt4 import QtGui

class Window(QtGui.QWidget):
    def __init__(self, val):
        QtGui.QWidget.__init__(self)
        mygroupbox = QtGui.QGroupBox('this is my groupbox')
        myform = QtGui.QFormLayout()
        labellist = []
        combolist = []
        for i in range(val):
            labellist.append(QtGui.QLabel('mylabel'))
            combolist.append(QtGui.QComboBox())
            myform.addRow(labellist[i],combolist[i])
        mygroupbox.setLayout(myform)
        scroll = QtGui.QScrollArea()
        scroll.setWidget(mygroupbox)
        scroll.setWidgetResizable(True)
        scroll.setFixedHeight(400)
        layout = QtGui.QVBoxLayout(self)
        layout.addWidget(scroll)

if __name__ == '__main__':

    import sys
    app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
    window = Window(25)
    window.setGeometry(500, 300, 300, 400)
    window.show()
    sys.exit(app.exec_())
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