AkiRoss AkiRoss - 3 years ago 87
C++ Question

Creating multiple primary windows

I am trying to write an application which opens multiple top level (primary) windows.

Since a widget without parent is a primary window (http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/application-windows.html), I made a sample program which spawns a new window every time you press a button.

I can obtain the desired result in C++:

Window::Window(QWidget *parent):
QWidget(parent) {
QPushButton *btn = new QPushButton("Another one!", this);
connect(btn, SIGNAL(clicked()), this, SLOT(addOne()));
}

void Window::addOne() {
QWidget *nw = new QWidget();
nw->show();
}


And a new empty window is created every time I press the button, and the program correctly terminates when the last window is closed.

I tried the same in python3, using PyQt4, but no windows will show up:

import sys
from PyQt4 import QtCore, QtGui

class Window(QtGui.QWidget):
def __init__(self):
super(Window, self).__init__()
self.setGeometry(300, 300, 250, 150)
b = QtGui.QPushButton('Another one!', self)
b.clicked.connect(self.new_window)
self.show()

def new_window(self):
print('Opening new window...')
w = QtGui.QWidget()
w.show()

if __name__ == '__main__':
app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
w = Window()
w.show()
sys.exit(app.exec_())


The message is printed correctly, so it does not seem to be a calling problem... No matter if I use python3 or 2, the result is the same.

What am I missing?

Answer Source

It's because of garbage collection.

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