TablesΒΆ

Tables are useful way to display a set of related options to a user. To add a table widget to a GUI the following lines need to be added to the __init__ function of the View:

self.table = QtGui.QTableWidget(self)
self.table.setRowCount(2)
self.table.setColumnCount(2)
grid.addWidget(self.table)

The first line creates the widget. The second and third lines determine the size of the table. The fourth line adds it to the layout.

To add (non-editable) labels to the table the following code is needed:

text = QtGui.QTableWidgetItem(("test"))
text.setFlags(QtCore.Qt.ItemIsEnabled)
row = 0
col = 0
self.table.setItem(row, col, text)

row = 1
text2 = QtGui.QTableWidgetItem(("another test"))
text2.setFlags(QtCore.Qt.ItemIsEnabled)
self.table.setItem(row, col, text2)

row = 0
col = 1
self.table.setCellWidget(row, col, self.combo)
row = 1
self.table.setCellWidget(row, col, self.spin)

The first line creates a widget with the label test and the second flag ensures that a user cannot edit the value. The label is added to the table with the setItem function.

A useful feature of tables is that they can contain a widget within one of the cells. The last five lines of the above code adds a ComboBox and spin box to the table. It is important to note that the widgets will now only appear within the table.