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Qt for Python

Qt for Python official logo.

The Qt for Python project aims to provide a complete port of the PySide module to Qt. The development started on GitHub in May 2015. The project managed to port PySide to Qt 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5. During April 2016 The Qt Company decided to properly support the port (see details ).

The module was released mid June 2018 as a Technical Preview (supporting Qt 5.11), and it was officially released without the Technical Preview tag, in December 2018 for Qt 5.12. In December 2020, the module was released for Qt6, which is the latest available version, which has the following differences:

  • It doesn't support Python 2.7,
  • Dropped support for Python 3.5, keeping 3.6+ only (up to 3.9)
  • Many modules were removed from the Essential list (Check the announcement)

You can find more information on the release blog post.

This wiki page tracks the progress of the Qt for Python project development and provides further information concerning the effort.

Qt for Python is available under LGPLv3/GPLv2 and commercial license for the following platforms:

Linux macOS Windows
32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit Apple M1 32bit 64bit
Python 3.6+ * * ** *** ***

Get PySide6 via pip by running: pip install pyside6

Pyside6 install.gif

What does it look like?

Code Application
1 import sys
2 from PySide6.QtCore import Qt
3 from PySide6.QtWidgets import QApplication, QLabel
5 if __name__ == "__main__":
6     app = QApplication(sys.argv)
7     label = QLabel("Hello World", alignment=Qt.AlignCenter)
8     label.show()
9     sys.exit(app.exec_())

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More examples can be found in the project's repository inside the examples directory.

Getting Started


Development Status

  • Development Notes by date: the summary of the development progress.
  • Qt for Python Development Progress Notes The most current view of the progress can be found in Jira: Unresolved issues and All issues (including resolved). The second link is useful to monitor the progress of the backlog. The best way to achieve this is to sort the list by the "Updated" column. Larger backlog/feature items are filed as "User Stories" in Jira.
  • Missing PySide6 bindings: the list of the current missing bindings.

Contributing to the Qt for Python Wiki

This Wiki is a community area where you can easily contribute, and which may contain rapidly changing information. Please put any wiki pages related to Qt for Python into the "QtForPython" category by adding the following text to the top of the page:

When creating a new wiki page, please start the name with the prefix "Qt_for_Python/", so all the wiki page names will have the same structure and breadcrumbs are generated for easier navigation.