PyQt5 tabs


In this article you will learn to use tabs with PyQt5. We’ll show the full code first, then explain.

pyqt5-tabs

PyQt5 tabs example
Full PyQt5 tabs example:

import sys
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QMainWindow, QApplication, QPushButton, QWidget, QAction, QTabWidget,QVBoxLayout
from PyQt5.QtGui import QIcon
from PyQt5.QtCore import pyqtSlot
 
class App(QMainWindow):
 
    def __init__(self):
        super().__init__()
        self.title = 'PyQt5 tabs - pythonspot.com'
        self.left = 0
        self.top = 0
        self.width = 300
        self.height = 200
        self.setWindowTitle(self.title)
        self.setGeometry(self.left, self.top, self.width, self.height)
 
        self.table_widget = MyTableWidget(self)
        self.setCentralWidget(self.table_widget)
 
        self.show()
 
class MyTableWidget(QWidget):        
 
    def __init__(self, parent):   
        super(QWidget, self).__init__(parent)
        self.layout = QVBoxLayout(self)
 
        # Initialize tab screen
        self.tabs = QTabWidget()
        self.tab1 = QWidget()	
        self.tab2 = QWidget()
        self.tabs.resize(300,200) 
 
        # Add tabs
        self.tabs.addTab(self.tab1,"Tab 1")
        self.tabs.addTab(self.tab2,"Tab 2")
 
        # Create first tab
        self.tab1.layout = QVBoxLayout(self)
        self.pushButton1 = QPushButton("PyQt5 button")
        self.tab1.layout.addWidget(self.pushButton1)
        self.tab1.setLayout(self.tab1.layout)
 
        # Add tabs to widget        
        self.layout.addWidget(self.tabs)
        self.setLayout(self.layout)
 
    @pyqtSlot()
    def on_click(self):
        print("\n")
        for currentQTableWidgetItem in self.tableWidget.selectedItems():
            print(currentQTableWidgetItem.row(), currentQTableWidgetItem.column(), currentQTableWidgetItem.text())
 
if __name__ == '__main__':
    app = QApplication(sys.argv)
    ex = App()
    sys.exit(app.exec_())

Explanation:

To add a table to a window, we create a new class:

class MyTableWidget(QWidget)

We initialize the tab screen by creating a QTabWidget and two QWidgets for tabs.

self.tabs = QTabWidget()
self.tab1 = QWidget()	
self.tab2 = QWidget()
self.tabs.resize(300,200)

We then add these tabs to the tab widget:

self.tabs.addTab(self.tab1,"Tab 1")
self.tabs.addTab(self.tab2,"Tab 2")

The contents of a tab are created using:

self.tab1.layout = QVBoxLayout(self)
self.pushButton1 = QPushButton("PyQt5 button")
self.tab1.layout.addWidget(self.pushButton1)
self.tab1.setLayout(self.tab1.layout)

Finally we add the tabs to the widget:

self.layout.addWidget(self.tabs)
self.setLayout(self.layout)

don’t forget the to add your custom tab widget to the window:

self.table_widget = MyTableWidget(self)
self.setCentralWidget(self.table_widget)