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PyQt5 statusbar

PyQt5 supports a window status bar. To add a status bar add the line:


self.statusBar().showMessage('Message in statusbar.')

A statusbar can be added to the main window (QMainWindow). It is one of the methods the class itself contains;

Related course:
Create GUI Apps with PyQt5

PyQt5 statusbar example:
The program below adds a statusbar to a PyQt5 window:


import sys
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication, QWidget, QMainWindow
from PyQt5.QtGui import QIcon

class App(QMainWindow):

def __init__(self):
super().__init__()
self.title = 'PyQt5 status bar example - pythonspot.com'
self.left = 10
self.top = 10
self.width = 640
self.height = 480
self.initUI()

def initUI(self):
self.setWindowTitle(self.title)
self.setGeometry(self.left, self.top, self.width, self.height)
self.statusBar().showMessage('Message in statusbar.')
self.show()

if __name__ == '__main__':
app = QApplication(sys.argv)
ex = App()
sys.exit(app.exec_())

The example creates a window (QMainWindow). We set the screen parameters using:


self.left = 10
self.top = 10
self.width = 640
self.height = 480

Window properties are set in the initUI() method which is called in the constructor. The method:


statusBar().showMessage()

sets the text on the statusbar.

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