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How to add to QVBoxLayout after it was associated with a QScrollArea ?

  • I would like to add widgets to a QVBoxLayout sometime later in my code after some user interaction.

    The existing code I have works fine if I add widgets to my layout before I perform the QScrollArea but if I were to add them after that, it does not show up. In addition to addWidget() is there some other calls I need to make to tell Qt that the QVBoxLayout content has been updated ?

    import sys
    from PySide2 import QtWidgets, QtCore
    class Example(QtWidgets.QWidget):
        def __init__(self):
            super(Example, self).__init__()
        def initUI(self):
            before = False
            scroll = QtWidgets.QScrollArea(self)
            vbox = QtWidgets.QVBoxLayout()
            if before:
                for index in range(20):
                    vbox.addWidget(QtWidgets.QPushButton('button {}'.format(index)))
            widget = QtWidgets.QWidget()
            if not before:
                for index in range(20):
                    layout = widget.layout()
                    layout.addWidget(QtWidgets.QPushButton('button {}'.format(index)))
            self.setGeometry(300, 300, 300, 150)
    def main():
        app = QtWidgets.QApplication(sys.argv)
        ex = Example()
    if __name__ == '__main__':

  • Answering my own question.

    I need to make the scroll resizable, i.e.

    scroll = QtWidgets.QScrollArea(self)


  • @nicholas_yue
    Without understanding why, I, and most others, always set setWidgetResizable(True)! I'm sure there are cases where one does not want to do this, especially since it defaults to false, but I don't know what they are. :)

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