closeEvent not working



  • I have the following code but closeEvent is never reached.
    I need to intercept when someone close the window and I would like to know how to do.
    Thank you

    import sys
     
    from PySide2 import QtUiTools
    from PySide2 import QtCore, QtGui, QtWidgets
    
    
    
    class Form(QtWidgets.QMainWindow):
     
        def __init__(self, ui_file, parent=None):
            super(Form, self).__init__(parent)
            self.ui=QtUiTools.QUiLoader().load(ui_file)
            self.ui.show()
    
        def closeEvent(self, event):
            print("I want to exit!")
         
    if __name__ == '__main__':
        app = QtWidgets.QApplication(sys.argv)
        form = Form('mainwindow.ui')
        sys.exit(app.exec_())
    

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    You're not showing a Form instance but its ui member variable.

    remove self.ui.show() and add form.show() in your __main__ code.



  • @SGaist , my code was a workaround to another problem.
    If you do what you suggested (it was my first choice), the windows will be empty, no widgets will appear.
    It works if you define the widgets one by one inside the code, but if you are loading them with QtUiTools is not working.
    A mistery for me.

    Thats why i changed the code. I can put the call to show() in the main but calling "ui": form.ui.show().
    THis is working but closeEvent is not reachable.

    I'm attaching two pictures where you can see both codes and results.
    One is showing the widgets but closeEvent is not working, the other is not showing the widgets but closeEvent is working.

    Thank for your help
    0_1530686378193_closeEvent KO.png
    0_1530686392696_empty.png


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Because your not using QUiloader correctly. See the documentation of the class. The example code shows that once the ui file has been loaded, the resulting widget is put in a layout that is applied to the "container widget".



  • @SGaist
    mmmhhhh.... welll... interesting... it means that the real problem of my code is in another place.
    I was able to write a running code but I would like to clarify better...

    class Form(QtWidgets.QMainWindow):
     
        def __init__(self, ui_file, parent=None):
            super(Form, self).__init__(parent)
            self.ui=QtUiTools.QUiLoader().load(ui_file)
            layout = QtWidgets.QVBoxLayout()
            layout.addWidget(self.ui)
            self.setLayout(layout)
    

    This code "seems" equal to the one of the documentation (translating from C++ to python) and is not working.
    It's not working because in the class declaration I'm inheriting from QMainWindow as I was doing in PyQt5.
    If I change the code from QMainWindow to QWidget it's working but I'm loosing all the setting I did in Designer releted to the main window.

    Maybe there is something that I don't understand yet!

    Thank you


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You should have an error printed.

    QMainWindow already has a layout that does all the neat things like handling of toolbars and dock widgets. Therefore you would need to set your loaded widget as central widget.

    By the way, why use QUiLoader rather than pyuic ?



  • @SGaist
    As far as I know pyuic is not included in PySide2.

    Regarding setting the loaded widget as central widget I will investigate



  • @SGaist
    I investigate further...
    first of all sorry for the misunderstanding on pyuic. Yes it present in PySide2 but I would prefer to load directly the ui from file.

    Now my code is the following:

    class Form(QtWidgets.QMainWindow):
     
        def __init__(self, ui_file, parent=None):
            super(Form, self).__init__(parent)
            self.ui=QtUiTools.QUiLoader().load(ui_file)
            self.setCentralWidget(self.ui)
    

    ...and surprising it seems to work. as far as I was able to test. It seems that only window size is lost with this workaround.
    I'm speaking of workaround because I'm just substituting the central widget... so menubar, statusbar,... they should not work if my understanding of the following picture is correct:
    0_1530697169009_central.png
    but instead they are present!
    So maybe my problem is not completely solve but I think we are not far from a solution


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    But why are you using a QMainWindow as "holder" widget ?

    From a quick look, there should be something like a pyside2-uic command somewhere.



  • Because I don't know what to do.
    In PyQt5 I was doing something like that:

    Ui_MainWindow = uic.loadUiType("mainwindow.ui")[0] 
    

    and then

    class MainWindow(QtWidgets.QMainWindow, Ui_MainWindow):
        def __init__(self, parent=None):
            super(MainWindow, self).__init__(parent)
            self.ui = Ui_MainWindow()
            self.ui.setupUi(self)
    

    But this is not working with PySide2.

    If you can share a PySyde2 working code it would be really appreciated.
    Thank you



  • @ZioLupo
    Purely OOI, while you are waiting for an answer, may I ask you: I use PyQt and am very happy with it, why are you moving over to PySide instead?



  • @JonB
    Well... it seems to me that PySide2 will be the "official" binding for Python.
    IMHO it should mean more support... but maybe I'm completely wrong!



  • @ZioLupo
    Well, I get any PyQt support I need via pyqt@riverbankcomputing.com mailing list.

    Again OOI, for my reference, how much work are you finding you need to do to convert PyQt(5) to PySide? (Sorry if I'm hijacking thread, I won't ask another question...!)



  • It was done in a snapshot.
    Honestly speaking I ported a couple of very small app in a snapshot. Search & Replace is your friend.
    The only problem I had was with UI files.
    But the Pyside2 loader is returning an istance, not a class... so I believeI have to think differently.
    Moreover it's not my job, I'm an old C programmer shocked by the beauty of python... so maybe I don't have to loose time and keep everythink in PyQt5 ;-)



  • @ZioLupo I'm an old C programmer shocked by the ugliness of python!!



  • @ZioLupo what Python version are you using?
    I currently have no problems with 3.6.5 + PySide2 but my apps never close on the latest Python 3.7.



  • @ZioLupo said in closeEvent not working:

    As far as I know pyuic is not included in PySide2.

    its pyside2uic!
    I do from pyside2uic import compileUi , compile my ui-files whenever changed. and do:

        self.ui = compiled_ui.Ui_Form()
        self.ui.setupUi(self.some_main_widget)


  • I was porting my code of a working program from PyQt5 to PySide2 and found the same issue:

    def closeEvent(self, event):
        """Write window size and position to config file"""
        ini_options.setValue("menu_size", self.ui.size())
        ini_options.setValue("menu_position", self.ui.pos())
        event.accept()
    
    def eventFilter(self, target, event):
        print(event.type())
    

    I am using two Tabs and this was the result of me playing with the tabs. These are the only events printed:

    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.PolishRequest
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.Move
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.Resize
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.Show
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.ShowToParent
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.UpdateLater
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.Paint
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.WindowDeactivate
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.Hide
    

    closeEvent is never printed when I close the window. Shouldn't be somewhere after WindowDeactivate and before Hide?

    If I just open the software and close it without playing with the tabs, them the events are:

    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.PolishRequest
    PySide2.QtCore.QEvent.Type.Destroy
    

    I don't get why Destroy doesn't appears if I just switch to one tab to another (on the same MainWindow widget). Is the eventFilter bugged and it doesn't receives all the events?



  • @ewerybody
    As I wrote some message after, yes there is -of course - pyside2-uic!
    But I don't like to use it.
    Using it solve all of my problems because it produce a class and with the class I can do what I want (inheriting from it, for example).

    But I would like to avoid to use it



  • @Saelyth
    I think that we really have the same issue.
    AN issue that can be a wrong interpretation of how QtUiTools.QUiLoader().load works.
    It is returning an instance, not a class as.
    In this way we have two QMainWindow nested one in the other.
    With this workaround it worked:

        def __init__(self, ui_file, parent=None):
            super(Form, self).__init__(parent)
            self.ui=QtUiTools.QUiLoader().load(ui_file)
            self.setCentralWidget(self.ui)
    

    But you loose the geometry of the QMainWindow designed with Designer (and maybe something more but I don't have the skill for investigating further)

    We should find a way to modify the inner closeEvent method but I don't know how to do it.
    Moreover I don't like to have two QMainWindow.

    Of course if someone has a real working sample code of a QMainWindow designed in Designer and then correctly loaded and used as a class... it would be really appreciated


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Then remove your Form class as it's not useful in your case.

    You can then create a custom event filter object that should handle the close event and whatever you want to do in it.



  • With the original @ZioLupo code the override of eventFilter would works just fine, but closeEvent wouldn't (that was the issue).

    class Form(QtWidgets.QMainWindow):
        def __init__(self):
            super().__init__()
            self.ui = QUiLoader().load("myfile.ui")
            self.ui.buttonLoad.clicked.connect(self.load_something)
    
        def eventFilter(self, target, event):
            print("this works")
            return False
    
        def closeEvent(self, event):
            print("this doesn't works")
    

    But that creates two QWidgets (one for the Form class and one for self.ui). if I understood you right, @Sgaist, you suggest to make the Form class a non-QWidget, as the Qwidget will be load into self.ui, right? But then, if the Form class is not a QWidget, I don't get how to set the closeEvent or eventFilter methods for the self.ui QWidget.

    I tried to do what you suggest with my next code. The windows open just fine but no override works and no events get to my handlers.

    class Form(object):
        def __init__(self):
            super().__init__()
            self.ui = QUiLoader().load("myfile.ui")
            self.ui.eventFilter = self.eventFilter
            self.ui.closeEvent = self.closeEvent
    
        def eventFilter(self, target, event):
            print("doesn't works")
            return False
    
        def closeEvent(self, event):
            print("doesn't works")
    

    I think the issue here is that we were waiting for PySide2 while we were working temporary on PyQt5, and assumed that PySide2 would behave like PyQt5, where we would port our Qt Designer UI to .py with pyuic command. But when PySide2 was released, we saw an alternative way to do things (load the .ui file directly) and now we are trying to skip one of the step (it seems unnecesary to convert the .ui file to .py in PySide2 if we can directly load the .ui file). However, while trying to do that, we got lost in the process as we lost something which we were familiar with: the abbility to override the UI events.

    A working example on how to load a .ui file with PySide2 where closeEvent works would help us a lot.



  • @ZioLupo said in closeEvent not working:

    @ewerybody
    As I wrote some message after, yes there is -of course - pyside2-uic!

    Sorry. I didn't see you writing this.
    What I just meant is that the name is NOT pyside2-uic (with a dash) but pyside2uic without the dash!

    But I don't like to use it.
    Using it solve all of my problems because it produce a class and with the class I can do what I want (inheriting from it, for example).

    But I would like to avoid to use it

    I would always avoid loading ui files directly and compile them only when changed. This way you can easily debug/step through the code. You see the generated structure and you can learn how UIs are written and you can strip a release of the ui files in the end.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Just one thing: you are not using eventFilter correctly, you don't install it.



  • @Saelyth
    As per what @SGaist has written, in my PyQt like yours (my page class is derived from QWidget) the __init__() ends with line:

        self.window().installEventFilter(self)
    

    and my event handlers (eventFilter()) work.



  • @JonB On PyQt and PyQt5 it works (I've been using it that way) but on Pyside2 it doesn't. Note that I was installing the filters (I just forgot to type it in my previous message). Anyway I ended up using pyside2-uic (with a dash) to make my code safer to this issues.


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