[PyQt] Loading PyQt5 Designer

Kyle Altendorf sda at fstab.net
Tue Jan 31 14:50:11 GMT 2017

On 2017-01-31 09:31, dennisvanz wrote:

> Now I am totally confused -- seems like conflicting answers.  I have 
> python 3.6 64-bit and I have PyQT5 64 bit downloaded via pip3.

Not so much conflicting as much as what you need depends on what you are 
going to do combined with there pretty much always being multiple 

> How to I get Designer so I can make GUIs -- I want it to show up in my 
> Windows Start menu so I can just click it to get going.


Are you going to do this?  If so, you need the PyQt Designer plugin.  If 
not, you don't need it.  Answer that and we'll talk about the next step.


> On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:14 AM, Kyle Altendorf <sda at fstab.net> 
> wrote:
> On 2017-01-31 08:28, Florian Bruhin wrote:
>> * dennisvanz <dennisvanz at bellsouth.net> [2017-01-31 13:20:55 +0000]:
>>> I have python 3.6 64 bit installed.  I installed PyQt5-64 bit using
>>> pip3 using the Windows cmd window.
>>> I want QT DESIGNER - I understand it is the PyQt5 I downloaded.  If
>>> so, how do I get it in my Windows Start Menu so I can start/use it?
>>> If it is not in there, how do I get it?
>> Qt Designer isn't included in the PyQt5 wheel.
>> Either install the unofficial pyqt5-tools wheel from here:
>> https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyqt5-tools/
>> (not sure if that works with PyQt 5.7.1 though)
> Don't use the PyPi file.  :[  My latest release (though not actually
> recent) is on GitHub and wouldn't fit on PyPi.
> https://github.com/altendky/pyqt5-tools/releases
> Also: https://github.com/altendky/pyqt5-tools/issues/4
> I keep hoping to get a chance to improve this package but it's not
> fitting into the work schedule yet as it wouldn't see the use there 
> that
> I initially expected.  I honestly don't recall how the PyQt Designer
> plugin 'links' to Python.  If you make custom plugins that can run in
> Python 3.5 then you could probably get by with just an extra Python3.5
> install to support the plugin (is even that required?).
> For most stuff I'm guessing there's no issue using a 5.7.0 Designer to
> make .ui for 5.7.1.
>> Or install a separate Qt installation from qt.io
> This won't get you the PyQt Designer plugin, if you need that for using
> custom Python widgets in Designer.  Though, while getting started you
> certainly may well not need it.
> Cheers,
> -kyle
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