[PyQt] Basic thread question

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Fri Sep 29 10:44:35 BST 2017


On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 09:24:05AM +0000, Phil wrote:
> On 29/09/17 19:11, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> > You can't do any operations on GUI elements from a secondary thread.
> Thank you for you reply Florian.
> Do you think that you could provide me with a simple example?
> Say I have a thread class like the one shown in my previous message, how do
> I access a MainWindow widget?

You can't, that's my point ;-)

(Well, you *can*, but it's undefined behavior, see
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/thread-basics.html#gui-thread-and-worker-thread )

You could do it with a QThread and signals/slots, but I'd really recommend not
using threads at all unless you have a very good reason to do so. There rarely
is such a reason, and the alternatives are much easier and more straightforward.

> > > I know that this is not totally correct, but just say that I wanted to step
> > > the dial point along at a one second rate. How should I proceed?
> > 
> > The proper way to do this would be using a QTimer.
> Are saying that QTimer is non blocking?

Almost everything in Qt is, including QTimer.
I found an example here:


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