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Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt: The Definitive Guide to PyQt Programming by Mark Summerfield

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6. Main Windows

Most applications are main-window-style applications, that is, they have a menu bar, toolbars, a status bar, a central area, and possibly dock windows, to provide the user with a rich yet navigable and comprehensible user interface. In this chapter, we will see how to create a main-window-style application which demonstrates how to create and use all of these features.

We will use the Image Changer application shown in Figure 6.1 to demonstrate how to create a main-window-style application. Like most such applications it has menus, toolbars, and a status bar; it also has a dock window. In addition to seeing how to create all these user interface elements, we will cover how to relate ...

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