Connect double-click event of QListView with method in PyQt4


I’ve got a PyQt QListView object, and I want a method to run when it is double-clicked. This should be trivial, but it doesn't seem to work. My code is as follows:

class MainWindow(QMainWindow):
    def __init__(self):
        lb = QListView()
        self.connect(lb, SIGNAL('doubleClicked()'), self.someMethod)

        grid = QGridLayout()
        grid.addWidget(lb, 0, 0)

    def someMethod(self):
        print "It happened!"

I’ve tried clicked() and entered() methods too, but they do not work either. These events are all listed in the documentation here.

1/14/2019 11:15:43 AM

Accepted Answer

It seems to work if:

self.connect(lb, SIGNAL('doubleClicked()'), self.someMethod)

Is replaced with the new syntax of:


The latter is much more elegant too. I still do not know why the original syntax did not work, however.

12/22/2010 11:02:40 PM

It will also work if you use:

self.connect(lb,QtCore.SIGNAL("itemDoubleClicked (QListWidgetItem *)"),self.someMethod)

check the pyqt reference, then copy and paste the signal as is.

I know you already solved it. but I think knowing more than one method will be better.

Licensed under: CC-BY-SA with attribution
Not affiliated with: Stack Overflow