A ListView of checkboxes in PyQt


Question

I want to display a QListView where each item is a checkbox with some label. The checkboxes should be visible at all times. One way I can think of is using a custom delegate and QAbstractListModel. Are there simpler ways? Can you provide the simplest snippet that does this?

Thanks in advance

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7/26/2009 10:33:11 AM

Accepted Answer

If you are writing your own model, just include the Qt.ItemIsUserCheckable flag in the return value from the flags() method, and ensure that you return a valid value for the Qt.CheckStateRole from the data() method.

If you use the QStandardItemModel class, include the Qt.ItemIsUserCheckable flag in those you pass to each item's setFlags() method, and set the check state for the Qt.CheckStateRole with its setData() method.

In an interactive Python session, type the following:

from PyQt4.QtGui import *

model = QStandardItemModel()
item = QStandardItem("Item")
item.setFlags(Qt.ItemIsUserCheckable | Qt.ItemIsEnabled)
item.setData(QVariant(Qt.Checked), Qt.CheckStateRole)
model.appendRow(item)

view = QListView()
view.setModel(model)
view.show()
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3/2/2018 6:33:44 PM

I ended up using the method provided by David Boddie in the PyQt mailing list. Here's a working snippet based on his code:

from PyQt4.QtCore import *
from PyQt4.QtGui import *
import sys
from random import randint


app = QApplication(sys.argv)

model = QStandardItemModel()

for n in range(10):                   
    item = QStandardItem('Item %s' % randint(1, 100))
    check = Qt.Checked if randint(0, 1) == 1 else Qt.Unchecked
    item.setCheckState(check)
    item.setCheckable(True)
    model.appendRow(item)


view = QListView()
view.setModel(model)

view.show()
app.exec_()

Note: changed the call of setData with a check role to setCheckState and used setCheckable instead of flags.


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