PySide GUI Application Development

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An accessible and practical guide to developing GUI’s for Python applications.This book is written for Python programmers who want to learn about GUI programming. It is also suitable for those who are new to Python but are familiar with object-oriented programming.
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Venkateshwaran Loganathan is an eminent software developer who has been involved in the design, development, and testing of software products for more than five years. He was introduced to computer programming at the early age of 11 with FoxPro and then started to learn and master various computer languages like C, C++, Perl, Python, Node.js, and Unix shell scripting. Fascinated by open source development, he has involved himself in contributing to various open source technologies. He is now working for Cognizant Technology Solutions as an Associate in Technology, where he has involved himself in research and development for the Internet of Things domain. He is now actively involved in using RFID devices for evolving Future of Technology concepts. Before joining Cognizant, he worked with a few other IT companies such as Infosys, Virtusa, and NuVeda. Starting his career as a network developer, he has gained expertise in various domains such as networking, e-learning, and HealthCare. He has won various awards and accolades at the companies he has worked for. Venkat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University and is currently pursuing an M.S in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani. Apart from programming, he is actively involved in handling various technical and soft skills classes for budding engineers and college students. He likes singing and trekking as pastime activities. He also likes to get involved with social service travel.Visit him online at and write to him at
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Packt Publishing Ltd
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Oct 15, 2013
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Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Programming Languages / Python
Computers / User Interfaces
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Develop more dynamic and robust GUI applications using PySide, an open source cross-platform UI frameworkAbout This BookDesigned for beginners to help you get started with GUI application developmentDevelop your own applications by creating customized widgets and dialogsWritten in a simple and elegant structure so you easily understand how to program various GUI componentsWho This Book Is For

This book is written for Python programmers who want to learn about GUI programming. It is also suitable for those who are new to Python but are familiar with object-oriented programming.

What You Will LearnProgram GUI applications in an easy and efficient wayDownload and install PySide, a cross-platform GUI development toolkit for PythonCreate menus, toolbars, status bars, and child windowsDevelop a text editor application on your ownConnect your GUI to a database and manage itExecute SQL queries by handling databasesIn Detail

Elegantly-built GUI applications are always a massive hit among users. PySide is an open source software project that provides Python bindings for the Qt cross-platform UI framework. Combining the power of Qt and Python, PySide provides easy access to the Qt framework for Python developers and also acts as an excellent rapid application development platform.

This book will take you through everything you need to know to develop UI applications. You will learn about installing and building PySide in various major operating systems as well as the basics of GUI programming. The book will then move on to discuss event management, signals and slots, and the widgets and dialogs available with PySide. Database interaction and manipulation is also covered.

By the end of this book, you will be able to program GUI applications efficiently and master how to develop your own applications and how to run them across platforms.

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This is an accessible and practical guide to developing GUIs for Python applications.

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