PySide GUI Application Development

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  • Download and install/build PySide, a cross-platform GUI development toolkit for Python
  • Program GUI applications in an easy and efficient way
  • Create and work with windowed applications
  • Create menus, toolbars, status bars, and child windows
  • Connect your GUI to a database and manage it

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 available on all major operating systems.

This book aims to help you develop GUI applications easily using PySide. Python is easy to learn and use and its programs are relatively shorter than those written in other programming languages like C++ or Java. This book will introduce you to user interface programming in Python, allowing you to develop real-time applications in a shorter amount of time.

This book will take you through everything you need to know to develop UI applications. You will learn about installing/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.

In a nutshell, this book is great for learning how to program applications with GUI and for mastering how to develop your own applications and how to run them across platforms.

  • Designed for beginners to help them get started with GUI application development
  • Develop your own applications by creating customized widgets and dialogs
  • Written in a simple and elegant structure to help you easily understand how to program various GUI components
Page Count 140
Course Length 4 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781849699594
Date Of Publication 14 Oct 2013


Venkateshwaran Loganathan

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 now. He was introduced to computer programming at an early age of 11 with FoxPro, and he then started to learn and master various computer languages, such as 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 a technology specialist where he has involved himself in research and development for the Internet of Things domain. He is now actively involved in using RFID devices, Drones, and Google Glass to evolve Future of Technology concepts. Before joining with Cognizant, he worked with few of the IT majors, such as Infosys, Virtusa, and NuVeda. Starting his career as a network developer, he gained expertise in various domains, such as Networking, E-Learning, and HealthCare. He has won various awards and accolades to his merit in the companies he has worked for.

Venkateshwaran holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University and 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. His hobbies include singing and trekking. He likes to get involved with social servicing and move with people a lot. You can write to him at