PyQt5 – format() method for Progress bar

We can set the formatting and and show text using setFormat method in Progress Bar, format method is used to get the formatting of the progress bar.

Note : By default formatting of progress bar is ‘%p%’ i.e used to print percentage, so if no specific formatting is set format method will return ‘%p%’.

Syntax : bar.format()

Argument : It takes no argument.

Return : It return string.

Below is the implementation of this method.





# importing libraries
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import * 
from PyQt5 import QtCore, QtGui
from PyQt5.QtGui import * 
from PyQt5.QtCore import *
import sys
class Window(QMainWindow):
    def __init__(self):
        # setting title
        self.setWindowTitle("Python ")
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 600, 400)
        # calling method
        # showing all the widgets
    # method for widgets
    def UiComponents(self):
        # creating progress bar
        bar1 = QProgressBar(self)
        # setting geometry to progress bar
        bar1.setGeometry(200, 100, 200, 30)
        # setting the value
        # getting format of bar1
        format1 = bar1.format()
        # printing the format1
        print("format of bar 1 : " + format1)
        bar2 = QProgressBar(self)
        # setting geometry to progress bar
        bar2.setGeometry(200, 200, 200, 30)
        # setting the value
        # setting text using format
        # getting format of bar2
        format2 = bar2.format()
        # printing the format2
        print("format of bar 2 : " + format2)
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app


Output :

format of bar 1 : %p%
format of bar 2 : Geeks

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