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PyQt5 – How to set tooltip duration for Label | setToolTipDuration method

  • Last Updated : 26 Mar, 2020
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In PyQt5, there is an option to set tool tip using setToolTip() method, The tooltip or infotip or a hint is a common graphical user interface element. It is used in conjunction with a cursor, usually a pointer. The user hovers the pointer over an item, without clicking it, and a tooltip may appear as a small “hover box” with information about the item being hovered over.

By default, there is no time limit for tool tip i.e for how much time tip should appear. In this article, we will see how to set tool tip duration for a label. In order to do this we will use setToolTipDuration() method.

Syntax : label.setToolTipDuration(ms)

Argument : It takes integer as argument, which refer to miliseconds.

Action performed : It sets the time duration for label tool tip.

Code :

# importing the required libraries
from PyQt5.QtCore import * 
from PyQt5.QtGui import * 
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import * 
import sys
class Window(QMainWindow):
    def __init__(self):
        # set the title
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 600, 400)
        # creating a label widget
        self.label_1 = QLabel("Label", self)
        # moving position
        self.label_1.move(0, 0)
        # setting up the border
        self.label_1.setStyleSheet("border :3px solid black;")
        # setting label tool tip
        self.label_1.setToolTip("It is for 5 seconds")
        # setting time duration
        # show all the widgets
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app

Output :

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