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PyQt5 Label – Accessing blur radius to shadow

  • Last Updated : 10 May, 2020

In this article we will see how we can access the blur radius of the shadow of the label. The blur radius, if set to 0 the shadow will be sharp, the higher the number, the more blurred it will be, by default the blur radius is 0, we use setBlurRadius method to set the blur radius

In order to access the blur radius of the shadow of label we use blurRadius method

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Syntax : shadow.blurRadius(n)
Here shadow is the QGraphicsDropShadowEffect object



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns float value

Below is the implementation




# 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):
        super().__init__()
  
        # setting background color of window
        # self.setStyleSheet("background-color : black;")
  
        # setting title
        self.setWindowTitle("Python ")
  
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 600, 400)
  
        # calling method
        self.UiComponents()
  
        # showing all the widgets
        self.show()
  
    # method for widgets
    def UiComponents(self):
  
        # creating label
        label = QLabel("Label", self)
  
        # setting alignment
        label.setAlignment(Qt.AlignCenter)
  
        # setting geometry to the label
        label.setGeometry(200, 100, 150, 60)
  
        # setting border
        label.setStyleSheet("border : 8px solid black")
  
        # creating a QGraphicsDropShadowEffect object
        shadow = QGraphicsDropShadowEffect()
  
        # setting blur radius
        shadow.setBlurRadius(15)
  
        # adding shadow to the label
        label.setGraphicsEffect(shadow)
  
        # creating label to show the blur radius
        result = QLabel(self)
  
        # setting geometry
        result.setGeometry(200, 200, 200, 30)
  
        # getting blur radius
        b_radius = shadow.blurRadius()
  
        # showing text through label
        result.setText("Blur Radius : " + str(b_radius))
  
  
  
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
  
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
  
# start the app
sys.exit(App.exec())

Output :




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