PyQt5 QCalendarWidget – Accessing Font Metrics

In this article we will see how we can get the font metrics of the QCalendarWidget. A font is a particular size, weight and style of a typeface. Each font was a matched set of type, one piece for each glyph. By changing font we can change the style of the text present in the calendar. We can change/set font using setFont method. Font metrics calculate the size of characters and strings for a given font of calendar.

In order to do this we will use fontMetrics method with the QCalendarWidget object.

Syntax : calendar.fontMetrics()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It return QFontMetrics object

Below is the implementation

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# 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 title
        self.setWindowTitle("Python ")
  
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 650, 400)
  
        # calling method
        self.UiComponents()
  
        # showing all the widgets
        self.show()
  
    # method for components
    def UiComponents(self):
        # creating a QCalendarWidget object
        self.calender = QCalendarWidget(self)
  
        # setting geometry to the calender
        self.calender.setGeometry(50, 10, 400, 250)
  
        # setting cursor
        self.calender.setCursor(Qt.PointingHandCursor)
  
        # font
        font = QFont('Times', 5)
  
        # setting font to the calendar
        self.calender.setFont(font)
  
        # creating label to show the properties
        self.label = QLabel(self)
  
        # setting geometry to the label
        self.label.setGeometry(100, 280, 250, 60)
  
        # making label multi line
        self.label.setWordWrap(True)
  
        # getting font Metrics Object
        value = self.calender.fontMetrics()
  
        # setting text to the label
        self.label.setText("Font Metrics : " + str(value))
  
  
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
  
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
  
# start the app
sys.exit(App.exec())

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