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PyQt5 QCalendarWidget – Getting Direction Property

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  • Last Updated : 26 Jan, 2022
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In this article we will see how we can get the direction of the QCalendarWidget. There are three type of direction available in the calendar, first is the default one which is left to right, second is right-to-left layouts which are necessary for certain languages, notably Arabic and Hebrew. Third is LayoutDirectionAuto serves two purposes. When used in conjunction with other objects, it will imply to use the layout direction set on the parent widget or QApplication.

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

Syntax : calendar.layoutDirection()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It return direction object but when printed it shows the associated value with them

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):
        # setting title
        self.setWindowTitle("Python ")
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 650, 400)
        # calling method
        # showing all the widgets
    # method for components
    def UiComponents(self):
        # creating a QCalendarWidget object
        self.calendar = QCalendarWidget(self)
        # setting geometry to the calendar
        self.calendar.setGeometry(50, 10, 400, 250)
        # setting cursor
        # 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
        # getting layout direction
        value = self.calendar.layoutDirection()
        # setting text to the label
        self.label.setText("Layout Direction : " + str(value))
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app


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