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PyQt5 QCalendarWidget – Getting First Day of Week
  • Last Updated : 09 Jun, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the first day of the week of the QCalendarWidget. When we create a calendar by default first day of the week is Monday although we can change this any time, days are displayed in the first column of the calendar. We can change the first day any time with the help of setFirstDayOfWeek method.

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

Syntax : calendar.firstDayOfWeek()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It return day object but when printed it shows the value associated 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):
        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)
  
        # setting first day of week
        self.calender.setFirstDayOfWeek(Qt.Wednesday)
  
        # 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 first day of the week
        value = self.calender.firstDayOfWeek()
  
        # setting text to the label
        self.label.setText("First Day of Week :" + str(value))
  
  
  
  
# 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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