PyQt5 QCalendarWidget – Setting Close Event

In this article we will see how we can implement the close event for the QCalendarWidget. This event handler is called with the given event when Qt receives a window close request for a calendar from the window system. By default, the event is accepted and the calendar is closed. We can reimplement this function to change the way the widget responds to window close requests.

Below is the Calendar class code

# QCalendarWidget Class
class Calendar(QCalendarWidget):
    # constructor
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        super(Calendar, self).__init__(parent)

    # overriding the closeEvent method
    def closeEvent(self, event):

        # setting text to the label
        print("Close Event Called")

Implementation steps:
1. Create a Calendar class that inherits the QCalendarWidget
2. Inside the Calendar class override the closeEvent and inside the event print the text
3. Create a main window class
4. Create a Calendar object inside the main window
5. Set various properties to the calendar
6. Close the calendar

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
# QCalendarWidget Class
class Calendar(QCalendarWidget):
    # constructor
    def __init__(self, parent = None):
        super(Calendar, self).__init__(parent)
    # overriding the closeEvent method
    def closeEvent(self, event):
        # setting text to the label
        print("Close Event Called")
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
        # as Calendar class inherits QCalendarWidget
        self.calendar = Calendar(self)
        # setting geometry to the calender
        self.calendar.setGeometry(50, 10, 400, 250)
        # setting cursor
        # close the calendar
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app


Output :

Close Event Called

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