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PyQt5 QDockWidget – Checking if given area is allowed

Last Updated : 28 Mar, 2023
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In this article we will see how we can check if the given area is allowed areas of the QDockWidget. QDockWidget provides the concept of dock widgets, also known as tool palettes or utility windows. Dock windows are secondary windows placed in the dock widget area around the central widget in a QMainWindow(original window). Dock can be moved anywhere in the main window, setting allowed areas where the dock widget may be placed it can be set with the help of setAllowedAreas method.

In order to do this we will use isAreaAllowed method with the dock widget object. 

Syntax : dock.isAreaAllowed(area) 

Argument : It takes QDockWidgetArea object as argument 

Return : It returns bool

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, 500, 400)
        # calling method
        # showing all the widgets
    # method for components
    def UiComponents(self):
        # creating dock widget
        dock = QDockWidget("GeeksforGeeks", self)
        # push button
        push = QPushButton("Press", self)
        # setting widget to the dock
        # creating a label
        label = QLabel("GeeksforGeeks", self)
        # setting geometry to the label
        label.setGeometry(100, 200, 300, 80)
        # making label multi line
        # setting geometry to the dock widget
        dock.setGeometry(100, 0, 200, 30)
        # checking if this area is  allowed areas of the dock
        value = dock.isAreaAllowed(Qt.AllDockWidgetAreas)
        # setting text to the label
        label.setText("Is Allowed Areas : " + str(value))
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app

Output :


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