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PyQt5 QDockWidget – Setting Allowed Areas

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  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2020
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In this article we will see how we can set allowed areas to the QDockWidget. QDockWidget provides the concept of dock widgets, also know 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.

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

Syntax : dock.setAllowedAreas(area)

Argument : It takes QDockWidgetArea object as argument

Return : It returns None

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, 500, 400)
  
        # calling method
        self.UiComponents()
  
        # showing all the widgets
        self.show()
  
    # method for components
    def UiComponents(self):
  
        # creating dock widget
        dock = QDockWidget("GeeksforGeeks", self)
  
        # push button
        push = QPushButton("Press", self)
  
        # setting widget to the dock
        dock.setWidget(push)
  
        # creating a label
        label = QLabel("GeeksforGeeks", self)
  
        # setting geometry to the label
        label.setGeometry(100, 200, 300, 80)
  
        # making label multi line
        label.setWordWrap(True)
  
        # setting geometry tot he dock widget
        dock.setGeometry(100, 0, 200, 30)
  
        # setting allowed areas
        dock.setAllowedAreas(Qt.AllDockWidgetAreas)
  
  
  
  
  
# 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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