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PyQt5 QDockWidget – Setting Floating Property

  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2020

In this article, we will see how we can set floating property 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). This property holds whether the dock widget is floating.
A floating dock widget is presented to the user as an independent window “on top” of its parent QMainWindow, instead of being docked in the QMainWindow.

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

Syntax : dock.setFloating(True)

Argument : It takes bool 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 floating property
        dock.setFloating(True)
  
  
  
  
# 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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