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PyQt5 QListWidget – Getting Selection Mode

  • Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the selection mode property to the QListWidget. QListWidget is a convenience class that provides a list view with a classic item-based interface for adding and removing items. QListWidget uses an internal model to manage each QListWidgetItem in the list. This property holds which selection mode the view operates in. This property controls whether the user can select one or many items and, in many-item selections, whether the selection must be a continuous range of items. It can be set with the help of setSelectionMode method.

In order to do this we will use selectionMode method with the list widget object.

Syntax : list_widget.selectionMode()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns selection mode object but when printed it shows the associated value with it



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 a QListWidget
        list_widget = QListWidget(self)
  
        # setting geometry to it
        list_widget.setGeometry(50, 70, 150, 60)
  
        # list widget items
        item1 = QListWidgetItem("A")
        item2 = QListWidgetItem("B")
        item3 = QListWidgetItem("C")
  
        # adding items to the list widget
        list_widget.addItem(item1)
        list_widget.addItem(item2)
        list_widget.addItem(item3)
  
        # setting selection mode property
        list_widget.setSelectionMode(QAbstractItemView.MultiSelection)
  
        # creating a label
        label = QLabel("GeesforGeeks", self)
  
        # setting geometry to the label
        label.setGeometry(230, 80, 280, 80)
  
        # making label multi line
        label.setWordWrap(True)
  
        # getting selection mode property
        value = list_widget.selectionMode()
  
        # setting text to the label
        label.setText("Selection Mode : " + 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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