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PyQt5 QListWidget – Setting Selection Rectangle Visible Property

  • Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can set the selection rectangle visible property of 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. If this property is true then the selection rectangle is visible; otherwise it will be hidden.

Note: The selection rectangle will only be visible if the selection mode is in a mode where more than one item can be selected; i.e., it will not draw a selection rectangle if the selection mode is QAbstractItemView.SingleSelection.

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

Syntax : list_widget.setSelectionRectVisible(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 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)
  
        # making selection rectangle visible
        list_widget.setSelectionRectVisible(True)
  
        # 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)
  
  
  
# 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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