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PyQt5 Scrollable Label – Setting tool tip duration

  • Last Updated : 03 May, 2020

In this article we will see how we can set tooltip duration to the scroll-able label. By default when we create a label all the text is in the single line and if length of text is greater than label, extra text didn’t show, although with the help of setWordWrap method we can create a multi-line label but still if the text exceeds it will not show in the label. In order to show whole text in a small label we have to make label scroll-able, in order to do this we have to make our own scrollable label class which inherits the QScrollArea class which allows to us to make label scroll-able.

Steps for implementations –

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1. Create a new class which inherits QScrollArea
2. Inside the class create vertical layout
3. Create a label and make it multi-line and add it to the layout
5. Over-ride the setText and text method for label
6. Creat object of this class inside the main window class and setting text to it
7. Add tooltip to the object with the help of setToolTip method
8. Add tooltip duration to the object with the help of setToolTipDuration method

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 for scrollable label
class ScrollLabel(QScrollArea):
    # constructor
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        QScrollArea.__init__(self, *args, **kwargs)
        # making widget resizable
        # making qwidget object
        content = QWidget(self)
        # vertical box layout
        lay = QVBoxLayout(content)
        # creating label
        self.label = QLabel(content)
        # making label multi-line
        # adding label to the layout
    # the setText method
    def setText(self, text):
        # setting text to the label
    # getting text method
    def text(self):
        # getting text of the label
        get_text = self.label.text()
        # return the text
        return get_text
class Window(QMainWindow):
    def __init__(self):
        # setting title
        self.setWindowTitle("Python ")
        # setting geometry
        self.setGeometry(100, 100, 600, 400)
        # calling method
        # showing all the widgets
    # method for widgets
    def UiComponents(self):
        # text to show in label
        text = "There are so many options provided by Python to develop GUI " \
               " There are so many options provided by Python to develop GUI" \
               " There are so many options provided by Python to develop GUI"
        # creating scroll label
        label = ScrollLabel(self)
        # setting text to the label
        # setting geometry
        label.setGeometry(100, 100, 150, 80)
        # setting tool tip
        label.setToolTip("It is tool tip")
        # setting tool tip duration
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app

Output :

This tooltip will disappear after 1 second.

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