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PyQt5 Scrollable Label – Setting tool tip to the label part

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  • Last Updated : 25 May, 2022

In this article we will see how we can set tool tip to the label part of scroll label, when know we can make scrollable label with the help of inheriting a scroll class and making label in it, but when we set tool tip to the class object tool tip is set to the whole widget i.e label and the scroll bar as well. In order to add tool tip the label part only we have to override the function of the object.

Steps for implementations – 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. Over-ride setToolTip method and add tool tip to the label 7. Create object of this class inside the main window class and setting text to it 8. Add tool tip to the object with the help of setToolTip 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
    # overriding setToolTip method
    def setToolTip(self, text):
        # setting tool tip to the label
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")
# create pyqt5 app
App = QApplication(sys.argv)
# create the instance of our Window
window = Window()
# start the app

Output :

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