QFileDialog

Inheritance diagram of PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog

Synopsis

Functions

Signals

Static functions

  • def getExistingDirectory ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=”“[, options=QFileDialog.ShowDirsOnly]]]])
  • def getExistingDirectoryUrl ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=QUrl()[, options=QFileDialog.ShowDirsOnly[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]])
  • def getOpenFileName ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=”“[, filter=”“[, selectedFilter=”“[, options=QFileDialog.Options()]]]]]])
  • def getOpenFileNames ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=”“[, filter=”“[, selectedFilter=”“[, options=QFileDialog.Options()]]]]]])
  • def getOpenFileUrl ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=QUrl()[, filter=”“[, selectedFilter=”“[, options=QFileDialog.Options()[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]]]])
  • def getOpenFileUrls ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=QUrl()[, filter=”“[, selectedFilter=”“[, options=QFileDialog.Options()[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]]]])
  • def getSaveFileName ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=”“[, filter=”“[, selectedFilter=”“[, options=QFileDialog.Options()]]]]]])
  • def getSaveFileUrl ([parent=nullptr[, caption=”“[, dir=QUrl()[, filter=”“[, selectedFilter=”“[, options=QFileDialog.Options()[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]]]])

Detailed Description

The PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog class provides a dialog that allow users to select files or directories.

The PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog class enables a user to traverse the file system in order to select one or many files or a directory.

The easiest way to create a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog is to use the static functions.

fileName = QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(self,
    tr("Open Image"), "/home/jana", tr("Image Files (*.png *.jpg *.bmp)"))

In the above example, a modal PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog is created using a static function. The dialog initially displays the contents of the “/home/jana” directory, and displays files matching the patterns given in the string “Image Files (*.png *.jpg *.bmp)”. The parent of the file dialog is set to this , and the window title is set to “Open Image”.

If you want to use multiple filters, separate each one with two semicolons. For example:

"Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg);;Text files (*.txt);;XML files (*.xml)"

You can create your own PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog without using the static functions. By calling PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setFileMode() , you can specify what the user must select in the dialog:

dialog = QFileDialog(self)
dialog.setFileMode(QFileDialog.AnyFile)

In the above example, the mode of the file dialog is set to AnyFile , meaning that the user can select any file, or even specify a file that doesn’t exist. This mode is useful for creating a “Save As” file dialog. Use ExistingFile if the user must select an existing file, or Directory if only a directory may be selected. See the QFileDialog.FileMode enum for the complete list of modes.

The PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.fileMode() property contains the mode of operation for the dialog; this indicates what types of objects the user is expected to select. Use PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setNameFilter() to set the dialog’s file filter. For example:

dialog.setNameFilter(tr("Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg)"))

In the above example, the filter is set to "Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg)" , this means that only files with the extension png , xpm , or jpg will be shown in the PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog . You can apply several filters by using PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setNameFilters() . Use PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectNameFilter() to select one of the filters you’ve given as the file dialog’s default filter.

The file dialog has two view modes: List and Detail . List presents the contents of the current directory as a list of file and directory names. Detail also displays a list of file and directory names, but provides additional information alongside each name, such as the file size and modification date. Set the mode with PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setViewMode() :

dialog.setViewMode(QFileDialog.Detail)

The last important function you will need to use when creating your own file dialog is PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectedFiles() .

if dialog.exec_():
    fileNames = dialog.selectedFiles()

In the above example, a modal file dialog is created and shown. If the user clicked OK, the file they selected is put in fileName .

The dialog’s working directory can be set with PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setDirectory() . Each file in the current directory can be selected using the PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectFile() function.

The Standard Dialogs example shows how to use PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog as well as other built-in Qt dialogs.

By default, a platform-native file dialog will be used if the platform has one. In that case, the widgets which would otherwise be used to construct the dialog will not be instantiated, so related accessors such as PySide2.QtWidgets.QWidget.layout() and PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.itemDelegate() will return null. You can set the DontUseNativeDialog option to ensure that the widget-based implementation will be used instead of the native dialog.

class PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog(parent, f)
class PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, directory=""[, filter=""]]]])
Parameters:
  • directory – unicode
  • caption – unicode
  • filter – unicode
  • fPySide2.QtCore.Qt.WindowFlags
  • parentPySide2.QtWidgets.QWidget

Constructs a file dialog with the given parent and widget flags .

Constructs a file dialog with the given parent and caption that initially displays the contents of the specified directory . The contents of the directory are filtered before being shown in the dialog, using a semicolon-separated list of filters specified by filter .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.ViewMode

This enum describes the view mode of the file dialog; i.e. what information about each file will be displayed.

Constant Description
QFileDialog.Detail Displays an icon, a name, and details for each item in the directory.
QFileDialog.List Displays only an icon and a name for each item in the directory.
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.FileMode

This enum is used to indicate what the user may select in the file dialog; i.e. what the dialog will return if the user clicks OK.

Constant Description
QFileDialog.AnyFile The name of a file, whether it exists or not.
QFileDialog.ExistingFile The name of a single existing file.
QFileDialog.Directory The name of a directory. Both files and directories are displayed. However, the native Windows file dialog does not support displaying files in the directory chooser.
QFileDialog.ExistingFiles The names of zero or more existing files.

This value is obsolete since Qt 4.5:

Constant Description
QFileDialog.DirectoryOnly Use Directory and PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setOption() ( ShowDirsOnly , true) instead.
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.AcceptMode
Constant Description
QFileDialog.AcceptOpen  
QFileDialog.AcceptSave  
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.DialogLabel
Constant Description
QFileDialog.LookIn  
QFileDialog.FileName  
QFileDialog.FileType  
QFileDialog.Accept  
QFileDialog.Reject  
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Option
Constant Description
QFileDialog.ShowDirsOnly Only show directories in the file dialog. By default both files and directories are shown. (Valid only in the Directory file mode.)
QFileDialog.DontResolveSymlinks Don’t resolve symlinks in the file dialog. By default symlinks are resolved.
QFileDialog.DontConfirmOverwrite Don’t ask for confirmation if an existing file is selected. By default confirmation is requested.
QFileDialog.DontUseNativeDialog Don’t use the native file dialog. By default, the native file dialog is used unless you use a subclass of PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog that contains the Q_OBJECT() macro, or the platform does not have a native dialog of the type that you require.
QFileDialog.ReadOnly Indicates that the model is readonly.
QFileDialog.HideNameFilterDetails Indicates if the file name filter details are hidden or not.
QFileDialog.DontUseSheet In previous versions of Qt, the static functions would create a sheet by default if the static function was given a parent. This is no longer supported and does nothing in Qt 4.5, The static functions will always be an application modal dialog. If you want to use sheets, use QFileDialog.open() instead.
QFileDialog.DontUseCustomDirectoryIcons Always use the default directory icon. Some platforms allow the user to set a different icon. Custom icon lookup cause a big performance impact over network or removable drives. Setting this will enable the QFileIconProvider.DontUseCustomDirectoryIcons option in the icon provider. This enum value was added in Qt 5.2.
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.acceptMode()
Return type:PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.AcceptMode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.confirmOverwrite()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.currentChanged(path)
Parameters:path – unicode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.currentUrlChanged(url)
Parameters:urlPySide2.QtCore.QUrl
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.defaultSuffix()
Return type:unicode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.directory()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.QDir

Returns the directory currently being displayed in the dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.directoryEntered(directory)
Parameters:directory – unicode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.directoryUrl()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.QUrl

Returns the url of the directory currently being displayed in the dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.directoryUrlEntered(directory)
Parameters:directoryPySide2.QtCore.QUrl
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.fileMode()
Return type:PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.FileMode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.fileSelected(file)
Parameters:file – unicode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.filesSelected(files)
Parameters:files – list of strings
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.filter()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.QDir.Filters

Returns the filter that is used when displaying files.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.filterSelected(filter)
Parameters:filter – unicode
static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getExistingDirectory([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=""[, options=QFileDialog.ShowDirsOnly]]]])
Parameters:
Return type:

unicode

This is a convenience static function that will return an existing directory selected by the user.

dir = QFileDialog.getExistingDirectory(self, tr("Open Directory"),
                                       "/home",
                                       QFileDialog.ShowDirsOnly
                                       | QFileDialog.DontResolveSymlinks)

This function creates a modal file dialog with the given parent widget. If parent is not 0, the dialog will be shown centered over the parent widget.

The dialog’s working directory is set to dir , and the caption is set to caption . Either of these may be an empty string in which case the current directory and a default caption will be used respectively.

The options argument holds various options about how to run the dialog, see the QFileDialog.Option enum for more information on the flags you can pass. To ensure a native file dialog, ShowDirsOnly must be set.

On Windows and macOS , this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog . However, the native Windows file dialog does not support displaying files in the directory chooser. You need to pass DontUseNativeDialog to display files using a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog .

On Unix/X11, the normal behavior of the file dialog is to resolve and follow symlinks. For example, if /usr/tmp is a symlink to /var/tmp , the file dialog will change to /var/tmp after entering /usr/tmp . If options includes DontResolveSymlinks , the file dialog will treat symlinks as regular directories.

On Windows, the dialog will spin a blocking modal event loop that will not dispatch any QTimers, and if parent is not 0 then it will position the dialog just below the parent’s title bar.

Warning

Do not delete parent during the execution of the dialog. If you want to do this, you should create the dialog yourself using one of the PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog constructors.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getExistingDirectoryUrl([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=QUrl()[, options=QFileDialog.ShowDirsOnly[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]])
Parameters:
Return type:

PySide2.QtCore.QUrl

This is a convenience static function that will return an existing directory selected by the user. If the user presses Cancel, it returns an empty url.

The function is used similarly to QFileDialog.getExistingDirectory() . In particular parent , caption , dir and options are used in the exact same way.

The main difference with QFileDialog.getExistingDirectory() comes from the ability offered to the user to select a remote directory. That’s why the return type and the type of dir is PySide2.QtCore.QUrl .

The supportedSchemes argument allows to restrict the type of URLs the user will be able to select. It is a way for the application to declare the protocols it will support to fetch the file content. An empty list means that no restriction is applied (the default). Supported for local files (“file” scheme) is implicit and always enabled; it is not necessary to include it in the restriction.

When possible, this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog . On platforms which don’t support selecting remote files, Qt will allow to select only local files.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getOpenFileName([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=""[, filter=""[, selectedFilter=""[, options=QFileDialog.Options()]]]]]])
Parameters:
  • parentPySide2.QtWidgets.QWidget
  • caption – unicode
  • dir – unicode
  • filter – unicode
  • selectedFilter – unicode
  • optionsPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Options
Return type:

(fileName, selectedFilter)

This is a convenience static function that returns an existing file selected by the user. If the user presses Cancel, it returns a null string.

fileName = QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(self, tr("Open File"),
                                       "/home",
                                       tr("Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg)"))

The function creates a modal file dialog with the given parent widget. If parent is not 0, the dialog will be shown centered over the parent widget.

The file dialog’s working directory will be set to dir . If dir includes a file name, the file will be selected. Only files that match the given filter are shown. The filter selected is set to selectedFilter . The parameters dir , selectedFilter , and filter may be empty strings. If you want multiple filters, separate them with ‘;;’, for example:

"Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg);;Text files (*.txt);;XML files (*.xml)"

The options argument holds various options about how to run the dialog, see the QFileDialog.Option enum for more information on the flags you can pass.

The dialog’s caption is set to caption . If caption is not specified then a default caption will be used.

On Windows, and macOS , this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog .

On Windows the dialog will spin a blocking modal event loop that will not dispatch any QTimers, and if parent is not 0 then it will position the dialog just below the parent’s title bar.

On Unix/X11, the normal behavior of the file dialog is to resolve and follow symlinks. For example, if /usr/tmp is a symlink to /var/tmp , the file dialog will change to /var/tmp after entering /usr/tmp . If options includes DontResolveSymlinks , the file dialog will treat symlinks as regular directories.

Warning

Do not delete parent during the execution of the dialog. If you want to do this, you should create the dialog yourself using one of the PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog constructors.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getOpenFileNames([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=""[, filter=""[, selectedFilter=""[, options=QFileDialog.Options()]]]]]])
Parameters:
  • parentPySide2.QtWidgets.QWidget
  • caption – unicode
  • dir – unicode
  • filter – unicode
  • selectedFilter – unicode
  • optionsPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Options
Return type:

(fileNames, selectedFilter)

This is a convenience static function that will return one or more existing files selected by the user.

files = QFileDialog.getOpenFileNames(self,
                                     "Select one or more files to open",
                                     "/home",
                                     "Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg)")

This function creates a modal file dialog with the given parent widget. If parent is not 0, the dialog will be shown centered over the parent widget.

The file dialog’s working directory will be set to dir . If dir includes a file name, the file will be selected. The filter is set to filter so that only those files which match the filter are shown. The filter selected is set to selectedFilter . The parameters dir , selectedFilter and filter may be empty strings. If you need multiple filters, separate them with ‘;;’, for instance:

"Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg);;Text files (*.txt);;XML files (*.xml)"

The dialog’s caption is set to caption . If caption is not specified then a default caption will be used.

On Windows, and macOS , this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog .

On Windows the dialog will spin a blocking modal event loop that will not dispatch any QTimers, and if parent is not 0 then it will position the dialog just below the parent’s title bar.

On Unix/X11, the normal behavior of the file dialog is to resolve and follow symlinks. For example, if /usr/tmp is a symlink to /var/tmp , the file dialog will change to /var/tmp after entering /usr/tmp . The options argument holds various options about how to run the dialog, see the QFileDialog.Option enum for more information on the flags you can pass.

Warning

Do not delete parent during the execution of the dialog. If you want to do this, you should create the dialog yourself using one of the PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog constructors.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getOpenFileUrl([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=QUrl()[, filter=""[, selectedFilter=""[, options=QFileDialog.Options()[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]]]])
Parameters:
Return type:

(fileName, selectedFilter)

This is a convenience static function that returns an existing file selected by the user. If the user presses Cancel, it returns an empty url.

The function is used similarly to QFileDialog.getOpenFileName() . In particular parent , caption , dir , filter , selectedFilter and options are used in the exact same way.

The main difference with QFileDialog.getOpenFileName() comes from the ability offered to the user to select a remote file. That’s why the return type and the type of dir is PySide2.QtCore.QUrl .

The supportedSchemes argument allows to restrict the type of URLs the user will be able to select. It is a way for the application to declare the protocols it will support to fetch the file content. An empty list means that no restriction is applied (the default). Supported for local files (“file” scheme) is implicit and always enabled; it is not necessary to include it in the restriction.

When possible, this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog . On platforms which don’t support selecting remote files, Qt will allow to select only local files.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getOpenFileUrls([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=QUrl()[, filter=""[, selectedFilter=""[, options=QFileDialog.Options()[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]]]])
Parameters:
Return type:

(fileName, selectedFilter)

This is a convenience static function that will return one or more existing files selected by the user. If the user presses Cancel, it returns an empty list.

The function is used similarly to QFileDialog.getOpenFileNames() . In particular parent , caption , dir , filter , selectedFilter and options are used in the exact same way.

The main difference with QFileDialog.getOpenFileNames() comes from the ability offered to the user to select remote files. That’s why the return type and the type of dir are respectively QList < PySide2.QtCore.QUrl > and PySide2.QtCore.QUrl .

The supportedSchemes argument allows to restrict the type of URLs the user will be able to select. It is a way for the application to declare the protocols it will support to fetch the file content. An empty list means that no restriction is applied (the default). Supported for local files (“file” scheme) is implicit and always enabled; it is not necessary to include it in the restriction.

When possible, this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog . On platforms which don’t support selecting remote files, Qt will allow to select only local files.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getSaveFileName([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=""[, filter=""[, selectedFilter=""[, options=QFileDialog.Options()]]]]]])
Parameters:
  • parentPySide2.QtWidgets.QWidget
  • caption – unicode
  • dir – unicode
  • filter – unicode
  • selectedFilter – unicode
  • optionsPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Options
Return type:

(fileName, selectedFilter)

This is a convenience static function that will return a file name selected by the user. The file does not have to exist.

It creates a modal file dialog with the given parent widget. If parent is not 0, the dialog will be shown centered over the parent widget.

fileName = QFileDialog.getSaveFileName(self, tr("Save F:xile"),
                                       "/home/jana/untitled.png",
                                       tr("Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg)"))

The file dialog’s working directory will be set to dir . If dir includes a file name, the file will be selected. Only files that match the filter are shown. The filter selected is set to selectedFilter . The parameters dir , selectedFilter , and filter may be empty strings. Multiple filters are separated with ‘;;’. For instance:

"Images (*.png *.xpm *.jpg);;Text files (*.txt);;XML files (*.xml)"

The options argument holds various options about how to run the dialog, see the QFileDialog.Option enum for more information on the flags you can pass.

The default filter can be chosen by setting selectedFilter to the desired value.

The dialog’s caption is set to caption . If caption is not specified, a default caption will be used.

On Windows, and macOS , this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog .

On Windows the dialog will spin a blocking modal event loop that will not dispatch any QTimers, and if parent is not 0 then it will position the dialog just below the parent’s title bar. On macOS , with its native file dialog, the filter argument is ignored.

On Unix/X11, the normal behavior of the file dialog is to resolve and follow symlinks. For example, if /usr/tmp is a symlink to /var/tmp , the file dialog will change to /var/tmp after entering /usr/tmp . If options includes DontResolveSymlinks the file dialog will treat symlinks as regular directories.

Warning

Do not delete parent during the execution of the dialog. If you want to do this, you should create the dialog yourself using one of the PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog constructors.

static PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getSaveFileUrl([parent=nullptr[, caption=""[, dir=QUrl()[, filter=""[, selectedFilter=""[, options=QFileDialog.Options()[, supportedSchemes=list()]]]]]]])
Parameters:
Return type:

(fileName, selectedFilter)

This is a convenience static function that returns a file selected by the user. The file does not have to exist. If the user presses Cancel, it returns an empty url.

The function is used similarly to QFileDialog.getSaveFileName() . In particular parent , caption , dir , filter , selectedFilter and options are used in the exact same way.

The main difference with QFileDialog.getSaveFileName() comes from the ability offered to the user to select a remote file. That’s why the return type and the type of dir is PySide2.QtCore.QUrl .

The supportedSchemes argument allows to restrict the type of URLs the user will be able to select. It is a way for the application to declare the protocols it will support to save the file content. An empty list means that no restriction is applied (the default). Supported for local files (“file” scheme) is implicit and always enabled; it is not necessary to include it in the restriction.

When possible, this static function will use the native file dialog and not a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog . On platforms which don’t support selecting remote files, Qt will allow to select only local files.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.history()
Return type:list of strings

Returns the browsing history of the filedialog as a list of paths.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.iconProvider()
Return type:PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileIconProvider

Returns the icon provider used by the filedialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.isNameFilterDetailsVisible()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.isReadOnly()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.itemDelegate()
Return type:PySide2.QtWidgets.QAbstractItemDelegate

Returns the item delegate used to render the items in the views in the filedialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.labelText(label)
Parameters:labelPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.DialogLabel
Return type:unicode

Returns the text shown in the filedialog in the specified label .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.mimeTypeFilters()
Return type:list of strings

Returns the MIME type filters that are in operation on this file dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.nameFilters()
Return type:list of strings

Returns the file type filters that are in operation on this file dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.open(receiver, member)
Parameters:

This is an overloaded function.

This function connects one of its signals to the slot specified by receiver and member . The specific signal depends is PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.filesSelected() if PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.fileMode() is ExistingFiles and PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.fileSelected() if PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.fileMode() is anything else.

The signal will be disconnected from the slot when the dialog is closed.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.options()
Return type:PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Options
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.proxyModel()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.QAbstractProxyModel

Returns the proxy model used by the file dialog. By default no proxy is set.

Return type:PySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.restoreState(state)
Parameters:statePySide2.QtCore.QByteArray
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.bool

Restores the dialogs’s layout, history and current directory to the state specified.

Typically this is used in conjunction with PySide2.QtCore.QSettings to restore the size from a past session.

Returns false if there are errors

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.saveState()
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.QByteArray

Saves the state of the dialog’s layout, history and current directory.

Typically this is used in conjunction with PySide2.QtCore.QSettings to remember the size for a future session. A version number is stored as part of the data.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectFile(filename)
Parameters:filename – unicode

Selects the given filename in the file dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectMimeTypeFilter(filter)
Parameters:filter – unicode

Sets the current MIME type filter .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectNameFilter(filter)
Parameters:filter – unicode

Sets the current file type filter . Multiple filters can be passed in filter by separating them with semicolons or spaces.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectUrl(url)
Parameters:urlPySide2.QtCore.QUrl

Selects the given url in the file dialog.

Note

The non-native PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog supports only local files.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectedFiles()
Return type:list of strings

Returns a list of strings containing the absolute paths of the selected files in the dialog. If no files are selected, or the mode is not ExistingFiles or ExistingFile , contains the current path in the viewport.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectedMimeTypeFilter()
Return type:unicode

Returns The mimetype of the file that the user selected in the file dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectedNameFilter()
Return type:unicode

Returns the filter that the user selected in the file dialog.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.selectedUrls()
Return type:

Returns a list of urls containing the selected files in the dialog. If no files are selected, or the mode is not ExistingFiles or ExistingFile , contains the current path in the viewport.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setAcceptMode(mode)
Parameters:modePySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.AcceptMode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setConfirmOverwrite(enabled)
Parameters:enabledPySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setDefaultSuffix(suffix)
Parameters:suffix – unicode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setDirectory(directory)
Parameters:directory – unicode

Sets the file dialog’s current directory .

Note

On iOS, if you set directory to QStandardPaths.standardLocations(QStandardPaths.PicturesLocation).last() , a native image picker dialog will be used for accessing the user’s photo album. The filename returned can be loaded using PySide2.QtCore.QFile and related APIs. For this to be enabled, the Info.plist assigned to QMAKE_INFO_PLIST in the project file must contain the key NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription . See Info.plist documentation from Apple for more information regarding this key. This feature was added in Qt 5.5.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setDirectory(directory)
Parameters:directoryPySide2.QtCore.QDir

This is an overloaded function.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setDirectoryUrl(directory)
Parameters:directoryPySide2.QtCore.QUrl

Sets the file dialog’s current directory url.

Note

The non-native PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog supports only local files.

Note

On Windows, it is possible to pass URLs representing one of the virtual folders , such as “Computer” or “Network”. This is done by passing a PySide2.QtCore.QUrl using the scheme clsid followed by the CLSID value with the curly braces removed. For example the URL clsid:374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B denotes the download location. For a complete list of possible values, see the MSDN documentation on KNOWNFOLDERID. This feature was added in Qt 5.5.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setFileMode(mode)
Parameters:modePySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.FileMode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setFilter(filters)
Parameters:filtersPySide2.QtCore.QDir.Filters

Sets the filter used by the model to filters . The filter is used to specify the kind of files that should be shown.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setHistory(paths)
Parameters:paths – list of strings

Sets the browsing history of the filedialog to contain the given paths .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setIconProvider(provider)
Parameters:providerPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileIconProvider

Sets the icon provider used by the filedialog to the specified provider .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setItemDelegate(delegate)
Parameters:delegatePySide2.QtWidgets.QAbstractItemDelegate

Sets the item delegate used to render items in the views in the file dialog to the given delegate .

Warning

You should not share the same instance of a delegate between views. Doing so can cause incorrect or unintuitive editing behavior since each view connected to a given delegate may receive the PySide2.QtWidgets.QAbstractItemDelegate.closeEditor() signal, and attempt to access, modify or close an editor that has already been closed.

Note that the model used is PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileSystemModel . It has custom item data roles, which is described by the QFileSystemModel.Roles enum. You can use a PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileIconProvider if you only want custom icons.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setLabelText(label, text)
Parameters:

Sets the text shown in the filedialog in the specified label .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setMimeTypeFilters(filters)
Parameters:filters – list of strings

Sets the filters used in the file dialog, from a list of MIME types.

Convenience method for PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setNameFilters() . Uses PySide2.QtCore.QMimeType to create a name filter from the glob patterns and description defined in each MIME type.

Use application/octet-stream for the “All files (*)” filter, since that is the base MIME type for all files.

Calling overrides any previously set name filters, and changes the return value of PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.nameFilters() .

QStringList mimeTypeFilters;
mimeTypeFilters << "image/jpeg" // will show "JPEG image (*.jpeg *.jpg *.jpe)
            << "image/png"  // will show "PNG image (*.png)"
            << "application/octet-stream"; // will show "All files (*)"

QFileDialog dialog(this);
dialog.setMimeTypeFilters(mimeTypeFilters);
dialog.exec();
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setNameFilter(filter)
Parameters:filter – unicode

Sets the filter used in the file dialog to the given filter .

If filter contains a pair of parentheses containing one or more filename-wildcard patterns, separated by spaces, then only the text contained in the parentheses is used as the filter. This means that these calls are all equivalent:

dialog.setNameFilter("All C++ files (*.cpp *.cc *.C *.cxx *.c++)")
dialog.setNameFilter("*.cpp *.cc *.C *.cxx *.c++")
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setNameFilterDetailsVisible(enabled)
Parameters:enabledPySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setNameFilters(filters)
Parameters:filters – list of strings

Sets the filters used in the file dialog.

Note that the filter *.* is not portable, because the historical assumption that the file extension determines the file type is not consistent on every operating system. It is possible to have a file with no dot in its name (for example, Makefile ). In a native Windows file dialog, *.* will match such files, while in other types of file dialogs it may not. So it is better to use * if you mean to select any file.

filters = QStringList()
filters << "Image files (*.png *.xpm *.jpg)"
        << "Text files (*.txt)"
        << "Any files (*)"

dialog = QFileDialog(this)
dialog.setNameFilters(filters)
dialog.exec_()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setMimeTypeFilters() has the advantage of providing all possible name filters for each file type. For example, JPEG images have three possible extensions; if your application can open such files, selecting the image/jpeg mime type as a filter will allow you to open all of them.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setOption(option[, on=true])
Parameters:

Sets the given option to be enabled if on is true; otherwise, clears the given option .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setOptions(options)
Parameters:optionsPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Options
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setProxyModel(model)
Parameters:modelPySide2.QtCore.QAbstractProxyModel

Sets the model for the views to the given proxyModel . This is useful if you want to modify the underlying model; for example, to add columns, filter data or add drives.

Any existing proxy model will be removed, but not deleted. The file dialog will take ownership of the proxyModel .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setReadOnly(enabled)
Parameters:enabledPySide2.QtCore.bool
Parameters:enabledPySide2.QtCore.bool
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setSidebarUrls(urls)
Parameters:urls

Sets the urls that are located in the sidebar.

For instance:

QList<QUrl> urls;
urls << QUrl::fromLocalFile("/home/gvatteka/dev/qt-45")
     << QUrl::fromLocalFile(QDesktopServices::storageLocation(QDesktopServices::MusicLocation));

QFileDialog dialog;
dialog.setSidebarUrls(urls);
dialog.setFileMode(QFileDialog::AnyFile);
if(dialog.exec()) {
    // ...
}

The file dialog will then look like this:

../../_images/filedialogurls.png
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setSupportedSchemes(schemes)
Parameters:schemes – list of strings
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.setViewMode(mode)
Parameters:modePySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.ViewMode
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.sidebarUrls()
Return type:

Returns a list of urls that are currently in the sidebar

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.supportedSchemes()
Return type:list of strings
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.testOption(option)
Parameters:optionPySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.Option
Return type:PySide2.QtCore.bool

Returns true if the given option is enabled; otherwise, returns false.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.urlSelected(url)
Parameters:urlPySide2.QtCore.QUrl
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.urlsSelected(urls)
Parameters:urls
PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.viewMode()
Return type:PySide2.QtWidgets.QFileDialog.ViewMode