The QGraphicsSceneEvent class provides a base class for all graphics view related events. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide6.QtWidgets.QGraphicsSceneEvent

Inherited by: QGraphicsSceneWheelEvent, QGraphicsSceneResizeEvent, QGraphicsSceneMoveEvent, QGraphicsSceneMouseEvent, QGraphicsSceneHoverEvent, QGraphicsSceneHelpEvent, QGraphicsSceneDragDropEvent, QGraphicsSceneContextMenuEvent




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Detailed Description#

When a QGraphicsView receives Qt mouse, keyboard, and drag and drop events ( QMouseEvent , QKeyEvent , QDragEvent, etc.), it translates them into instances of QGraphicsSceneEvent subclasses and forwards them to the QGraphicsScene it displays. The scene then forwards the events to the relevant items.

For example, when a QGraphicsView receives a QMouseEvent of type MousePress as a response to a user click, the view sends a QGraphicsSceneMouseEvent of type GraphicsSceneMousePress to the underlying QGraphicsScene through its mousePressEvent() function. The default mousePressEvent() implementation determines which item was clicked and forwards the event to mousePressEvent() .

Subclasses such as QGraphicsSceneMouseEvent and QGraphicsSceneContextMenuEvent provide the coordinates from the original QEvent in screen, scene, and item coordinates (see screenPos() , scenePos() , and pos() ). The item coordinates are set by the QGraphicsScene before it forwards the event to the event to a QGraphicsItem . The mouse events also add the possibility to retrieve the coordinates from the last event received by the view (see lastScreenPos() , lastScenePos() , and lastPos() ).

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class PySide6.QtWidgets.QGraphicsSceneEvent(type)#



ts – int

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Returns the timestamp of the original event, or 0 if the original event does not report a time stamp.

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Returns the widget where the event originated, or None if the event originates from another application.