QDoubleSpinBox

The QDoubleSpinBox class provides a spin box widget that takes doubles. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox

Synopsis

Functions

Virtual functions

Slots

Signals

Detailed Description

QDoubleSpinBox allows the user to choose a value by clicking the up and down buttons or by pressing Up or Down on the keyboard to increase or decrease the value currently displayed. The user can also type the value in manually. The spin box supports double values but can be extended to use different strings with validate() , textFromValue() and valueFromText() .

Every time the value changes QDoubleSpinBox emits two valueChanged() signals, one taking providing a double and the other a QString . The QString overload provides the value with both prefix() and suffix() . The current value can be fetched with value() and set with setValue() .

Note: QDoubleSpinBox will round numbers so they can be displayed with the current precision. In a QDoubleSpinBox with decimals set to 2, calling setValue (2.555) will cause value() to return 2.56.

Clicking the up and down buttons or using the keyboard accelerator’s Up and Down arrows will increase or decrease the current value in steps of size singleStep() . If you want to change this behavior you can reimplement the virtual function stepBy() . The minimum and maximum value and the step size can be set using one of the constructors, and can be changed later with setMinimum() , setMaximum() and setSingleStep() . The spinbox has a default precision of 2 decimal places but this can be changed using setDecimals() .

Most spin boxes are directional, but QDoubleSpinBox can also operate as a circular spin box, i.e. if the range is 0.0-99.9 and the current value is 99.9, clicking “up” will give 0 if wrapping() is set to true. Use setWrapping() if you want circular behavior.

The displayed value can be prepended and appended with arbitrary strings indicating, for example, currency or the unit of measurement. See setPrefix() and setSuffix() . The text in the spin box is retrieved with text() (which includes any prefix() and suffix() ), or with cleanText() (which has no prefix() , no suffix() and no leading or trailing whitespace).

It is often desirable to give the user a special (often default) choice in addition to the range of numeric values. See setSpecialValueText() for how to do this with QDoubleSpinBox .

Note

The displayed value of the QDoubleSpinBox is limited to 18 characters in addition to eventual prefix and suffix content. This limitation is used to keep the double spin box usable even with extremely large values.

See also

QSpinBox QDateTimeEdit QSlider Spin Boxes Example

class QDoubleSpinBox([parent=None])
param parent

QWidget

Constructs a spin box with 0.0 as minimum value and 99.99 as maximum value, a step value of 1.0 and a precision of 2 decimal places. The value is initially set to 0.00. The spin box has the given parent .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.cleanText()
Return type

unicode

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.decimals()
Return type

int

See also

setDecimals()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.maximum()
Return type

double

See also

setMaximum()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.minimum()
Return type

double

See also

setMinimum()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.prefix()
Return type

unicode

See also

setPrefix()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setDecimals(prec)
Parameters

precint

See also

decimals()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setMaximum(max)
Parameters

maxdouble

See also

maximum()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setMinimum(min)
Parameters

mindouble

See also

minimum()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setPrefix(prefix)
Parameters

prefix – unicode

See also

prefix()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setRange(min, max)
Parameters
  • mindouble

  • maxdouble

Convenience function to set the minimum and maximum values with a single function call.

Note: The maximum and minimum values will be rounded to match the decimals property.

setRange(minimum, maximum)

is equivalent to:

setMinimum(minimum)
setMaximum(maximum)

See also

minimum maximum

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setSingleStep(val)
Parameters

valdouble

See also

singleStep()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setStepType(stepType)
Parameters

stepTypeStepType

Sets the step type for the spin box to stepType , which is single step or adaptive decimal step.

Adaptive decimal step means that the step size will continuously be adjusted to one power of ten below the current value . So when the value is 1100, the step is set to 100, so stepping up once increases it to 1200. For 1200 stepping up takes it to 1300. For negative values, stepping down from -1100 goes to -1200.

It also works for any decimal values, 0.041 is increased to 0.042 by stepping once.

Step direction is taken into account to handle edges cases, so that stepping down from 100 takes the value to 99 instead of 90. Thus a step up followed by a step down – or vice versa – always lands on the starting value; 99 -> 100 -> 99.

Setting this will cause the spin box to disregard the value of singleStep , although it is preserved so that singleStep comes into effect if adaptive decimal step is later turned off.

See also

stepType()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setSuffix(suffix)
Parameters

suffix – unicode

See also

suffix()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.setValue(val)
Parameters

valdouble

See also

value()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.singleStep()
Return type

double

See also

setSingleStep()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.stepType()
Return type

StepType

See also

setStepType()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.suffix()
Return type

unicode

See also

setSuffix()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.textFromValue(val)
Parameters

valdouble

Return type

unicode

This virtual function is used by the spin box whenever it needs to display the given value . The default implementation returns a string containing value printed using locale() .toString(value , QLatin1Char (‘f’), decimals() ) and will remove the thousand separator unless setGroupSeparatorShown() is set. Reimplementations may return anything.

Note: QDoubleSpinBox does not call this function for specialValueText() and that neither prefix() nor suffix() should be included in the return value.

If you reimplement this, you may also need to reimplement valueFromText() .

See also

valueFromText() groupSeparator()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.value()
Return type

double

See also

setValue()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.valueChanged(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – unicode

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.valueChanged(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1double

PySide2.QtWidgets.QDoubleSpinBox.valueFromText(text)
Parameters

text – unicode

Return type

double

This virtual function is used by the spin box whenever it needs to interpret text entered by the user as a value.

Subclasses that need to display spin box values in a non-numeric way need to reimplement this function.

Note: QDoubleSpinBox handles specialValueText() separately; this function is only concerned with the other values.

See also

textFromValue() validate()