QLineEdit

The QLineEdit widget is a one-line text editor. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit

Synopsis

Functions

Slots

Signals

Detailed Description

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A line edit allows the user to enter and edit a single line of plain text with a useful collection of editing functions, including undo and redo, cut and paste, and drag and drop (see setDragEnabled() ).

By changing the echoMode() of a line edit, it can also be used as a “write-only” field, for inputs such as passwords.

The length of the text can be constrained to maxLength() . The text can be arbitrarily constrained using a validator() or an inputMask() , or both. When switching between a validator and an input mask on the same line edit, it is best to clear the validator or input mask to prevent undefined behavior.

A related class is QTextEdit which allows multi-line, rich text editing.

You can change the text with setText() or insert() . The text is retrieved with text() ; the displayed text (which may be different, see EchoMode ) is retrieved with displayText() . Text can be selected with setSelection() or selectAll() , and the selection can be cut() , copy() ied and paste() d. The text can be aligned with setAlignment() .

When the text changes the textChanged() signal is emitted; when the text changes other than by calling setText() the textEdited() signal is emitted; when the cursor is moved the cursorPositionChanged() signal is emitted; and when the Return or Enter key is pressed the returnPressed() signal is emitted.

When editing is finished, either because the line edit lost focus or Return/Enter is pressed the editingFinished() signal is emitted.

Note that if there is a validator set on the line edit, the returnPressed() / editingFinished() signals will only be emitted if the validator returns Acceptable .

By default, QLineEdits have a frame as specified by platform style guides; you can turn it off by calling setFrame (false).

The default key bindings are described below. The line edit also provides a context menu (usually invoked by a right mouse click) that presents some of these editing options. .. _desc:

Keypress

Action

Left Arrow

Moves the cursor one character to the left.

Shift+Left Arrow

Moves and selects text one character to the left.

Right Arrow

Moves the cursor one character to the right.

Shift+Right Arrow

Moves and selects text one character to the right.

Home

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line.

End

Moves the cursor to the end of the line.

Backspace

Deletes the character to the left of the cursor.

Ctrl+Backspace

Deletes the word to the left of the cursor.

Delete

Deletes the character to the right of the cursor.

Ctrl+Delete

Deletes the word to the right of the cursor.

Ctrl+A

Select all.

Ctrl+C

Copies the selected text to the clipboard.

Ctrl+Insert

Copies the selected text to the clipboard.

Ctrl+K

Deletes to the end of the line.

Ctrl+V

Pastes the clipboard text into line edit.

Shift+Insert

Pastes the clipboard text into line edit.

Ctrl+X

Deletes the selected text and copies it to the clipboard.

Shift+Delete

Deletes the selected text and copies it to the clipboard.

Ctrl+Z

Undoes the last operation.

Ctrl+Y

Redoes the last undone operation.

Any other key sequence that represents a valid character, will cause the character to be inserted into the line edit.

class PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit([parent=None])

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit(arg__1[, parent=None])

param parent

PySide2.QtWidgets.QWidget

param arg__1

str

Constructs a line edit with no text.

The maximum text length is set to 32767 characters.

The parent argument is sent to the QWidget constructor.

Constructs a line edit containing the text contents .

The cursor position is set to the end of the line and the maximum text length to 32767 characters.

The parent and argument is sent to the QWidget constructor.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.ActionPosition

This enum type describes how a line edit should display the action widgets to be added.

Constant

Description

QLineEdit.LeadingPosition

The widget is displayed to the left of the text when using layout direction Qt::LeftToRight or to the right when using Qt::RightToLeft, respectively.

QLineEdit.TrailingPosition

The widget is displayed to the right of the text when using layout direction Qt::LeftToRight or to the left when using Qt::RightToLeft, respectively.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.EchoMode

This enum type describes how a line edit should display its contents.

Constant

Description

QLineEdit.Normal

Display characters as they are entered. This is the default.

QLineEdit.NoEcho

Do not display anything. This may be appropriate for passwords where even the length of the password should be kept secret.

QLineEdit.Password

Display platform-dependent password mask characters instead of the characters actually entered.

QLineEdit.PasswordEchoOnEdit

Display characters as they are entered while editing otherwise display characters as with Password.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.addAction(icon, position)
Parameters
Return type

PySide2.QtWidgets.QAction

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.addAction(action, position)
Parameters

Adds the action to the list of actions at the position .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.alignment()
Return type

Alignment

This property holds the alignment of the line edit..

Both horizontal and vertical alignment is allowed here, AlignJustify will map to AlignLeft .

By default, this property contains a combination of AlignLeft and AlignVCenter .

See also

Alignment

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.backspace()

If no text is selected, deletes the character to the left of the text cursor and moves the cursor one position to the left. If any text is selected, the cursor is moved to the beginning of the selected text and the selected text is deleted.

See also

del()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.clear()

Clears the contents of the line edit.

See also

setText() insert()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.completer()
Return type

PySide2.QtWidgets.QCompleter

Returns the current QCompleter that provides completions.

See also

setCompleter()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.copy()

Copies the selected text to the clipboard, if there is any, and if echoMode() is Normal .

See also

cut() paste()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.createStandardContextMenu()
Return type

PySide2.QtWidgets.QMenu

This function creates the standard context menu which is shown when the user clicks on the line edit with the right mouse button. It is called from the default contextMenuEvent() handler. The popup menu’s ownership is transferred to the caller.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorBackward(mark[, steps=1])
Parameters
  • mark – bool

  • steps – int

Moves the cursor back steps characters. If mark is true each character moved over is added to the selection; if mark is false the selection is cleared.

See also

cursorForward()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorForward(mark[, steps=1])
Parameters
  • mark – bool

  • steps – int

Moves the cursor forward steps characters. If mark is true each character moved over is added to the selection; if mark is false the selection is cleared.

See also

cursorBackward()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorMoveStyle()
Return type

CursorMoveStyle

This property holds the movement style of cursor in this line edit..

When this property is set to VisualMoveStyle , the line edit will use visual movement style. Pressing the left arrow key will always cause the cursor to move left, regardless of the text’s writing direction. The same behavior applies to right arrow key.

When the property is LogicalMoveStyle (the default), within a LTR text block, increase cursor position when pressing left arrow key, decrease cursor position when pressing the right arrow key. If the text block is right to left, the opposite behavior applies.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorPosition()
Return type

int

This property holds the current cursor position for this line edit..

Setting the cursor position causes a repaint when appropriate.

By default, this property contains a value of 0.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorPositionAt(pos)
Parameters

posPySide2.QtCore.QPoint

Return type

int

Returns the cursor position under the point pos .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorPositionChanged(arg__1, arg__2)
Parameters
  • arg__1 – int

  • arg__2 – int

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorRect()
Return type

PySide2.QtCore.QRect

Returns a rectangle that includes the lineedit cursor.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorWordBackward(mark)
Parameters

mark – bool

Moves the cursor one word backward. If mark is true, the word is also selected.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cursorWordForward(mark)
Parameters

mark – bool

Moves the cursor one word forward. If mark is true, the word is also selected.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.cut()

Copies the selected text to the clipboard and deletes it, if there is any, and if echoMode() is Normal .

If the current validator disallows deleting the selected text, will copy without deleting.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.del_()

If no text is selected, deletes the character to the right of the text cursor. If any text is selected, the cursor is moved to the beginning of the selected text and the selected text is deleted.

See also

backspace()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.deselect()

Deselects any selected text.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.displayText()
Return type

str

This property holds the displayed text..

If echoMode is Normal this returns the same as text() ; if EchoMode is Password or PasswordEchoOnEdit it returns a string of platform-dependent password mask characters text() . length() in size, e.g. “******”; if EchoMode is NoEcho returns an empty string, “”.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

See also

setEchoMode() text() EchoMode

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.dragEnabled()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether the lineedit starts a drag if the user presses and moves the mouse on some selected text..

Dragging is disabled by default.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.echoMode()
Return type

EchoMode

This property holds the line edit’s echo mode..

The echo mode determines how the text entered in the line edit is displayed (or echoed) to the user.

The most common setting is Normal , in which the text entered by the user is displayed verbatim, but QLineEdit also supports modes that allow the entered text to be suppressed or obscured: these include NoEcho , Password and PasswordEchoOnEdit .

The widget’s display and the ability to copy or drag the text is affected by this setting.

By default, this property is set to Normal .

See also

EchoMode displayText()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.editingFinished()
PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.end(mark)
Parameters

mark – bool

Moves the text cursor to the end of the line unless it is already there. If mark is true, text is selected towards the last position; otherwise, any selected text is unselected if the cursor is moved.

See also

home()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.getTextMargins()

Note

This function is deprecated.

Use textMargins()

Returns the widget’s text margins for left , top , right , and bottom .

See also

setTextMargins()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.hasAcceptableInput()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether the input satisfies the inputMask and the validator..

By default, this property is true .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.hasFrame()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether the line edit draws itself with a frame..

If enabled (the default) the line edit draws itself inside a frame, otherwise the line edit draws itself without any frame.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.hasSelectedText()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether there is any text selected..

returns true if some or all of the text has been selected by the user; otherwise returns false .

By default, this property is false .

See also

selectedText()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.home(mark)
Parameters

mark – bool

Moves the text cursor to the beginning of the line unless it is already there. If mark is true, text is selected towards the first position; otherwise, any selected text is unselected if the cursor is moved.

See also

end()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.initStyleOption(option)
Parameters

optionPySide2.QtWidgets.QStyleOptionFrame

Initialize option with the values from this QLineEdit . This method is useful for subclasses when they need a QStyleOptionFrame , but don’t want to fill in all the information themselves.

See also

initFrom()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.inputMask()
Return type

str

This property holds The validation input mask..

If no mask is set, returns an empty string.

Sets the QLineEdit ‘s validation mask. Validators can be used instead of, or in conjunction with masks; see setValidator() .

Unset the mask and return to normal QLineEdit operation by passing an empty string (“”).

The input mask is an input template string. It can contain the following elements:

Mask Characters

Defines the Category of input characters that are considered valid in this position

Meta Characters

Various special meanings

Separators

All other characters are regarded as immutable separators

The following table shows the mask and meta characters that can be used in an input mask.

Mask Character

Meaning

A

character of the Letter category required, such as A-Z, a-z.

a

character of the Letter category permitted but not required.

N

character of the Letter or Number category required, such as A-Z, a-z, 0-9.

n

character of the Letter or Number category permitted but not required.

X

Any non-blank character required.

x

Any non-blank character permitted but not required.

9

character of the Number category required, e.g 0-9.

0

character of the Number category permitted but not required.

D

character of the Number category and larger than zero required, such as 1-9

d

character of the Number category and larger than zero permitted but not required, such as 1-9.

#

character of the Number category, or plus/minus sign permitted but not required.

H

Hexadecimal character required. A-F, a-f, 0-9.

h

Hexadecimal character permitted but not required.

B

Binary character required. 0-1.

b

Binary character permitted but not required.

Meta Character

Meaning

>

All following alphabetic characters are uppercased.

<

All following alphabetic characters are lowercased.

!

Switch off case conversion.

;c

Terminates the input mask and sets the blank character to c .

[ ] { }

Reserved.

\

Use \ to escape the special characters listed above to use them as separators.

When created or cleared, the line edit will be filled with a copy of the input mask string where the meta characters have been removed, and the mask characters have been replaced with the blank character (by default, a space ).

When an input mask is set, the text() method returns a modified copy of the line edit content where all the blank characters have been removed. The unmodified content can be read using displayText() .

The hasAcceptableInput() method returns false if the current content of the line edit does not fulfil the requirements of the input mask.

Examples:

Mask

Notes

000.000.000.000;_

IP address; blanks are _ .

HH:HH:HH:HH:HH:HH;_

MAC address

0000-00-00

ISO Date; blanks are space

>AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA;#

License number; blanks are # and all (alphabetic) characters are converted to uppercase.

To get range control (e.g., for an IP address) use masks together with validators .

See also

maxLength isLetter() isNumber() digitValue()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.inputMethodQuery(property, argument)
Parameters
Return type

object

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.inputRejected()
PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.insert(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Deletes any selected text, inserts newText , and validates the result. If it is valid, it sets it as the new contents of the line edit.

See also

setText() clear()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.isClearButtonEnabled()
Return type

bool

This property holds Whether the line edit displays a clear button when it is not empty..

If enabled, the line edit displays a trailing clear button when it contains some text, otherwise the line edit does not show a clear button (the default).

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.isModified()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether the line edit’s contents has been modified by the user..

The modified flag is never read by QLineEdit ; it has a default value of false and is changed to true whenever the user changes the line edit’s contents.

This is useful for things that need to provide a default value but do not start out knowing what the default should be (perhaps it depends on other fields on the form). Start the line edit without the best default, and when the default is known, if modified() returns false (the user hasn’t entered any text), insert the default value.

Calling setText() resets the modified flag to false.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.isReadOnly()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether the line edit is read only..

In read-only mode, the user can still copy the text to the clipboard, or drag and drop the text (if echoMode() is Normal ), but cannot edit it.

QLineEdit does not show a cursor in read-only mode.

By default, this property is false .

See also

setEnabled()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.isRedoAvailable()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether redo is available..

Redo becomes available once the user has performed one or more undo operations on text in the line edit.

By default, this property is false .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.isUndoAvailable()
Return type

bool

This property holds whether undo is available..

Undo becomes available once the user has modified the text in the line edit.

By default, this property is false .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.maxLength()
Return type

int

This property holds the maximum permitted length of the text..

If the text is too long, it is truncated at the limit.

If truncation occurs any selected text will be unselected, the cursor position is set to 0 and the first part of the string is shown.

If the line edit has an input mask, the mask defines the maximum string length.

By default, this property contains a value of 32767.

See also

inputMask

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.paste()

Inserts the clipboard’s text at the cursor position, deleting any selected text, providing the line edit is not read-only .

If the end result would be invalid to the current validator , nothing happens.

See also

copy() cut()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.placeholderText()
Return type

str

This property holds the line edit’s placeholder text..

Setting this property makes the line edit display a grayed-out placeholder text as long as the line edit is empty.

Normally, an empty line edit shows the placeholder text even when it has focus. However, if the content is horizontally centered, the placeholder text is not displayed under the cursor when the line edit has focus.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

See also

text()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.redo()

Redoes the last operation if redo is available .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.returnPressed()
PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.selectAll()

Selects all the text (i.e. highlights it) and moves the cursor to the end. This is useful when a default value has been inserted because if the user types before clicking on the widget, the selected text will be deleted.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.selectedText()
Return type

str

This property holds the selected text..

If there is no selected text this property’s value is an empty string.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.selectionChanged()
PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.selectionEnd()
Return type

int

Returns the index of the character directly after the selection in the line edit or -1 if no text is selected.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.selectionLength()
Return type

int

Returns the length of the selection.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.selectionStart()
Return type

int

Returns the index of the first selected character in the line edit or -1 if no text is selected.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setAlignment(flag)
Parameters

flagAlignment

This property holds the alignment of the line edit..

Both horizontal and vertical alignment is allowed here, AlignJustify will map to AlignLeft .

By default, this property contains a combination of AlignLeft and AlignVCenter .

See also

Alignment

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setClearButtonEnabled(enable)
Parameters

enable – bool

This property holds Whether the line edit displays a clear button when it is not empty..

If enabled, the line edit displays a trailing clear button when it contains some text, otherwise the line edit does not show a clear button (the default).

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setCompleter(completer)
Parameters

completerPySide2.QtWidgets.QCompleter

Sets this line edit to provide auto completions from the completer, c . The completion mode is set using setCompletionMode() .

To use a QCompleter with a QValidator or inputMask , you need to ensure that the model provided to QCompleter contains valid entries. You can use the QSortFilterProxyModel to ensure that the QCompleter ‘s model contains only valid entries.

If c == 0, removes the current completer, effectively disabling auto completion.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setCursorMoveStyle(style)
Parameters

styleCursorMoveStyle

This property holds the movement style of cursor in this line edit..

When this property is set to VisualMoveStyle , the line edit will use visual movement style. Pressing the left arrow key will always cause the cursor to move left, regardless of the text’s writing direction. The same behavior applies to right arrow key.

When the property is LogicalMoveStyle (the default), within a LTR text block, increase cursor position when pressing left arrow key, decrease cursor position when pressing the right arrow key. If the text block is right to left, the opposite behavior applies.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setCursorPosition(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – int

This property holds the current cursor position for this line edit..

Setting the cursor position causes a repaint when appropriate.

By default, this property contains a value of 0.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setDragEnabled(b)
Parameters

b – bool

This property holds whether the lineedit starts a drag if the user presses and moves the mouse on some selected text..

Dragging is disabled by default.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setEchoMode(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1EchoMode

This property holds the line edit’s echo mode..

The echo mode determines how the text entered in the line edit is displayed (or echoed) to the user.

The most common setting is Normal , in which the text entered by the user is displayed verbatim, but QLineEdit also supports modes that allow the entered text to be suppressed or obscured: these include NoEcho , Password and PasswordEchoOnEdit .

The widget’s display and the ability to copy or drag the text is affected by this setting.

By default, this property is set to Normal .

See also

EchoMode displayText()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setFrame(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

This property holds whether the line edit draws itself with a frame..

If enabled (the default) the line edit draws itself inside a frame, otherwise the line edit draws itself without any frame.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setInputMask(inputMask)
Parameters

inputMask – str

This property holds The validation input mask..

If no mask is set, returns an empty string.

Sets the QLineEdit ‘s validation mask. Validators can be used instead of, or in conjunction with masks; see setValidator() .

Unset the mask and return to normal QLineEdit operation by passing an empty string (“”).

The input mask is an input template string. It can contain the following elements:

Mask Characters

Defines the Category of input characters that are considered valid in this position

Meta Characters

Various special meanings

Separators

All other characters are regarded as immutable separators

The following table shows the mask and meta characters that can be used in an input mask.

Mask Character

Meaning

A

character of the Letter category required, such as A-Z, a-z.

a

character of the Letter category permitted but not required.

N

character of the Letter or Number category required, such as A-Z, a-z, 0-9.

n

character of the Letter or Number category permitted but not required.

X

Any non-blank character required.

x

Any non-blank character permitted but not required.

9

character of the Number category required, e.g 0-9.

0

character of the Number category permitted but not required.

D

character of the Number category and larger than zero required, such as 1-9

d

character of the Number category and larger than zero permitted but not required, such as 1-9.

#

character of the Number category, or plus/minus sign permitted but not required.

H

Hexadecimal character required. A-F, a-f, 0-9.

h

Hexadecimal character permitted but not required.

B

Binary character required. 0-1.

b

Binary character permitted but not required.

Meta Character

Meaning

>

All following alphabetic characters are uppercased.

<

All following alphabetic characters are lowercased.

!

Switch off case conversion.

;c

Terminates the input mask and sets the blank character to c .

[ ] { }

Reserved.

\

Use \ to escape the special characters listed above to use them as separators.

When created or cleared, the line edit will be filled with a copy of the input mask string where the meta characters have been removed, and the mask characters have been replaced with the blank character (by default, a space ).

When an input mask is set, the text() method returns a modified copy of the line edit content where all the blank characters have been removed. The unmodified content can be read using displayText() .

The hasAcceptableInput() method returns false if the current content of the line edit does not fulfil the requirements of the input mask.

Examples:

Mask

Notes

000.000.000.000;_

IP address; blanks are _ .

HH:HH:HH:HH:HH:HH;_

MAC address

0000-00-00

ISO Date; blanks are space

>AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA;#

License number; blanks are # and all (alphabetic) characters are converted to uppercase.

To get range control (e.g., for an IP address) use masks together with validators .

See also

maxLength isLetter() isNumber() digitValue()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setMaxLength(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – int

This property holds the maximum permitted length of the text..

If the text is too long, it is truncated at the limit.

If truncation occurs any selected text will be unselected, the cursor position is set to 0 and the first part of the string is shown.

If the line edit has an input mask, the mask defines the maximum string length.

By default, this property contains a value of 32767.

See also

inputMask

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setModified(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

This property holds whether the line edit’s contents has been modified by the user..

The modified flag is never read by QLineEdit ; it has a default value of false and is changed to true whenever the user changes the line edit’s contents.

This is useful for things that need to provide a default value but do not start out knowing what the default should be (perhaps it depends on other fields on the form). Start the line edit without the best default, and when the default is known, if modified() returns false (the user hasn’t entered any text), insert the default value.

Calling setText() resets the modified flag to false.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setPlaceholderText(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

This property holds the line edit’s placeholder text..

Setting this property makes the line edit display a grayed-out placeholder text as long as the line edit is empty.

Normally, an empty line edit shows the placeholder text even when it has focus. However, if the content is horizontally centered, the placeholder text is not displayed under the cursor when the line edit has focus.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

See also

text()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setReadOnly(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

This property holds whether the line edit is read only..

In read-only mode, the user can still copy the text to the clipboard, or drag and drop the text (if echoMode() is Normal ), but cannot edit it.

QLineEdit does not show a cursor in read-only mode.

By default, this property is false .

See also

setEnabled()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setSelection(arg__1, arg__2)
Parameters
  • arg__1 – int

  • arg__2 – int

Selects text from position start and for length characters. Negative lengths are allowed.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setText(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

This property holds the line edit’s text..

Setting this property clears the selection, clears the undo/redo history, moves the cursor to the end of the line and resets the modified property to false. The text is not validated when inserted with .

The text is truncated to maxLength() length.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

See also

insert() clear()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setTextMargins(margins)
Parameters

marginsPySide2.QtCore.QMargins

Sets the margins around the text inside the frame.

See also textMargins() .

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setTextMargins(left, top, right, bottom)
Parameters
  • left – int

  • top – int

  • right – int

  • bottom – int

Sets the margins around the text inside the frame to have the sizes left , top , right , and bottom .

See also textMargins() .

See also

textMargins()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.setValidator(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1PySide2.QtGui.QValidator

Sets the validator for values of line edit to v .

The line edit’s returnPressed() and editingFinished() signals will only be emitted if v validates the line edit’s content as Acceptable . The user may change the content to any Intermediate value during editing, but will be prevented from editing the text to a value that v validates as Invalid .

This allows you to constrain the text that shall finally be entered when editing is done, while leaving users with enough freedom to edit the text from one valid state to another.

If v == 0, removes the current input validator. The initial setting is to have no input validator (i.e. any input is accepted up to maxLength() ).

See also

validator() hasAcceptableInput() QIntValidator QDoubleValidator QRegExpValidator

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.text()
Return type

str

This property holds the line edit’s text..

Setting this property clears the selection, clears the undo/redo history, moves the cursor to the end of the line and resets the modified property to false. The text is not validated when inserted with .

The text is truncated to maxLength() length.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

See also

insert() clear()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.textChanged(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.textEdited(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.textMargins()
Return type

PySide2.QtCore.QMargins

Returns the widget’s text margins.

See also

setTextMargins()

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.undo()

Undoes the last operation if undo is available . Deselects any current selection, and updates the selection start to the current cursor position.

PySide2.QtWidgets.QLineEdit.validator()
Return type

PySide2.QtGui.QValidator

Returns a pointer to the current input validator, or None if no validator has been set.

See also

setValidator()