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Evgenij LegotskojNov. 27, 2016, 12:13 p.m.

PyQt5PyQt5 - Lesson 003. QSystemTrayIcon - How to minimize application to tray

PyQt5, Pycharm, Qt, QSystemTrayIcon

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One of the first articles on working with Qt has an article on working with QSystemTrayIcon . Now came the turn of the same material, but in Python using PyQt5 library.

This article will discuss how to write a simple application to PyQt5, which will be minimized to the system tray when you click a menu item in the system tray icon, or by pressing the close button.

Project structure in this case is minimal. There is only one file, which will be run. That is __main__.py file.

The application itself will be as follows.

If the checkbox is checked, the application will minimize to the system tray, otherwise the application will be terminated. In addition, it is possible to fold the application to the system tray using the context menu of the application icon in the system tray.

Evgenij LegotskojNov. 1, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

QMLQML - Lesson 008. How to work with system tray (QSystemTrayIcon)

QSystemTrayIcon, Qt, QML

When moving the application interface from Qt / C ++ to Qt / QML my hands reached and application icons in the system tray. The aim was to put an icon in the System Tray from C ++ to QML, partially or completely. The first option, which I realized, was a wrapper around QSystemTrayIcon with QMenu using a system of signals and slots . The solution is quite logical, given that in QML is not a facility, like MenuBar to System Tray. So we do a wrapper, which can interact in QML layer.

After the wrapper was implemented, I had the opportunity to consult with the programmer of Wargamming  - Constantine Lyashkevich , who recommended me to pay attention to what QML can have access not only to the signals and slots, and the parameters of the Q_PROPERTY , who also were in the class QSystemTrayIcon , that is, in fact it was only possible to register this class as the type layer in QML and try to write almost all the code on the QML. I checked the board and talked about by Constantine. As a result, he became interested in this problem and we spent the evening entertaining hour of attempts and jointly stuffed QSystemTrayIcon maximum in QML.

So in this article you will see two implementations to work with an icon in the system tray.

The resulting application will minimize to the System Tray by clicking the icon in the system tray, as well as by pressing the close button. But only in the event that will be active the special checkbox to control the folding process of the application window to the system tray, if the checkbox is not enabled, the application will be closed. Also, the application can be closed with an active checkbox menu item in the system tray icon.

Evgenij LegotskojAug. 12, 2015, 12:27 p.m.

QtQt/C++ - Lesson 002. QSystemTrayIcon - How to minimize the application to the system tray?

QSystemTrayIcon, Tray, qt, трей

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Today will discuss the way to turn off the application, the Qt framework, written in, the operating system tray using QSystemTrayIcon class. This function is very useful for applications that need to run in the background for a long time mode. For example, video or audio playback application.

Therefore we will work with following questions:

  • How to teach your program minimized to tray;
  • How to make a popup menu for the tray icon of your applications;
  • How to disable this feature if it is not needed.
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