GUI Toolkit Module

PyQt and wxPython

ActivePython, the industry-standard, commercial-grade Python distribution now includes the Python GUI Toolkit Modules PyQt and wxPython. 

PyQt is one of the most popular Graphic User Interface (GUI) Toolkits in the python developer community.  PyQt is a toolkit for creating GUI applications, blending the Python programming language and the successful Qt library.

ActivePython with the GUI Toolkit Modules PyQt and wxPython is available through ActivePython Business Edition, Enterprise Edition and for OEM Licensing.

Powerful GUI Toolkit

PyQt implements around 300 classes and over 5,750 functions and methods including:

  • a substantial set of GUI widgets
  • classes for accessing SQL databases (ODBC, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle)
  • QScintilla, Scintilla-based rich text editor widget
  • data aware widgets that are automatically populated from a database
  • an XML parser
  • SVG support

PyQT includes pyuic which generates Python code from GUI designs created with Qt Designer.

Also included in this release, for both 32-bit and 64-bit windows is wxPython, another popular GUI toolkit.  wxPython is implemented as a Python extension module (native code) that wraps the popular wxWidgets cross platform GUI library, which is written in C++.

Safeguard Your Business-Critical Systems

ActivePython Business & Enterprise Editions include service level guarantees to support business-critical systems. Using Python in the enterprise has never been so safe and so easy. Get ActiveState commercial-grade support and rest assured knowing your development process meets company support standards. Comprehensive licensing agreements through OEM Edition lets you redistribute ActivePython and your required modules worry-free.