PyQt windows often have a toolbar QToolBar, besides a file menu. The toolbar contains some buttons. In a web browser those buttons may be back, forward, refresh, home. In a text editor open, save and so on.

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In this article you’ll learn how to add a toolbar to your window.

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PyQt Desktop Apps with Python
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QToolBar example

The program below creates a window with a toolbar QToolBar with buttons QToolButton. You can add a toolbar to any PyQt window. It also adds textbox.

The toolbar is added to a layout QGridLayout and the buttons QToolButton to the QToolBar.

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from PyQt5.QtWidgets import *
import sys

class Window(QWidget):

def __init__(self):
QWidget.__init__(self)
layout = QGridLayout()
self.setLayout(layout)

# Create pyqt toolbar
toolBar = QToolBar()
layout.addWidget(toolBar)

# Add buttons to toolbar
toolButton = QToolButton()
toolButton.setText("Apple")
toolButton.setCheckable(True)
toolButton.setAutoExclusive(True)
toolBar.addWidget(toolButton)
toolButton = QToolButton()
toolButton.setText("Orange")
toolButton.setCheckable(True)
toolButton.setAutoExclusive(True)
toolBar.addWidget(toolButton)

# Add textfield to window
tbox = QPlainTextEdit()
layout.addWidget(tbox)

app = QApplication(sys.argv)
screen = Window()
screen.show()
sys.exit(app.exec_())