A dial widget (QDial) is included in PyQT.. It looks like a volume control you often see on mix panels. It’s part of PyQt5.QtWidgets.

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The look and feel of the QDial widget may change on operating systems. But the logic is the same on all platforms.

Related Course:
PyQt Desktop Apps with Python
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QDial

Dial Widget Example

It has a minimum and maximum which can be set with the methods setMinimum() and setMaximum().

You can set the default value with setValue(). If the value is changed you can call a method (.valueChanged.connect(self.sliderMoved)).

The current value is .value().

Example

The example below creates a dial widget window. You can copy and paste the program to test it out. PyQt5 must be installed to run the program.

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from PyQt5.QtWidgets import *
import sys

class Window(QWidget):
def __init__(self):
QWidget.__init__(self)
layout = QGridLayout()
self.setLayout(layout)
self.dial = QDial()
self.dial.setMinimum(0)
self.dial.setMaximum(100)
self.dial.setValue(40)
self.dial.valueChanged.connect(self.sliderMoved)
layout.addWidget(self.dial)

def sliderMoved(self):
print("Dial value = %i" % (self.dial.value()))

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