In this article, we will go through the top 5 Python GUI libraries that you can use in your projects. Keep reading to find out about them.
A GUI or a graphical user interface is an interactive environment to take responses from users on various situations such as forms, documents, tests, etc. It provides the user with a good interactive screen than a traditional Command Line Interface (CLI).
PyQT5 is a graphical user interface (GUI) framework for Python. It is very popular among developers and the GUI can be created by coding or a QT designer. A QT Development framework is a visual framework that allows drag and drop of widgets to build user interfaces
For the installation of PyQT5 , you can use the following command :
pip install pyqt5
Another GUI framework is called Tkinter. Tkinter is one of the most popular Python GUI libraries for developing desktop applications. It’s a combination of the TK and python standard GUI framework.
The third Python GUI libraries that we are going to talk about is PySide2 or you can call it QT for python. Qt for Python offers the official Python bindings for Qt (PySide2), enabling the use of its APIs in Python applications, and a binding generator tool (Shiboken2) which can be used to expose C++ projects into Python.
So now let me show you the installation process and also an example. So for the installation, you can just simply use:
pip install PySide2
Another GUI framework that we are going to talk about is called Kivy. Kivy is an Open source Python library for the rapid development of applications that make use of innovative user interfaces, such as multi-touch apps.
Coming to the installation of Kivy, you need to install the dependency “glew”. You can use the pip command as below:
pip install docutils pygments pypiwin32 kivy.deps.sdl2 kivy.deps.glew
Enter this command and hit enter, it will be installed. After that you need to type this command to install Kivy:
pip install Kivy
So the last GUI framework that we are going to talk about is wxPython. wxPython is a cross-platform GUI toolkit for the Python programming language.
Now I’m going to show you the installation process and create a simple example. So for the installation just type the following command:
pip install wxPython
So now we have seen 5 Python GUI libraries and in my opinion, PySide2 and pyQt5 are the more powerful GUI frameworks. But they do come with a commercial license and that explains why they’re feature-rich. Tkinter, Kivy, and wxPython are the free GUI libraries for Python.
What’s your favorite GUI library in Python?