how to have a directory dialog

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Question :

how to have a directory dialog

In PyQt, how does one display a file browser that shows and selects only directories (not files)?

And how does one retrieve the name of the selected directory?

Answer #1:

From inside your QDialog/QWidget class, you should be able to do:

file = str(QFileDialog.getExistingDirectory(self, "Select Directory"))
Answered By: TZHX

Answer #2:

Just as simple as that:

folderpath = QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getExistingDirectory(self, 'Select Folder')

Here, self represents the parent window usually the QMainWindow object.

Similarly for File dialog:

filepath = QtWidgets.QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(self, 'Hey! Select a File')
Answered By: Ali Sajjad

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