[PySide] QTextBrowser.setSource()

Tim Doty thoromyr at mac.com
Wed Jun 19 03:01:38 CEST 2013

I got a chance to test further and it works on linux with PySIde 1.1.0 for both applications, but I was mistaken about OS X -- at least on testing now it does not work with either application so it appears to be a bug introduced in 1.1.1. Anyone know if that has been fixed in more recent releases?

Tim Doty

On Jun 17, 2013, at 8:58 PM, Tim Doty <thoromyr at mac.com> wrote:

> I'm having a problem with QTextBrowser.setSource() -- the error is:
> QTextBrowser: No document for /Users/tim/Documents/Development/lithophane/HCLithophaneCreator.html
> But… there actually is such a file and it is readable by the current user. No, there isn't a typo in the path: copying and pasting that path works with, e.g., less. What *really* puzzles me is that identical code (copy and paste) from a different project works.
> The code that creates the dialog holding the text browser is:
> class HelpContentsDlg(QDialog):
>    """
>        Displays a help dialog providing information about the application.
>    """
>    def __init__(self, page, parent=None):
>        super(HelpContentsDlg, self).__init__(parent)
>        browser = QTextBrowser()
>        browser.setSearchPaths([":/"])
>        browser.setSource(QUrl(page))
>        browser.setOpenExternalLinks(True)
>        layout = QVBoxLayout()
>        layout.addWidget( browser )
>        self.setLayout(layout)
> This code is invoked by:
>     def helpContents(self):
>        if not self.helpContentsDlg:
>            helpFile = os.path.join(os.path.dirname( os.path.realpath( __file__ ) ), __thisHelpFileName__)
>            self.helpContentsDlg = HelpContentsDlg( helpFile, self)
>            self.helpContentsDlg.setWindowTitle(__thisAppName__ + ' Help')
>        self.helpContentsDlg.show()
> the variable is defined toward the top of the application (in a block of similarly named variables)
> __thisHelpFileName__ = "HCLithophaneCreator.html"
> As already mentioned, this *identical* code (the only difference is the value for the help file name) works in a different application. Searching the Internet has not shed any light on the subject so I'm hoping someone here has an idea of what I'm doing wrong.
> Ah, I'm running with Python 2.7.2, Qt 4.8.0 and PySide 1.1.1 on OS X.
> Tim Doty
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