Using silx widgets in Qt Designer

It is possible to use silx.gui widgets (and in general widgets based on PyQt) from the Qt Designer.

The following silx.gui widgets are available in the Qt Designer:


The following software must be installed:


The PYQTDESIGNERPATH environment variable defines the search paths for plugins enabling the use of PyQt widgets in the Qt designer.

To access silx.gui widgets from within Qt designer, under Linux, type from the command line:

PYQTDESIGNERPATH=<silx_designer_plugin_dir> designer

See “using Qt Designer” in the PyQt documentation.