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Python PySide6
About Lesson

In this lesson we want to talk about Adding an Icon to PySide6 Window, When we create desktop applications with PySide6, it is often useful to add an icon to the window. An icon can make the application easier to recognize and distinguish from other applications. In this lesson, we will learn how to add an icon to a PySide6 window.


Step 1: Choose an Icon

The first step is to choose an icon for your application. The icon can be in any image format, such as PNG, SVG, or ICO. The recommended size for desktop application icon is 256×256 pixels. You can create your own icon using an image editor like GIMP or Photoshop, or you can download an icon from websites like Flaticon or Iconfinder.


Step 2: Add the Icon File to Your Project

Once you have selected icon next step is to add icon to your PySide6 project. You can do this by placing icon file in the same directory as your main Python file. In this example, we will call the icon file “icon.png”.


Step 3: Load the Icon in Your Code

To load icon in your code, you can use the QIcon class. This is the example of how to load icon file in your PySide6 code.

In this example, we create a QIcon object using the icon file “icon.png”. Then, we set the icon for the window using the setWindowIcon() method.



Run the complete code and you can see that we have the icon within our window.

Adding an Icon to a PySide6 Window
Adding an Icon to a PySide6 Window




This is the code with OOP (Object Oriented Programming) and the result will be the same.



By using OOP with PySide6, we can encapsulate the logic and behavior of the window within its own class, making it easier to manage and modify in the future. We can also create multiple instances of the MyWindow class with different icons, if desired.