Debugging a pyQT4 app?

You need to call QtCore.pyqtRemoveInputHook. I wrap it in my own version of set_trace:

def debug_trace():
  '''Set a tracepoint in the Python debugger that works with Qt'''
  from PyQt4.QtCore import pyqtRemoveInputHook

  # Or for Qt5
  #from PyQt5.QtCore import pyqtRemoveInputHook

  from pdb import set_trace

And when you are done debugging, you can call QtCore.pyqtRestoreInputHook(), probably best when you are still in pdb, and then after you hit enter, and the console spam is happening, keep hitting ‘c’ (for continue) until the app resumes properly. (I had to hit ‘c’ several times for some reason, it kept going back into pdb, but after hitting it a few times it resumed normally)

For further info Google “pyqtRemoveInputHook pdb”. (Really obvious isn’t it? ;P)

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