MayaQWidgetDockableMixin but without tab

Hi all,

I used most of the time the “MayaQWidgetDockableMixin” class along with QtWidgets.QDialog to have a dockable dialog widget. But this one comes with a tab when docked.

class MainDialog(MayaQWidgetDockableMixin, QtWidgets.QDialog):
    def __init__(self, parent=MayaWindow()):
        super(MainDialog, self).__init__(parent)
        # Stuff

ui = MainDialog()

It gives the outliner kinda dialog (on the right), but I’m looking for the Toolbox style(on the left).

Do you guys know the name of that class ?


Can’t find anything on google or in the doc… anyone ?

That’s just a regular old QToolBar

You are probably right, but when I instantiate it it’s not dockable, and if add the class mayaQWidgetDockableMixin with show(dockable=True) it shows the tab.

Do you have an example on how to properly set it up ?

You just instantiate it as a child of the main window.
I did this, and it showed up already docked in the upper left corner.

from PySide2 import QtWidgets
mainWin = MayaWindow()
tb = QtWidgets.QToolBar(mainWin)

Separate note: I’m pretty sure it’s bad practice to default parent=MayaWindow(). I can’t actually come up with a way that it breaks anything … but it just feels so very wrong to me.

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Mmmm yeah, but when undocked, it can’t be docked back. On top of not being a dialog. That toolbar is a mystery to me…

About the parenting to maya windows, I never saw any other way to parent a widget to … the maya windows :smiley:

I digged a bit in MayaQWidgetDockableMixin and when an object is set to dockable (as in that object becomes a QStackedWidget that itself is child of QTabWidget. That operation is achieved by addWidgetToMayaLayout from OpenMayaUI when set to dockable.

So… I don’t think there is such a thing as non stackable MayaQWidgetDockableMixin object. I’ll have to make my own I guess.