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Change the text of a label in the UI?

Fairly new to python here, so be gentleā€¦ I am trying to change the text of a label on a UI based on user input into a console alert input variable. I can get a button title to change, but not a label text. What am I missing here? This is basically what...

Started by nasadave (in Questions) — 1 reply 33 minutes ago

Names of selected rows instead of numbers

Is there any way to get names of selected rows in a table view instead of just 0, 1, 2, etc.?

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 4 replies, latest 1 hour ago

import zbar -- QRcodes in Pythonista

Hi ! Do you think it is possible to import the zbar library in a further release or Pythonista ? Zbar already exists on iOS and there are some wrappers in Python. We could script a QRCode decoder for example with camera input...

Started by potsky (in General) — 8 replies, latest 4 hours ago

Sounds - library of existing or importing new

I have looked through documentation and websites but cannot find a comprehensive list of sounds available through the sound module or how to import custom sounds. I found the list of sounds available in omz Editorial, and it seems these are available in P...

Started by cjchallis (in General) — 3 replies, latest 5 hours ago


@techteej Here [were] simplified start function and new request handler to use with CaptureMedia:

Started by tony (in General) — 7 replies, latest 17 hours ago

example of a custom tableviewcell

Hey Folks, I'm trying to write a simple score keeper for a pool (billiards) game that my friends and I play. I have the basic mechanics down with the default tableviewcells, but I'd like to make the result a bit prettier by using a custom tableviewcell. I...

Started by tachijuan (in General) — 13 replies, latest 22 hours ago

Disable two finger swipe down

Is there any way to disable the two finger swipe down but leave touch events in a UI View?

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 1 reply 2 days ago

Wrong .pyui file is getting loaded in XCode

I'm getting this error when building in Xcode. Don't know if it has anything to do with that I have to use the code below (for iOS 8 issues). import scene import os def find_bundled_files(file_extension='.pyui', exclude_dirs=('pylib', 'pylib_ext', 'Do...

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 11 replies, latest 2 days ago

Switching to SceneView zooms in Scene?

I used the code below to change a scene into a Scene View (launched by a button in a UI Menu), and it seems that the game scene is zoomed in. It also cuts off the scene and does not fill the entire screen. w, h = ui.get_screen_size() root_view = ui.View(...

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 11 replies, latest 2 days ago

Ads in a Scene?

Is there a way (or a hack) to support advertisements in a scene class? I want to show a banner ad at the top or bottom of the screen, how would I go about doing this?

Started by Shambhala (in General) — 8 replies, latest 3 days ago


Here is my MultiBrowser class project. It has 3 panes, any bumpable to full screen, 1 with video, refresh on demand or every 4 min. The base MultiBrowser class: is designed for iPad and landscape only has the first web view dedicated to video, and so no...

Started by tony (in Share Code) — 1 reply 3 days ago

Inserting text in a text field from a .txt file

Currently having trouble putting text in a ui.texfield from a .txt file. Any help? def get_username(): global player_name p_name = root_view['namefield'].text file_name = 'name.txt' if p_name == '': player_name = 'Player 1' el...

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 23 replies, latest 3 days ago

[Bug report] Deleting script

I was recently using pythonista, and I happened to be editing at the moment, but I got a SMS. I went into messages, replied, and once I came back my file was empty. Just empty. I had another copy on my computer, so it is fine, but this has to go.

Started by boozle (in General) — 1 reply 4 days ago

OO style matplotlib?

First, WOW! I love Pythonista already! Thank you to creators and contributors! I am using matplotlib and prefer to use the OO style of coding as described here. In other Python environments, I have no difficulty doing this, but in Pythonista the script ...

Started by bennettbrowniowa (in Questions) — 1 reply 4 days ago

Pretty please CoreMidi for 1.6

Developing musical applications in pythonista. Want to play more notes that just the 2 piano octaves without having to have a "note" waveform library.

Started by polymerchm (in General) — 4 replies, latest 4 days ago


'Classes' a family of classes (tap the class names), to: (1) support project development and delivery: a CommentView etc. ui wrapper class for the standard comment/replace/indent/rename code, with action preview a ReplaceView ui wrapper as above a Web...

Started by tony (in Share Code) — 2 replies, latest 5 days ago

Huge standalone

I downloaded the PythonistaProjectTemplate to compile my scripts into fully working standalone apps. But the resulting app is huge!! Almost 90Mb. I opened the package and I noticed that there is a lot included that is NEVER used in my app. For example, the...

Started by ruimac (in General) — 6 replies, latest 5 days ago

Fun: Watch ASCII Starwars!

Thought I'd have a little fun and display the telnet ascii Starwars in pythonista! Enjoy! #!/usr/bin/env python ''' STARWARS! ''' import telnetlib import ui HOST = "" playing = False def button_pressed(sender): global playing...

Started by briarfox (in General) — 1 reply 5 days ago

Run a module or script from command line. python -m module_name

I had struggled with using modules that were meant to be invoked using the command line such as unittest and pylint. I recently discovered that you could call python SimpleHTTPServer to share files with others on the network. However, I could not figure ou...

Started by briarfox (in General) — 3 replies, latest 6 days ago

Can't show an alert?

I'm trying to show an alert with console.alert But I keep getting an error saying: AssertionError: Cannot show alert from main UI thread So, can't I show an alert anywhere I need to? How can I show alerts?

Started by ruimac (in General) — 13 replies, latest 6 days ago