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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) — 12 replies, latest 13 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 22 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 days ago

Using ImageDraw and UI

I have asked this on an older thread but will put it here for more clairty. I want to be able to place text into a custom view during its execution of mycustomview.draw(). The text will be in white superimposed over a filled black circle. I need to plac...

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


I want to make a code which shows a text on the screen and highlights any word when you touch it. so i need a function which returns size of any word which is drawn on the screen. so far the most relevant thing i found was scene.render_text. but it gives y...

Started by NoneNone (in Questions) — 4 replies, latest 6 days ago


Here is my ForumCodeBlock class. It returns either the first python script in a Pythonista Forum thread, or the first plist. Python scripts are identified as code blocks beginning with a triple quoted string or else import. Plists are identified as code...

Started by tony (in Share Code) — 7 replies, latest 6 days ago

Any way to test out compiled scripts in physical iPad without a developer account?

I'm loving Pythonista. It is exactly what I would consider a nice way to develop some simple apps. But when I tried to compile it in Xcode and tried to run it, since I still don't have a developer account, I can only try it in the virtual simulator. In the...

Started by ruimac (in General) — 4 replies, latest 6 days ago

Adding snippets. Possible? How to?

When I type sep and press Enter, I get a line like this: // ************ However, the comments in python start with #, so I have to edit the line to change it to ************* How can I save new snippets in order to speed up my typing? Is it possible a...

Started by ruimac (in General) — 2 replies, latest 7 days ago