Class: QgsColorDialog

class qgis.gui.QgsColorDialog

Bases: PyQt5.QtWidgets.QDialog

A custom QGIS dialog for selecting a color. Has many improvements over the standard Qt color picker dialog, including hue wheel supports, color swatches, and a color sampler.

New in version 2.5.

QgsColorDialog(parent: QWidget = None, fl: Union[Qt.WindowFlags, Qt.WindowType] = QgsGuiUtils.ModalDialogFlags, color: Union[QColor, Qt.GlobalColor, QGradient] = QColor()) Create a new color picker dialog

actionEvent(self, QActionEvent)
changeEvent(self, QEvent)
childEvent(self, QChildEvent)
closeEvent(self, e: QCloseEvent)

e (QCloseEvent) –

color(self) QColor

Returns the current color for the dialog

Return type



dialog color

connectNotify(self, QMetaMethod)
contextMenuEvent(self, QContextMenuEvent)
create(self, window: PyQt5.sip.voidptr = 0, initializeWindow: bool = True, destroyOldWindow: bool = True)

pyqtSignal(*types, name: str = …, revision: int = …, arguments: Sequence = …) -> PYQT_SIGNAL

types is normally a sequence of individual types. Each type is either a type object or a string that is the name of a C++ type. Alternatively each type could itself be a sequence of types each describing a different overloaded signal. name is the optional C++ name of the signal. If it is not specified then the name of the class attribute that is bound to the signal is used. revision is the optional revision of the signal that is exported to QML. If it is not specified then 0 is used. arguments is the optional sequence of the names of the signal’s arguments.

  • name (str = ...) –

  • revision (int = ...) –

  • arguments (Sequence = ...) –

Return type


customEvent(self, QEvent)
destroy(self, destroyWindow: bool = True, destroySubWindows: bool = True)
disconnectNotify(self, QMetaMethod)
dragEnterEvent(self, QDragEnterEvent)
dragLeaveEvent(self, QDragLeaveEvent)
dragMoveEvent(self, QDragMoveEvent)
dropEvent(self, QDropEvent)
enterEvent(self, QEvent)
event(self, QEvent) bool
eventFilter(self, QObject, QEvent) bool
focusInEvent(self, QFocusEvent)
focusNextChild(self) bool
focusNextPrevChild(self, bool) bool
focusOutEvent(self, QFocusEvent)
focusPreviousChild(self) bool
getColor(initialColor: Union[QColor, Qt.GlobalColor, QGradient], parent: QWidget, title: str = '', allowOpacity: bool = False) QColor

Returns a color selection from a color dialog.

  • initialColor (Union[QColor) – the initial color of the selection dialog.

  • parent (QWidget) – parent widget

  • title (str = '') – the title of the dialog.

  • allowOpacity (bool = False) – set to True to allow modification of color opacity value (transparency)

Return type



Selected color on accepted() or initialColor on rejected().

hideEvent(self, QHideEvent)
initPainter(self, QPainter)
inputMethodEvent(self, QInputMethodEvent)
isSignalConnected(self, QMetaMethod) bool
keyPressEvent(self, QKeyEvent)
keyReleaseEvent(self, QKeyEvent)
leaveEvent(self, QEvent)
metric(self, QPaintDevice.PaintDeviceMetric) int
mouseDoubleClickEvent(self, QMouseEvent)
mouseMoveEvent(self, QMouseEvent)
mousePressEvent(self, QMouseEvent)
mouseReleaseEvent(self, QMouseEvent)
moveEvent(self, QMoveEvent)
nativeEvent(self, Union[QByteArray, bytes, bytearray], PyQt5.sip.voidptr) Tuple[bool, int]
paintEvent(self, QPaintEvent)
receivers(self, PYQT_SIGNAL) int
resizeEvent(self, QResizeEvent)
sender(self) QObject
senderSignalIndex(self) int
setAllowOpacity(self, allowOpacity: bool)

Sets whether opacity modification (transparency) is permitted for the color dialog. Defaults to True.


allowOpacity (bool) – set to False to disable opacity modification

New in version 3.0.

setColor(self, color: Union[QColor, Qt.GlobalColor, QGradient])

Sets the current color for the dialog


color (Union[QColor) – desired color

setTitle(self, title: str)

Sets the title for the color dialog


title (str) – title for dialog box

sharedPainter(self) QPainter
showEvent(self, QShowEvent)
tabletEvent(self, QTabletEvent)
timerEvent(self, QTimerEvent)
wheelEvent(self, QWheelEvent)