How do i hide the console window for my app? [duplicate]



<strong>Possible Duplicate:</strong><br /><a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/466203/how-can-i-hide-the-console-window-in-a-pyqt-app-running-on-windows" rel="nofollow">How can I hide the console window in a PyQt app running on Windows?</a>


I've made a simple app that opens a QWebView but in addition to the app window Windows console window is opened to.

What could be the reason for this?

import sys import socket from PyQt4 import QtCore, QtGui from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyQt4.QtGui import * from PyQt4.QtWebKit import QWebView class AppWindow(QtGui.QWidget): def __init__(self, parent=None): QtGui.QWidget.__init__(self, parent) self.setGeometry(300, 300, 200, 25) self.setWindowTitle('TrayIP') self.create_sys_tray() self.hostname = socket.gethostname() self.ip = socket.gethostbyname(self.hostname) self.label = QLabel("IP: " + self.ip, self) self.label.setFont(QtGui.QFont('Helvetica', 14)) self.timer = QTimer() self.connect( self.timer, QtCore.SIGNAL('timeout()'), self.timerupdate) self.timer.start(10000) def timerupdate(self): self.web = QWebView() self.web.load( QUrl('http://xxx') ) def create_sys_tray(self): self.sysTray = QtGui.QSystemTrayIcon(self) self.sysTray.setIcon( QtGui.QIcon('ico.ico') ) self.sysTray.setVisible(True) self.connect(self.sysTray, QtCore.SIGNAL("activated(QSystemTrayIcon::ActivationReason)"), self.on_sys_tray_activated) self.sysTrayMenu = QtGui.QMenu(self) act = self.sysTrayMenu.addAction("FOO") def on_sys_tray_activated(self, reason): if self.isVisible (): self.setVisible(False) else: self.setVisible(True) app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv) window = AppWindow() window.show() sys.exit(app.exec_())


Use pythonw.exe instead of python.exe


name your file .pyw instead of .py


On default Windows installations, .pyw files are opened without the console window (because they're loaded with pythonw), and .py files load in a console. So yeah, renaming to .pyw is probably easiest solution.

Also - if you're compiling with py2exe, you'll have to change "console=" to "window="


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