KDE Standard Directories

#!/usr/bin/env python

# [SNIPPET_NAME: KDE Standard Directories]
# [SNIPPET_DESCRIPTION: Site-independent access to standard KDE directories]
# [SNIPPET_AUTHOR: Jim Bublitz <[email protected]>]
# [SNIPPET_DOCS: http://api.kde.org/pykde-4.3-api/kdecore/KStandardDirs.html]

from PyQt4.QtCore import SIGNAL, Qt
from PyQt4.QtGui import QLabel

from PyKDE4.kdecore import i18n, KStandardDirs
from PyKDE4.kdeui import KVBox, KHBox, KComboBox, KListWidget

helpText = """KStandardDirs provides methods for locating KDE objects
 within the filesystem - for example, icons, configuration
 files, etc.

 KStandardDirs recognizes a number of data types (shown in the
 combo box at left) and associates the types with directories.

 You can use this information to locate a resource, or to
 determine where to install a resource for you program.

class MainFrame(KVBox):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        KVBox.__init__(self, parent)
        self.help  = QLabel (i18n (helpText), self)
        self.layout ().setAlignment (self.help, Qt.AlignHCenter)
        self.setSpacing (10)
        hBox          = KHBox (self)
        self.layout ().setAlignment (hBox, Qt.AlignHCenter)
        cBox          = KVBox (hBox)
        hBox.layout ().setAlignment (cBox, Qt.AlignTop)
        hBox.setSpacing (25)
        hBox.setMargin (10)

        self.stdDirs  = KStandardDirs ()
        types         = self.stdDirs.allTypes ()
        comboLbl      = QLabel ("Types", cBox)
        combo         = KComboBox (cBox)        
        combo.addItems (types)
        cBox.layout ().setAlignment (comboLbl, Qt.AlignTop)
        cBox.layout ().setAlignment (combo, Qt.AlignTop)
        self.connect (combo, SIGNAL ("currentIndexChanged (const QString&)"), self.slotIndexChanged)

        lBox          = KVBox (hBox)
        listLbl       = QLabel ("Directories", lBox)
        self.location = KListWidget (lBox)
        self.location.setMaximumSize (400, 200)
        lBox.layout ().setAlignment (listLbl, Qt.AlignTop)
        lBox.layout ().setAlignment (self.location, Qt.AlignTop)

        QLabel (self.stdDirs.installPath ("ui"), self)

        self.slotIndexChanged (combo.currentText ())

    def slotIndexChanged (self, s):
        self.location.clear ()
        self.location.insertItems (0, self.stdDirs.resourceDirs (str (s)))


# This example can be run standalone

if __name__ == '__main__':

    import sys
    from PyKDE4.kdecore import KCmdLineArgs, KAboutData, KLocalizedString, ki18n
    from PyKDE4.kdeui import KApplication, KMainWindow
    class MainWin (KMainWindow):
        def __init__ (self, *args):
            KMainWindow.__init__ (self)

            self.resize(640, 480)
            self.setCentralWidget (MainFrame (self))    
    #-------------------- main ------------------------------------------------
    appName     = "default"
    catalog     = ""
    programName = ki18n ("default")                 #ki18n required here
    version     = "1.0"
    description = ki18n ("Default Example")         #ki18n required here
    license     = KAboutData.License_GPL
    copyright   = ki18n ("(c) 2007 Jim Bublitz")    #ki18n required here
    text        = ki18n ("none")                    #ki18n required here
    homePage    = "www.riverbankcomputing.com"
    bugEmail    = "[email protected]"

    aboutData   = KAboutData (appName, catalog, programName, version, description,
                              license, copyright, text, homePage, bugEmail)

    # ki18n required for first two addAuthor () arguments
    aboutData.addAuthor (ki18n ("Troy Melhase"), ki18n ("original concept"))
    aboutData.addAuthor (ki18n ("Jim Bublitz"), ki18n ("pykdedocs"))
    KCmdLineArgs.init (sys.argv, aboutData)
    app = KApplication ()
    mainWindow = MainWin (None, "main window")
    app.connect (app, SIGNAL ("lastWindowClosed ()"), app.quit)
    app.exec_ ()