Creating a Basic Menu

Learn how we create a primary menu for our applications.

Creating the menu

You'll need a method to show the user every option as you continue adding functionality to your applications. A menu is a structured and more manageable array of commands that computer software can carry. A menu serves to assist you in navigating through the numerous operations and to assist you in choosing the tasks you wish to complete, regardless of the sort of device or program you are using or the type of menu a system has.

There are many different types of menus in graphical user interfaces, including context and pull-down menus, and they can include a wide range of text and symbols. These symbols can be chosen to teach the computer. Imagine a text-editing program with all the different icons at the top, such as those for opening or saving files, selecting a typeface, or choosing a color. The user is presented with a task that the application can carry out using all these symbols and words, making it easier for them to utilize. In this chapter, we'll look at how to use PyQt6 to build menus and toolbars for GUI applications. Everything up to this point, from PyQt classes and widgets to layout design, has provided the groundwork for building user interfaces.

This first section will look at how to make a straightforward menu bar. To interact with the application, we can utilize a menu bar, a collection of pull-down menus with list commands. The menu bar in this software will have a single menu with a single order.

Firstly, we start by importing the required modules.

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