I'm looking for a bit of guidance.

I'm happy creating a standard feature form using QT designer (as excellently documented here) for QGIS but I was wondering how you add a forward and back button to a feature form, so that it would loop through all the identified features in QGIS?

Below is a mockup of what I'd like to achieve but need some help. You'll see that I haven't added in any 'line edits' in my tabs and that was purely to produce a mockup for the purposes of this question.

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This particular way is currently not possible with QGIS (at least not without an advanced plugin)

However, an alternative approach be almost what you want without any python at all and without adding custom buttons.

  • Select some features
  • Open the attribute table and switch to form view (See highlighted button in picture).
  • Choose "Show Selected Features" and navigate with the help of the list on the left.

Feature form, Dual View

  • Cheers Matthias for your feedback. Yeah I guess that would be an alternative way to approach it. Just requires a few more button clicks!
    – geosmiles
    Aug 25, 2014 at 12:12
  • It is possible (likely) that there will be a new identification tool introduced soon that directly forwards you to this view with a filter applied to only show the identified features. That will mean less clicks for you. Aug 25, 2014 at 12:19

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