I tried calling the select free hand tool by below snippet of code.


I dnt have any idea how to call this when i am pressing a button in GUI. my gui is attached below

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When Select Area from Map is pressed i want the select free hand to be called in my plugin. FYI the name of Select Area from Map in QTDEsigner is areapushbutton.

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You don't really seem to have read at least one of the resources I collected for you in Layer properties dialog in my QGIS plugin.

If you open, for example this one, you'll see the answer to your question:


In your case it would be something like (you might need to edit it to match your plugin structure):

self.areapushbutton.clicked.connect( self.iface.actionSelectFreehand().trigger )

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