There is a PyQGIS module called utils that I can't find any documentation for. It seems to have some useful functions for loaded plugins.

Within the Python console in QGIS you can run qgis.utils.plugins and a dictionary for each loaded plugin is returned.


returns this list of attributes

['__class__', '__cmp__', '__contains__', '__delattr__', '__delitem__', '__doc__', '__eq__', '__format__', '__ge__', '__getattribute__', '__getitem__', '__gt__', '__hash__', '__init__', '__iter__', '__le__', '__len__', '__lt__', '__ne__', '__new__', '__reduce__', '__reduce_ex__', '__repr__', '__setattr__', '__setitem__', '__sizeof__', '__str__', '__subclasshook__', 'clear', 'copy', 'fromkeys', 'get', 'has_key', 'items', 'iteritems', 'iterkeys', 'itervalues', 'keys', 'pop', 'popitem', 'setdefault', 'update', 'values', 'viewitems', 'viewkeys', 'viewvalues']

And this returns the attributes of an instance of a plugin:


Seems like this could be useful for building unit tests or creating interactions between plugins.

However I cannot find any documentation about the utils module in the QGIS API Documentation. This description has been provided: Difference between qgis.utils and qgis.core?, but is there further documentation that describes the purpose of this module?


If you type help(qgis.utils) in the Python Console, it will print the associated functions within that module with a basic description for each.

I also cannot find documentation for it but you could check the utils.py file in the QGIS directory (mine is in C:/OSGeo4W64/apps/qgis/python/qgis/) to see how each of the associated function works.


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