I am new in QGIS plugin development using Python and Qt designer. Previously, I did lot of AddIns development for ArcMap using C#. I am using Plugin builder to develop the plugin.

Is there any way I can create a basic 'Hello World' plugin using windows form not the dialog with button template provided by the plugin builder?

  • The plugin Auxiliary Window works using QMainWindow instead of a dialog or dockwidget. You could try installing this and have a look at the source code =)
    – Joseph
    Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 12:26

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You can use any .ui file(designed the way u want) by converting it to .py and then importing it into the main python file of your plugin(since u don't want the default dialog with buttons)

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