I need to invoke python plug-in in the QGIS startup. So that the python script will do some functions repeatedly in the periodic intervals until the QGIS software gets closed.
Is there any way to get this done in QGIS?
You can add your python code to project macros: start, save or close methods.
You can create plugin and execute your code when plugin initialised. See. https://docs.qgis.org/testing/en/docs/pyqgis_developer_cookbook/intro.html#run-python-code-when-qgis-starts
You can register/load and run a plugin like this:
import sys sys.path = ["your/path/aboveMyPlugin"] + sys.path import MyPlugin plugin = MyPlugin.classFactory(iface) plugin.initGui() plugin.run()
MyPlugin is the name of the plugin folder, which acts as a python package, because of the file init.py in that folder. Also it contains the function classFactory, which must be executed, to let QGIS load the plugin.
If this plugin is not inside the plugin folder, you can still import it after extending the PYTHONPATH, using the sys modul, as shown by the first two lines. They are unnecessary, if thats not the case.
your/path/aboveMyPlugin should point to the directory containing your plugin.
Lastly, when your plugin is loaded, it's action method must be called, to start it. In the most cases (always?), it is the run() method of your plugin.
I tried to set this as an QGIS macro, which executes on project start and I ended up with this:
from qgis.utils import iface import sys oldpath = sys.path sys.path = ["your/path/aboveMyPlugin"] + sys.path import MyPlugin plugin = None def openProject(): global plugin plugin = PegelOnline.classFactory(iface) plugin.initGui() plugin.run() def saveProject(): pass def closeProject(): global plugin plugin.unload()
So, now, as you open a qgis project including that macros, it will show the imported plugin gui. Closing that project, will unload the plugin as well.