Manually in the PythonConsole I can open or close panels but when is executed in code it won't find the dockwidget, this is the line I'm using in my code:


and this one works in the PythonConsole:


it is supposed to work but give the error "NoneType" object has no attribute "setVisible" when executed in the code...

  • When is your plugin calling this line? If it's on plugin load, it may be trying to hide the console BEFORE it's been created. – ndawson Dec 3 '18 at 23:48
  • it waits for the a layer to load for first time, once the layer is loaded it calls the line self.iface.mainWindow().findChild(QDockWidget,'PythonConsole').setVisible(True) – Thriskel Dec 4 '18 at 11:22
  • Does it work if you show and then hide the console manually first? – ndawson Dec 4 '18 at 11:30
  • @ndawson yes it does... but why? – Thriskel Dec 4 '18 at 12:52

The console is created "on demand", so doesn't exist until a user first clicks the console button.

An alternative way to show the dock is to use:

import console

This will force creation of the console dock if it hasn't yet been used. Caution: despite it's name, show_console() is more of a "toggle console" action. Calling it when the console is already visible will hide it.

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