Through tutorials I learned how to add a toolbutton to the plugins-toolbar via python. Now I wonder how to add a complete toolbar with toolbarbuttons via python.

Can anybody give some example-code?

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You can use the addToolBar() API call via QgisInterface (i.e. iface) to create a custom toolbar:

class MyPlugin:

    def __init__(self, iface):
        # Save reference to the QGIS interface
        self.iface = iface

    def initGui(self):
        # Add toolbar 
        self.toolbar = self.iface.addToolBar("My_ToolBar")

        # Create actions 
        self.someact = QAction(QIcon(":/plugins/MyPlugin/icons/someactionicon.png"),
                               QCoreApplication.translate("MyPlugin", "My Action"),

        # Connect action signals to slots

        # Add actions to the toolbar

    def unload(self):
        # remove toolbar on plugin unload
        del self.toolbar

    def doSomething(self):
        # slot for action

I have posted an answer to a post of mine here:

How can I add a second Toolbar Button and Dialog to a QGIS plugin built with Plugin Builder?

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