I'm quite new to the plugin development. So I'm trying just to use the clip method to clip specific layers. But after the reloading the plugin I'm always getting thid message:

ImportError: cannot import name 'QFileDialog' from 'qgis.PyQt' (C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-ltr/./python\qgis\PyQt\__init__.py) 

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-ltr/./python\qgis\utils.py", line 423, in _startPlugin
    plugins[packageName] = package.classFactory(iface)
  File "C:\Users/tomas/AppData/Roaming/QGIS/QGIS3\profiles\default/python/plugins\de\__init__.py", line 35, in classFactory
    from .de import de
  File "C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-ltr/./python\qgis\utils.py", line 888, in _import
    mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, fromlist, level)
  File "C:\Users/tomas/AppData/Roaming/QGIS/QGIS3\profiles\default/python/plugins\de\de.py", line 31, in 
    from .de_dialog import deDialog
  File "C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-ltr/./python\qgis\utils.py", line 888, in _import
    mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, fromlist, level)
  File "C:\Users/tomas/AppData/Roaming/QGIS/QGIS3\profiles\default/python/plugins\de\de_dialog.py", line 28, in 
    from qgis.PyQt import QtWidgets, QFileDialog, QMessageBox
ImportError: cannot import name 'QFileDialog' from 'qgis.PyQt' (C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-ltr/./python\qgis\PyQt\__init__.py)

This is my code from my plugin dialog that is called de:

import os

from qgis.PyQt import uic
from qgis.PyQt import QtWidgets, QFileDialog, QMessageBox
import processing
from qgis.core import QgsVectorLayer

# This loads your .ui file so that PyQt can populate your plugin with the elements from Qt Designer
FORM_CLASS, _ = uic.loadUiType(os.path.join(
    os.path.dirname(__file__), 'de_dialog_base.ui'))

class deDialog(QtWidgets.QDialog, FORM_CLASS):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        super(deDialog, self).__init__(parent)
        # Set up the user interface from Designer through FORM_CLASS.
        # After self.setupUi() you can access any designer object by doing
        # self.<objectname>, and you can use autoconnect slots - see
        # http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/designer-using-a-ui-file.html
        # #widgets-and-dialogs-with-auto-connect

    def print_hello(self):
        # let the user select input, output, and clip files using a file dialog
        input_file, _ = QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(None, "Select input file", "", "Shapefile (*.shp)")
        clip_file, _ = QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(None, "Select clip file", "", "Shapefile (*.shp)")
        output_file, _ = QFileDialog.getSaveFileName(None, "Select output file", "", "Shapefile (*.shp)")

        # exit if any of the file paths are empty
        if not input_file or not clip_file or not output_file:
            QMessageBox.critical(None, "Error", "You must choose all three files.")

        # load input and clip layers
        input_layer = QgsVectorLayer(input_file, "input", "ogr")
        clip_layer = QgsVectorLayer(clip_file, "clip", "ogr")

        # set the clip parameters
        params = {
            "INPUT": input_layer,
            "OVERLAY": clip_layer,
            "OUTPUT": output_file,
            "VALIDITY_CHECK": False,
            "INVALID_OUTPUT": "memory:",
            "CLIP": True,
            "OUTPUT": output_file,
            "OUTPUT_LAYER": "output",
            "INVALID_OUTPUT_LAYER": "invalid",
            "INVALID_FEATURES": "memory:",
            "IGNORE_INVALID": True,

        # run the clip algorithm
        processing.run("native:clip", params)

        # reload the output layer
        output_layer = QgsVectorLayer(output_file, "output", "ogr")

        # check if the output layer was created successfully
        if not output_layer.isValid():
            print("Error: Output layer could not be created")
            print("Output layer created successfully")

What can I do to fix?

QGIS verze 3.28.4-Firenze, Qt verze 5.15.3, Verze Pythonu 3.9.5, Verze GDAL/OGR 3.6.3, Verze PROJ 9.2.0, EPSG Registry database version () GEOS verze 3.11.2-CAPI-1.17.2, SQLite verze 3.41.1, PDAL verze 2.5.2, PostgreSQL client version unknown, SpatiaLite version 5.0.1, QWT verze 6.1.6, QScintilla2 verze 2.13.1, OS verze Windows 10 Version 2009.

  • The module is PyQt5.QtWidgets: from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QFileDialog
    – RainForest
    Commented Mar 25, 2023 at 14:06
  • Thank you now it works! Commented Mar 25, 2023 at 21:25

1 Answer 1


QFileDialog and QMessageBox are in the QtWidgets module. So use:

from qgis.PyQt.QtWidgets import QFileDialog, QMessageBox

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