Support for Qt Interfaces

PyQt5 does not, generally, support defining a class that inherits from more than one Qt class. The exception is when inheriting from classes that Qt defines as interfaces, for example QTextObjectInterface.

A Qt interface is an abstract class contains only pure virtual methods and is used as a mixin with (normally) a QObject sub-class. It is often used to define the interface that a plugin must implement.

Note that PyQt5 does not need an equivalent of Qt’s Q_INTERFACES macro in order to use an interface class.

The example includedd with PyQt5 demonstrates the use of an interface.