ImportError - No module named resources_rc (QGIS Plugin Development) [SOLVED]

10 Apr 2017 ᛫ 1 min read


If you did not create your QGIS plugin using the latest version of QGIS Plugin Builder, you might find yourself encountering this error when running your plugin in QGIS specially if you have a resources file for images/logos that you included in your plugin.

ImportError: No module named resources_rc

This error seems to stem from the fact that when you have resources in your GUI from resource.qrc, the following lines are added to your .ui files:

  <include location="resources.qrc" \>

One of the solutions for this issue is by removing the said line in the .ui files and replacing them with:

<resources \>

then compiling the .ui files to .py files using pyuic.

However, my simpler solution involves just one command. Since python is looking for a resources_rc module, all I did was compile my resources.qrc to instread of

pyrcc resources.qrc -o

And viola, my plugins worked and the images I added to the GUIs were all present.

comments powered by Disqus

You may also like:

Custom splash screens in QGIS

05 Sep 2020 ᛫ 2 min read

Run QGIS processing algorithms from the command line

17 Jul 2020 ᛫ 3 min read

Why you shouldn't use QGIS

22 Oct 2019 ᛫ 1 min read

Geotagged photos in QGIS

22 Sep 2019 ᛫ 4 min read

Bivariate choropleth maps in QGIS

15 Sep 2019 ᛫ 5 min read


[email protected]

Creative Commons License
Except when explicitly stated otherwise, this work and its contents by Ben Hur S. Pintor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Other works (software, source code, etc.) referenced in this website are under their own respective licenses.
This site is powered by Jekyll and hosted on Github (view source)