I’m having trouble getting Kivy to work with PyCharm on Windows 7. I’ve managed to add most of the external libraries through File > Settings > Python interpreters > Paths Tab.
I’m using the Kivy version of Python.
When I run a Kivy app that works fine with using the [right click > send to > kivy.bat] method in PyCharm, it gives me this error:
Failed modules Python 2.7.3 (C:/Python27/python.exe) _imagingtk dde gtk._gtk pangocairo Generation of skeletons for the modules above will be tried again when the modules are updated or a new version of generator is available
I think that the problem might be something to do with cython, as my file fails to recognise the kivy.properties file, which is of the Cython *.pxd format.
This Kivy’s Wiki page Setting Up Kivy with various popular IDE’s has a better answer and detail commands. It is copied below with added information for Pycharm 3.4.
Go to your unzipped Kivy folder, create a symbol link for “kivy.bat” pointing to “python.bat” in the same directory (mklink python.bat kivy.bat).
Add 2 new Python interpreters in PyCharm.
- Bootstrapper: Choose the earlier created “python.bat” from the Kivy package folder.
- Project Interpreter: Choose the “python.exe” from the Python subdirectory in the Kivy package folder.
For the project interpreter, add a path to the “kivy” directory directly contained in the Kivy package folder. In PyCharm 3.4, the path tab is hidden in a sub menu. In Project Interpreter, click the tool icon next to the interpreter dropdown list, click more… (the last one), in the list of all project interpreters, select Run-Configuration Interpreter, on the right side there are five icons (+, -, edit, virtual env, and path), click path to add the Kivy sub-directory in unzipped Kivy folder.
Save all settings and ignore warnings about “Invalid output format”. Make sure that the project interpreter is set to our earlier created configuration.
Create a new run configuration and set the Python interpreter to our earlier created bootstrapper.
Simply run the configuration to execute your Kivy application
Answered By – Ying