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QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface Class

The QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface class allows you to manipulate the collection of form windows in Qt Designer, and control Qt Designer's form editing actions. More...

Header: #include <QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface>
qmake: QT += designer
Inherits: QObject
Inherited By:

qdesigner_internal::QDesignerFormWindowManager

Public Types

enum Action { CutAction, CopyAction, PasteAction, DeleteAction, ..., FormWindowSettingsDialogAction }
enum ActionGroup { StyledPreviewActionGroup }

Public Functions

QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface(QObject *parent = Q_NULLPTR)
virtual ~QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface()
virtual QAction * action(QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::Action action) const = 0
virtual QActionGroup * actionGroup(QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::ActionGroup actionGroup) const = 0
virtual QDesignerFormWindowInterface * activeFormWindow() const = 0
virtual QDesignerFormEditorInterface * core() const = 0
virtual QDesignerFormWindowInterface * createFormWindow(QWidget *parent = Q_NULLPTR, Qt::WindowFlags flags = Qt::WindowFlags()) = 0
virtual QPixmap createPreviewPixmap() const = 0
virtual QDesignerFormWindowInterface * formWindow(int index) const = 0
virtual int formWindowCount() const = 0

Public Slots

virtual void addFormWindow(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow) = 0
virtual void closeAllPreviews() = 0
virtual void removeFormWindow(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow) = 0
virtual void setActiveFormWindow(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow) = 0
virtual void showPluginDialog() = 0
virtual void showPreview() = 0

Signals

void activeFormWindowChanged(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)
void formWindowAdded(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)
void formWindowRemoved(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)
void formWindowSettingsChanged(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

Detailed Description

QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface is not intended to be instantiated directly. Qt Designer uses the form window manager to control the various form windows in its workspace. You can retrieve an interface to Qt Designer's form window manager using the QDesignerFormEditorInterface::formWindowManager() function. For example:

        QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface *manager = 0;
        QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow = 0;

        manager = formEditor->formWindowManager();
        formWindow = manager->formWindow(0);

        manager->setActiveFormWindow(formWindow);

When implementing a custom widget plugin, a pointer to Qt Designer's current QDesignerFormEditorInterface object (formEditor in the example above) is provided by the QDesignerCustomWidgetInterface::initialize() function's parameter. You must subclass the QDesignerCustomWidgetInterface to expose your plugin to Qt Designer.

The form window manager interface provides the createFormWindow() function that enables you to create a new form window which you can add to the collection of form windows that the manager maintains, using the addFormWindow() slot. It also provides the formWindowCount() function returning the number of form windows currently under the manager's control, the formWindow() function returning the form window associated with a given index, and the activeFormWindow() function returning the currently selected form window. The removeFormWindow() slot allows you to reduce the number of form windows the manager must maintain, and the setActiveFormWindow() slot allows you to change the form window focus in Qt Designer's workspace.

In addition, QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface contains a collection of functions that enables you to intervene and control Qt Designer's form editing actions. All these functions return the original action, making it possible to propagate the function further after intervention.

Finally, the interface provides three signals which are emitted when a form window is added, when the currently selected form window changes, or when a form window is removed, respectively. All the signals carry the form window in question as their parameter.

See also QDesignerFormEditorInterface and QDesignerFormWindowInterface.

Member Type Documentation

enum QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::Action

Specifies an action of Qt Designer.

Constant Value Description
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::CutAction 100 Clipboard Cut
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::CopyAction 101 Clipboard Copy
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::PasteAction 102 Clipboard Paste
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::DeleteAction 103 Clipboard Delete
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::SelectAllAction 104 Select All
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::LowerAction 200 Lower current widget
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::RaiseAction 201 Raise current widget
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::UndoAction 300 Undo
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::RedoAction 301 Redo
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::HorizontalLayoutAction 400 Lay out using QHBoxLayout
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::VerticalLayoutAction 401 Lay out using QVBoxLayout
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::SplitHorizontalAction 402 Lay out in horizontal QSplitter
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::SplitVerticalAction 403 Lay out in vertical QSplitter
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::GridLayoutAction 404 Lay out using QGridLayout
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::FormLayoutAction 405 Lay out using QFormLayout
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::BreakLayoutAction 406 Break existing layout
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::AdjustSizeAction 407 Adjust size
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::SimplifyLayoutAction 408 Simplify QGridLayout or QFormLayout
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::DefaultPreviewAction 500 Create a preview in default style
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::FormWindowSettingsDialogAction 600 Show dialog with form settings

This enum was introduced or modified in Qt 5.0.

See also action().

enum QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::ActionGroup

Specifies an action group of Qt Designer.

Constant Value Description
QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::StyledPreviewActionGroup 100 Action group containing styled preview actions

This enum was introduced or modified in Qt 5.0.

See also actionGroup().

Member Function Documentation

QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface(QObject *parent = Q_NULLPTR)

Constructs an interface with the given parent for the form window manager.

[signal] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::activeFormWindowChanged(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

This signal is emitted when the contents of the currently active form window in Qt Designer's workspace changed. A pointer to the currently active formWindow is passed as an argument.

See also activeFormWindow().

[pure virtual slot] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::addFormWindow(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

Adds the given formWindow to the collection of windows that Qt Designer's form window manager maintains.

See also formWindowAdded().

[pure virtual slot] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::closeAllPreviews()

Close all currently open previews.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also showPreview().

[signal] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::formWindowAdded(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

This signal is emitted when a new form window is added to the collection of windows that Qt Designer's form window manager maintains. A pointer to the new formWindow is passed as an argument.

See also addFormWindow() and setActiveFormWindow().

[signal] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::formWindowRemoved(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

This signal is emitted when a form window is removed from the collection of windows that Qt Designer's form window manager maintains. A pointer to the removed formWindow is passed as an argument.

See also removeFormWindow().

[signal] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::formWindowSettingsChanged(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

This signal is emitted when the settings of the form window change. It can be used to update window titles, etc. accordingly. A pointer to the formWindow is passed as an argument.

See also FormWindowSettingsDialogAction.

[pure virtual slot] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::removeFormWindow(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

Removes the given formWindow from the collection of windows that Qt Designer's form window manager maintains.

See also formWindow() and formWindowRemoved().

[pure virtual slot] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::setActiveFormWindow(QDesignerFormWindowInterface *formWindow)

Sets the given formWindow to be the currently active form window in Qt Designer's workspace.

See also activeFormWindow() and activeFormWindowChanged().

[pure virtual slot] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::showPluginDialog()

Opens a dialog showing the plugins loaded by Qt Designer's and its plugin load failures.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

[pure virtual slot] void QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::showPreview()

Show a preview of the current form using the default parameters.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also closeAllPreviews().

[virtual] QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::~QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface()

Destroys the interface for the form window manager.

[pure virtual] QAction *QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::action(QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::Action action) const

Returns the action specified by the enumeration value action.

Obsoletes the action accessors of Qt 4.X.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

[pure virtual] QActionGroup *QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::actionGroup(QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::ActionGroup actionGroup) const

Returns the action group specified by the enumeration value actionGroup.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

[pure virtual] QDesignerFormWindowInterface *QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::activeFormWindow() const

Returns the currently active form window in Qt Designer's workspace.

See also setActiveFormWindow() and removeFormWindow().

[pure virtual] QDesignerFormEditorInterface *QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::core() const

Returns a pointer to Qt Designer's current QDesignerFormEditorInterface object.

[pure virtual] QDesignerFormWindowInterface *QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::createFormWindow(QWidget *parent = Q_NULLPTR, Qt::WindowFlags flags = Qt::WindowFlags())

Creates a form window with the given parent and the given window flags.

See also addFormWindow().

[pure virtual] QPixmap QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::createPreviewPixmap() const

Creates a pixmap representing the preview of the currently active form.

[pure virtual] QDesignerFormWindowInterface *QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::formWindow(int index) const

Returns the form window at the given index.

See also setActiveFormWindow() and removeFormWindow().

[pure virtual] int QDesignerFormWindowManagerInterface::formWindowCount() const

Returns the number of form windows maintained by Qt Designer's form window manager.

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