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A QT4 InfoBox w/ StaysOnTop, Gradients, And Some Other Junk

Posted 12-14-2012 at 04:04 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 09-04-2013 at 09:07 PM by rainbowsally

A QT4 InfoBox

Today's Features
  • An Info Box, callable the commandline or a shell program that has scrollbars and resizes depending on content.
  • Using some of the LQ-qt lib functions.
  • A gradient stylesheet. Open the ui file with Designer and take a peek at the stylesheet syntax.
  • A snippet to make a window stay on top.
  • A way to resize a form window depending on text width and height of a TextEdit widget.
  • Using grid layout to make a resizable window and using 'widgets' instead
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Tooling Up: Clickable Script Programs

Posted 12-13-2012 at 02:10 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 12-23-2012 at 04:15 PM by rainbowsally

Note: shell-exec and lq-launch (the lq version) are now included in the mc2 libLQ d/load. They are in the examples/goodies folders and can be copied directly into your ~/bin folder and should be usable immediately with no changes to your paths required.
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Today's Features
  • Clickable sequential backup utility. You'll need to create a program to copy it to the directory you want to use it in. That's pretty easy, but well.. maybe not.
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Generic QT Signal/Slot --or-- Using Dummy Custom Widget in Designer -- No Plugin Req'd

Posted 12-13-2012 at 01:52 PM by rainbowsally

[This is FUN!! It works. What a freaking trip. :-)]

The previous entry on using Old Style callbacks wasn't much of a hit. Ooooooohhhh... it's a hit alright.

But here it is in it's second incarnation cleaned up a bit though it needs a bit more simplification due to the number of elements that are involved and where they need to go. But this is cool.

Today's Features
  • Using a custom widget in Designer without making the plugin.
  • Using the "Old
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A Stand Alone executable QT MsgBox with Stays On Top attribute

Posted 12-13-2012 at 07:59 AM by rainbowsally

A Stand Alone executable QT MsgBox with Stays On Top attribute.

Today's Features:
  • A non-modal qt based dialog/message box that STAYS ON TOP of the window stack.
  • How to center a window on the screen.
  • Using the short optargs to parse the options.

The msgbox utility in the 'extras' folders of the mc2 d/load (see link below) uses xmessage for the display widget. That makes it independent of QT so it can run on any computer that has the X windowing system.

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"Old Style" Callbacks In QT4 (commandline tester)

Posted 12-12-2012 at 08:25 AM by rainbowsally

What would be involved in creating a generic callback that we could control ourselves, rather than using QTs rather complicated system?

How about a windows style system with a windproc to handle messages?

QT's API is better than windows in that you can see how things are done, especially if you have the C++ sources. It's as visible as you can stand! ;-)

The Windows API is better than QT's only in one respect, and that is that the type safety is somewhat...
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