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ui-tools implementation (ui-tools.cpp)

Posted 12-15-2012 at 09:57 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 12-15-2012 at 08:29 PM by rainbowsally (linkage to first part + parag alignment fixed)

ui-tools implementation (ui-tools.cpp)

The following changes are in the code below, but are listed in case you already have the file and want to fix it yourself (and see the context of the problem).

Changelog Dec 15 2012 (second prob)
"Unknown error" msg issued when it's not an error.

Here's the fix. Whenever we call
Code:
  ok = find_slots(...);
we need to return 'true' without acting on the return values but not return 'false'...
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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 08-06-2014 at 09:37 AM 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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