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Qt Quick should be used for all UI development on mobile devices. The approach described in this article (using C++ for the Qt app UI) is deprecated.

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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP1, FP2
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: QPalette
Created: tepaa (27 Mar 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (08 Jun 2012)



This code snippets shows how to change the QWidget background colour.

Main function

This function is used to set the widget colour.

 p.setColor(QPalette::Background, Qt::black);


Change the background colour of the QWidget.

#include <QPalette>
QMyWidget::QMyWidget(QWidget *parent)
: QWidget(parent)
QPalette p(palette());
// Set background colour to black
p.setColor(QPalette::Background, Qt::black);

See also

For more information, see QPalette.


The background colour QWidget is black.

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