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{{Archived|timestamp=20120302032925|user=[[User:Hamishwillee|&lt;br /&gt;----]]|[[:Category:Qt Quick|Qt Quick]] should be used for all UI development on mobile devices. The approach described in this article (based on C++ for the Qt UI) deprecated.}}
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{{Abstract|This example shows how to derive our own Line Widget from {{Qapiname|QLineEdit}}.}}  {{Qapiname|QLineEdit}} is a one-line text editor. A line edit allows the user to enter and edit a single line of plain text with a useful collection of editing functions, including undo and redo, cut and paste, and drag and drop.
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==Overview==
 
{{Abstract|This example shows how to derive our own Line Widget from [http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/qlineedit.html#details QLineEdit]}}.
 
The [http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/qlineedit.html#details QLineEdit] widget is a one-line text editor. A line edit allows the user to enter and edit a single line of plain  text with a useful collection of editing functions, including undo and  redo, cut and paste, and drag and drop.
 
 
==Prerequisites==
 
 
* Qt 4.6.2 or above (tested ok with 4.7 too)  [[Nokia Qt SDK]] with latest Update will do just fine
 
* A Qt & Data enabled device [Optional] we will use Qt Nokia SDK's Simulator.
 
  
 
==Implementation==  
 
==Implementation==  
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We will derive a class named {{Icode|QCustomEditLine}}
 
We will derive a class named {{Icode|QCustomEditLine}}
  
<code cpp>
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<code cpp-qt>
 
class QCustomEditLine : public QLineEdit
 
class QCustomEditLine : public QLineEdit
  
 
QCustomEditLine::QCustomEditLine(QWidget *parent) : QLineEdit(parent)</code>
 
QCustomEditLine::QCustomEditLine(QWidget *parent) : QLineEdit(parent)</code>
  
add a function to take the default text once we get it we will refresh the control to re-draw.
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Add a function to take the default text once we get it we will refresh the control to re-draw.
 
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<code cpp-qt>
    <code cpp>
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emptyMessage = msg;
emptyMessage = msg;
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drawEmptyMsg = text().isEmpty();
    drawEmptyMsg = text().isEmpty();
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update();
    update();</code>
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</code>
 
 
derive {{Icode|paintEvent( QPaintEvent *ev ) to draw the text that we want to show when there is no text is entered.
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Derive {{Icode|paintEvent( QPaintEvent *ev )}} to draw the text that we want to show when there is no text is entered.
  
        <code cpp>
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<code cpp-qt>
QPainter p(this);
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QPainter p(this);
        QFont f = font();
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QFont f = font();
        f.setItalic(true);
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f.setItalic(true);
        p.setFont(f);
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p.setFont(f);
  
        QColor color(palette().color(foregroundRole()));
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QColor color(palette().color(foregroundRole()));
        color.setAlphaF(0.5);
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color.setAlphaF(0.5);
        p.setPen(color);
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p.setPen(color);
  
        QStyleOptionFrame opt;
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QStyleOptionFrame opt;
        initStyleOption(&opt);
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initStyleOption(&opt);
        QRect cr = style()->subElementRect(QStyle::SE_LineEditContents, &opt, this);
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QRect cr = style()->subElementRect(QStyle::SE_LineEditContents, &opt, this);
        cr.setLeft(cr.left() + 2);
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cr.setLeft(cr.left() + 2);
        cr.setRight(cr.right() - 2);
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cr.setRight(cr.right() - 2);
  
        p.drawText(cr, Qt::AlignLeft|Qt::AlignVCenter, emptyMessage);</code>
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p.drawText(cr, Qt::AlignLeft|Qt::AlignVCenter, emptyMessage);</code>
  
 
control the drawing to show the default text when control is focused out and blank it when cointrol focused in.
 
control the drawing to show the default text when control is focused out and blank it when cointrol focused in.
  
now we are ready to add to our widget. to use for example
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Now we are ready to add to our widget. To use do the following: 
  
    <code cpp>
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<code cpp-qt>
    m_lineout = new QCustomEditLine(this);
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m_lineout = new QCustomEditLine(this);
    m_lineout->setEmptyMessage("Enter you Email Address");</code>
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m_lineout->setEmptyMessage("Enter you Email Address");
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</code>
  
  
 
== qcustomeditline.h ==
 
== qcustomeditline.h ==
  
<code cpp>
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<code cpp-qt>
 
#ifndef QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H
 
#ifndef QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H
 
#define QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H
 
#define QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H
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private:
 
private:
 
     QString emptyMessage;
 
     QString emptyMessage;
     bool   drawEmptyMsg;
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     bool drawEmptyMsg;
 
};
 
};
  
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== qcustomeditline.cpp ==
 
== qcustomeditline.cpp ==
  
<code cpp>
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<code cpp-qt>
  
 
#include "qcustomeditline.h"
 
#include "qcustomeditline.h"
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[[File:CustomLineEdit.JPG | left]]  [[File:CustomLineEdit2.JPG | right]]
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[[File:CustomLineEdit.JPG |201px]]  [[File:CustomLineEdit2.JPG |201px]]
  
  
 
==Reference==  
 
==Reference==  
  
* More on [http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/qlineedit.html#details QLineEdit]
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* {{Qapiname|QLineEdit}}
* SDK
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--[[User:Skumar rao|Skumar rao]] 09:27, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
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Qt Quick should be used for all UI development on mobile devices. The approach described in this article (based on C++ for the Qt UI) deprecated.

This example shows how to derive our own Line Widget from QLineEdit. QLineEdit is a one-line text editor. A line edit allows the user to enter and edit a single line of plain text with a useful collection of editing functions, including undo and redo, cut and paste, and drag and drop.

Article Metadata
Tested with
SDK: Qt 4.6.2, Qt 4.7
Devices(s): Emulator
Compatibility
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition
Symbian
Article
Keywords: QLineEdit
Created: skumar_rao (21 Nov 2010)
Last edited: hamishwillee (11 Oct 2012)

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[edit] Implementation

We will derive a class named QCustomEditLine

class QCustomEditLine : public QLineEdit
 
QCustomEditLine::QCustomEditLine(QWidget *parent) : QLineEdit(parent)

Add a function to take the default text once we get it we will refresh the control to re-draw.

emptyMessage = msg;
drawEmptyMsg = text().isEmpty();
update();

Derive paintEvent( QPaintEvent *ev ) to draw the text that we want to show when there is no text is entered.

QPainter p(this);
QFont f = font();
f.setItalic(true);
p.setFont(f);
 
QColor color(palette().color(foregroundRole()));
color.setAlphaF(0.5);
p.setPen(color);
 
QStyleOptionFrame opt;
initStyleOption(&opt);
QRect cr = style()->subElementRect(QStyle::SE_LineEditContents, &opt, this);
cr.setLeft(cr.left() + 2);
cr.setRight(cr.right() - 2);
 
p.drawText(cr, Qt::AlignLeft|Qt::AlignVCenter, emptyMessage);

control the drawing to show the default text when control is focused out and blank it when cointrol focused in.

Now we are ready to add to our widget. To use do the following:

m_lineout = new QCustomEditLine(this);
m_lineout->setEmptyMessage("Enter you Email Address");


[edit] qcustomeditline.h

#ifndef QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H
#define QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H
 
#include <QtGui>
 
class QCustomEditLine : public QLineEdit
{
Q_OBJECT
public:
QCustomEditLine(QWidget *parent = 0);
virtual ~QCustomEditLine();
 
public:
void setEmptyMessage( const QString &msg );
 
protected:
void paintEvent( QPaintEvent *ev );
void focusInEvent( QFocusEvent *ev );
void focusOutEvent( QFocusEvent *ev );
 
private:
QString emptyMessage;
bool drawEmptyMsg;
};
 
#endif // QCUSTOMEDITLINE_H

[edit] qcustomeditline.cpp

#include "qcustomeditline.h"
 
QCustomEditLine::QCustomEditLine(QWidget *parent)
: QLineEdit( parent ){
 
 
}
 
QCustomEditLine::~QCustomEditLine() {
 
}
 
void QCustomEditLine::setEmptyMessage( const QString &msg ) {
emptyMessage = msg;
drawEmptyMsg = text().isEmpty();
update();
}
 
void QCustomEditLine::paintEvent( QPaintEvent *ev ) {
QLineEdit::paintEvent( ev );
 
if ( text().isEmpty() ) {
QPainter p(this);
QFont f = font();
f.setItalic(true);
p.setFont(f);
 
QColor color(palette().color(foregroundRole()));
color.setAlphaF(0.5);
p.setPen(color);
 
QStyleOptionFrame opt;
initStyleOption(&opt);
QRect cr = style()->subElementRect(QStyle::SE_LineEditContents, &opt, this);
cr.setLeft(cr.left() + 2);
cr.setRight(cr.right() - 2);
 
p.drawText(cr, Qt::AlignLeft|Qt::AlignVCenter, emptyMessage);
}
}
 
void QCustomEditLine::focusInEvent( QFocusEvent *ev ) {
if ( drawEmptyMsg ) {
drawEmptyMsg = false;
update();
}
QLineEdit::focusInEvent( ev );
}
 
void QCustomEditLine::focusOutEvent( QFocusEvent *ev ) {
if ( text().isEmpty() ) {
drawEmptyMsg = true;
update();
}
QLineEdit::focusOutEvent( ev );
}


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[edit] Reference

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