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Get screen coordinates in Qt

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* [http://pepper.troll.no/s60prereleases/ Download the latest Qt for S60 distribution from Qt].
* Download and Install latest version [[Qt for Symbian - Installation packages]] which has links on how to install the latest version
* Install Qt for S60:[[Installing Qt on S60]]
* Check this link for installation guide: [http://pepper.troll.no/s60prereleases/doc/install-s60.html How to install the package].
* Go through this article: [[Getting started with Qt for S60]]

Revision as of 16:36, 1 November 2009

Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP1, FP2
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: QDesktopWidget::availableGeometry(), QDesktopWidget::screenGeometry()
Created: (09 Jun 2009)
Last edited: jimgilmour1 (01 Nov 2009)



This code snippets shows how to get screen coordinates/screen size in application. The API QDesktopWidget::screenGeometry() returns the application rect (screen size of device) and API QDesktopWidget::availableGeometry() returns client rect (screen size minus status pane). It is useful in UI applications that do not use layout managers by implementing virtual QWidget::resizeEvent().

This snippet can be self-signed. As it does not use any API which require developer/symbian signed certificate.



QDesktopWidget* desktopWidget = QApplication::desktop();
//get client rect.
QRect clientRect = desktopWidget->availableGeometry();
//get application rect.
QRect applicationRect = desktopWidget->screenGeometry();


You will get application rect.

Screen Coordinates for 640x360


Screen Coordinates for 360x640


Code Example

  • The Code Example shows screen coordinates on screen and example is tested on Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

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