QLineEdit Class Reference

The QLineEdit widget is a one-line text editor. More...

 #include <QLineEdit>

Inherits: QWidget.

Public Types

enum EchoMode { Normal, NoEcho, Password, PasswordEchoOnEdit }

Properties

  • 58 properties inherited from QWidget
  • 1 property inherited from QObject

Public Functions

QLineEdit ( QWidget * parent = 0 )
QLineEdit ( const QString & contents, QWidget * parent = 0 )
~QLineEdit ()
Qt::Alignment alignment () const
void backspace ()
QCompleter * completer () const
QMenu * createStandardContextMenu ()
void cursorBackward ( bool mark, int steps = 1 )
void cursorForward ( bool mark, int steps = 1 )
Qt::CursorMoveStyle cursorMoveStyle () const
int cursorPosition () const
int cursorPositionAt ( const QPoint & pos )
void cursorWordBackward ( bool mark )
void cursorWordForward ( bool mark )
void del ()
void deselect ()
QString displayText () const
bool dragEnabled () const
EchoMode echoMode () const
void end ( bool mark )
void getTextMargins ( int * left, int * top, int * right, int * bottom ) const
bool hasAcceptableInput () const
bool hasFrame () const
bool hasSelectedText () const
void home ( bool mark )
QString inputMask () const
void insert ( const QString & newText )
bool isModified () const
bool isReadOnly () const
bool isRedoAvailable () const
bool isUndoAvailable () const
int maxLength () const
QString placeholderText () const
QString selectedText () const
int selectionStart () const
void setAlignment ( Qt::Alignment flag )
void setCompleter ( QCompleter * c )
void setCursorMoveStyle ( Qt::CursorMoveStyle style )
void setCursorPosition ( int )
void setDragEnabled ( bool b )
void setEchoMode ( EchoMode )
void setFrame ( bool )
void setInputMask ( const QString & inputMask )
void setMaxLength ( int )
void setModified ( bool )
void setPlaceholderText ( const QString & )
void setReadOnly ( bool )
void setSelection ( int start, int length )
void setTextMargins ( int left, int top, int right, int bottom )
void setTextMargins ( const QMargins & margins )
void setValidator ( const QValidator * v )
QString text () const
QMargins textMargins () const
const QValidator * validator () const

Reimplemented Public Functions

virtual bool event ( QEvent * e )
virtual QVariant inputMethodQuery ( Qt::InputMethodQuery property ) const
virtual QSize minimumSizeHint () const
virtual QSize sizeHint () const
  • 221 public functions inherited from QWidget
  • 29 public functions inherited from QObject
  • 13 public functions inherited from QPaintDevice

Public Slots

void clear ()
void copy () const
void cut ()
void paste ()
void redo ()
void selectAll ()
void setText ( const QString & )
void undo ()
  • 19 public slots inherited from QWidget
  • 1 public slot inherited from QObject

Signals

void cursorPositionChanged ( int old, int new )
void editingFinished ()
void returnPressed ()
void selectionChanged ()
void textChanged ( const QString & text )
void textEdited ( const QString & text )

Protected Functions

QRect cursorRect () const
void initStyleOption ( QStyleOptionFrame * option ) const

Reimplemented Protected Functions

virtual void changeEvent ( QEvent * ev )
virtual void contextMenuEvent ( QContextMenuEvent * event )
virtual void dragEnterEvent ( QDragEnterEvent * e )
virtual void dragLeaveEvent ( QDragLeaveEvent * e )
virtual void dragMoveEvent ( QDragMoveEvent * e )
virtual void dropEvent ( QDropEvent * e )
virtual void focusInEvent ( QFocusEvent * e )
virtual void focusOutEvent ( QFocusEvent * e )
virtual void inputMethodEvent ( QInputMethodEvent * e )
virtual void keyPressEvent ( QKeyEvent * event )
virtual void mouseDoubleClickEvent ( QMouseEvent * e )
virtual void mouseMoveEvent ( QMouseEvent * e )
virtual void mousePressEvent ( QMouseEvent * e )
virtual void mouseReleaseEvent ( QMouseEvent * e )
virtual void paintEvent ( QPaintEvent * )
  • 37 protected functions inherited from QWidget
  • 8 protected functions inherited from QObject
  • 1 protected function inherited from QPaintDevice

Additional Inherited Members

  • 4 static public members inherited from QWidget
  • 7 static public members inherited from QObject
  • 1 protected slot inherited from QWidget

Detailed Description

The 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.

By changing the echoMode() of a line edit, it can also be used as a "write-only" field, for inputs such as passwords.

The length of the text can be constrained to maxLength(). The text can be arbitrarily constrained using a validator() or an inputMask(), or both. When switching between a validator and an input mask on the same line edit, it is best to clear the validator or input mask to prevent undefined behavior.

A related class is QTextEdit which allows multi-line, rich text editing.

You can change the text with setText() or insert(). The text is retrieved with text(); the displayed text (which may be different, see EchoMode) is retrieved with displayText(). Text can be selected with setSelection() or selectAll(), and the selection can be cut(), copy()ied and paste()d. The text can be aligned with setAlignment().

When the text changes the textChanged() signal is emitted; when the text changes other than by calling setText() the textEdited() signal is emitted; when the cursor is moved the cursorPositionChanged() signal is emitted; and when the Return or Enter key is pressed the returnPressed() signal is emitted.

When editing is finished, either because the line edit lost focus or Return/Enter is pressed the editingFinished() signal is emitted.

Note that if there is a validator set on the line edit, the returnPressed()/editingFinished() signals will only be emitted if the validator returns QValidator::Acceptable.

By default, QLineEdits have a frame as specified by the Windows and Motif style guides; you can turn it off by calling setFrame(false).

The default key bindings are described below. The line edit also provides a context menu (usually invoked by a right mouse click) that presents some of these editing options.

KeypressAction
Left ArrowMoves the cursor one character to the left.
Shift+Left ArrowMoves and selects text one character to the left.
Right ArrowMoves the cursor one character to the right.
Shift+Right ArrowMoves and selects text one character to the right.
HomeMoves the cursor to the beginning of the line.
EndMoves the cursor to the end of the line.
BackspaceDeletes the character to the left of the cursor.
Ctrl+BackspaceDeletes the word to the left of the cursor.
DeleteDeletes the character to the right of the cursor.
Ctrl+DeleteDeletes the word to the right of the cursor.
Ctrl+ASelect all.
Ctrl+CCopies the selected text to the clipboard.
Ctrl+InsertCopies the selected text to the clipboard.
Ctrl+KDeletes to the end of the line.
Ctrl+VPastes the clipboard text into line edit.
Shift+InsertPastes the clipboard text into line edit.
Ctrl+XDeletes the selected text and copies it to the clipboard.
Shift+DeleteDeletes the selected text and copies it to the clipboard.
Ctrl+ZUndoes the last operation.
Ctrl+YRedoes the last undone operation.

Any other key sequence that represents a valid character, will cause the character to be inserted into the line edit.

Screenshot of a Macintosh style line editA line edit shown in the Macintosh widget style.
Screenshot of a Windows XP style line editA line edit shown in the Windows XP widget style.
Screenshot of a Plastique style line editA line edit shown in the Plastique widget style.

See also QTextEdit, QLabel, QComboBox, GUI Design Handbook: Field, Entry, and Line Edits Example.

Member Type Documentation

enum QLineEdit::EchoMode

This enum type describes how a line edit should display its contents.

ConstantValueDescription
QLineEdit::Normal0Display characters as they are entered. This is the default.
QLineEdit::NoEcho1Do not display anything. This may be appropriate for passwords where even the length of the password should be kept secret.
QLineEdit::Password2Display asterisks instead of the characters actually entered.
QLineEdit::PasswordEchoOnEdit3Display characters as they are entered while editing otherwise display asterisks.

See also setEchoMode() and echoMode().

Property Documentation

acceptableInput : const bool

This property holds whether the input satisfies the inputMask and the validator.

By default, this property is true.

Access functions:

bool hasAcceptableInput () const

See also setInputMask() and setValidator().

alignment : Qt::Alignment

This property holds the alignment of the line edit.

Both horizontal and vertical alignment is allowed here, Qt::AlignJustify will map to Qt::AlignLeft.

By default, this property contains a combination of Qt::AlignLeft and Qt::AlignVCenter.

Access functions:

Qt::Alignment alignment () const
void setAlignment ( Qt::Alignment flag )

See also Qt::Alignment.

cursorMoveStyle : Qt::CursorMoveStyle

This property holds the movement style of cursor in this line edit.

When this property is set to Qt::VisualMoveStyle, the line edit will use visual movement style. Pressing the left arrow key will always cause the cursor to move left, regardless of the text's writing direction. The same behavior applies to right arrow key.

When the property is Qt::LogicalMoveStyle (the default), within a LTR text block, increase cursor position when pressing left arrow key, decrease cursor position when pressing the right arrow key. If the text block is right to left, the opposite behavior applies.

This property was introduced in Qt 4.8.

Access functions:

Qt::CursorMoveStyle cursorMoveStyle () const
void setCursorMoveStyle ( Qt::CursorMoveStyle style )

cursorPosition : int

This property holds the current cursor position for this line edit.

Setting the cursor position causes a repaint when appropriate.

By default, this property contains a value of 0.

Access functions:

int cursorPosition () const
void setCursorPosition ( int )

displayText : const QString

This property holds the displayed text.

If echoMode is Normal this returns the same as text(); if EchoMode is Password or PasswordEchoOnEdit it returns a string of asterisks text().length() characters long, e.g. "******"; if EchoMode is NoEcho returns an empty string, "".

By default, this property contains an empty string.

Access functions:

QString displayText () const

See also setEchoMode(), text(), and EchoMode.

dragEnabled : bool

This property holds whether the lineedit starts a drag if the user presses and moves the mouse on some selected text.

Dragging is disabled by default.

Access functions:

bool dragEnabled () const
void setDragEnabled ( bool b )

echoMode : EchoMode

This property holds the line edit's echo mode.

The echo mode determines how the text entered in the line edit is displayed (or echoed) to the user.

The most common setting is Normal, in which the text entered by the user is displayed verbatim, but QLineEdit also supports modes that allow the entered text to be suppressed or obscured: these include NoEcho, Password and PasswordEchoOnEdit.

The widget's display and the ability to copy or drag the text is affected by this setting.

By default, this property is set to Normal.

Access functions:

EchoMode echoMode () const
void setEchoMode ( EchoMode )

See also EchoMode and displayText().

frame : bool

This property holds whether the line edit draws itself with a frame.

If enabled (the default) the line edit draws itself inside a frame, otherwise the line edit draws itself without any frame.

Access functions:

bool hasFrame () const
void setFrame ( bool )

hasSelectedText : const bool

This property holds whether there is any text selected.

hasSelectedText() returns true if some or all of the text has been selected by the user; otherwise returns false.

By default, this property is false.

Access functions:

bool hasSelectedText () const

See also selectedText().

inputMask : QString

This property holds the validation input mask.

If no mask is set, inputMask() returns an empty string.

Sets the QLineEdit's validation mask. Validators can be used instead of, or in conjunction with masks; see setValidator().

Unset the mask and return to normal QLineEdit operation by passing an empty string ("") or just calling setInputMask() with no arguments.

The table below shows the characters that can be used in an input mask. A space character, the default character for a blank, is needed for cases where a character is permitted but not required.

CharacterMeaning
AASCII alphabetic character required. A-Z, a-z.
aASCII alphabetic character permitted but not required.
NASCII alphanumeric character required. A-Z, a-z, 0-9.
nASCII alphanumeric character permitted but not required.
XAny character required.
xAny character permitted but not required.
9ASCII digit required. 0-9.
0ASCII digit permitted but not required.
DASCII digit required. 1-9.
dASCII digit permitted but not required (1-9).
#ASCII digit or plus/minus sign permitted but not required.
HHexadecimal character required. A-F, a-f, 0-9.
hHexadecimal character permitted but not required.
BBinary character required. 0-1.
bBinary character permitted but not required.
>All following alphabetic characters are uppercased.
<All following alphabetic characters are lowercased.
!Switch off case conversion.
\Use \ to escape the special characters listed above to use them as separators.

The mask consists of a string of mask characters and separators, optionally followed by a semicolon and the character used for blanks. The blank characters are always removed from the text after editing.

Examples:

MaskNotes
000.000.000.000;_IP address; blanks are _.
HH:HH:HH:HH:HH:HH;_MAC address
0000-00-00ISO Date; blanks are space
>AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA;#License number; blanks are - and all (alphabetic) characters are converted to uppercase.

To get range control (e.g., for an IP address) use masks together with validators.

Access functions:

QString inputMask () const
void setInputMask ( const QString & inputMask )

See also maxLength.

maxLength : int

This property holds the maximum permitted length of the text.

If the text is too long, it is truncated at the limit.

If truncation occurs any selected text will be unselected, the cursor position is set to 0 and the first part of the string is shown.

If the line edit has an input mask, the mask defines the maximum string length.

By default, this property contains a value of 32767.

Access functions:

int maxLength () const
void setMaxLength ( int )

See also inputMask.

modified : bool

This property holds whether the line edit's contents has been modified by the user.

The modified flag is never read by QLineEdit; it has a default value of false and is changed to true whenever the user changes the line edit's contents.

This is useful for things that need to provide a default value but do not start out knowing what the default should be (perhaps it depends on other fields on the form). Start the line edit without the best default, and when the default is known, if modified() returns false (the user hasn't entered any text), insert the default value.

Calling setText() resets the modified flag to false.

Access functions:

bool isModified () const
void setModified ( bool )

placeholderText : QString

This property holds the line edit's placeholder text.

Setting this property makes the line edit display a grayed-out placeholder text as long as the text() is empty and the widget doesn't have focus.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

This property was introduced in Qt 4.7.

Access functions:

QString placeholderText () const
void setPlaceholderText ( const QString & )

See also text().

readOnly : bool

This property holds whether the line edit is read only.

In read-only mode, the user can still copy the text to the clipboard, or drag and drop the text (if echoMode() is Normal), but cannot edit it.

QLineEdit does not show a cursor in read-only mode.

By default, this property is false.

Access functions:

bool isReadOnly () const
void setReadOnly ( bool )

See also setEnabled().

redoAvailable : const bool

This property holds whether redo is available.

Redo becomes available once the user has performed one or more undo operations on text in the line edit.

By default, this property is false.

Access functions:

bool isRedoAvailable () const

selectedText : const QString

This property holds the selected text.

If there is no selected text this property's value is an empty string.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

Access functions:

QString selectedText () const

See also hasSelectedText().

text : QString

This property holds the line edit's text.

Setting this property clears the selection, clears the undo/redo history, moves the cursor to the end of the line and resets the modified property to false. The text is not validated when inserted with setText().

The text is truncated to maxLength() length.

By default, this property contains an empty string.

Access functions:

QString text () const
void setText ( const QString & )

Notifier signal:

void textChanged ( const QString & text )

See also insert() and clear().

undoAvailable : const bool

This property holds whether undo is available.

Undo becomes available once the user has modified the text in the line edit.

By default, this property is false.

Access functions:

bool isUndoAvailable () const

Member Function Documentation

QLineEdit::QLineEdit ( QWidget * parent = 0 )

Constructs a line edit with no text.

The maximum text length is set to 32767 characters.

The parent argument is sent to the QWidget constructor.

See also setText() and setMaxLength().

QLineEdit::QLineEdit ( const QString & contents, QWidget * parent = 0 )

Constructs a line edit containing the text contents.

The cursor position is set to the end of the line and the maximum text length to 32767 characters.

The parent and argument is sent to the QWidget constructor.

See also text() and setMaxLength().

QLineEdit::~QLineEdit ()

Destroys the line edit.

void QLineEdit::backspace ()

If no text is selected, deletes the character to the left of the text cursor and moves the cursor one position to the left. If any text is selected, the cursor is moved to the beginning of the selected text and the selected text is deleted.

See also del().

void QLineEdit::changeEvent ( QEvent * ev ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::changeEvent().

void QLineEdit::clear () [slot]

Clears the contents of the line edit.

See also setText() and insert().

QCompleter * QLineEdit::completer () const

Returns the current QCompleter that provides completions.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.2.

See also setCompleter().

void QLineEdit::contextMenuEvent ( QContextMenuEvent * event ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::contextMenuEvent().

Shows the standard context menu created with createStandardContextMenu().

If you do not want the line edit to have a context menu, you can set its contextMenuPolicy to Qt::NoContextMenu. If you want to customize the context menu, reimplement this function. If you want to extend the standard context menu, reimplement this function, call createStandardContextMenu() and extend the menu returned.

 void LineEdit::contextMenuEvent(QContextMenuEvent *event)
 {
     QMenu *menu = createStandardContextMenu();
     menu->addAction(tr("My Menu Item"));
     //...
     menu->exec(event->globalPos());
     delete menu;
 }

The event parameter is used to obtain the position where the mouse cursor was when the event was generated.

See also setContextMenuPolicy().

void QLineEdit::copy () const [slot]

Copies the selected text to the clipboard, if there is any, and if echoMode() is Normal.

See also cut() and paste().

QMenu * QLineEdit::createStandardContextMenu ()

This function creates the standard context menu which is shown when the user clicks on the line edit with the right mouse button. It is called from the default contextMenuEvent() handler. The popup menu's ownership is transferred to the caller.

void QLineEdit::cursorBackward ( bool mark, int steps = 1 )

Moves the cursor back steps characters. If mark is true each character moved over is added to the selection; if mark is false the selection is cleared.

See also cursorForward().

void QLineEdit::cursorForward ( bool mark, int steps = 1 )

Moves the cursor forward steps characters. If mark is true each character moved over is added to the selection; if mark is false the selection is cleared.

See also cursorBackward().

int QLineEdit::cursorPositionAt ( const QPoint & pos )

Returns the cursor position under the point pos.

void QLineEdit::cursorPositionChanged ( int old, int new ) [signal]

This signal is emitted whenever the cursor moves. The previous position is given by old, and the new position by new.

See also setCursorPosition() and cursorPosition().

QRect QLineEdit::cursorRect () const [protected]

Returns a rectangle that includes the lineedit cursor.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.4.

void QLineEdit::cursorWordBackward ( bool mark )

Moves the cursor one word backward. If mark is true, the word is also selected.

See also cursorWordForward().

void QLineEdit::cursorWordForward ( bool mark )

Moves the cursor one word forward. If mark is true, the word is also selected.

See also cursorWordBackward().

void QLineEdit::cut () [slot]

Copies the selected text to the clipboard and deletes it, if there is any, and if echoMode() is Normal.

If the current validator disallows deleting the selected text, cut() will copy without deleting.

See also copy(), paste(), and setValidator().

void QLineEdit::del ()

If no text is selected, deletes the character to the right of the text cursor. If any text is selected, the cursor is moved to the beginning of the selected text and the selected text is deleted.

See also backspace().

void QLineEdit::deselect ()

Deselects any selected text.

See also setSelection() and selectAll().

void QLineEdit::dragEnterEvent ( QDragEnterEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::dragEnterEvent().

void QLineEdit::dragLeaveEvent ( QDragLeaveEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::dragLeaveEvent().

void QLineEdit::dragMoveEvent ( QDragMoveEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::dragMoveEvent().

void QLineEdit::dropEvent ( QDropEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::dropEvent().

void QLineEdit::editingFinished () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the Return or Enter key is pressed or the line edit loses focus. Note that if there is a validator() or inputMask() set on the line edit and enter/return is pressed, the editingFinished() signal will only be emitted if the input follows the inputMask() and the validator() returns QValidator::Acceptable.

void QLineEdit::end ( bool mark )

Moves the text cursor to the end of the line unless it is already there. If mark is true, text is selected towards the last position; otherwise, any selected text is unselected if the cursor is moved.

See also home().

bool QLineEdit::event ( QEvent * e ) [virtual]

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

void QLineEdit::focusInEvent ( QFocusEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::focusInEvent().

void QLineEdit::focusOutEvent ( QFocusEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::focusOutEvent().

void QLineEdit::getTextMargins ( int * left, int * top, int * right, int * bottom ) const

Returns the widget's text margins for left, top, right, and bottom.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

See also setTextMargins().

void QLineEdit::home ( bool mark )

Moves the text cursor to the beginning of the line unless it is already there. If mark is true, text is selected towards the first position; otherwise, any selected text is unselected if the cursor is moved.

See also end().

void QLineEdit::initStyleOption ( QStyleOptionFrame * option ) const [protected]

Initialize option with the values from this QLineEdit. This method is useful for subclasses when they need a QStyleOptionFrame or QStyleOptionFrameV2, but don't want to fill in all the information themselves. This function will check the version of the QStyleOptionFrame and fill in the additional values for a QStyleOptionFrameV2.

See also QStyleOption::initFrom().

void QLineEdit::inputMethodEvent ( QInputMethodEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::inputMethodEvent().

QVariant QLineEdit::inputMethodQuery ( Qt::InputMethodQuery property ) const [virtual]

Reimplemented from QWidget::inputMethodQuery().

void QLineEdit::insert ( const QString & newText )

Deletes any selected text, inserts newText, and validates the result. If it is valid, it sets it as the new contents of the line edit.

See also setText() and clear().

void QLineEdit::keyPressEvent ( QKeyEvent * event ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::keyPressEvent().

Converts the given key press event into a line edit action.

If Return or Enter is pressed and the current text is valid (or can be made valid by the validator), the signal returnPressed() is emitted.

The default key bindings are listed in the class's detailed description.

QSize QLineEdit::minimumSizeHint () const [virtual]

Reimplemented from QWidget::minimumSizeHint().

Returns a minimum size for the line edit.

The width returned is enough for at least one character.

void QLineEdit::mouseDoubleClickEvent ( QMouseEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::mouseDoubleClickEvent().

void QLineEdit::mouseMoveEvent ( QMouseEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::mouseMoveEvent().

void QLineEdit::mousePressEvent ( QMouseEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::mousePressEvent().

void QLineEdit::mouseReleaseEvent ( QMouseEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::mouseReleaseEvent().

void QLineEdit::paintEvent ( QPaintEvent * ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::paintEvent().

void QLineEdit::paste () [slot]

Inserts the clipboard's text at the cursor position, deleting any selected text, providing the line edit is not read-only.

If the end result would not be acceptable to the current validator, nothing happens.

See also copy() and cut().

void QLineEdit::redo () [slot]

Redoes the last operation if redo is available.

void QLineEdit::returnPressed () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the Return or Enter key is pressed. Note that if there is a validator() or inputMask() set on the line edit, the returnPressed() signal will only be emitted if the input follows the inputMask() and the validator() returns QValidator::Acceptable.

void QLineEdit::selectAll () [slot]

Selects all the text (i.e. highlights it) and moves the cursor to the end. This is useful when a default value has been inserted because if the user types before clicking on the widget, the selected text will be deleted.

See also setSelection() and deselect().

void QLineEdit::selectionChanged () [signal]

This signal is emitted whenever the selection changes.

See also hasSelectedText() and selectedText().

int QLineEdit::selectionStart () const

selectionStart() returns the index of the first selected character in the line edit or -1 if no text is selected.

See also selectedText().

void QLineEdit::setCompleter ( QCompleter * c )

Sets this line edit to provide auto completions from the completer, c. The completion mode is set using QCompleter::setCompletionMode().

To use a QCompleter with a QValidator or QLineEdit::inputMask, you need to ensure that the model provided to QCompleter contains valid entries. You can use the QSortFilterProxyModel to ensure that the QCompleter's model contains only valid entries.

If c == 0, setCompleter() removes the current completer, effectively disabling auto completion.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.2.

See also completer() and QCompleter.

void QLineEdit::setSelection ( int start, int length )

Selects text from position start and for length characters. Negative lengths are allowed.

See also deselect(), selectAll(), and selectedText().

void QLineEdit::setTextMargins ( int left, int top, int right, int bottom )

Sets the margins around the text inside the frame to have the sizes left, top, right, and bottom.

See also getTextMargins().

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

See also textMargins().

void QLineEdit::setTextMargins ( const QMargins & margins )

Sets the margins around the text inside the frame.

See also textMargins().

This function was introduced in Qt 4.6.

void QLineEdit::setValidator ( const QValidator * v )

Sets this line edit to only accept input that the validator, v, will accept. This allows you to place any arbitrary constraints on the text which may be entered.

If v == 0, setValidator() removes the current input validator. The initial setting is to have no input validator (i.e. any input is accepted up to maxLength()).

See also validator(), QIntValidator, QDoubleValidator, and QRegExpValidator.

QSize QLineEdit::sizeHint () const [virtual]

Reimplemented from QWidget::sizeHint().

Returns a recommended size for the widget.

The width returned, in pixels, is usually enough for about 15 to 20 characters.

void QLineEdit::textChanged ( const QString & text ) [signal]

This signal is emitted whenever the text changes. The text argument is the new text.

Unlike textEdited(), this signal is also emitted when the text is changed programmatically, for example, by calling setText().

void QLineEdit::textEdited ( const QString & text ) [signal]

This signal is emitted whenever the text is edited. The text argument is the new text.

Unlike textChanged(), this signal is not emitted when the text is changed programmatically, for example, by calling setText().

QMargins QLineEdit::textMargins () const

Returns the widget's text margins.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.6.

See also setTextMargins().

void QLineEdit::undo () [slot]

Undoes the last operation if undo is available. Deselects any current selection, and updates the selection start to the current cursor position.

const QValidator * QLineEdit::validator () const

Returns a pointer to the current input validator, or 0 if no validator has been set.

See also setValidator().

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