QAbstractSlider Class Reference

The QAbstractSlider class provides an integer value within a range. More...

 #include <QAbstractSlider>

Inherits: QWidget.

Inherited by: QDial, QScrollBar, and QSlider.

Public Types

enum SliderAction { SliderNoAction, SliderSingleStepAdd, SliderSingleStepSub, SliderPageStepAdd, ..., SliderMove }

Properties

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

Public Functions

QAbstractSlider ( QWidget * parent = 0 )
~QAbstractSlider ()
bool hasTracking () const
bool invertedAppearance () const
bool invertedControls () const
bool isSliderDown () const
int maximum () const
int minimum () const
Qt::Orientation orientation () const
int pageStep () const
void setInvertedAppearance ( bool )
void setInvertedControls ( bool )
void setMaximum ( int )
void setMinimum ( int )
void setPageStep ( int )
void setRange ( int min, int max )
void setSingleStep ( int )
void setSliderDown ( bool )
void setSliderPosition ( int )
void setTracking ( bool enable )
int singleStep () const
int sliderPosition () const
void triggerAction ( SliderAction action )
int value () const
  • 221 public functions inherited from QWidget
  • 29 public functions inherited from QObject
  • 13 public functions inherited from QPaintDevice

Public Slots

void setOrientation ( Qt::Orientation )
void setValue ( int )
  • 19 public slots inherited from QWidget
  • 1 public slot inherited from QObject

Signals

void actionTriggered ( int action )
void rangeChanged ( int min, int max )
void sliderMoved ( int value )
void sliderPressed ()
void sliderReleased ()
void valueChanged ( int value )

Protected Types

enum SliderChange { SliderRangeChange, SliderOrientationChange, SliderStepsChange, SliderValueChange }

Protected Functions

SliderAction repeatAction () const
void setRepeatAction ( SliderAction action, int thresholdTime = 500, int repeatTime = 50 )
virtual void sliderChange ( SliderChange change )

Reimplemented Protected Functions

virtual void changeEvent ( QEvent * ev )
virtual bool event ( QEvent * e )
virtual void keyPressEvent ( QKeyEvent * ev )
virtual void timerEvent ( QTimerEvent * e )
virtual void wheelEvent ( QWheelEvent * e )
  • 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 QAbstractSlider class provides an integer value within a range.

The class is designed as a common super class for widgets like QScrollBar, QSlider and QDial.

Here are the main properties of the class:

  1. value: The bounded integer that QAbstractSlider maintains.
  2. minimum: The lowest possible value.
  3. maximum: The highest possible value.
  4. singleStep: The smaller of two natural steps that an abstract sliders provides and typically corresponds to the user pressing an arrow key.
  5. pageStep: The larger of two natural steps that an abstract slider provides and typically corresponds to the user pressing PageUp or PageDown.
  6. tracking: Whether slider tracking is enabled.
  7. sliderPosition: The current position of the slider. If tracking is enabled (the default), this is identical to value.

Unity (1) may be viewed as a third step size. setValue() lets you set the current value to any integer in the allowed range, not just minimum() + n * singleStep() for integer values of n. Some widgets may allow the user to set any value at all; others may just provide multiples of singleStep() or pageStep().

QAbstractSlider emits a comprehensive set of signals:

SignalEmitted when
valueChanged()the value has changed. The tracking determines whether this signal is emitted during user interaction.
sliderPressed()the user starts to drag the slider.
sliderMoved()the user drags the slider.
sliderReleased()the user releases the slider.
actionTriggered()a slider action was triggerd.
rangeChanged()a the range has changed.

QAbstractSlider provides a virtual sliderChange() function that is well suited for updating the on-screen representation of sliders. By calling triggerAction(), subclasses trigger slider actions. Two helper functions QStyle::sliderPositionFromValue() and QStyle::sliderValueFromPosition() help subclasses and styles to map screen coordinates to logical range values.

See also QAbstractSpinBox, QSlider, QDial, QScrollBar, and Sliders Example.

Member Type Documentation

enum QAbstractSlider::SliderAction

ConstantValue
QAbstractSlider::SliderNoAction0
QAbstractSlider::SliderSingleStepAdd1
QAbstractSlider::SliderSingleStepSub2
QAbstractSlider::SliderPageStepAdd3
QAbstractSlider::SliderPageStepSub4
QAbstractSlider::SliderToMinimum5
QAbstractSlider::SliderToMaximum6
QAbstractSlider::SliderMove7

enum QAbstractSlider::SliderChange

ConstantValue
QAbstractSlider::SliderRangeChange0
QAbstractSlider::SliderOrientationChange1
QAbstractSlider::SliderStepsChange2
QAbstractSlider::SliderValueChange3

Property Documentation

invertedAppearance : bool

This property holds whether or not a slider shows its values inverted.

If this property is false (the default), the minimum and maximum will be shown in its classic position for the inherited widget. If the value is true, the minimum and maximum appear at their opposite location.

Note: This property makes most sense for sliders and dials. For scroll bars, the visual effect of the scroll bar subcontrols depends on whether or not the styles understand inverted appearance; most styles ignore this property for scroll bars.

Access functions:

bool invertedAppearance () const
void setInvertedAppearance ( bool )

invertedControls : bool

This property holds whether or not the slider inverts its wheel and key events.

If this property is false, scrolling the mouse wheel "up" and using keys like page up will increase the slider's value towards its maximum. Otherwise pressing page up will move value towards the slider's minimum.

Access functions:

bool invertedControls () const
void setInvertedControls ( bool )

maximum : int

This property holds the slider's maximum value.

When setting this property, the minimum is adjusted if necessary to ensure that the range remains valid. Also the slider's current value is adjusted to be within the new range.

Access functions:

int maximum () const
void setMaximum ( int )

minimum : int

This property holds the sliders's minimum value.

When setting this property, the maximum is adjusted if necessary to ensure that the range remains valid. Also the slider's current value is adjusted to be within the new range.

Access functions:

int minimum () const
void setMinimum ( int )

orientation : Qt::Orientation

This property holds the orientation of the slider.

The orientation must be Qt::Vertical (the default) or Qt::Horizontal.

Access functions:

Qt::Orientation orientation () const
void setOrientation ( Qt::Orientation )

pageStep : int

This property holds the page step.

The larger of two natural steps that an abstract slider provides and typically corresponds to the user pressing PageUp or PageDown.

Access functions:

int pageStep () const
void setPageStep ( int )

See also singleStep.

singleStep : int

This property holds the single step.

The smaller of two natural steps that an abstract sliders provides and typically corresponds to the user pressing an arrow key.

If the property is modified during an auto repeating key event, behavior is undefined.

Access functions:

int singleStep () const
void setSingleStep ( int )

See also pageStep.

sliderDown : bool

This property holds whether the slider is pressed down.

The property is set by subclasses in order to let the abstract slider know whether or not tracking has any effect.

Changing the slider down property emits the sliderPressed() and sliderReleased() signals.

Access functions:

bool isSliderDown () const
void setSliderDown ( bool )

sliderPosition : int

This property holds the current slider position.

If tracking is enabled (the default), this is identical to value.

Access functions:

int sliderPosition () const
void setSliderPosition ( int )

Notifier signal:

void sliderMoved ( int value )

tracking : bool

This property holds whether slider tracking is enabled.

If tracking is enabled (the default), the slider emits the valueChanged() signal while the slider is being dragged. If tracking is disabled, the slider emits the valueChanged() signal only when the user releases the slider.

Access functions:

bool hasTracking () const
void setTracking ( bool enable )

See also sliderDown.

value : int

This property holds the slider's current value.

The slider forces the value to be within the legal range: minimum <= value <= maximum.

Changing the value also changes the sliderPosition.

Access functions:

int value () const
void setValue ( int )

Notifier signal:

void valueChanged ( int value )

Member Function Documentation

QAbstractSlider::QAbstractSlider ( QWidget * parent = 0 )

Constructs an abstract slider.

The parent argument is sent to the QWidget constructor.

The minimum defaults to 0, the maximum to 99, with a singleStep size of 1 and a pageStep size of 10, and an initial value of 0.

QAbstractSlider::~QAbstractSlider ()

Destroys the slider.

void QAbstractSlider::actionTriggered ( int action ) [signal]

This signal is emitted when the slider action action is triggered. Actions are SliderSingleStepAdd, SliderSingleStepSub, SliderPageStepAdd, SliderPageStepSub, SliderToMinimum, SliderToMaximum, and SliderMove.

When the signal is emitted, the sliderPosition has been adjusted according to the action, but the value has not yet been propagated (meaning the valueChanged() signal was not yet emitted), and the visual display has not been updated. In slots connected to this signal you can thus safely adjust any action by calling setSliderPosition() yourself, based on both the action and the slider's value.

See also triggerAction().

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

Reimplemented from QWidget::changeEvent().

bool QAbstractSlider::event ( QEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

void QAbstractSlider::keyPressEvent ( QKeyEvent * ev ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::keyPressEvent().

void QAbstractSlider::rangeChanged ( int min, int max ) [signal]

This signal is emitted when the slider range has changed, with min being the new minimum, and max being the new maximum.

See also minimum and maximum.

SliderAction QAbstractSlider::repeatAction () const [protected]

Returns the current repeat action.

See also setRepeatAction().

void QAbstractSlider::setRange ( int min, int max )

Sets the slider's minimum to min and its maximum to max.

If max is smaller than min, min becomes the only legal value.

See also minimum and maximum.

void QAbstractSlider::setRepeatAction ( SliderAction action, int thresholdTime = 500, int repeatTime = 50 ) [protected]

Sets action action to be triggered repetitively in intervals of repeatTime, after an initial delay of thresholdTime.

See also triggerAction() and repeatAction().

void QAbstractSlider::sliderChange ( SliderChange change ) [virtual protected]

Reimplement this virtual function to track slider changes such as SliderRangeChange, SliderOrientationChange, SliderStepsChange, or SliderValueChange. The default implementation only updates the display and ignores the change parameter.

void QAbstractSlider::sliderMoved ( int value ) [signal]

This signal is emitted when sliderDown is true and the slider moves. This usually happens when the user is dragging the slider. The value is the new slider position.

This signal is emitted even when tracking is turned off.

See also setTracking(), valueChanged(), isSliderDown(), sliderPressed(), and sliderReleased().

void QAbstractSlider::sliderPressed () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the user presses the slider with the mouse, or programmatically when setSliderDown(true) is called.

See also sliderReleased(), sliderMoved(), and isSliderDown().

void QAbstractSlider::sliderReleased () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the user releases the slider with the mouse, or programmatically when setSliderDown(false) is called.

See also sliderPressed(), sliderMoved(), and sliderDown.

void QAbstractSlider::timerEvent ( QTimerEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QObject::timerEvent().

void QAbstractSlider::triggerAction ( SliderAction action )

Triggers a slider action. Possible actions are SliderSingleStepAdd, SliderSingleStepSub, SliderPageStepAdd, SliderPageStepSub, SliderToMinimum, SliderToMaximum, and SliderMove.

See also actionTriggered().

void QAbstractSlider::valueChanged ( int value ) [signal]

This signal is emitted when the slider value has changed, with the new slider value as argument.

void QAbstractSlider::wheelEvent ( QWheelEvent * e ) [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QWidget::wheelEvent().

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