I’ve got few projects in mind, that principal purpose is to impress friends and, maybe futur bosses…!
Anyway, I would like to find some original ways to pop up QMessageBox, with an appearance completely independant from OS.
Any ideas or experiences about it you would like to share?
For example, I thought it could be great to blur the window over which the QMessageBox pops up. The result is pretty good.
Any, idea to make the QMessageBox itslef splendid?
That’s the whole point. You should try to avoid forbidding the user to do something just because it is convenient for you as a programmer. Instead, make actions undoable, for instance.
Always keep in mind, that your user is trying to achieve something with your program. Your program is a tool, nothing more. That tool should support whatever the user is trying to do, and not hinder him in his way to do that. Popup boxes disrupt the flow of work, and of thought and focus of the user. They can also scare the user if you start giving warnings they may have trouble to comprehend. That hinders him in his task.
So, rather than spending time on fancy graphics effects that are really the task of the window manager to handle anyway, I would suggest rather to spend your energy on making sure the user gets done what he want to get done without being bothered or scared by your application with such dialogs.