makekdewidgets - Man Page

Builds Qt(TM) widget plugins from an ini style description file.


makekdewidgets [Qt(TM)-options] [KDE-options] file


makekdewidgets builds Qt(TM) widget plugins from an ini style description file.




Input file


-o <file>

Output file

-n <plugin name>

Name of the plugin class to generate [WidgetsPlugin]

-g <group>

Default widget group name to display in designer [Custom]

-p <pixmap dir>

Embed pixmaps from a source directory

Generic options:


Show help about options


Show Qt(TM) specific options


Show KDE specific options


Show all options


Show author information

-v,  --version

Show version information


Show license information

KDE Options:

--caption <caption>

Use 'caption' as name in the titlebar

--icon <icon>

Use 'icon' as the application icon

--miniicon <icon>

Use 'icon' as the application icon

--config <filename>

Use alternative configuration file

--dcopserver <server>

Use the DCOP server specified by 'server'


Disable crash handler to get core dumps


Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager

--style <style>

Sets the application GUI style

--geometry <geometry>

Sets the client geometry of the main widget - see man X for the argument format

Qt(TM) options:

--display <displayname>

Use the X-server display 'displayname'

--session <sessionId>

Restore the application for the given 'sessionId'


Causes the application to install a private color map on an 8-bit display

--ncols <count>

Limits the number of colors allocated in the color cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is using the QApplication::ManyColor color specification


Tells Qt(TM) to never grab the mouse or the keyboard


Switches to synchronous mode for debugging

--fn,  --font <fontname>

Defines the application font

--bg,  --background <color>

Sets the default background color and an application palette (light and dark shades are calculated)

--fg,  --foreground <color>

Sets the default foreground color

--btn,  --button <color>

Sets the default button color

--name <name>

Sets the application name

--title <title>

Sets the application title (caption)

--visual TrueColor

Forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit display

--inputstyle <inputstyle>

Sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot, and root

--im <XIM server>

Sets XIM server


Disable XIM


Mirrors the whole layout of widgets

See Also

KDE Developer's Corner website


Please use[1] to report bugs, do not mail the authors directly.


Ian Reinhart Geiser <>





2006-06-01 K Desktop Environment Programming Tool