QwtDateScaleEngine man page

QwtDateScaleEngine — A scale engine for date/time values.  

Synopsis

#include <qwt_date_scale_engine.h>

Inherits QwtLinearScaleEngine.

Public Member Functions

QwtDateScaleEngine (Qt::TimeSpec=Qt::LocalTime)
Constructor.
virtual ~QwtDateScaleEngine ()
Destructor.
void setTimeSpec (Qt::TimeSpec)
Qt::TimeSpec timeSpec () const
void setUtcOffset (int seconds)
int utcOffset () const
void setWeek0Type (QwtDate::Week0Type)
QwtDate::Week0Type week0Type () const
void setMaxWeeks (int)
int maxWeeks () const
virtual void autoScale (int maxNumSteps, double &x1, double &x2, double &stepSize) const
virtual QwtScaleDiv divideScale (double x1, double x2, int maxMajorSteps, int maxMinorSteps, double stepSize=0.0) const
Calculate a scale division for a date/time interval.
virtual QwtDate::IntervalType intervalType (const QDateTime &, const QDateTime &, int maxSteps) const
QDateTime toDateTime (double) const

Protected Member Functions

virtual QDateTime alignDate (const QDateTime &, double stepSize, QwtDate::IntervalType, bool up) const

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

A scale engine for date/time values.

QwtDateScaleEngine builds scales from a time intervals. Together with QwtDateScaleDraw it can be used for axes according to date/time values.

Years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes are organized in steps with non constant intervals. QwtDateScaleEngine classifies intervals and aligns the boundaries and tick positions according to this classification.

QwtDateScaleEngine supports representations depending on Qt::TimeSpec specifications. The valid range for scales is limited by the range of QDateTime, that differs between Qt4 and Qt5.

Datetime values are expected as the number of milliseconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00 Universal Coordinated Time - also known as 'The Epoch', that can be converted to QDateTime using QwtDate::toDateTime().

See also:

QwtDate, QwtPlot::setAxisScaleEngine(), QwtAbstractScale::setScaleEngine()

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QwtDateScaleEngine::QwtDateScaleEngine (Qt::TimeSpec timeSpec = Qt::LocalTime)

Constructor. The engine is initialized to build scales for the given time specification. It classifies intervals > 4 weeks as >= Qt::Month. The first week of a year is defined like for QwtDate::FirstThursday.

Parameters:

timeSpec Time specification

See also:

setTimeSpec(), setMaxWeeks(), setWeek0Type()

Member Function Documentation

QDateTime QwtDateScaleEngine::alignDate (const QDateTime & dateTime, double stepSize, QwtDate::IntervalType intervalType, bool up) const [protected], [virtual]

Align a date/time value for a step size

For Qt::Day alignments there is no 'natural day 0' - instead the first day of the year is used to avoid jumping major ticks positions when panning a scale. For other alignments ( f.e according to the first day of the month ) alignDate() has to be overloaded.

Parameters:

dateTime Date/time value
stepSize Step size
intervalType Interval type
up When true dateTime is ceiled - otherwise it is floored

Returns:

Aligned date/time value

void QwtDateScaleEngine::autoScale (int maxNumSteps, double & x1, double & x2, double & stepSize) const [virtual]

Align and divide an interval

The algorithm aligns and divides the interval into steps.

Datetime interval divisions are usually not equidistant and the calculated stepSize can only be used as an approximation for the steps calculated by divideScale().

Parameters:

maxNumSteps Max. number of steps
x1 First limit of the interval (In/Out)
x2 Second limit of the interval (In/Out)
stepSize Step size (Out)

See also:

QwtScaleEngine::setAttribute()

Reimplemented from QwtLinearScaleEngine.

QwtScaleDiv QwtDateScaleEngine::divideScale (double x1, double x2, int maxMajorSteps, int maxMinorSteps, double stepSize = 0.0) const [virtual]

Calculate a scale division for a date/time interval.

Parameters:

x1 First interval limit
x2 Second interval limit
maxMajorSteps Maximum for the number of major steps
maxMinorSteps Maximum number of minor steps
stepSize Step size. If stepSize == 0, the scaleEngine calculates one.

Returns:

Calculated scale division

Reimplemented from QwtLinearScaleEngine.

QwtDate::IntervalType QwtDateScaleEngine::intervalType (const QDateTime & minDate, const QDateTime & maxDate, int maxSteps) const [virtual]

Classification of a date/time interval division

Parameters:

minDate Minimum ( = earlier ) of the interval
maxDate Maximum ( = later ) of the interval
maxSteps Maximum for the number of steps

Returns:

Interval classification

int QwtDateScaleEngine::maxWeeks () const

Returns:

Upper limit for the number of weeks, when an interval can be classified as Qt::Week.

See also:

setMaxWeeks(), week0Type()

void QwtDateScaleEngine::setMaxWeeks (int weeks)

Set a upper limit for the number of weeks, when an interval can be classified as Qt::Week.

The default setting is 4 weeks.

Parameters:

weeks Upper limit for the number of weeks

Note:

In business charts a year is often devided into weeks [1-52]

See also:

maxWeeks(), setWeek0Type()

void QwtDateScaleEngine::setTimeSpec (Qt::TimeSpec timeSpec)

Set the time specification used by the engine

Parameters:

timeSpec Time specification

See also:

timeSpec(), setUtcOffset(), toDateTime()

void QwtDateScaleEngine::setUtcOffset (int seconds)

Set the offset in seconds from Coordinated Universal Time

Parameters:

seconds Offset in seconds

Note:

The offset has no effect beside for the time specification Qt::OffsetFromUTC.

See also:

QDate::utcOffset(), setTimeSpec(), toDateTime()

void QwtDateScaleEngine::setWeek0Type (QwtDate::Week0Type week0Type)

Sets how to identify the first week of a year.

Parameters:

week0Type Mode how to identify the first week of a year

See also:

week0Type(), setMaxWeeks()

Note:

week0Type has no effect beside for intervals classified as QwtDate::Week.

Qt::TimeSpec QwtDateScaleEngine::timeSpec () const

Returns:

Time specification used by the engine

See also:

setTimeSpec(), utcOffset(), toDateTime()

QDateTime QwtDateScaleEngine::toDateTime (double value) const

Translate a double value into a QDateTime object.

For QDateTime result is bounded by QwtDate::minDate() and QwtDate::maxDate()

Returns:

QDateTime object initialized with timeSpec() and utcOffset().

See also:

timeSpec(), utcOffset(), QwtDate::toDateTime()

int QwtDateScaleEngine::utcOffset () const

Returns:

Offset in seconds from Coordinated Universal Time

Note:

The offset has no effect beside for the time specification Qt::OffsetFromUTC.

See also:

QDate::setUtcOffset(), setTimeSpec(), toDateTime()

QwtDate::Week0Type QwtDateScaleEngine::week0Type () const

Returns:

Setting how to identify the first week of a year.

See also:

setWeek0Type(), maxWeeks()

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