QwtPicker - Man Page

QwtPicker provides selections on a widget.

Synopsis

#include <qwt_picker.h>

Inherits QObject, and QwtEventPattern.

Inherited by QwtPlotPicker.

Public Types

enum RubberBand { NoRubberBand = 0, HLineRubberBand, VLineRubberBand, CrossRubberBand, RectRubberBand, EllipseRubberBand, PolygonRubberBand, UserRubberBand = 100 }
enum DisplayMode { AlwaysOff, AlwaysOn, ActiveOnly }
Display mode.
enum ResizeMode { Stretch, KeepSize }

Public Slots

void setEnabled (bool)
En/disable the picker.

Signals

void activated (bool on)
void selected (const QPolygon &polygon)
void appended (const QPoint &pos)
void moved (const QPoint &pos)
void removed (const QPoint &pos)
void changed (const QPolygon &selection)

Public Member Functions

QwtPicker (QWidget *parent)
QwtPicker (RubberBand rubberBand, DisplayMode trackerMode, QWidget *)
virtual ~QwtPicker ()
Destructor.
void setStateMachine (QwtPickerMachine *)
const QwtPickerMachine * stateMachine () const
QwtPickerMachine * stateMachine ()
void setRubberBand (RubberBand)
RubberBand rubberBand () const
void setTrackerMode (DisplayMode)
Set the display mode of the tracker.
DisplayMode trackerMode () const
void setResizeMode (ResizeMode)
Set the resize mode.
ResizeMode resizeMode () const
void setRubberBandPen (const QPen &)
QPen rubberBandPen () const
void setTrackerPen (const QPen &)
QPen trackerPen () const
void setTrackerFont (const QFont &)
QFont trackerFont () const
bool isEnabled () const
bool isActive () const
virtual bool eventFilter (QObject *, QEvent *)
Event filter.
QWidget * parentWidget ()
Return the parent widget, where the selection happens.
const QWidget * parentWidget () const
Return the parent widget, where the selection happens.
virtual QPainterPath pickArea () const
virtual void drawRubberBand (QPainter *) const
virtual void drawTracker (QPainter *) const
virtual QRegion rubberBandMask () const
virtual QwtText trackerText (const QPoint &pos) const
Return the label for a position.
QPoint trackerPosition () const
virtual QRect trackerRect (const QFont &) const
QPolygon selection () const

Protected Member Functions

virtual QPolygon adjustedPoints (const QPolygon &) const
Map the pickedPoints() into a selection()
virtual void transition (const QEvent *)
virtual void begin ()
virtual void append (const QPoint &)
virtual void move (const QPoint &)
virtual void remove ()
virtual bool end (bool ok=true)
Close a selection setting the state to inactive.
virtual bool accept (QPolygon &) const
Validate and fix up the selection.
virtual void reset ()
virtual void widgetMousePressEvent (QMouseEvent *)
virtual void widgetMouseReleaseEvent (QMouseEvent *)
virtual void widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent (QMouseEvent *)
virtual void widgetMouseMoveEvent (QMouseEvent *)
virtual void widgetWheelEvent (QWheelEvent *)
virtual void widgetKeyPressEvent (QKeyEvent *)
virtual void widgetKeyReleaseEvent (QKeyEvent *)
virtual void widgetEnterEvent (QEvent *)
virtual void widgetLeaveEvent (QEvent *)
virtual void stretchSelection (const QSize &oldSize, const QSize &newSize)
virtual void updateDisplay ()
Update the state of rubber band and tracker label.
const QwtWidgetOverlay * rubberBandOverlay () const
const QwtWidgetOverlay * trackerOverlay () const
const QPolygon & pickedPoints () const

Detailed Description

QwtPicker provides selections on a widget.

QwtPicker filters all enter, leave, mouse and keyboard events of a widget and translates them into an array of selected points.

The way how the points are collected depends on type of state machine that is connected to the picker. Qwt offers a couple of predefined state machines for selecting:

While these state machines cover the most common ways to collect points it is also possible to implement individual machines as well.

QwtPicker translates the picked points into a selection using the adjustedPoints() method. adjustedPoints() is intended to be reimplemented to fix up the selection according to application specific requirements. (F.e. when an application accepts rectangles of a fixed aspect ratio only.)

Optionally QwtPicker support the process of collecting points by a rubber band and tracker displaying a text for the current mouse position.

Example

#include <qwt_picker.h>
#include <qwt_picker_machine.h>

QwtPicker *picker = new QwtPicker(widget);
picker->setStateMachine(new QwtPickerDragRectMachine);
picker->setTrackerMode(QwtPicker::ActiveOnly);
picker->setRubberBand(QwtPicker::RectRubberBand);

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The state machine triggers the following commands:

The picker is active (isActive()), between begin() and end(). In active state the rubber band is displayed, and the tracker is visible in case of trackerMode is ActiveOnly or AlwaysOn.

The cursor can be moved using the arrow keys. All selections can be aborted using the abort key. (QwtEventPattern::KeyPatternCode)

Warning

In case of QWidget::NoFocus the focus policy of the observed widget is set to QWidget::WheelFocus and mouse tracking will be manipulated while the picker is active, or if trackerMode() is AlwayOn.

Member Enumeration Documentation

enum QwtPicker::DisplayMode

Display mode.

See also

setTrackerMode(), trackerMode(), isActive()

Enumerator

AlwaysOff

Display never.

AlwaysOn

Display always.

ActiveOnly

Display only when the selection is active.

enum QwtPicker::ResizeMode

Controls what to do with the selected points of an active selection when the observed widget is resized.

The default value is QwtPicker::Stretch.

See also

setResizeMode()

Enumerator

Stretch

All points are scaled according to the new size,.

KeepSize

All points remain unchanged.

enum QwtPicker::RubberBand

Rubber band style

The default value is QwtPicker::NoRubberBand.

See also

setRubberBand(), rubberBand()

Enumerator

NoRubberBand

No rubberband.

HLineRubberBand

A horizontal line ( only for QwtPickerMachine::PointSelection )

VLineRubberBand

A vertical line ( only for QwtPickerMachine::PointSelection )

CrossRubberBand

A crosshair ( only for QwtPickerMachine::PointSelection )

RectRubberBand

A rectangle ( only for QwtPickerMachine::RectSelection )

EllipseRubberBand

An ellipse ( only for QwtPickerMachine::RectSelection )

PolygonRubberBand

A polygon ( only for QwtPickerMachine::PolygonSelection )

UserRubberBand

Values >= UserRubberBand can be used to define additional rubber bands.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QwtPicker::QwtPicker (QWidget * parent) [explicit]

Constructor

Creates an picker that is enabled, but without a state machine. rubber band and tracker are disabled.

Parameters

parent Parent widget, that will be observed

QwtPicker::QwtPicker (RubberBand rubberBand, DisplayMode trackerMode, QWidget * parent) [explicit]

Constructor

Parameters

rubberBand Rubber band style
trackerMode Tracker mode
parent Parent widget, that will be observed

Member Function Documentation

bool QwtPicker::accept (QPolygon & selection) const [protected], [virtual]

Validate and fix up the selection. Accepts all selections unmodified

Parameters

selection Selection to validate and fix up

Returns

true, when accepted, false otherwise

Reimplemented in QwtPlotZoomer.

void QwtPicker::activated (bool on) [signal]

A signal indicating, when the picker has been activated. Together with setEnabled() it can be used to implement selections with more than one picker.

Parameters

on True, when the picker has been activated

QPolygon QwtPicker::adjustedPoints (const QPolygon & points) const [protected], [virtual]

Map the pickedPoints() into a selection() adjustedPoints() maps the points, that have been collected on the parentWidget() into a selection(). The default implementation simply returns the points unmodified.

The reason, why a selection() differs from the picked points depends on the application requirements. F.e. :

  • A rectangular selection might need to have a specific aspect ratio only.
  • A selection could accept non intersecting polygons only.
  • ...

The example below is for a rectangular selection, where the first point is the center of the selected rectangle.

Example

QPolygon MyPicker::adjustedPoints( const QPolygon &points ) const
{
    QPolygon adjusted;
    if ( points.size() == 2 )
    {
        const int width = qAbs( points[1].x() - points[0].x() );
        const int height = qAbs( points[1].y() - points[0].y() );

        QRect rect( 0, 0, 2 * width, 2 * height );
        rect.moveCenter( points[0] );

        adjusted += rect.topLeft();
        adjusted += rect.bottomRight();
    }
    return adjusted;
}

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Parameters

points Selected points

Returns

Selected points unmodified

void QwtPicker::append (const QPoint & pos) [protected], [virtual]

Append a point to the selection and update rubber band and tracker. The appended() signal is emitted.

Parameters

pos Additional point

See also

isActive(), begin(), end(), move(), appended()

Reimplemented in QwtPlotPicker.

void QwtPicker::appended (const QPoint & pos) [signal]

A signal emitted when a point has been appended to the selection

Parameters

pos Position of the appended point.

See also

append(). moved()

void QwtPicker::begin () [protected], [virtual]

Open a selection setting the state to active

See also

isActive(), end(), append(), move()

Reimplemented in QwtPlotZoomer.

void QwtPicker::changed (const QPolygon & selection) [signal]

A signal emitted when the active selection has been changed. This might happen when the observed widget is resized.

Parameters

selection Changed selection

See also

stretchSelection()

void QwtPicker::drawRubberBand (QPainter * painter) const [virtual]

Draw a rubber band, depending on rubberBand()

Parameters

painter Painter, initialized with a clip region

See also

rubberBand(), RubberBand

void QwtPicker::drawTracker (QPainter * painter) const [virtual]

Draw the tracker

Parameters

painter Painter

See also

trackerRect(), trackerText()

bool QwtPicker::end (bool ok = true) [protected], [virtual]

Close a selection setting the state to inactive. The selection is validated and maybe fixed by accept().

Parameters

ok If true, complete the selection and emit a selected signal otherwise discard the selection.

Returns

true if the selection is accepted, false otherwise

See also

isActive(), begin(), append(), move(), selected(), accept()

Reimplemented in QwtPlotZoomer, and QwtPlotPicker.

bool QwtPicker::eventFilter (QObject * object, QEvent * event) [virtual]

Event filter. When isEnabled() is true all events of the observed widget are filtered. Mouse and keyboard events are translated into widgetMouse- and widgetKey- and widgetWheel-events. Paint and Resize events are handled to keep rubber band and tracker up to date.

Parameters

object Object to be filtered
event Event

Returns

Always false.

See also

widgetEnterEvent(), widgetLeaveEvent(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent(), QObject::installEventFilter(), QObject::event()

bool QwtPicker::isActive () const

A picker is active between begin() and end().

Returns

true if the selection is active.

bool QwtPicker::isEnabled () const

Returns

true when enabled, false otherwise

See also

setEnabled(), eventFilter()

void QwtPicker::move (const QPoint & pos) [protected], [virtual]

Move the last point of the selection The moved() signal is emitted.

Parameters

pos New position

See also

isActive(), begin(), end(), append()

Reimplemented in QwtPlotPicker.

void QwtPicker::moved (const QPoint & pos) [signal]

A signal emitted whenever the last appended point of the selection has been moved.

Parameters

pos Position of the moved last point of the selection.

See also

move(), appended()

QPainterPath QwtPicker::pickArea () const [virtual]

Find the area of the observed widget, where selection might happen.

Returns

parentWidget()->contentsRect()

const QPolygon & QwtPicker::pickedPoints () const [protected]

Return the points, that have been collected so far. The selection() is calculated from the pickedPoints() in adjustedPoints().

Returns

Picked points

void QwtPicker::remove () [protected], [virtual]

Remove the last point of the selection The removed() signal is emitted.

See also

isActive(), begin(), end(), append(), move()

void QwtPicker::removed (const QPoint & pos) [signal]

A signal emitted whenever the last appended point of the selection has been removed.

Parameters

pos Position of the point, that has been removed

See also

remove(), appended()

void QwtPicker::reset () [protected], [virtual]

Reset the state machine and terminate ( end(false) ) the selection

QwtPicker::ResizeMode QwtPicker::resizeMode () const

Returns

Resize mode

See also

setResizeMode(), ResizeMode

QwtPicker::RubberBand QwtPicker::rubberBand () const

Returns

Rubber band style

See also

setRubberBand(), RubberBand, rubberBandPen()

QRegion QwtPicker::rubberBandMask () const [virtual]

Calculate the mask for the rubber band overlay

Returns

Region for the mask

See also

QWidget::setMask()

const QwtWidgetOverlay * QwtPicker::rubberBandOverlay () const [protected]

Returns

Overlay displaying the rubber band

QPen QwtPicker::rubberBandPen () const

Returns

Rubber band pen

See also

setRubberBandPen(), rubberBand()

void QwtPicker::selected (const QPolygon & polygon) [signal]

A signal emitting the selected points, at the end of a selection.

Parameters

polygon Selected points

QPolygon QwtPicker::selection () const

Returns

Selected points

See also

pickedPoints(), adjustedPoints()

void QwtPicker::setEnabled (bool enabled) [slot]

En/disable the picker. When enabled is true an event filter is installed for the observed widget, otherwise the event filter is removed.

Parameters

enabled true or false

See also

isEnabled(), eventFilter()

void QwtPicker::setResizeMode (ResizeMode mode)

Set the resize mode. The resize mode controls what to do with the selected points of an active selection when the observed widget is resized.

Stretch means the points are scaled according to the new size, KeepSize means the points remain unchanged.

The default mode is Stretch.

Parameters

mode Resize mode

See also

resizeMode(), ResizeMode

void QwtPicker::setRubberBand (RubberBand rubberBand)

Set the rubber band style

Parameters

rubberBand Rubber band style The default value is NoRubberBand.

See also

rubberBand(), RubberBand, setRubberBandPen()

void QwtPicker::setRubberBandPen (const QPen & pen)

Set the pen for the rubberband

Parameters

pen Rubber band pen

See also

rubberBandPen(), setRubberBand()

void QwtPicker::setStateMachine (QwtPickerMachine * stateMachine)

Set a state machine and delete the previous one

Parameters

stateMachine State machine

See also

stateMachine()

void QwtPicker::setTrackerFont (const QFont & font)

Set the font for the tracker

Parameters

font Tracker font

See also

trackerFont(), setTrackerMode(), setTrackerPen()

void QwtPicker::setTrackerMode (DisplayMode mode)

Set the display mode of the tracker. A tracker displays information about current position of the cursor as a string. The display mode controls if the tracker has to be displayed whenever the observed widget has focus and cursor (AlwaysOn), never (AlwaysOff), or only when the selection is active (ActiveOnly).

Parameters

mode Tracker display mode

Warning

In case of AlwaysOn, mouseTracking will be enabled for the observed widget.

See also

trackerMode(), DisplayMode

void QwtPicker::setTrackerPen (const QPen & pen)

Set the pen for the tracker

Parameters

pen Tracker pen

See also

trackerPen(), setTrackerMode(), setTrackerFont()

QwtPickerMachine * QwtPicker::stateMachine ()

Returns

Assigned state machine

See also

setStateMachine()

const QwtPickerMachine * QwtPicker::stateMachine () const

Returns

Assigned state machine

See also

setStateMachine()

void QwtPicker::stretchSelection (const QSize & oldSize, const QSize & newSize) [protected], [virtual]

Scale the selection by the ratios of oldSize and newSize The changed() signal is emitted.

Parameters

oldSize Previous size
newSize Current size

See also

ResizeMode, setResizeMode(), resizeMode()

QFont QwtPicker::trackerFont () const

Returns

Tracker font

See also

setTrackerFont(), trackerMode(), trackerPen()

QwtPicker::DisplayMode QwtPicker::trackerMode () const

Returns

Tracker display mode

See also

setTrackerMode(), DisplayMode

const QwtWidgetOverlay * QwtPicker::trackerOverlay () const [protected]

Returns

Overlay displaying the tracker text

QPen QwtPicker::trackerPen () const

Returns

Tracker pen

See also

setTrackerPen(), trackerMode(), trackerFont()

QPoint QwtPicker::trackerPosition () const

Returns

Current position of the tracker

QRect QwtPicker::trackerRect (const QFont & font) const [virtual]

Calculate the bounding rectangle for the tracker text from the current position of the tracker

Parameters

font Font of the tracker text

Returns

Bounding rectangle of the tracker text

See also

trackerPosition()

QwtText QwtPicker::trackerText (const QPoint & pos) const [virtual]

Return the label for a position. In case of HLineRubberBand the label is the value of the y position, in case of VLineRubberBand the value of the x position. Otherwise the label contains x and y position separated by a ',' .

The format for the string conversion is '%d'.

Parameters

pos Position

Returns

Converted position as string

Reimplemented in QwtPlotPicker.

void QwtPicker::transition (const QEvent * event) [protected], [virtual]

Passes an event to the state machine and executes the resulting commands. Append and Move commands use the current position of the cursor ( QCursor::pos() ).

Parameters

event Event

void QwtPicker::widgetEnterEvent (QEvent * event) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a enter event for the observed widget.

Parameters

event Qt event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

void QwtPicker::widgetKeyPressEvent (QKeyEvent * keyEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a key press event for the observed widget.

Selections can be completely done by the keyboard. The arrow keys move the cursor, the abort key aborts a selection. All other keys are handled by the current state machine.

Parameters

keyEvent Key event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent(), stateMachine(), QwtEventPattern::KeyPatternCode

Reimplemented in QwtPlotZoomer.

void QwtPicker::widgetKeyReleaseEvent (QKeyEvent * keyEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a key release event for the observed widget.

Passes the event to the state machine.

Parameters

keyEvent Key event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), stateMachine()

void QwtPicker::widgetLeaveEvent (QEvent * event) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a leave event for the observed widget.

Parameters

event Qt event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

void QwtPicker::widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent (QMouseEvent * mouseEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle mouse double click event for the observed widget.

Parameters

mouseEvent Mouse event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

void QwtPicker::widgetMouseMoveEvent (QMouseEvent * mouseEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a mouse move event for the observed widget.

Parameters

mouseEvent Mouse event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

void QwtPicker::widgetMousePressEvent (QMouseEvent * mouseEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a mouse press event for the observed widget.

Parameters

mouseEvent Mouse event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

void QwtPicker::widgetMouseReleaseEvent (QMouseEvent * mouseEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a mouse release event for the observed widget.

Parameters

mouseEvent Mouse event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetWheelEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

Reimplemented in QwtPlotZoomer.

void QwtPicker::widgetWheelEvent (QWheelEvent * wheelEvent) [protected], [virtual]

Handle a wheel event for the observed widget.

Move the last point of the selection in case of isActive() == true

Parameters

wheelEvent Wheel event

See also

eventFilter(), widgetMousePressEvent(), widgetMouseReleaseEvent(), widgetMouseDoubleClickEvent(), widgetMouseMoveEvent(), widgetKeyPressEvent(), widgetKeyReleaseEvent()

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