QwtScaleDraw man page

QwtScaleDraw —

A class for drawing scales.

Synopsis

#include <qwt_scale_draw.h>

Inherits QwtAbstractScaleDraw.

Public Types

enum Alignment { BottomScale, TopScale, LeftScale, RightScale }

enum ScaleComponent { Backbone = 1, Ticks = 2, Labels = 4 }

Public Member Functions

Alignment alignment () const

QRect boundingLabelRect (const QFont &, double val) const

virtual void draw (QPainter *, const QPalette &) const

void enableComponent (ScaleComponent, bool enable=true)

virtual int extent (const QPen &, const QFont &) const

void getBorderDistHint (const QFont &, int &start, int &end) const

bool hasComponent (ScaleComponent) const

virtual QwtText label (double) const

Qt::Alignment labelAlignment () const

QPoint labelPosition (double val) const

QRect labelRect (const QFont &, double val) const

double labelRotation () const

QSize labelSize (const QFont &, double val) const

int length () const

int majTickLength () const

const QwtScaleMap & map () const

int maxLabelHeight (const QFont &) const

int maxLabelWidth (const QFont &) const

int minimumExtent () const

int minLabelDist (const QFont &) const

int minLength (const QPen &, const QFont &) const

void move (int x, int y)

void move (const QPoint &)

QwtScaleDraw & operator= (const QwtScaleDraw &other)

Qt::Orientation orientation () const

QPoint pos () const

QwtScaleDraw (const QwtScaleDraw &)

QwtScaleDraw ()

const QwtScaleDiv & scaleDiv () const

QwtScaleMap & scaleMap ()

void setAlignment (Alignment)

void setLabelAlignment (Qt::Alignment)

void setLabelRotation (double rotation)

void setLength (int length)

void setMinimumExtent (int)

void setScaleDiv (const QwtScaleDiv &s)

void setSpacing (int margin)

void setTickLength (QwtScaleDiv::TickType, int length)

void setTransformation (QwtScaleTransformation *)

int spacing () const

int tickLength (QwtScaleDiv::TickType) const

virtual ~QwtScaleDraw ()

Protected Member Functions

virtual void drawBackbone (QPainter *p) const

virtual void drawLabel (QPainter *p, double val) const

virtual void drawTick (QPainter *p, double val, int len) const

void invalidateCache ()

QMatrix labelMatrix (const QPoint &, const QSize &) const

const QwtText & tickLabel (const QFont &, double value) const

Detailed Description

A class for drawing scales.

QwtScaleDraw can be used to draw linear or logarithmic scales. A scale has a position, an alignment and a length, which can be specified . The labels can be rotated and aligned to the ticks using setLabelRotation() and setLabelAlignment().

After a scale division has been specified as a QwtScaleDiv object using QwtAbstractScaleDraw::setScaleDiv(const QwtScaleDiv &s), the scale can be drawn with the QwtAbstractScaleDraw::draw() member.

Member Enumeration Documentation

enum QwtScaleDraw::Alignment Alignment of the scale draw

See also:

setAlignment(), alignment()

enum QwtAbstractScaleDraw::ScaleComponent [inherited] Components of a scale

·
Backbone
·
Ticks
·
Labels

See also:

enableComponent(), hasComponent

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QwtScaleDraw::QwtScaleDraw ()

Constructor. The range of the scale is initialized to [0, 100], The position is at (0, 0) with a length of 100. The orientation is QwtAbstractScaleDraw::Bottom.

QwtScaleDraw::QwtScaleDraw (const QwtScaleDraw &other)

Copy constructor.

QwtScaleDraw::~QwtScaleDraw () [virtual]

Destructor.

Member Function Documentation

QwtScaleDraw::Alignment QwtScaleDraw::alignment () const Return alignment of the scale

See also:

setAlignment()

QRect QwtScaleDraw::boundingLabelRect (const QFont &font, doublevalue) const Find the bounding rect for the label. The coordinates of the rect are absolute coordinates ( calculated from pos() ). in direction of the tick.

Parameters:

font Font used for painting
value Value

See also:

labelRect()

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::draw (QPainter *painter, const QPalette &palette) const [virtual, inherited]

Draw the scale. Parameters:

painter The painter
palette Palette, text color is used for the labels, foreground color for ticks and backbone

void QwtScaleDraw::drawBackbone (QPainter *painter) const [protected, virtual] Draws the baseline of the scale

Parameters:

painter Painter

See also:

drawTick(), drawLabel()

Implements QwtAbstractScaleDraw.

void QwtScaleDraw::drawLabel (QPainter *painter, doublevalue) const [protected, virtual] Draws the label for a major scale tick

Parameters:

painter Painter
value Value

See also:

drawTick(), drawBackbone(), boundingLabelRect()

Implements QwtAbstractScaleDraw.

void QwtScaleDraw::drawTick (QPainter *painter, doublevalue, intlen) const [protected, virtual] Draw a tick

Parameters:

painter Painter
value Value of the tick
len Lenght of the tick

See also:

drawBackbone(), drawLabel()

Implements QwtAbstractScaleDraw.

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::enableComponent (ScaleComponentcomponent, boolenable = true) [inherited] En/Disable a component of the scale

Parameters:

component Scale component
enable On/Off

See also:

hasComponent()

int QwtScaleDraw::extent (const QPen &pen, const QFont &font) const [virtual] Calculate the width/height that is needed for a vertical/horizontal scale.

The extent is calculated from the pen width of the backbone, the major tick length, the spacing and the maximum width/height of the labels.

Parameters:

pen Pen that is used for painting backbone and ticks
font Font used for painting the labels

See also:

minLength()

Implements QwtAbstractScaleDraw.

void QwtScaleDraw::getBorderDistHint (const QFont &font, int &start, int &end) const

Determine the minimum border distance. This member function returns the minimum space needed to draw the mark labels at the scale's endpoints.

Parameters:

font Font
start Start border distance
end End border distance

bool QwtAbstractScaleDraw::hasComponent (ScaleComponentcomponent) const [inherited] Check if a component is enabled

See also:

enableComponent()

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::invalidateCache () [protected, inherited] Invalidate the cache used by QwtAbstractScaleDraw::tickLabel

The cache is invalidated, when a new QwtScaleDiv is set. If the labels need to be changed. while the same QwtScaleDiv is set, QwtAbstractScaleDraw::invalidateCache needs to be called manually.

QwtText QwtAbstractScaleDraw::label (doublevalue) const [virtual, inherited]

Convert a value into its representing label. The value is converted to a plain text using QLocale::system().toString(value). This method is often overloaded by applications to have individual labels.

Parameters:

value Value

Returns:

Label string.

Reimplemented in QwtDialScaleDraw.

Qt::Alignment QwtScaleDraw::labelAlignment () const Returns

the label flags

See also:

setLabelAlignment(), labelRotation()

QMatrix QwtScaleDraw::labelMatrix (const QPoint &pos, const QSize &size) const [protected] Calculate the matrix that is needed to paint a label depending on its alignment and rotation.

Parameters:

pos Position where to paint the label
size Size of the label

See also:

setLabelAlignment(), setLabelRotation()

QPoint QwtScaleDraw::labelPosition (doublevalue) const Find the position, where to paint a label

The position has a distance of majTickLength() + spacing() + 1 from the backbone. The direction depends on the alignment()

Parameters:

value Value

QRect QwtScaleDraw::labelRect (const QFont &font, doublevalue) const Find the bounding rect for the label. The coordinates of the rect are relative to spacing + ticklength from the backbone in direction of the tick.

Parameters:

font Font used for painting
value Value

double QwtScaleDraw::labelRotation () const Returns

the label rotation

See also:

setLabelRotation(), labelAlignment()

QSize QwtScaleDraw::labelSize (const QFont &font, doublevalue) const Calculate the size that is needed to draw a label

Parameters:

font Label font
value Value

int QwtScaleDraw::length () const Returns

the length of the backbone

See also:

setLength(), pos()

int QwtAbstractScaleDraw::majTickLength () const [inherited] The same as QwtAbstractScaleDraw::tickLength(QwtScaleDiv::MajorTick).

const QwtScaleMap & QwtAbstractScaleDraw::map () const [inherited] Returns

Map how to translate between scale and pixel values

int QwtScaleDraw::maxLabelHeight (const QFont &font) const Parameters

font Font

Returns:

the maximum height of a label

int QwtScaleDraw::maxLabelWidth (const QFont &font) const Parameters

font Font

Returns:

the maximum width of a label

int QwtAbstractScaleDraw::minimumExtent () const [inherited] Get the minimum extent

See also:

extent(), setMinimumExtent()

int QwtScaleDraw::minLabelDist (const QFont &font) const Determine the minimum distance between two labels, that is necessary that the texts don't overlap.

Parameters:

font Font

Returns:

The maximum width of a label

See also:

getBorderDistHint()

int QwtScaleDraw::minLength (const QPen &pen, const QFont &font) const Calculate the minimum length that is needed to draw the scale

Parameters:

pen Pen that is used for painting backbone and ticks
font Font used for painting the labels

See also:

extent()

void QwtScaleDraw::move (intx, inty) [inline] Move the position of the scale

See also:

move(const QPoint &)

void QwtScaleDraw::move (const QPoint &pos)

Move the position of the scale. The meaning of the parameter pos depends on the alignment:

QwtScaleDraw::LeftScale
The origin is the topmost point of the backbone. The backbone is a vertical line. Scale marks and labels are drawn at the left of the backbone.
QwtScaleDraw::RightScale
The origin is the topmost point of the backbone. The backbone is a vertical line. Scale marks and labels are drawn at the right of the backbone.
QwtScaleDraw::TopScale
The origin is the leftmost point of the backbone. The backbone is a horizontal line. Scale marks and labels are drawn above the backbone.
QwtScaleDraw::BottomScale
The origin is the leftmost point of the backbone. The backbone is a horizontal line Scale marks and labels are drawn below the backbone.

Parameters:

pos Origin of the scale

See also:

pos(), setLength()

QwtScaleDraw & QwtScaleDraw::operator= (const QwtScaleDraw &other)

Assignment operator.

Qt::Orientation QwtScaleDraw::orientation () const Return the orientation

TopScale, BottomScale are horizontal (Qt::Horizontal) scales, LeftScale, RightScale are vertical (Qt::Vertical) scales.

See also:

alignment()

QPoint QwtScaleDraw::pos () const Returns

Origin of the scale

See also:

move(), length()

const QwtScaleDiv & QwtAbstractScaleDraw::scaleDiv () const [inherited] Returns

scale division

QwtScaleMap & QwtAbstractScaleDraw::scaleMap () [inherited] Returns

Map how to translate between scale and pixel values

void QwtScaleDraw::setAlignment (Alignmentalign) Set the alignment of the scale

The default alignment is QwtScaleDraw::BottomScale

See also:

alignment()

void QwtScaleDraw::setLabelAlignment (Qt::Alignmentalignment)

Change the label flags. Labels are aligned to the point ticklength + spacing away from the backbone.

The alignment is relative to the orientation of the label text. In case of an flags of 0 the label will be aligned depending on the orientation of the scale:

QwtScaleDraw::TopScale: Qt::AlignHCenter | Qt::AlignTop
QwtScaleDraw::BottomScale: Qt::AlignHCenter | Qt::AlignBottom
QwtScaleDraw::LeftScale: Qt::AlignLeft | Qt::AlignVCenter
QwtScaleDraw::RightScale: Qt::AlignRight | Qt::AlignVCenter

Changing the alignment is often necessary for rotated labels.

Parameters:

alignment Or'd Qt::AlignmentFlags <see qnamespace.h>

See also:

setLabelRotation(), labelRotation(), labelAlignment()

Warning:

The various alignments might be confusing. The alignment of the label is not the alignment of the scale and is not the alignment of the flags (QwtText::flags()) returned from QwtAbstractScaleDraw::label().

void QwtScaleDraw::setLabelRotation (doublerotation) Rotate all labels.

When changing the rotation, it might be necessary to adjust the label flags too. Finding a useful combination is often the result of try and error.

Parameters:

rotation Angle in degrees. When changing the label rotation, the label flags often needs to be adjusted too.

See also:

setLabelAlignment(), labelRotation(), labelAlignment().

void QwtScaleDraw::setLength (intlength) Set the length of the backbone.

The length doesn't include the space needed for overlapping labels.

See also:

move(), minLabelDist()

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::setMinimumExtent (intminExtent) [inherited]

Set a minimum for the extent. The extent is calculated from the coomponents of the scale draw. In situations, where the labels are changing and the layout depends on the extent (f.e scrolling a scale), setting an upper limit as minimum extent will avoid jumps of the layout.

Parameters:

minExtent Minimum extent

See also:

extent(), minimumExtent()

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::setScaleDiv (const QwtScaleDiv &sd) [inherited] Change the scale division

Parameters:

sd New scale division

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::setSpacing (intspacing) [inherited]

Set the spacing between tick and labels. The spacing is the distance between ticks and labels. The default spacing is 4 pixels.

Parameters:

spacing Spacing

See also:

spacing()

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::setTickLength (QwtScaleDiv::TickTypetickType, intlength) [inherited] Set the length of the ticks

Parameters:

tickType Tick type
length New length

Warning:

the length is limited to [0..1000]

void QwtAbstractScaleDraw::setTransformation (QwtScaleTransformation *transformation) [inherited] Change the transformation of the scale

Parameters:

transformation New scale transformation

int QwtAbstractScaleDraw::spacing () const [inherited]

Get the spacing. The spacing is the distance between ticks and labels. The default spacing is 4 pixels.

See also:

setSpacing()

const QwtText & QwtAbstractScaleDraw::tickLabel (const QFont &font, doublevalue) const [protected, inherited]

Convert a value into its representing label and cache it. The conversion between value and label is called very often in the layout and painting code. Unfortunately the calculation of the label sizes might be slow (really slow for rich text in Qt4), so it's necessary to cache the labels.

Parameters:

font Font
value Value

Returns:

Tick label

int QwtAbstractScaleDraw::tickLength (QwtScaleDiv::TickTypetickType) const [inherited] Return the length of the ticks

See also:

setTickLength(), majTickLength()

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