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QScrollBar — Vertical or horizontal scroll bar

Synopsis

#include <qscrollbar.h>

Inherits QWidget and QRangeControl.

Public Members

QScrollBar ( QWidget * parent, const char * name = 0 )

QScrollBar ( Orientation orientation, QWidget * parent, const char * name = 0 )

QScrollBar ( int minValue, int maxValue, int lineStep, int pageStep, int value, Orientation orientation, QWidget * parent, const char * name = 0 )

~QScrollBar ()

virtual void setOrientation ( Orientation )

Orientation orientation () const

virtual void setTracking ( bool enable )

bool tracking () const

bool draggingSlider () const

virtual void setPalette ( const QPalette & p )

int minValue () const

int maxValue () const

void setMinValue ( int )

void setMaxValue ( int )

int lineStep () const

int pageStep () const

void setLineStep ( int )

void setPageStep ( int )

int value () const

int sliderStart () const

QRect sliderRect () const

Public Slots

void setValue ( int )

Signals

void valueChanged ( int value )

void sliderPressed ()

void sliderMoved ( int value )

void sliderReleased ()

void nextLine ()

void prevLine ()

void nextPage ()

void prevPage ()

Properties

bool draggingSlider - whether the user has clicked the mouse on the slider and is currently dragging it (read only)

int lineStep - the line step

int maxValue - the scroll bar's maximum value

int minValue - the scroll bar's minimum value

Orientation orientation - the orientation of the scroll bar

int pageStep - the page step

bool tracking - whether scroll bar tracking is enabled

int value - the scroll bar's value

Protected Members

virtual void hideEvent ( QHideEvent * )

Description

The QScrollBar widget provides a vertical or horizontal scroll bar.

A scroll bar allows the user to control a value within a program-definable range and gives users a visible indication of the current value of a range control.

Scroll bars include four separate controls:

The line-up and line-down controls are little buttons which the user can use to move one "line" up or down. The meaning of line is configurable. In editors and list boxes it means one line of text; in an image viewer it might mean 20 pixels.

The slider is the handle that indicates the current value of the scroll bar, which the user can drag to change the value. This part of the scroll bar is sometimes called the "thumb".

The page-up/page-down control is the area on which the slider slides (the scroll bar's background). Clicking here moves the scroll bar towards the click. The meaning of "page" is also configurable: in editors and list boxes it means as many lines as there is space for in the widget.

QScrollBar has very few of its own functions; it mostly relies on QRangeControl. The most useful functions are setValue() to set the scroll bar directly to some value; addPage(), addLine(), subtractPage(), and subtractLine() to simulate the effects of clicking (useful for accelerator keys); setSteps() to define the values of pageStep() and lineStep(); and setRange() to set the minValue() and maxValue() of the scroll bar. QScrollBar has a convenience constructor with which you can set most of these properties.

Some GUI styles (for example, the Windows and Motif styles provided with Qt), also use the pageStep() value to calculate the size of the slider.

In addition to the access functions from QRangeControl, QScrollBar provides a comprehensive set of signals: <center>.nf

A scroll bar can be controlled by the keyboard, but it has a default focusPolicy() of NoFocus. Use setFocusPolicy() to enable keyboard focus. See keyPressEvent() for a list of key bindings.
If you need to add scroll bars to an interface, consider using the QScrollView class, which encapsulates the common uses for scroll bars.
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See also QSlider, QSpinBox, QScrollView, GUI Design Handbook: Scroll Bar, and Basic Widgets.

QScrollBar::QScrollBar ( QWidget * parent, const char * name = 0 )

Constructs a vertical scroll bar.

The parent and name arguments are sent on to the QWidget constructor.

The minValue defaults to 0, the maxValue to 99, with a lineStep size of 1 and a pageStep size of 10, and an initial value of 0.

QScrollBar::QScrollBar ( Orientation orientation, QWidget * parent, const char * name = 0 )

Constructs a scroll bar.

The orientation must be Qt::Vertical or Qt::Horizontal.

The parent and name arguments are sent on to the QWidget constructor.

The minValue defaults to 0, the maxValue to 99, with a lineStep size of 1 and a pageStep size of 10, and an initial value of 0.

QScrollBar::QScrollBar ( int minValue, int maxValue, int lineStep, int pageStep, int value, Orientation orientation, QWidget * parent, const char * name = 0 )

Constructs a scroll bar whose value can never be smaller than minValue or greater than maxValue, whose line step size is lineStep and page step size is pageStep and whose value is initially value (which is guaranteed to be in range using bound()).

If orientation is Vertical the scroll bar is vertical and if it is Horizontal the scroll bar is horizontal.

The parent and name arguments are sent on to the QWidget constructor.

QScrollBar::~QScrollBar ()

Destructor.

bool QScrollBar::draggingSlider () const

Returns TRUE if the user has clicked the mouse on the slider and is currently dragging it; otherwise returns FALSE. See the "draggingSlider" property for details.

void QScrollBar::hideEvent ( QHideEvent * ) [virtual protected]

This function is called when the scrollbar is hidden.

Reimplemented from QWidget.

int QScrollBar::lineStep () const

Returns the line step. See the "lineStep" property for details.

int QScrollBar::maxValue () const

Returns the scroll bar's maximum value. See the "maxValue" property for details.

int QScrollBar::minValue () const

Returns the scroll bar's minimum value. See the "minValue" property for details.

void QScrollBar::nextLine () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the scroll bar scrolls one line down or right.

void QScrollBar::nextPage () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the scroll bar scrolls one page down or right.

Orientation QScrollBar::orientation () const

Returns the orientation of the scroll bar. See the "orientation" property for details.

int QScrollBar::pageStep () const

Returns the page step. See the "pageStep" property for details.

void QScrollBar::prevLine () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the scroll bar scrolls one line up or left.

void QScrollBar::prevPage () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the scroll bar scrolls one page up or left.

void QScrollBar::setLineStep ( int )

Sets the line step. See the "lineStep" property for details.

void QScrollBar::setMaxValue ( int )

Sets the scroll bar's maximum value. See the "maxValue" property for details.

void QScrollBar::setMinValue ( int )

Sets the scroll bar's minimum value. See the "minValue" property for details.

void QScrollBar::setOrientation ( Orientation ) [virtual]

Sets the orientation of the scroll bar. See the "orientation" property for details.

void QScrollBar::setPageStep ( int )

Sets the page step. See the "pageStep" property for details.

void QScrollBar::setPalette ( const QPalette & p ) [virtual]

Reimplements the virtual function QWidget::setPalette().

Sets the background color to the mid color for Motif style scroll bars using palette p.

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QScrollBar::setTracking ( bool enable ) [virtual]

Sets whether scroll bar tracking is enabled to enable. See the "tracking" property for details.

void QScrollBar::setValue ( int ) [slot]

Sets the scroll bar's value. See the "value" property for details.

void QScrollBar::sliderMoved ( int value ) [signal]

This signal is emitted when the slider is dragged by the user, with the new scroll bar value as an argument.

This signal is emitted even when tracking is turned off.

See also tracking, valueChanged(), nextLine(), prevLine(), nextPage(), and prevPage().

void QScrollBar::sliderPressed () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the user presses the slider with the mouse.

QRect QScrollBar::sliderRect () const

Returns the scroll bar slider rectangle.

See also sliderStart().

void QScrollBar::sliderReleased () [signal]

This signal is emitted when the user releases the slider with the mouse.

int QScrollBar::sliderStart () const

Returns the pixel position where the scroll bar slider starts.

This is equivalent to sliderRect().y() for vertical scroll bars or sliderRect().x() for horizontal scroll bars.

bool QScrollBar::tracking () const

Returns TRUE if scroll bar tracking is enabled; otherwise returns FALSE. See the "tracking" property for details.

int QScrollBar::value () const

Returns the scroll bar's value. See the "value" property for details.

void QScrollBar::valueChanged ( int value ) [signal]

This signal is emitted when the scroll bar value has changed, with the new scroll bar value as an argument.

Property Documentation

bool draggingSlider

This property holds whether the user has clicked the mouse on the slider and is currently dragging it.

Get this property's value with draggingSlider().

int lineStep

This property holds the line step.

When setting lineStep, the virtual stepChange() function will be called if the new line step is different from the previous setting.

See also setSteps(), QRangeControl::pageStep(), and setRange().

Set this property's value with setLineStep() and get this property's value with lineStep().

int maxValue

This property holds the scroll bar's maximum value.

When setting this property, the QScrollBar::minValue is adjusted if necessary to ensure that the range remains valid.

See also setRange().

Set this property's value with setMaxValue() and get this property's value with maxValue().

int minValue

This property holds the scroll bar's minimum value.

When setting this property, the QScrollBar::maxValue is adjusted if necessary to ensure that the range remains valid.

See also setRange().

Set this property's value with setMinValue() and get this property's value with minValue().

Orientation orientation

This property holds the orientation of the scroll bar.

The orientation must be Qt::Vertical (the default) or Qt::Horizontal.

Set this property's value with setOrientation() and get this property's value with orientation().

int pageStep

This property holds the page step.

When setting pageStep, the virtual stepChange() function will be called if the new page step is different from the previous setting.

See also QRangeControl::setSteps(), lineStep, and setRange().

Set this property's value with setPageStep() and get this property's value with pageStep().

bool tracking

This property holds whether scroll bar tracking is enabled.

If tracking is enabled (the default), the scroll bar emits the valueChanged() signal while the slider is being dragged. If tracking is disabled, the scroll bar emits the valueChanged() signal only when the user releases the mouse button after moving the slider.

Set this property's value with setTracking() and get this property's value with tracking().

int value

This property holds the scroll bar's value.

Set this property's value with setValue() and get this property's value with value().

See also QRangeControl::value() and prevValue().

See Also

http://doc.trolltech.com/qscrollbar.html http://www.trolltech.com/faq/tech.html

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Referenced By

QScrollBar.3qt(3) is an alias of qscrollbar.3qt(3).

2 February 2007 Trolltech AS