qsizepolicy.3qt man page

QSizePolicy — Layout attribute describing horizontal and vertical resizing policy

Synopsis

#include <qsizepolicy.h>

Public Members

enum SizeType { Fixed = 0, Minimum = MayGrow, Maximum = MayShrink, Preferred = MayGrow | MayShrink, MinimumExpanding = MayGrow | ExpMask, Expanding = MayGrow | MayShrink | ExpMask, Ignored = ExpMask }

enum ExpandData { NoDirection = 0, Horizontally = 1, Vertically = 2, Horizontal = Horizontally, Vertical = Vertically, BothDirections = Horizontally | Vertically }

QSizePolicy ()

QSizePolicy ( SizeType hor, SizeType ver, bool hfw = FALSE )

QSizePolicy ( SizeType hor, SizeType ver, uchar horStretch, uchar verStretch, bool hfw = FALSE )

SizeType horData () const

SizeType verData () const

bool mayShrinkHorizontally () const

bool mayShrinkVertically () const

bool mayGrowHorizontally () const

bool mayGrowVertically () const

ExpandData expanding () const

void setHorData ( SizeType d )

void setVerData ( SizeType d )

void setHeightForWidth ( bool b )

bool hasHeightForWidth () const

bool operator== ( const QSizePolicy & s ) const

bool operator!= ( const QSizePolicy & s ) const

uint horStretch () const

uint verStretch () const

void setHorStretch ( uchar sf )

void setVerStretch ( uchar sf )

void transpose ()

Description

The QSizePolicy class is a layout attribute describing horizontal and vertical resizing policy.

The size policy of a widget is an expression of its willingness to be resized in various ways.

Widgets that reimplement QWidget::sizePolicy() return a QSizePolicy that describes the horizontal and vertical resizing policy they prefer when being laid out. Only one of the constructors is of interest in most applications.

QSizePolicy contains two independent SizeType objects; one describes the widgets's horizontal size policy, and the other describes its vertical size policy. It also contains a flag to indicate whether the height and width of its preferred size are related.

The horizontal and vertical SizeTypes are set in the usual constructor and can be queried using a variety of functions.

The hasHeightForWidth() flag indicates whether the widget's sizeHint() is width-dependent (such as a word-wrapping label) or not.

See also QSizePolicy::SizeType, Widget Appearance and Style, and Layout Management.

Member Type Documentation

QSizePolicy::ExpandData

This enum type describes in which directions a widget can make use of extra space. There are four possible values:

QSizePolicy::NoDirection - the widget cannot make use of extra space in any direction.

QSizePolicy::Horizontally - the widget can usefully be wider than the sizeHint().

QSizePolicy::Vertically - the widget can usefully be taller than the sizeHint().

QSizePolicy::BothDirections - the widget can usefully be both wider and taller than the sizeHint().

QSizePolicy::SizeType

The per-dimension sizing types used when constructing a QSizePolicy are:

QSizePolicy::Fixed - The QWidget::sizeHint() is the only acceptable alternative, so the widget can never grow or shrink (e.g. the vertical direction of a push button).

QSizePolicy::Minimum - The sizeHint() is minimal, and sufficient. The widget can be expanded, but there is no advantage to it being larger (e.g. the horizontal direction of a push button). It cannot be smaller than the size provided by sizeHint().

QSizePolicy::Maximum - The sizeHint() is a maximum. The widget can be shrunk any amount without detriment if other widgets need the space (e.g. a separator line). It cannot be larger than the size provided by sizeHint().

QSizePolicy::Preferred - The sizeHint() is best, but the widget can be shrunk and still be useful. The widget can be expanded, but there is no advantage to it being larger than sizeHint() (the default QWidget policy).

QSizePolicy::Expanding - The sizeHint() is a sensible size, but the widget can be shrunk and still be useful. The widget can make use of extra space, so it should get as much space as possible (e.g. the horizontal direction of a slider).

QSizePolicy::MinimumExpanding - The sizeHint() is minimal, and sufficient. The widget can make use of extra space, so it should get as much space as possible (e.g. the horizontal direction of a slider).

QSizePolicy::Ignored - the sizeHint() is ignored. The widget will get as much space as possible.

QSizePolicy::QSizePolicy ()

Constructs a minimally initialized QSizePolicy.

QSizePolicy::QSizePolicy ( SizeType hor, SizeType ver, bool hfw = FALSE )

This is the constructor normally used to return a value in the overridden QWidget::sizePolicy() function of a QWidget subclass.

It constructs a QSizePolicy with independent horizontal and vertical sizing types, hor and ver respectively. These sizing types affect how the widget is treated by the layout engine.

If hfw is TRUE, the preferred height of the widget is dependent on the width of the widget (for example, a QLabel with line wrapping).

See also horData(), verData(), and hasHeightForWidth().

QSizePolicy::QSizePolicy ( SizeType hor, SizeType ver, uchar horStretch, uchar verStretch, bool hfw = FALSE )

Constructs a QSizePolicy with independent horizontal and vertical sizing types hor and ver, and stretch factors horStretch and verStretch.

If hfw is TRUE, the preferred height of the widget is dependent on the width of the widget.

See also horStretch() and verStretch().

ExpandData QSizePolicy::expanding () const

Returns whether this layout can make use of more space than sizeHint(). A value of Vertical or Horizontal means that it wants to grow in only one dimension, whereas BothDirections means that it wants to grow in both dimensions.

See also mayShrinkHorizontally(), mayGrowHorizontally(), mayShrinkVertically(), and mayGrowVertically().

bool QSizePolicy::hasHeightForWidth () const

Returns TRUE if the widget's preferred height depends on its width; otherwise returns FALSE.

See also setHeightForWidth().

SizeType QSizePolicy::horData () const

Returns the horizontal component of the size policy.

See also setHorData(), verData(), and horStretch().

uint QSizePolicy::horStretch () const

Returns the horizontal stretch factor of the size policy.

See also setHorStretch() and verStretch().

bool QSizePolicy::mayGrowHorizontally () const

Returns TRUE if the widget can sensibly be wider than its sizeHint(); otherwise returns FALSE.

See also mayGrowVertically() and mayShrinkHorizontally().

bool QSizePolicy::mayGrowVertically () const

Returns TRUE if the widget can sensibly be taller than its sizeHint(); otherwise returns FALSE.

See also mayGrowHorizontally() and mayShrinkVertically().

bool QSizePolicy::mayShrinkHorizontally () const

Returns TRUE if the widget can sensibly be narrower than its sizeHint(); otherwise returns FALSE.

See also mayShrinkVertically() and mayGrowHorizontally().

bool QSizePolicy::mayShrinkVertically () const

Returns TRUE if the widget can sensibly be shorter than its sizeHint(); otherwise returns FALSE.

See also mayShrinkHorizontally() and mayGrowVertically().

bool QSizePolicy::operator!= ( const QSizePolicy & s ) const

Returns TRUE if this policy is different from s; otherwise returns FALSE.

See also operator==().

bool QSizePolicy::operator== ( const QSizePolicy & s ) const

Returns TRUE if this policy is equal to s; otherwise returns FALSE.

See also operator!=().

void QSizePolicy::setHeightForWidth ( bool b )

Sets the hasHeightForWidth() flag to b.

See also hasHeightForWidth().

void QSizePolicy::setHorData ( SizeType d )

Sets the horizontal component of the size policy to size type d.

See also horData() and setVerData().

void QSizePolicy::setHorStretch ( uchar sf )

Sets the horizontal stretch factor of the size policy to sf.

See also horStretch() and setVerStretch().

void QSizePolicy::setVerData ( SizeType d )

Sets the vertical component of the size policy to size type d.

See also verData() and setHorData().

void QSizePolicy::setVerStretch ( uchar sf )

Sets the vertical stretch factor of the size policy to sf.

See also verStretch() and setHorStretch().

void QSizePolicy::transpose ()

Swaps the horizontal and vertical policies and stretches.

SizeType QSizePolicy::verData () const

Returns the vertical component of the size policy.

See also setVerData(), horData(), and verStretch().

uint QSizePolicy::verStretch () const

Returns the vertical stretch factor of the size policy.

See also setVerStretch() and horStretch().

See Also

http://doc.trolltech.com/qsizepolicy.ht… http://www.trolltech.com/faq/tech.html

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Referenced By

QSizePolicy.3qt(3) is an alias of qsizepolicy.3qt(3).

2 February 2007 Trolltech AS