CopperSpice API  1.7.2
QDockWidget Class Reference

The QDockWidget class provides a widget that can be docked inside a QMainWindow or floated as a top-level window on the desktop. More...

Inheritance diagram for QDockWidget:
QWidget QObject QPaintDevice

Public Typedefs

using DockWidgetFeatures = QFlags< DockWidgetFeature >
 

Public Types

enum  DockWidgetFeature
 
- Public Types inherited from QWidget
enum  RenderFlag
 
- Public Types inherited from QPaintDevice
enum  PaintDeviceMetric
 

Public Signals

void allowedAreasChanged (Qt::DockWidgetAreas allowedAreas)
 
void dockLocationChanged (Qt::DockWidgetArea area)
 
void featuresChanged (QDockWidget::DockWidgetFeatures features)
 
void topLevelChanged (bool topLevel)
 
void visibilityChanged (bool visible)
 
- Public Signals inherited from QWidget
void customContextMenuRequested (const QPoint &pos)
 
void windowIconChanged (const QIcon &icon)
 
void windowIconTextChanged (const QString &iconText)
 
void windowTitleChanged (const QString &title)
 
- Public Signals inherited from QObject
void destroyed (QObject *obj=nullptr)
 
void objectNameChanged (const QString &objectName)
 

Public Methods

 QDockWidget (const QString &title, QWidget *parent=nullptr, Qt::WindowFlags flags=Qt::EmptyFlag)
 
 QDockWidget (QWidget *parent=nullptr, Qt::WindowFlags flags=Qt::EmptyFlag)
 
 ~QDockWidget ()
 
Qt::DockWidgetAreas allowedAreas () const
 
DockWidgetFeatures features () const
 
bool isAreaAllowed (Qt::DockWidgetArea area) const
 
bool isFloating () const
 
void setAllowedAreas (Qt::DockWidgetAreas areas)
 
void setFeatures (DockWidgetFeatures features)
 
void setFloating (bool floating)
 
void setTitleBarWidget (QWidget *widget)
 
void setWidget (QWidget *widget)
 
QWidgettitleBarWidget () const
 
QActiontoggleViewAction () const
 
QWidgetwidget () const
 
- Public Methods inherited from QWidget
 QWidget (QWidget *parent=nullptr, Qt::WindowFlags flags=Qt::EmptyFlag)
 
 ~QWidget ()
 
bool acceptDrops () const
 
QString accessibleDescription () const
 
QString accessibleName () const
 
QList< QAction * > actions () const
 
void activateWindow ()
 
void addAction (QAction *action)
 
void addActions (const QList< QAction * > &actions)
 
void adjustSize ()
 
bool autoFillBackground () const
 
QPalette::ColorRole backgroundRole () const
 
QBackingStorebackingStore () const
 
QSize baseSize () const
 
QWidget * childAt (const QPoint &position) const
 
QWidget * childAt (int x, int y) const
 
QRect childrenRect () const
 
QRegion childrenRegion () const
 
void clearFocus ()
 
void clearMask ()
 
QMargins contentsMargins () const
 
QRect contentsRect () const
 
Qt::ContextMenuPolicy contextMenuPolicy () const
 
QCursor cursor () const
 
WId effectiveWinId () const
 
void ensurePolished () const
 
Qt::FocusPolicy focusPolicy () const
 
QWidget * focusProxy () const
 
QWidget * focusWidget () const
 
const QFontfont () const
 
QFontInfo fontInfo () const
 
QFontMetrics fontMetrics () const
 
QPalette::ColorRole foregroundRole () const
 
QRect frameGeometry () const
 
QSize frameSize () const
 
const QRectgeometry () const
 
void getContentsMargins (int *left, int *top, int *right, int *bottom) const
 
QPixmap grab (const QRect &rectangle=QRect (QPoint (0, 0), QSize (-1,-1)))
 
void grabGesture (Qt::GestureType gestureType, Qt::GestureFlags flags=Qt::GestureFlags ())
 
void grabKeyboard ()
 
void grabMouse ()
 
void grabMouse (const QCursor &cursor)
 
int grabShortcut (const QKeySequence &key, Qt::ShortcutContext context=Qt::WindowShortcut)
 
QGraphicsEffectgraphicsEffect () const
 
QGraphicsProxyWidgetgraphicsProxyWidget () const
 
bool hasEditFocus () const
 
bool hasFocus () const
 
virtual bool hasHeightForWidth () const
 
bool hasMouseTracking () const
 
int height () const
 
virtual int heightForWidth (int width) const
 
Qt::InputMethodHints inputMethodHints () const
 
virtual QVariant inputMethodQuery (Qt::InputMethodQuery query) const
 
void insertAction (QAction *before, QAction *action)
 
void insertActions (QAction *before, QList< QAction * > actions)
 
bool isActiveWindow () const
 
bool isAncestorOf (const QWidget *child) const
 
bool isEnabled () const
 
bool isEnabledTo (const QWidget *parent) const
 
bool isEnabledToTLW () const
 
bool isFullScreen () const
 
bool isHidden () const
 
bool isMaximized () const
 
bool isMinimized () const
 
bool isModal () const
 
bool isTopLevel () const
 
bool isVisible () const
 
bool isVisibleTo (const QWidget *parent) const
 
bool isWindow () const
 
bool isWindowModified () const
 
QLayoutlayout () const
 
Qt::LayoutDirection layoutDirection () const
 
QLocale locale () const
 
QPoint mapFrom (const QWidget *parent, const QPoint &pos) const
 
QPoint mapFromGlobal (const QPoint &pos) const
 
QPoint mapFromParent (const QPoint &pos) const
 
QPoint mapTo (const QWidget *parent, const QPoint &pos) const
 
QPoint mapToGlobal (const QPoint &pos) const
 
QPoint mapToParent (const QPoint &pos) const
 
QRegion mask () const
 
int maximumHeight () const
 
QSize maximumSize () const
 
int maximumWidth () const
 
int minimumHeight () const
 
QSize minimumSize () const
 
virtual QSize minimumSizeHint () const
 
int minimumWidth () const
 
void move (const QPoint &point)
 
void move (int x, int y)
 
QWidget * nativeParentWidget () const
 
QWidget * nextInFocusChain () const
 
QRect normalGeometry () const
 
void overrideWindowFlags (Qt::WindowFlags flags)
 
QPaintEnginepaintEngine () const override
 
const QPalettepalette () const
 
QWidget * parentWidget () const
 
QPoint pos () const
 
QWidget * previousInFocusChain () const
 
QRect rect () const
 
void releaseKeyboard ()
 
void releaseMouse ()
 
void releaseShortcut (int id)
 
void removeAction (QAction *action)
 
void render (QPaintDevice *target, const QPoint &targetOffset=QPoint (), const QRegion &sourceRegion=QRegion (), RenderFlags renderFlags=RenderFlags (DrawWindowBackground|DrawChildren))
 
void render (QPainter *painter, const QPoint &targetOffset=QPoint (), const QRegion &sourceRegion=QRegion (), RenderFlags renderFlags=RenderFlags (DrawWindowBackground|DrawChildren))
 
void repaint (const QRect &rect)
 
void repaint (const QRegion &region)
 
void repaint (int x, int y, int w, int h)
 
void resize (const QSize &size)
 
void resize (int w, int h)
 
bool restoreGeometry (const QByteArray &geometry)
 
QByteArray saveGeometry () const
 
void scroll (int dx, int dy)
 
void scroll (int dx, int dy, const QRect &rect)
 
void setAcceptDrops (bool on)
 
void setAccessibleDescription (const QString &description)
 
void setAccessibleName (const QString &name)
 
void setAttribute (Qt::WidgetAttribute attribute, bool enable=true)
 
void setAutoFillBackground (bool enable)
 
void setBackgroundRole (QPalette::ColorRole role)
 
void setBaseSize (const QSize &size)
 
void setBaseSize (int basew, int baseh)
 
void setContentsMargins (const QMargins &margins)
 
void setContentsMargins (int left, int top, int right, int bottom)
 
void setContextMenuPolicy (Qt::ContextMenuPolicy policy)
 
void setCursor (const QCursor &cursor)
 
void setEditFocus (bool enable)
 
void setFixedHeight (int h)
 
void setFixedSize (const QSize &size)
 
void setFixedSize (int w, int h)
 
void setFixedWidth (int w)
 
void setFocus (Qt::FocusReason reason)
 
void setFocusPolicy (Qt::FocusPolicy policy)
 
void setFocusProxy (QWidget *widget)
 
void setFont (const QFont &font)
 
void setForegroundRole (QPalette::ColorRole role)
 
void setGeometry (const QRect &rect)
 
void setGeometry (int x, int y, int w, int h)
 
void setGraphicsEffect (QGraphicsEffect *effect)
 
void setInputMethodHints (Qt::InputMethodHints hints)
 
void setLayout (QLayout *layout)
 
void setLayoutDirection (Qt::LayoutDirection direction)
 
void setLocale (const QLocale &locale)
 
void setMask (const QBitmap &bitmap)
 
void setMask (const QRegion &region)
 
void setMaximumHeight (int maxh)
 
void setMaximumSize (const QSize &size)
 
void setMaximumSize (int maxw, int maxh)
 
void setMaximumWidth (int maxw)
 
void setMinimumHeight (int minh)
 
void setMinimumSize (const QSize &size)
 
void setMinimumSize (int minw, int minh)
 
void setMinimumWidth (int minw)
 
void setMouseTracking (bool enable)
 
void setPalette (const QPalette &palette)
 
void setParent (QWidget *parent)
 
void setParent (QWidget *parent, Qt::WindowFlags flags)
 
void setShortcutAutoRepeat (int id, bool enable=true)
 
void setShortcutEnabled (int id, bool enable=true)
 
void setSizeIncrement (const QSize &size)
 
void setSizeIncrement (int w, int h)
 
void setSizePolicy (QSizePolicy policy)
 
void setSizePolicy (QSizePolicy::Policy horizontal, QSizePolicy::Policy vertical)
 
void setStatusTip (const QString &data)
 
void setStyle (QStyle *style)
 
void setToolTip (const QString &data)
 
void setToolTipDuration (int msec)
 
void setUpdatesEnabled (bool enable)
 
void setWhatsThis (const QString &str)
 
void setWindowFilePath (const QString &filePath)
 
void setWindowFlags (Qt::WindowFlags flags)
 
void setWindowIcon (const QIcon &icon)
 
void setWindowModality (Qt::WindowModality windowModality)
 
void setWindowOpacity (qreal level)
 
void setWindowRole (const QString &role)
 
void setWindowState (Qt::WindowStates windowState)
 
QSize size () const
 
virtual QSize sizeHint () const
 
QSize sizeIncrement () const
 
QSizePolicy sizePolicy () const
 
void stackUnder (QWidget *widget)
 
QString statusTip () const
 
QStylestyle () const
 
QString styleSheet () const
 
bool testAttribute (Qt::WidgetAttribute attribute) const
 
QString toolTip () const
 
int toolTipDuration () const
 
QWidget * topLevelWidget () const
 
bool underMouse () const
 
void ungrabGesture (Qt::GestureType gestureType)
 
void unsetCursor ()
 
void unsetLayoutDirection ()
 
void unsetLocale ()
 
void update (const QRect &rect)
 
void update (const QRegion &region)
 
void update (int x, int y, int w, int h)
 
void updateGeometry ()
 
bool updatesEnabled () const
 
QRegion visibleRegion () const
 
QString whatsThis () const
 
int width () const
 
QWidget * window () const
 
QString windowFilePath () const
 
Qt::WindowFlags windowFlags () const
 
QWindowwindowHandle () const
 
QIcon windowIcon () const
 
Qt::WindowModality windowModality () const
 
qreal windowOpacity () const
 
QString windowRole () const
 
Qt::WindowStates windowState () const
 
QString windowTitle () const
 
Qt::WindowType windowType () const
 
WId winId () const
 
int x () const
 
int y () const
 
- Public Methods inherited from QObject
 QObject (QObject *parent=nullptr)
 
 ~QObject ()
 
bool blockSignals (bool block)
 
const QList< QObject * > & children () const
 
bool connect (const QObject *sender, const QString &signalMethod, const QString &location, const QString &slotMethod, Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection)
 
bool connect (const QObject *sender, const QString &signalMethod, const QString &slotMethod, Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection)
 
bool disconnect (const QObject *receiver, const QString &slotMethod=QString ()) const
 
bool disconnect (const QString &signalMethod, const QString &location, const QObject *receiver=nullptr, const QString &slotMethod=QString ()) const
 
bool disconnect (const QString &signalMethod=QString (), const QObject *receiver=nullptr, const QString &slotMethod=QString ()) const
 
void dumpObjectInfo ()
 
void dumpObjectTree ()
 
QList< QStringdynamicPropertyNames () const
 
virtual bool event (QEvent *event)
 
virtual bool eventFilter (QObject *watched, QEvent *event)
 
template<typename T >
findChild (const QString &childName=QString ()) const
 
template<class T >
QList< T > findChildren (const QRegularExpression &regExp, Qt::FindChildOptions options=Qt::FindChildrenRecursively) const
 
template<class T >
QList< T > findChildren (const QString &objName=QString (), Qt::FindChildOptions options=Qt::FindChildrenRecursively) const
 
bool inherits (const QString &className) const
 
void installEventFilter (QObject *filterObj)
 
bool isWidgetType () const
 
bool isWindowType () const
 
void killTimer (int id)
 
const QMetaObjectmetaObject () const
 
void moveToThread (QThread *targetThread)
 
QString objectName () const
 
QObject * parent () const
 
template<class T = QVariant>
property (const QString &name) const
 
void removeEventFilter (QObject *obj)
 
void setObjectName (const QString &name)
 
void setParent (QObject *parent)
 
bool setProperty (const QString &name, const QVariant &value)
 
bool signalsBlocked () const
 
int startTimer (int interval, Qt::TimerType timerType=Qt::CoarseTimer)
 
QThreadthread () const
 
- Public Methods inherited from QPaintDevice
virtual ~QPaintDevice ()
 
int colorCount () const
 
int depth () const
 
int devicePixelRatio () const
 
qreal devicePixelRatioF () const
 
int height () const
 
int heightMM () const
 
int logicalDpiX () const
 
int logicalDpiY () const
 
bool paintingActive () const
 
int physicalDpiX () const
 
int physicalDpiY () const
 
int width () const
 
int widthMM () const
 

Protected Methods

void changeEvent (QEvent *event) override
 
void closeEvent (QCloseEvent *event) override
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
void initStyleOption (QStyleOptionDockWidget *option) const
 
void paintEvent (QPaintEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QWidget
virtual void actionEvent (QActionEvent *event)
 
virtual void contextMenuEvent (QContextMenuEvent *event)
 
void create (WId window=0, bool initializeWindow=true, bool destroyOldWindow=true)
 
void destroy (bool destroyWindow=true, bool destroySubWindows=true)
 
virtual void dragEnterEvent (QDragEnterEvent *event)
 
virtual void dragLeaveEvent (QDragLeaveEvent *event)
 
virtual void dragMoveEvent (QDragMoveEvent *event)
 
virtual void dropEvent (QDropEvent *event)
 
virtual void enterEvent (QEvent *event)
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
virtual void focusInEvent (QFocusEvent *event)
 
bool focusNextChild ()
 
virtual bool focusNextPrevChild (bool next)
 
virtual void focusOutEvent (QFocusEvent *event)
 
bool focusPreviousChild ()
 
virtual void hideEvent (QHideEvent *event)
 
void initPainter (QPainter *painter) const override
 
virtual void inputMethodEvent (QInputMethodEvent *event)
 
virtual void keyPressEvent (QKeyEvent *event)
 
virtual void keyReleaseEvent (QKeyEvent *event)
 
virtual void leaveEvent (QEvent *event)
 
int metric (PaintDeviceMetric metric) const override
 
virtual void mouseDoubleClickEvent (QMouseEvent *event)
 
virtual void mouseMoveEvent (QMouseEvent *event)
 
virtual void mousePressEvent (QMouseEvent *event)
 
virtual void mouseReleaseEvent (QMouseEvent *event)
 
virtual void moveEvent (QMoveEvent *event)
 
virtual bool nativeEvent (const QByteArray &eventType, void *message, long *result)
 
virtual void resizeEvent (QResizeEvent *event)
 
virtual void showEvent (QShowEvent *event)
 
virtual void tabletEvent (QTabletEvent *event)
 
virtual void wheelEvent (QWheelEvent *event)
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QObject
virtual void childEvent (QChildEvent *event)
 
virtual void connectNotify (const QMetaMethod &signalMethod) const
 
virtual void customEvent (QEvent *event)
 
virtual void disconnectNotify (const QMetaMethod &signalMethod) const
 
bool isSignalConnected (const QMetaMethod &signalMethod) const
 
int receivers (const QString &signal) const
 
QObject * sender () const
 
int senderSignalIndex () const
 
virtual void timerEvent (QTimerEvent *event)
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QPaintDevice
 QPaintDevice ()
 

Properties

 allowedAreas
 
 features
 
 floating
 
 windowTitle
 
- Properties inherited from QWidget
 acceptDrops
 
 accessibleDescription
 
 accessibleName
 
 autoFillBackground
 
 baseSize
 
 childrenRect
 
 childrenRegion
 
 contextMenuPolicy
 
 cursor
 
 enabled
 
 focus
 
 focusPolicy
 
 font
 
 frameGeometry
 
 frameSize
 
 fullScreen
 
 geometry
 
 height
 
 inputMethodHints
 
 isActiveWindow
 
 layoutDirection
 
 locale
 
 maximized
 
 maximumHeight
 
 maximumSize
 
 maximumWidth
 
 minimized
 
 minimumHeight
 
 minimumSize
 
 minimumSizeHint
 
 minimumWidth
 
 modal
 
 mouseTracking
 
 normalGeometry
 
 palette
 
 pos
 
 rect
 
 size
 
 sizeHint
 
 sizeIncrement
 
 sizePolicy
 
 statusTip
 
 styleSheet
 
 toolTip
 
 updatesEnabled
 
 visible
 
 whatsThis
 
 width
 
 windowFilePath
 
 windowFlags
 
 windowIcon
 
 windowIconText
 
 windowModality
 
 windowModified
 
 windowOpacity
 
 windowTitle
 
 x
 
 y
 
- Properties inherited from QObject
 objectName
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Public Slots inherited from QWidget
bool close ()
 
void hide ()
 
void lower ()
 
void raise ()
 
void repaint ()
 
void setDisabled (bool disable)
 
void setEnabled (bool enable)
 
void setFocus ()
 
void setHidden (bool hidden)
 
void setStyleSheet (const QString &styleSheet)
 
virtual void setVisible (bool visible)
 
void setWindowModified (bool modified)
 
void setWindowTitle (const QString &title)
 
void show ()
 
void showFullScreen ()
 
void showMaximized ()
 
void showMinimized ()
 
void showNormal ()
 
void update ()
 
- Public Slots inherited from QObject
void deleteLater ()
 
- Static Public Methods inherited from QWidget
static QWidget * createWindowContainer (QWindow *window, QWidget *parent=nullptr, Qt::WindowFlags flags=Qt::EmptyFlag)
 
static QWidget * find (WId id)
 
static QWidget * keyboardGrabber ()
 
static QWidget * mouseGrabber ()
 
static void setTabOrder (QWidget *firstWidget, QWidget *secondWidget)
 
- Static Public Methods inherited from QObject
static bool connect (const QObject *sender, const QMetaMethod &signalMethod, const QObject *receiver, const QMetaMethod &slotMethod, Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection)
 
static bool connect (const QObject *sender, const QString &signalMethod, const QObject *receiver, const QString &slotMethod, Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection, const QString &location=QString ())
 
static bool connect (const QObject *sender, const QString &signalMethod, const QString &location, const QObject *receiver, const QString &slotMethod, Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection)
 
template<class Sender , class SignalClass , class... SignalArgs, class Receiver , class SlotClass , class... SlotArgs, class SlotReturn >
static bool connect (const Sender *sender, void (SignalClass::*signalMethod)(SignalArgs...), const Receiver *receiver, SlotReturn (SlotClass::*slotMethod)(SlotArgs...), Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection)
 
template<class Sender , class SignalClass , class... SignalArgs, class Receiver , class T >
static bool connect (const Sender *sender, void (SignalClass::*signalMethod)(SignalArgs...), const Receiver *receiver, T slotLambda, Qt::ConnectionType type=Qt::AutoConnection)
 
static bool disconnect (const QObject *sender, const QMetaMethod &signalMethod, const QObject *receiver, const QMetaMethod &slotMethod)
 
static bool disconnect (const QObject *sender, const QString &signalMethod, const QObject *receiver, const QString &slotMethod)
 
static bool disconnect (const QObject *sender, const QString &signalMethod, const QString &location, const QObject *receiver, const QString &slotMethod)
 
template<class Sender , class SignalClass , class... SignalArgs, class Receiver , class SlotClass , class... SlotArgs, class SlotReturn >
static bool disconnect (const Sender *sender, void (SignalClass::*signalMethod)(SignalArgs...), const Receiver *receiver, SlotReturn (SlotClass::*slotMethod)(SlotArgs...))
 
template<class Sender , class SignalClass , class... SignalArgs, class Receiver >
static bool disconnect (const Sender *sender, void (SignalClass::*signalMethod)(SignalArgs...), const Receiver *receiver, std::nullptr_t slotMethod=nullptr)
 
template<class Sender , class SignalClass , class... SignalArgs, class Receiver , class T >
static bool disconnect (const Sender *sender, void (SignalClass::*signalMethod)(SignalArgs...), const Receiver *receiver, T slotMethod)
 
static QMetaObjectstaticMetaObject ()
 
static QString tr (const char *text, const char *comment=nullptr, std::optional< int > numArg=std::optional< int >())
 
- Protected Slots inherited from QWidget
void updateMicroFocus ()
 

Detailed Description

The QDockWidget class provides a widget that can be docked inside a QMainWindow or floated as a top-level window on the desktop.

QDockWidget provides the concept of dock widgets, also know as tool palettes or utility windows. Dock windows are secondary windows placed in the dock widget area around the central widget in a QMainWindow.

Dock windows can be moved inside their current area, moved into new areas and floated (e.g., undocked) by the end-user. The QDockWidget API allows the programmer to restrict the dock widgets ability to move, float and close, as well as the areas in which they can be placed.

Appearance

A QDockWidget consists of a title bar and the content area. The title bar displays the dock widgets window title, a float button and a close button. Depending on the state of the QDockWidget, the float and close buttons may be either disabled or not shown at all.

The visual appearance of the title bar and buttons is dependent on the style in use.

A QDockWidget acts as a wrapper for its child widget, set with setWidget(). Custom size hints, minimum and maximum sizes and size policies should be implemented in the child widget. QDockWidget will respect them, adjusting its own constraints to include the frame and title. Size constraints should not be set on the QDockWidget itself, because they change depending on whether it is docked; a docked QDockWidget has no frame and a smaller title bar.

See also
QMainWindow

Member Typedef Documentation

Member Enumeration Documentation

ConstantValueDescription
QDockWidget::DockWidgetClosable0x01 Dock widget can be closed. On some systems the dock widget always has a close button when it is floating.
QDockWidget::DockWidgetMovable0x02 Dock widget can be moved between docks by the user.
QDockWidget::DockWidgetFloatable0x04 Dock widget can be detached from the main window, and floated as an independent window.
QDockWidget::DockWidgetVerticalTitleBar0x08 Dock widget displays a vertical title bar on the left side. This can be used to increase the amount of vertical space in a QMainWindow.
QDockWidget::AllDockWidgetFeatures DockWidgetClosable |
DockWidgetMovable  |
DockWidgetFloatable
(Deprecated) Dock widget can be closed, moved, and floated. Since new features might be added in future releases, be aware the look and behavior of dock widgets might change, prefer individual flags
QDockWidget::NoDockWidgetFeatures0x00 Dock widget can not be closed, moved, or floated.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QDockWidget::QDockWidget ( const QString title,
QWidget parent = nullptr,
Qt::WindowFlags  flags = Qt::EmptyFlag 
)
explicit

Constructs a QDockWidget with parent parent and window flags flags. The dock widget will be placed in the left dock widget area. The window title is set to title. This title is used when the QDockWidget is docked and undocked. It is also used in the context menu provided by QMainWindow.

See also
setWindowTitle()
QDockWidget::QDockWidget ( QWidget parent = nullptr,
Qt::WindowFlags  flags = Qt::EmptyFlag 
)
explicit

Constructs a QDockWidget with parent parent and window flags flags. The dock widget will be placed in the left dock widget area.

QDockWidget::~QDockWidget ( )

Destroys the dock widget.

Method Documentation

Qt::DockWidgetAreas QDockWidget::allowedAreas ( ) const

Documentation pending.

void QDockWidget::allowedAreasChanged ( Qt::DockWidgetAreas  allowedAreas)
signal

This signal is emitted when the allowedAreas property changes. The allowedAreas parameter gives the new value of the property.

void QDockWidget::changeEvent ( QEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::changeEvent().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QDockWidget::closeEvent ( QCloseEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::closeEvent().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QDockWidget::dockLocationChanged ( Qt::DockWidgetArea  area)
signal

This signal is emitted when the dock widget is moved to another dock area, or is moved to a different location in its current dock area. This happens when the dock widget is moved programmatically or is dragged to a new location by the user.

bool QDockWidget::event ( QEvent event)
overrideprotected

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

DockWidgetFeatures QDockWidget::features ( ) const

Documentation pending.

void QDockWidget::featuresChanged ( QDockWidget::DockWidgetFeatures  features)
signal

This signal is emitted when the features property changes. The features parameter gives the new value of the property.

void QDockWidget::initStyleOption ( QStyleOptionDockWidget option) const
protected

Initialize option with the values from this QDockWidget. This method is useful for subclasses when they need a QStyleOptionDockWidget, but do not want to fill in all the information themselves.

See also
QStyleOption::initFrom()
bool QDockWidget::isAreaAllowed ( Qt::DockWidgetArea  area) const
inline

Returns true if this dock widget can be placed in the given area, otherwise returns false.

bool QDockWidget::isFloating ( ) const
inline

Documentation pending.

void QDockWidget::paintEvent ( QPaintEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::paintEvent().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QDockWidget::setAllowedAreas ( Qt::DockWidgetAreas  areas)

Documentation pending.

void QDockWidget::setFeatures ( DockWidgetFeatures  features)

Documentation pending.

void QDockWidget::setFloating ( bool  floating)

Documentation pending.

void QDockWidget::setTitleBarWidget ( QWidget widget)

Sets an arbitrary widget as the dock widget's title bar. If widget is 0, any custom title bar widget previously set on the dock widget is removed, but not deleted, and the default title bar will be used instead.

If a title bar widget is set, QDockWidget will not use native window decorations when it is floated.

Here are some tips for implementing custom title bars:

  • Mouse events that are not explicitly handled by the title bar widget must be ignored by calling QMouseEvent::ignore(). These events then propagate to the QDockWidget parent, which handles them in the usual manner, moving when the title bar is dragged, docking and undocking when it is double-clicked, etc.
  • When DockWidgetVerticalTitleBar is set on QDockWidget, the title bar widget is repositioned accordingly. In resizeEvent(), the title bar should check what orientation it should assume:

    QDockWidget *dockWidget = qobject_cast<QDockWidget*>(parentWidget());
    if (dockWidget->features() & QDockWidget::DockWidgetVerticalTitleBar) {
    // I need to be vertical
    } else {
    // I need to be horizontal
    }
  • The title bar widget must have a valid QWidget::sizeHint() and QWidget::minimumSizeHint(). These functions should take into account the current orientation of the title bar.
  • It is not possible to remove a title bar from a dock widget. However, a similar effect can be achieved by setting a default constructed QWidget as the title bar widget.

Using qobject_cast() as shown above, the title bar widget has full access to its parent QDockWidget. Hence it can perform such operations as docking and hiding in response to user actions.

See also
titleBarWidget(), DockWidgetVerticalTitleBar
void QDockWidget::setWidget ( QWidget widget)

Sets the widget for the dock widget to widget.

If the dock widget is visible when widget is added, you must show() it explicitly.

Note that you must add the layout of the widget before you call this function; if not, the widget will not be visible.

See also
widget()
QWidget * QDockWidget::titleBarWidget ( ) const

Returns the custom title bar widget set on the QDockWidget, or 0 if no custom title bar has been set.

See also
setTitleBarWidget()
QAction * QDockWidget::toggleViewAction ( ) const

Returns a checkable action that can be used to show or close this dock widget.

The action's text is set to the dock widget's window title.

See also
QAction::text, QWidget::windowTitle
void QDockWidget::topLevelChanged ( bool  topLevel)
signal

This signal is emitted when the floating property changes. The topLevel parameter is true if the dock widget is now floating, otherwise it is false.

See also
isWindow()
void QDockWidget::visibilityChanged ( bool  visible)
signal

This signal is emitted when the dock widget becomes visible (or invisible). This happens when the widget is hidden or shown, as well as when it is docked in a tabbed dock area and its tab becomes selected or unselected.

QWidget * QDockWidget::widget ( ) const

Returns the widget for the dock widget. This method returns a nullptr if the widget has not been set.

See also
setWidget()

Property Documentation

QDockWidget::allowedAreas

This property holds areas where the dock widget may be placed. The default is Qt::AllDockWidgetAreas.

See also
Qt::DockWidgetArea
PropertiesClass Methods
read allowedAreas
write setAllowedAreas
notify allowedAreasChanged
QDockWidget::features

This property holds whether the dock widget is movable, closable, and floatable. By default, this property is set to a combination of DockWidgetClosable, DockWidgetMovable and DockWidgetFloatable.

See also
DockWidgetFeature
PropertiesClass Methods
read features
write setFeatures
notify featuresChanged
QDockWidget::floating

This property holds whether the dock widget is floating. A floating dock widget is presented to the user as an independent window "on top" of its parent QMainWindow, instead of being docked in the QMainWindow.

By default, this property is true.

See also
isWindow()
PropertiesClass Methods
read isFloating
write setFloating
QDockWidget::windowTitle

This property holds the dock widget title (caption). By default, this property contains an empty string.

PropertiesClass Methods
read windowTitle
write setWindowTitle
designable true