CopperSpice API  1.7.2
QPushButton Class Reference

Provides a command button widget. More...

Inheritance diagram for QPushButton:
QAbstractButton QWidget QObject QPaintDevice QCommandLinkButton

Public Slots

void showMenu ()
 
- Public Slots inherited from QAbstractButton
void animateClick (int msec=100)
 
void click ()
 
void setChecked (bool checked)
 
void setIconSize (const QSize &size)
 
void toggle ()
 
- 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 ()
 

Public Methods

 QPushButton (const QIcon &icon, const QString &text, QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 QPushButton (const QString &text, QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 QPushButton (QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 ~QPushButton ()
 
bool autoDefault () const
 
bool isDefault () const
 
bool isFlat () const
 
QMenumenu () const
 
QSize minimumSizeHint () const override
 
void setAutoDefault (bool)
 
void setDefault (bool)
 
void setFlat (bool)
 
void setMenu (QMenu *menu)
 
QSize sizeHint () const override
 
- Public Methods inherited from QAbstractButton
 QAbstractButton (QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 ~QAbstractButton ()
 
bool autoExclusive () const
 
bool autoRepeat () const
 
int autoRepeatDelay () const
 
int autoRepeatInterval () const
 
QButtonGroupgroup () const
 
QIcon icon () const
 
QSize iconSize () const
 
bool isCheckable () const
 
bool isChecked () const
 
bool isDown () const
 
void setAutoExclusive (bool)
 
void setAutoRepeat (bool)
 
void setAutoRepeatDelay (int)
 
void setAutoRepeatInterval (int)
 
void setCheckable (bool)
 
void setDown (bool)
 
void setIcon (const QIcon &icon)
 
void setShortcut (const QKeySequence &key)
 
void setText (const QString &text)
 
QKeySequence shortcut () const
 
QString text () 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
 
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
 
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

bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
void focusInEvent (QFocusEvent *event) override
 
void focusOutEvent (QFocusEvent *event) override
 
void initStyleOption (QStyleOptionButton *option) const
 
void keyPressEvent (QKeyEvent *event) override
 
void paintEvent (QPaintEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QAbstractButton
void changeEvent (QEvent *event) override
 
virtual void checkStateSet ()
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
virtual bool hitButton (const QPoint &pos) const
 
void keyReleaseEvent (QKeyEvent *event) override
 
void mouseMoveEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void mousePressEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void mouseReleaseEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
virtual void nextCheckState ()
 
void timerEvent (QTimerEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QWidget
virtual void actionEvent (QActionEvent *event)
 
virtual void closeEvent (QCloseEvent *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
 
bool focusNextChild ()
 
virtual bool focusNextPrevChild (bool next)
 
bool focusPreviousChild ()
 
virtual void hideEvent (QHideEvent *event)
 
void initPainter (QPainter *painter) const override
 
virtual void inputMethodEvent (QInputMethodEvent *event)
 
virtual void leaveEvent (QEvent *event)
 
int metric (PaintDeviceMetric metric) const override
 
virtual void mouseDoubleClickEvent (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

 autoDefault
 
 default
 
 flat
 
- Properties inherited from QAbstractButton
 autoExclusive
 
 autoRepeat
 
 autoRepeatDelay
 
 autoRepeatInterval
 
 checkable
 
 checked
 
 down
 
 icon
 
 iconSize
 
 shortcut
 
 text
 
- 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 Types inherited from QWidget
enum  RenderFlag
 
- Public Types inherited from QPaintDevice
enum  PaintDeviceMetric
 
- Public Signals inherited from QAbstractButton
void clicked (bool checked=false)
 
void pressed ()
 
void released ()
 
void toggled (bool checked)
 
- 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)
 
- 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 QPushButton class provides a command button widget. It is one of the most commonly used widgets in any graphical user interface. The idea is to push or use a mouse to click a button to command the computer to perform some action or answer a question. Typical buttons are OK, Apply, Cancel, Close, Yes, No, and Help.

The button is rectangular and typically displays a text label describing its action. A shortcut key can be specified by preceding the preferred character with an ampersand in the text.

Push buttons display a textual label and optionally a small icon. These can be set using the constructors and changed later using setText() and setIcon(). If the button is disabled the appearance of the text and icon will be manipulated with respect to the GUI style to make the button look "disabled".

Shortcut

In the following example the shortcut is Alt+D.

QPushButton *button = new QPushButton("&Download", this);

Details

A push button emits the signal clicked() when it is activated by the mouse, the Spacebar or by a keyboard shortcut. Connect to this signal to perform the button's action. Push buttons also provide less commonly used signals, for example, pressed() and released().

Command buttons in dialogs are by default "auto default buttons", where they become the default push button automatically when they receive the keyboard input focus. A default button is a push button that is activated when the user presses the Enter or Return key in a dialog. You can change this with setAutoDefault(). Note that auto default buttons reserve a little extra space which is necessary to draw a default-button indicator. If you do not want this space around your buttons, call setAutoDefault(false).

The button widget has grown to accommodate a great many variations in the past decade. The Microsoft style guide now shows about ten different states of Windows push buttons and the text implies that there are dozens more when all the combinations of features are taken into consideration.

The most important modes or states are listed below.

  • Available or not (grayed out, disabled)
  • Standard push button, toggling push button or menu button
  • On or off (only for toggling push buttons)
  • Default or normal. The default button in a dialog can generally be "clicked" using the Enter or Return key
  • Auto-repeat or not
  • Pressed down or not

As a general rule, use a push button when the application or dialog window performs an action when the user clicks on it (such as Apply, Cancel, Close and Help) and when the widget is supposed to have a wide, rectangular shape with a text label. Small, typically square buttons that change the state of the window rather than performing an action (such as the buttons in the top-right corner of the QFileDialog) are not command buttons, but tool buttons. CopperSpice provides a special class (QToolButton) for these buttons.

If you need toggle behavior (see setCheckable()) or a button that auto-repeats the activation signal when being pushed down like the arrows in a scroll bar (see setAutoRepeat()), a command button is probably not what you want. When in doubt, use a tool button.

A variation of a command button is a menu button. These provide not just one command, but several, since when they are clicked they pop up a menu of options. Use the method setMenu() to associate a popup menu with a push button.

Other classes of buttons are option buttons link QRadioButton and check boxes QCheckBox.

A push button shown in the Windows XP widget style.
A push button shown in the Mac OS X widget style. Note that when a button's width becomes smaller than 50 or its height becomes smaller than 30, the button's corners are changed from round to square. Use the setMinimumSize() method to prevent this behavior.
A push button shown in the Fusion widget style.

The QAbstractButton base class provides most of the modes and other API, and QPushButton provides GUI logic. Refer to QAbstractButton for more information about the API.

See also
QCheckBox, QRadioButton, QToolButton

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QPushButton::QPushButton ( QWidget parent = nullptr)
explicit

Constructs a push button with no text and a parent.

QPushButton::QPushButton ( const QString text,
QWidget parent = nullptr 
)
explicit

Constructs a push button with the parent parent and the text text.

QPushButton::QPushButton ( const QIcon icon,
const QString text,
QWidget parent = nullptr 
)

Constructs a push button with an icon and a text, and a parent. Note that you can also pass a QPixmap object as an icon (thanks to the implicit type conversion provided by C++).

QPushButton::~QPushButton ( )

Destroys the push button.

Method Documentation

bool QPushButton::autoDefault ( ) const

Documentation pending.

bool QPushButton::event ( QEvent event)
overrideprotected

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

void QPushButton::focusInEvent ( QFocusEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::focusInEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

void QPushButton::focusOutEvent ( QFocusEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::focusOutEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

void QPushButton::initStyleOption ( QStyleOptionButton option) const
protected

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

See also
QStyleOption::initFrom()
bool QPushButton::isDefault ( ) const

Documentation pending.

bool QPushButton::isFlat ( ) const

Documentation pending.

void QPushButton::keyPressEvent ( QKeyEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::keyPressEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

QMenu * QPushButton::menu ( ) const

Returns the button's associated popup menu or nullptr if no popup menu has been set.

See also
setMenu()
QSize QPushButton::minimumSizeHint ( ) const
overridevirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::minimumSizeHint().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QPushButton::paintEvent ( QPaintEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::paintEvent().

Implements QAbstractButton.

void QPushButton::setAutoDefault ( bool  )

Documentation pending.

void QPushButton::setDefault ( bool  )

Documentation pending.

void QPushButton::setFlat ( bool  )

Documentation pending.

void QPushButton::setMenu ( QMenu menu)

Associates the popup menu menu with this push button. This turns the button into a menu button, which in some styles will produce a small triangle to the right of the button's text.

Ownership of the menu is not transferred to the push button.

A push button with popup menus in the Fusion style
See also
menu(), Fusion Widget Style
void QPushButton::showMenu ( )
slot

Shows (pops up) the associated popup menu. If there is no such menu, this function does nothing. This function does not return until the popup menu has been closed by the user.

QSize QPushButton::sizeHint ( ) const
overridevirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::sizeHint().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

Property Documentation

QPushButton::autoDefault

This property holds whether the QPushButton is an auto default button, in which case the property is set to true.

In some GUI styles a default button is drawn with an extra frame around which is up to 3 pixels or more. CopperSpice automatically keeps this space free around auto-default buttons, which means auto default buttons may have a slightly larger size hint.

This property's default is true for buttons that have a QDialog parent, otherwise the default is false.

PropertiesClass Methods
read autoDefault
write setAutoDefault
QPushButton::default

This property holds whether the QPushButton is the default button. The default button behavior is provided only in dialogs. Buttons can always be clicked from the keyboard by pressing Spacebar when the button has focus.

In a dialog, only one push button at a time can be the default button. This button is then displayed with an additional frame, depending on the GUI style.

If this property is set to true the button will automatically be pressed when the user presses enter. There is one exception, namely if an QPushButton::autoDefault button currently has focus, then the auto default button is activated by the enter key press.

When the dialog has auto default buttons but no default button, pressing enter will press either the auto default button that currently has focus, or if no button has focus, the next auto default button in the focus chain.

If the default property is set to false on the current default button while the dialog is visible, a new default will automatically be assigned the next time a push button in the dialog receives focus.

This property's default is false.

PropertiesClass Methods
read isDefault
write setDefault
QPushButton::flat

This property holds whether the button border is raised.

This property's default is false. If this property is set, most styles will not paint the button background unless the button is being pressed. setAutoFillBackground() can be used to ensure that the background is filled using the QPalette::Button brush.

PropertiesClass Methods
read isFlat
write setFlat