CopperSpice API  1.7.2
QScrollArea Class Reference

The QScrollArea class provides a scrolling view onto another widget. More...

Inheritance diagram for QScrollArea:
QAbstractScrollArea QFrame QWidget QObject QPaintDevice

Public Methods

 QScrollArea (QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 ~QScrollArea ()
 
Qt::Alignment alignment () const
 
void ensureVisible (int x, int y, int xmargin=50, int ymargin=50)
 
void ensureWidgetVisible (QWidget *childWidget, int xmargin=50, int ymargin=50)
 
bool focusNextPrevChild (bool next) override
 
void setAlignment (Qt::Alignment)
 
void setWidget (QWidget *widget)
 
void setWidgetResizable (bool resizable)
 
QSize sizeHint () const override
 
QWidgettakeWidget ()
 
QWidgetwidget () const
 
bool widgetResizable () const
 
- Public Methods inherited from QAbstractScrollArea
 QAbstractScrollArea (QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 ~QAbstractScrollArea ()
 
void addScrollBarWidget (QWidget *widget, Qt::Alignment alignment)
 
QWidgetcornerWidget () const
 
QScrollBarhorizontalScrollBar () const
 
Qt::ScrollBarPolicy horizontalScrollBarPolicy () const
 
QSize maximumViewportSize () const
 
QSize minimumSizeHint () const override
 
QWidgetList scrollBarWidgets (Qt::Alignment alignment)
 
void setCornerWidget (QWidget *widget)
 
void setHorizontalScrollBar (QScrollBar *scrollBar)
 
void setHorizontalScrollBarPolicy (Qt::ScrollBarPolicy)
 
void setSizeAdjustPolicy (SizeAdjustPolicy policy)
 
virtual void setupViewport (QWidget *viewport)
 
void setVerticalScrollBar (QScrollBar *scrollBar)
 
void setVerticalScrollBarPolicy (Qt::ScrollBarPolicy)
 
void setViewport (QWidget *widget)
 
SizeAdjustPolicy sizeAdjustPolicy () const
 
QScrollBarverticalScrollBar () const
 
Qt::ScrollBarPolicy verticalScrollBarPolicy () const
 
QWidgetviewport () const
 
- Public Methods inherited from QFrame
 QFrame (QWidget *parent=nullptr, Qt::WindowFlags flags=Qt::EmptyFlag)
 
 ~QFrame ()
 
QRect frameRect () const
 
Shadow frameShadow () const
 
Shape frameShape () const
 
int frameStyle () const
 
int frameWidth () const
 
int lineWidth () const
 
int midLineWidth () const
 
void setFrameRect (const QRect &)
 
void setFrameShadow (Shadow)
 
void setFrameShape (Shape)
 
void setFrameStyle (int style)
 
void setLineWidth (int)
 
void setMidLineWidth (int)
 
- 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
 
bool eventFilter (QObject *object, QEvent *event) override
 
void resizeEvent (QResizeEvent *event) override
 
void scrollContentsBy (int dx, int dy) override
 
QSize viewportSizeHint () const override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QAbstractScrollArea
void contextMenuEvent (QContextMenuEvent *event) override
 
void dragEnterEvent (QDragEnterEvent *event) override
 
void dragLeaveEvent (QDragLeaveEvent *event) override
 
void dragMoveEvent (QDragMoveEvent *event) override
 
void dropEvent (QDropEvent *event) override
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
void keyPressEvent (QKeyEvent *event) override
 
void mouseDoubleClickEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void mouseMoveEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void mousePressEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void mouseReleaseEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void paintEvent (QPaintEvent *event) override
 
void setViewportMargins (const QMargins &margins)
 
void setViewportMargins (int left, int top, int right, int bottom)
 
virtual bool viewportEvent (QEvent *event)
 
QMargins viewportMargins () const
 
void wheelEvent (QWheelEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QFrame
void changeEvent (QEvent *event) override
 
void drawFrame (QPainter *)
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
void initStyleOption (QStyleOptionFrame *option) const
 
void paintEvent (QPaintEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QWidget
virtual void actionEvent (QActionEvent *event)
 
virtual void closeEvent (QCloseEvent *event)
 
void create (WId window=0, bool initializeWindow=true, bool destroyOldWindow=true)
 
void destroy (bool destroyWindow=true, bool destroySubWindows=true)
 
virtual void enterEvent (QEvent *event)
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
virtual void focusInEvent (QFocusEvent *event)
 
bool focusNextChild ()
 
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 keyReleaseEvent (QKeyEvent *event)
 
virtual void leaveEvent (QEvent *event)
 
int metric (PaintDeviceMetric metric) const override
 
virtual void moveEvent (QMoveEvent *event)
 
virtual bool nativeEvent (const QByteArray &eventType, void *message, long *result)
 
virtual void showEvent (QShowEvent *event)
 
virtual void tabletEvent (QTabletEvent *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

 alignment
 
 widgetResizable
 
- Properties inherited from QAbstractScrollArea
 horizontalScrollBarPolicy
 
 verticalScrollBarPolicy
 
- Properties inherited from QFrame
 frameRect
 
 frameShadow
 
 frameShape
 
 frameWidth
 
 lineWidth
 
 midLineWidth
 
- 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 QFrame
enum  Shadow
 
enum  Shape
 
enum  StyleMask
 
- Public Types inherited from QWidget
enum  RenderFlag
 
- Public Types inherited from QPaintDevice
enum  PaintDeviceMetric
 
- 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 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 QScrollArea class provides a scrolling view onto another widget.

A scroll area is used to display the contents of a child widget within a frame. If the widget exceeds the size of the frame, the view can provide scroll bars so that the entire area of the child widget can be viewed. The child widget must be specified with setWidget(). For example:

QLabel *imageLabel = new QLabel;
QImage image("happyguy.png");
imageLabel->setPixmap(QPixmap::fromImage(image));
scrollArea = new QScrollArea;
scrollArea->setBackgroundRole(QPalette::Dark);
scrollArea->setWidget(imageLabel);

The code above creates a scroll area (shown in the images below) containing an image label. When scaling the image, the scroll area can provide the necessary scroll bars:

The scroll bars appearance depends on the currently set (Qt::ScrollBarPolicy) scroll bar policies. You can control the appearance of the scroll bars using the inherited functionality from QAbstractScrollArea.

For example, you can set the QAbstractScrollArea::horizontalScrollBarPolicy and QAbstractScrollArea::verticalScrollBarPolicy properties. Or if you want the scroll bars to adjust dynamically when the contents of the scroll area changes, you can use the horizontalScrollBar() and verticalScrollBar() functions (which enable you to access the scroll bars) and set the scroll bars' values whenever the scroll area's contents change, using the QScrollBar::setValue() function.

You can retrieve the child widget using the widget() function. The view can be made to be resizable with the setWidgetResizable() function. The alignment of the widget can be specified with setAlignment().

Two convenience functions ensureVisible() and ensureWidgetVisible() ensure a certain region of the contents is visible inside the viewport, by scrolling the contents if necessary.

Size Hints and Layouts

When using a scroll area to display the contents of a custom widget, it is important to ensure that the size hint of the child widget is set to a suitable value. If a standard QWidget is used for the child widget, it may be necessary to call QWidget::setMinimumSize() to ensure that the contents of the widget are shown correctly within the scroll area.

If a scroll area is used to display the contents of a widget that contains child widgets arranged in a layout, it is important to realize that the size policy of the layout will also determine the size of the widget. This is especially useful to know if you intend to dynamically change the contents of the layout. In such cases, setting the layout's size constraint property to one which provides constraints on the minimum and/or maximum size of the layout (e.g., QLayout::SetMinAndMaxSize) will cause the size of the scroll area to be updated whenever the contents of the layout changes.

See also
QAbstractScrollArea, QScrollBar

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QScrollArea::QScrollArea ( QWidget parent = nullptr)
explicit

Constructs an empty scroll area with the given parent.

See also
setWidget()
QScrollArea::~QScrollArea ( )

Destroys the scroll area and its child widget.

See also
setWidget()

Method Documentation

Qt::Alignment QScrollArea::alignment ( ) const

Documentation pending.

void QScrollArea::ensureVisible ( int  x,
int  y,
int  xmargin = 50,
int  ymargin = 50 
)

Scrolls the contents of the scroll area so that the point (x, y) is visible inside the region of the viewport with margins specified in pixels by xmargin and ymargin. If the specified point can not be reached, the contents are scrolled to the nearest valid position. The default value for both margins is 50 pixels.

void QScrollArea::ensureWidgetVisible ( QWidget childWidget,
int  xmargin = 50,
int  ymargin = 50 
)

Scrolls the contents of the scroll area so that the childWidget of QScrollArea::widget() is visible inside the viewport with margins specified in pixels by xmargin and ymargin. If the specified point can not be reached, the contents are scrolled to the nearest valid position. The default value for both margins is 50 pixels.

bool QScrollArea::event ( QEvent event)
overrideprotected

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

bool QScrollArea::eventFilter ( QObject object,
QEvent event 
)
overrideprotected

Reimplemented from QObject::eventFilter().

bool QScrollArea::focusNextPrevChild ( bool  next)
overridevirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::focusNextPrevChild().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QScrollArea::resizeEvent ( QResizeEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::resizeEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractScrollArea.

void QScrollArea::scrollContentsBy ( int  dx,
int  dy 
)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QAbstractScrollArea::scrollContentsBy().

Reimplemented from QAbstractScrollArea.

void QScrollArea::setAlignment ( Qt::Alignment  )

Documentation pending.

void QScrollArea::setWidget ( QWidget widget)

Sets the scroll area's widget.

The widget becomes a child of the scroll area, and will be destroyed when the scroll area is deleted or when a new widget is set.

The widget's autoFillBackground property will be set to true.

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

Note that You must add the layout of widget before you call this function; if you add it later, the widget will not be visible - regardless of when you show() the scroll area. In this case, you can also not show() the widget later.

See also
widget()
void QScrollArea::setWidgetResizable ( bool  resizable)

Documentation pending.

QSize QScrollArea::sizeHint ( ) const
overridevirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::sizeHint().

Reimplemented from QAbstractScrollArea.

QWidget * QScrollArea::takeWidget ( )

Removes the scroll area's widget, and passes ownership of the widget to the caller.

See also
widget()
QSize QScrollArea::viewportSizeHint ( ) const
overrideprotectedvirtual

Documentation pending.

Reimplemented from QAbstractScrollArea.

QWidget * QScrollArea::widget ( ) const

Returns the scroll area's widget, or 0 if there is none.

See also
setWidget()
bool QScrollArea::widgetResizable ( ) const

Documentation pending.

Property Documentation

QScrollArea::alignment

This property holds the alignment of the scroll area's widget.

By default, the widget stays rooted to the top-left corner of the scroll area.

PropertiesClass Methods
read alignment
write setAlignment
QScrollArea::widgetResizable

This property holds whether the scroll area should resize the view widget.

If this property is set to false (the default), the scroll area honors the size of its widget. Regardless of this property, you can programmatically resize the widget using widget()->resize(), and the scroll area will automatically adjust itself to the new size.

If this property is set to true, the scroll area will automatically resize the widget in order to avoid scroll bars where they can be avoided, or to take advantage of extra space.

PropertiesClass Methods
read widgetResizable
write setWidgetResizable