CopperSpice API  1.7.2
QToolButton Class Reference

The QToolButton class provides a quick-access button to commands or options, usually used inside a QToolBar. More...

Inheritance diagram for QToolButton:
QAbstractButton QWidget QObject QPaintDevice

Public Types

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

Public Signals

void triggered (QAction *action)
 
- 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)
 

Public Slots

void setDefaultAction (QAction *action)
 
void setToolButtonStyle (Qt::ToolButtonStyle style)
 
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

 QToolButton (QWidget *parent=nullptr)
 
 ~QToolButton ()
 
Qt::ArrowType arrowType () const
 
bool autoRaise () const
 
QActiondefaultAction () const
 
QMenumenu () const
 
QSize minimumSizeHint () const override
 
ToolButtonPopupMode popupMode () const
 
void setArrowType (Qt::ArrowType type)
 
void setAutoRaise (bool enable)
 
void setMenu (QMenu *menu)
 
void setPopupMode (ToolButtonPopupMode mode)
 
QSize sizeHint () const override
 
Qt::ToolButtonStyle toolButtonStyle () const
 
- 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

void actionEvent (QActionEvent *event) override
 
void changeEvent (QEvent *event) override
 
void enterEvent (QEvent *event) override
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
bool hitButton (const QPoint &pos) const override
 
void initStyleOption (QStyleOptionToolButton *option) const
 
void leaveEvent (QEvent *event) override
 
void mousePressEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void mouseReleaseEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void nextCheckState () override
 
void paintEvent (QPaintEvent *event) override
 
void timerEvent (QTimerEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QAbstractButton
virtual void checkStateSet ()
 
bool event (QEvent *event) override
 
void focusInEvent (QFocusEvent *event) override
 
void focusOutEvent (QFocusEvent *event) override
 
void keyPressEvent (QKeyEvent *event) override
 
void keyReleaseEvent (QKeyEvent *event) override
 
void mouseMoveEvent (QMouseEvent *event) override
 
void timerEvent (QTimerEvent *event) override
 
- Protected Methods inherited from QWidget
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)
 
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)
 
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

 arrowType
 
 autoRaise
 
 popupMode
 
 toolButtonStyle
 
- 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

- 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 QToolButton class provides a quick-access button to commands or options, usually used inside a QToolBar.

A tool button is a special button that provides quick-access to specific commands or options. As opposed to a normal command button, a tool button usually does not show a text label, but shows an icon instead.

Tool buttons are normally created when new QAction instances are created with QToolBar::addAction() or existing actions are added to a toolbar with QToolBar::addAction(). It is also possible to construct tool buttons in the same way as any other widget, and arrange them alongside other widgets in layouts.

One classic use of a tool button is to select tools; for example, the "pen" tool in a drawing program. This would be implemented by using a QToolButton as a toggle button (see setToggleButton()).

QToolButton supports auto-raising. In auto-raise mode, the button draws a 3D frame only when the mouse points at it. The feature is automatically turned on when a button is used inside a QToolBar. Change it with setAutoRaise().

A tool button's icon is set as QIcon. This makes it possible to specify different pixmaps for the disabled and active state. The disabled pixmap is used when the button's functionality is not available. The active pixmap is displayed when the button is auto-raised because the mouse pointer is hovering over it.

The button's look and dimension is adjustable with setToolButtonStyle() and setIconSize(). When used inside a QToolBar in a QMainWindow, the button automatically adjusts to QMainWindow's settings (see QMainWindow::setToolButtonStyle() and QMainWindow::setIconSize()). Instead of an icon, a tool button can also display an arrow symbol, specified with arrowType.

A tool button can offer additional choices in a popup menu. The popup menu can be set using setMenu(). Use setPopupMode() to configure the different modes available for tool buttons with a menu set. The default mode is DelayedPopupMode which is sometimes used with the "Back" button in a web browser. After pressing and holding the button down for a while, a menu pops up showing a list of possible pages. The default delay is 600 ms, which can be adjusted with setPopupDelay().

See also
QPushButton, QToolBar, QMainWindow, QAction

Member Enumeration Documentation

Describes how a menu should be popped up for tool buttons that has a menu set or contains a list of actions.

ConstantValueDescription
QToolButton::DelayedPopup0After pressing and holding the tool button down for a certain amount of time (the timeout is style dependent, see QStyle::SH_ToolButton_PopupDelay), the menu is displayed. A typical application example is the "back" button in some web browser's tool bars. If the user clicks it, the browser simply browses back to the previous page. If the user presses and holds the button down for a while, the tool button shows a menu containing the current history list
QToolButton::MenuButtonPopup1In this mode the tool button displays a special arrow to indicate that a menu is present. The menu is displayed when the arrow part of the button is pressed.
QToolButton::InstantPopup2The menu is displayed, without delay, when the tool button is pressed. In this mode, the button's own action is not triggered.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QToolButton::QToolButton ( QWidget parent = nullptr)
explicit

Constructs an empty tool button with parent parent.

QToolButton::~QToolButton ( )

Destroys the object and frees any allocated resources.

Method Documentation

void QToolButton::actionEvent ( QActionEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::actionEvent().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

Qt::ArrowType QToolButton::arrowType ( ) const

Property documentation pending.

bool QToolButton::autoRaise ( ) const

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::changeEvent ( QEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::changeEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

QAction * QToolButton::defaultAction ( ) const

Returns the default action.

See also
setDefaultAction()
void QToolButton::enterEvent ( QEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::enterEvent().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

bool QToolButton::event ( QEvent event)
overrideprotected

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

bool QToolButton::hitButton ( const QPoint pos) const
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton::hitButton().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

void QToolButton::initStyleOption ( QStyleOptionToolButton option) const
protected

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

See also
QStyleOption::initFrom()
void QToolButton::leaveEvent ( QEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::leaveEvent().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

QMenu * QToolButton::menu ( ) const

Returns the associated menu, or 0 if no menu has been defined.

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

Reimplemented from QWidget::minimumSizeHint().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QToolButton::mousePressEvent ( QMouseEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::mousePressEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

void QToolButton::mouseReleaseEvent ( QMouseEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::mouseReleaseEvent().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

void QToolButton::nextCheckState ( )
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton::nextCheckState().

Reimplemented from QAbstractButton.

void QToolButton::paintEvent ( QPaintEvent event)
overrideprotectedvirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::paintEvent().

Paints the button in response to the paint event.

Implements QAbstractButton.

ToolButtonPopupMode QToolButton::popupMode ( ) const

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::setArrowType ( Qt::ArrowType  type)

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::setAutoRaise ( bool  enable)

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::setDefaultAction ( QAction action)
slot

Sets the default action to action.

If a tool button has a default action, the action defines the button's properties like text, icon, tool tip, etc.

See also
defaultAction()
void QToolButton::setMenu ( QMenu menu)

Associates the given menu with this tool button.

The menu will be shown according to the button's popupMode.

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

See also
menu()
void QToolButton::setPopupMode ( ToolButtonPopupMode  mode)

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::setToolButtonStyle ( Qt::ToolButtonStyle  style)
slot

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::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 QToolButton::sizeHint ( ) const
overridevirtual

Reimplemented from QWidget::sizeHint().

Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QToolButton::timerEvent ( QTimerEvent event)
overrideprotected

Reimplemented from QObject::timerEvent().

Qt::ToolButtonStyle QToolButton::toolButtonStyle ( ) const

Property documentation pending.

void QToolButton::triggered ( QAction action)
signal

This signal is emitted when the given action is triggered.

The action may also be associated with other parts of the user interface, such as menu items and keyboard shortcuts. Sharing actions in this way helps make the user interface more consistent and is often less work to implement.

Property Documentation

QToolButton::arrowType

This property holds whether the button displays an arrow instead of a normal icon.

This displays an arrow as the icon for the QToolButton.

By default, this property is set to Qt::NoArrow.

PropertiesClass Methods
read arrowType
write setArrowType
QToolButton::autoRaise

This property holds whether auto-raising is enabled or not.

The default is disabled (i.e. false).

This property is currently ignored on Mac OS X when using QMacStyle.

PropertiesClass Methods
read autoRaise
write setAutoRaise
QToolButton::popupMode

This property describes the way that popup menus are used with tool buttons.

By default, this property is set to DelayedPopup.

PropertiesClass Methods
read popupMode
write setPopupMode
QToolButton::toolButtonStyle

This property holds whether the tool button displays an icon only, text only, or text beside/below the icon.

The default is Qt::ToolButtonIconOnly.

To have the style of toolbuttons follow the system settings (as available in GNOME and KDE desktop environments), set this property to Qt::ToolButtonFollowStyle.

QToolButton automatically connects this slot to the relevant signal in the QMainWindow in which is resides.

PropertiesClass Methods
read toolButtonStyle
write setToolButtonStyle