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Mastering Qt 5 - Second Edition

By : Guillaume Lazar, Robin Penea
Book Image

Mastering Qt 5 - Second Edition

By: Guillaume Lazar, Robin Penea

Overview of this book

Qt 5.11 is an app development framework that provides a great user experience and develops full capability applications with Qt Widgets, QML, and even Qt 3D. Whether you're building GUI prototypes or fully-fledged cross-platform GUI applications with a native look and feel, Mastering Qt 5 is your fastest, easiest, and most powerful solution. This book addresses various challenges and teaches you to successfully develop cross-platform applications using the Qt framework, with the help of well-organized projects. Working through this book, you will gain a better understanding of the Qt framework, as well as the tools required to resolve serious issues, such as linking, debugging, and multithreading. You'll start off your journey by discovering the new Qt 5.11 features, soon followed by exploring different platforms and learning to tame them. In addition to this, you'll interact with a gamepad using Qt Gamepad. Each chapter is a logical step for you to complete in order to master Qt. By the end of this book, you'll have created an application that has been tested and is ready to be shipped.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Triggering a QButton with your keyboard

Let's explore the public slot, triggerPlayButton(), in the SoundEffectWidget class:

//SoundEffectWidget.h 
class SoundEffectWidget : public QWidget 
{ 
... 
public slots: 
    void triggerPlayButton(); 
    ... 
 
private: 
    QPushButton* mPlayButton; 
    ... 
}; 
 
//SoundEffectWidget.cpp 
void SoundEffectWidget::triggerPlayButton() 
{ 
   mPlayButton->animateClick(); 
} 

This widget has a QPushButton called mPlayButton. The triggerPlayButton() slot calls the QPushButton::animateClick() function, which simulates a click on the button over 100 ms by default. All signals will be sent in the same way that a real click is sent. The button really appears to be down. If you do not want the animation, you can call QPushButton::click().

Let's now see how to trigger this slot with a key. Each SoundEffectWidget has a Qt:Key:

//SoundEffectWidget...