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QColorDialog Class Reference
[QtGui module]

The QColorDialog class provides a dialog widget for specifying colors. More...

 #include <QColorDialog>

Inherits QDialog.

Public Types

Properties

Public Functions

Signals

Static Public Members

Protected Functions

Additional Inherited Members


Detailed Description

The QColorDialog class provides a dialog widget for specifying colors.

The color dialog's function is to allow users to choose colors. For example, you might use this in a drawing program to allow the user to set the brush color.

The static functions provide modal color dialogs.

The static getColor() function shows the dialog, and allows the user to specify a color. This function can also be used to let users choose a color with a level of transparency: pass the ShowAlphaChannel option as an additional argument.

The user can store customCount() different custom colors. The custom colors are shared by all color dialogs, and remembered during the execution of the program. Use setCustomColor() to set the custom colors, and use customColor() to get them.

Additional widgets that allow users to pick colors are available as Qt Solutions.

The Standard Dialogs example shows how to use QColorDialog as well as other built-in Qt dialogs.

A color dialog in the Plastique widget style.

See also QColor, QFileDialog, QPrintDialog, QFontDialog, and Standard Dialogs Example.


Member Type Documentation

enum QColorDialog::ColorDialogOption
flags QColorDialog::ColorDialogOptions

This enum specifies various options that affect the look and feel of a color dialog.

ConstantValueDescription
QColorDialog::ShowAlphaChannel0x00000001Allow the user to select the alpha component of a color.
QColorDialog::NoButtons0x00000002Don't display OK and Cancel buttons. (Useful for "live dialogs".)
QColorDialog::DontUseNativeDialog0x00000004Use Qt's standard color dialog on the Mac instead of Apple's native color panel.

This enum was introduced in Qt 4.5.

The ColorDialogOptions type is a typedef for QFlags<ColorDialogOption>. It stores an OR combination of ColorDialogOption values.

See also options, setOption(), testOption(), and windowModality().


Property Documentation

currentColor : QColor

This property holds the currently selected color in the dialog.

Access functions:

options : ColorDialogOptions

This property holds the various options that affect the look and feel of the dialog.

By default, all options are disabled.

Options should be set before showing the dialog. Setting them while the dialog is visible is not guaranteed to have an immediate effect on the dialog (depending on the option and on the platform).

Access functions:

See also setOption() and testOption().


Member Function Documentation

QColorDialog::QColorDialog ( QWidget * parent = 0 )

Constructs a color dialog with the given parent.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

QColorDialog::QColorDialog ( const QColor & initial, QWidget * parent = 0 )

Constructs a color dialog with the given parent and specified initial color.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

QColorDialog::~QColorDialog ()

Destroys the color dialog.

void QColorDialog::colorSelected ( const QColor & color )   [signal]

This signal is emitted just after the user has clicked OK to select a color to use. The chosen color is specified by color.

See also color and currentColorChanged().

void QColorDialog::currentColorChanged ( const QColor & color )   [signal]

This signal is emitted whenever the current color changes in the dialog. The current color is specified by color.

See also color and colorSelected().

QRgb QColorDialog::customColor ( int index )   [static]

Returns the custom color at the given index as a QRgb value.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

See also setCustomColor().

int QColorDialog::customCount ()   [static]

Returns the number of custom colors supported by QColorDialog. All color dialogs share the same custom colors.

void QColorDialog::done ( int result )   [virtual protected]

Closes the dialog and sets its result code to result. If this dialog is shown with exec(), done() causes the local event loop to finish, and exec() to return result.

Reimplemented from QDialog.

See also QDialog::done().

QColor QColorDialog::getColor ( const QColor & initial, QWidget * parent, const QString & title, ColorDialogOptions options = 0 )   [static]

Pops up a modal color dialog with the given window title (or "Select Color" if none is specified), lets the user choose a color, and returns that color. The color is initially set to initial. The dialog is a child of parent. It returns an invalid (see QColor::isValid()) color if the user cancels the dialog.

The options argument allows you to customize the dialog.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

QColor QColorDialog::getColor ( const QColor & initial = Qt::white, QWidget * parent = 0 )   [static]

Pops up a modal color dialog, lets the user choose a color, and returns that color. The color is initially set to initial. The dialog is a child of parent. It returns an invalid (see QColor::isValid()) color if the user cancels the dialog.

void QColorDialog::open ()

Shows the dialog as a window modal dialog, returning immediately.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

See also QDialog::open().

void QColorDialog::open ( QObject * receiver, const char * member )

This is an overloaded function.

Opens the dialog and connects its colorSelected() signal to the slot specified by receiver and member.

The signal will be disconnected from the slot when the dialog is closed.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

QColor QColorDialog::selectedColor () const

Returns the color that the user selected by clicking the OK or equivalent button.

Note: This color is not always the same as the color held by the currentColor property since the user can choose different colors before finally selecting the one to use.

void QColorDialog::setCustomColor ( int index, QRgb color )   [static]

Sets the custom color at index to the QRgb color value.

Note: This function does not apply to the Native Color Dialog on the Mac OS X platform. If you still require this function, use the QColorDialog::DontUseNativeDialog option.

See also customColor().

void QColorDialog::setOption ( ColorDialogOption option, bool on = true )

Sets the given option to be enabled if on is true; otherwise, clears the given option.

See also options and testOption().

void QColorDialog::setStandardColor ( int index, QRgb color )   [static]

Sets the standard color at index to the QRgb color value.

Note: This function does not apply to the Native Color Dialog on the Mac OS X platform. If you still require this function, use the QColorDialog::DontUseNativeDialog option.

void QColorDialog::setVisible ( bool visible )   [virtual]

Changes the visibility of the dialog. If visible is true, the dialog is shown; otherwise, it is hidden.

Reimplemented from QWidget.

bool QColorDialog::testOption ( ColorDialogOption option ) const

Returns true if the given option is enabled; otherwise, returns false.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.5.

See also options and setOption().


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