Seeing all the interest in the DotNet style makes it fairly obvious that you would like to have sexy tool bars with Qt. Today I implemented another popular style for tool bars on Windows: the Explorer style. The difference might not be all that obvious at first sight, but you will see a nice gradient shading across the tool bar and menu areas if you look closer. It is also entirely theme dependent.
Here is how it looks on XP:
And here is how it looks on Vista:
Get the files here : explorerstyle.zip
To try it out simply compile the style and run your application with “-style explorer” as command line arguments.
A few notes :
– left and right toolbar areas do not have gradients as the shading looked a bit weird in those areas
– It requires Qt 4.3.0 and will only work on Windows
– You can use it on both open source and commercial apps at your own risk