By Jens Bache-Wiig

Freedesktop icons in Qt

Published Friday February 13th, 2009 | 10 Comments on Freedesktop icons in Qt
Posted in QGtkStyle, Qt, Styles/QGtkStyle, Uncategorized

Qt already provides a set of standard icons. The nice thing about these icons is that they adapt to the current desktop environment. However the current selection of available icons is rather limited, at least compared to what KDE apps have at their disposal through the freedesktop icon specification. Since most of these icons only […]

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DotNet style posted on labs

Published Monday June 4th, 2007 | 11 Comments on DotNet style posted on labs
Posted in DotNet, Qt, Styles, Uncategorized

Some of you might remember my blog post about this back in October. Now that 4.3.0 is out, I finally had time to clean up the sources and release something usable on labs. The style is a close approximation to the appearance of Visual Studio 2005, Office 2003 as well as the .NET based […]

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Explorer style tree views on Vista

Published Wednesday May 30th, 2007 | 4 Comments on Explorer style tree views on Vista
Posted in Qt, Uncategorized

Vista introduced a new optional “Explorer” style for some of its item views. While Qt 4.3.0 uses this style for its item view classes, the selection background of the the delegate itself still retains the appearance from XP since it is not currently decorated by the style. While we consider revising this for a future […]

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CommandLink buttons with Qt

Published Friday May 18th, 2007 | 14 Comments on CommandLink buttons with Qt
Posted in Qt, Uncategorized

Windows Vista introduced the concept of command links. A command link is a special button type primarily designed to streamline Wizard-like interfaces. Pressing a command link should always take you to a different page, just like in a web browser. In addition to the visual difference, it can also include a descriptive text. Example : […]

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A Style for Vista

Published Monday December 18th, 2006 | 7 Comments on A Style for Vista
Posted in Qt

Qt applications have been using the Windows theme API to draw it’s widgets since the Qt 3 series. This is why existing Qt applications already fit very well into the Windows Vista desktop. Yet, there have been quite a few cosmetic changes to standard controls on Vista and many widgets are now fully animated, including […]

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