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Q3ActionGroup Class Reference
[Qt3Support module]

The Q3ActionGroup class groups actions together. More...

 #include <Q3ActionGroup>

This class is part of the Qt 3 support library. It is provided to keep old source code working. We strongly advise against using it in new code. See Porting to Qt 4 for more information.

Inherits Q3Action.


Properties


Public Functions

Q3ActionGroup ( QObject * parent, const char * name = 0 )
Q3ActionGroup ( QObject * parent, const char * name, bool exclusive )
~Q3ActionGroup ()
void add ( Q3Action * action )
void addSeparator ()
void insert ( Q3Action * action )
bool isExclusive () const
void setExclusive ( bool )
void setUsesDropDown ( bool enable )
bool usesDropDown () const

Reimplemented Public Functions

virtual bool addTo ( QWidget * w )
virtual bool removeFrom ( QWidget * w )
virtual void setEnabled ( bool enable )
virtual void setIconSet ( const QIcon & icon )
virtual void setMenuText ( const QString & text )
virtual void setOn ( bool on )
virtual void setText ( const QString & txt )
virtual void setToggleAction ( bool toggle )
virtual void setToolTip ( const QString & text )
virtual void setVisible ( bool visible )
virtual void setWhatsThis ( const QString & text )

Signals

void activated ( Q3Action * action )
void selected ( Q3Action * action )

Protected Functions

virtual void addedTo ( QWidget * actionWidget, QWidget * container, Q3Action * a )
virtual void addedTo ( int index, Q3PopupMenu * menu, Q3Action * a )

Reimplemented Protected Functions

virtual void addedTo ( QWidget * actionWidget, QWidget * container )
virtual void addedTo ( int index, Q3PopupMenu * menu )
virtual void childEvent ( QChildEvent * e )

Additional Inherited Members


Detailed Description

The Q3ActionGroup class groups actions together.

In some situations it is useful to group actions together. For example, if you have a left justify action, a right justify action and a center action, only one of these actions should be active at any one time, and one simple way of achieving this is to group the actions together in an action group.

An action group can also be added to a menu or a toolbar as a single unit, with all the actions within the action group appearing as separate menu options and toolbar buttons.

The actions in an action group emit their activated() (and for toggle actions, toggled()) signals as usual.

The setExclusive() function is used to ensure that only one action is active at any one time: it should be used with actions which have their toggleAction set to true.

Action group actions appear as individual menu options and toolbar buttons. For exclusive action groups use setUsesDropDown() to display the actions in a subwidget of any widget the action group is added to. For example, the actions would appear in a combobox in a toolbar or as a submenu in a menu.

Actions can be added to an action group using add(), but normally they are added by creating the action with the action group as parent. Actions can have separators dividing them using addSeparator(). Action groups are added to widgets with addTo().


Property Documentation

exclusive : bool

This property holds whether the action group does exclusive toggling.

If exclusive is true only one toggle action in the action group can ever be active at any one time. If the user chooses another toggle action in the group the one they chose becomes active and the one that was active becomes inactive.

Access functions:

bool isExclusive () const
void setExclusive ( bool )

See also Q3Action::toggleAction.

usesDropDown : bool

This property holds whether the group's actions are displayed in a subwidget of the widgets the action group is added to.

Exclusive action groups added to a toolbar display their actions in a combobox with the action's Q3Action::text and Q3Action::iconSet properties shown. Non-exclusive groups are represented by a tool button showing their Q3Action::iconSet and text() property.

In a popup menu the member actions are displayed in a submenu.

Changing usesDropDown only affects subsequent calls to addTo().

This property's default is false.

Access functions:

bool usesDropDown () const
void setUsesDropDown ( bool enable )

Member Function Documentation

Q3ActionGroup::Q3ActionGroup ( QObject * parent, const char * name = 0 )

Constructs an action group called name, with parent parent.

The action group is exclusive by default. Call setExclusive(false) to make the action group non-exclusive.

Q3ActionGroup::Q3ActionGroup ( QObject * parent, const char * name, bool exclusive )

Constructs an action group called name, with parent parent.

If exclusive is true only one toggle action in the group will ever be active.

See also exclusive.

Q3ActionGroup::~Q3ActionGroup ()

Destroys the object and frees allocated resources.

void Q3ActionGroup::activated ( Q3Action * action )   [signal]

This signal is emitted from groups when one of its actions gets activated.

The argument is the action which was activated.

See also setExclusive(), isOn(), and Q3Action::toggled().

void Q3ActionGroup::add ( Q3Action * action )

Adds action action to this group.

Normally an action is added to a group by creating it with the group as parent, so this function is not usually used.

See also addTo().

void Q3ActionGroup::addSeparator ()

Adds a separator to the group.

bool Q3ActionGroup::addTo ( QWidget * w )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::addTo().

Adds this action group to the widget w.

If isExclusive() is false or usesDropDown() is false, the actions within the group are added to the widget individually. For example, if the widget is a menu, the actions will appear as individual menu options, and if the widget is a toolbar, the actions will appear as toolbar buttons.

If both isExclusive() and usesDropDown() are true, the actions are presented either in a combobox (if w is a toolbar) or in a submenu (if w is a menu).

All actions should be added to the action group before the action group is added to the widget. If actions are added to the action group after the action group has been added to the widget these later actions will not appear.

See also setExclusive(), setUsesDropDown(), and removeFrom().

void Q3ActionGroup::addedTo ( QWidget * actionWidget, QWidget * container, Q3Action * a )   [virtual protected]

This function is called from the addTo() function when it has created a widget (actionWidget) for the child action a in the container.

void Q3ActionGroup::addedTo ( int index, Q3PopupMenu * menu, Q3Action * a )   [virtual protected]

This is an overloaded function.

This function is called from the addTo() function when it has created a menu item for the child action at the index position index in the popup menu menu.

void Q3ActionGroup::addedTo ( QWidget * actionWidget, QWidget * container )   [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::addedTo().

This is an overloaded function.

This function is called from the addTo() function when it has created a widget (actionWidget) in the container.

void Q3ActionGroup::addedTo ( int index, Q3PopupMenu * menu )   [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::addedTo().

This is an overloaded function.

This function is called from the addTo() function when it has created a menu item at the index position index in the popup menu menu.

void Q3ActionGroup::childEvent ( QChildEvent * e )   [virtual protected]

Reimplemented from QObject::childEvent().

void Q3ActionGroup::insert ( Q3Action * action )

Use add(action) instead.

bool Q3ActionGroup::removeFrom ( QWidget * w )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::removeFrom().

void Q3ActionGroup::selected ( Q3Action * action )   [signal]

This signal is emitted from exclusive groups when toggle actions change state.

The argument is the action whose state changed to "on".

See also setExclusive(), isOn(), and Q3Action::toggled().

void Q3ActionGroup::setEnabled ( bool enable )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setEnabled().

void Q3ActionGroup::setIconSet ( const QIcon & icon )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setIconSet().

void Q3ActionGroup::setMenuText ( const QString & text )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setMenuText().

void Q3ActionGroup::setOn ( bool on )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setOn().

void Q3ActionGroup::setText ( const QString & txt )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setText().

void Q3ActionGroup::setToggleAction ( bool toggle )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setToggleAction().

void Q3ActionGroup::setToolTip ( const QString & text )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setToolTip().

void Q3ActionGroup::setVisible ( bool visible )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setVisible().

void Q3ActionGroup::setWhatsThis ( const QString & text )   [virtual]

Reimplemented from Q3Action::setWhatsThis().


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