- Signals and receivers
- Text edit widgets
- Global keyboard shortcuts
This extension provides a lightweight and relatively easy to use interface to Trolltech's Qt 4 GUI toolkit. It has currently only been tested on Linux and Windows.
Memory management is completely manual (with the exception of child widgets, which are deleted when their parent is). To release the resources of a widget or other Qt objects, call qt:delete.
This Qt binding is necessarily incomplete (since it is intended to be lightweight). If you miss certain functionality like widget-specific operations, contact the author.
For a more complete interface to Qt, see the qt extension, which is currently under development and planned to contain much more functionality.
The QTDIR environment variable must be set to the installation directory of Qt, like this:
QTDIR=/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.2.0 chicken-install qt-light
If you instaled Qt on a debian-based system, setting QTDIR is not strictly necessary, as some default locations will be tried.
This extension has been tested with the binary distribution of Qt, based on the mingw compiler included in the Qt distribution. It is recommended to use a custom build of CHICKEN that uses this particular gcc version and which is installed directly in the Qt installation directory. So assuming Qt is installed in `c:\Qt\2010.01`, do the following:
<obtain chicken sources, and cd to that directory> c:\tmp\chicken> mingw32-make PREFIX=c:/Qt/2010.01 PLATFORM=mingw c:\tmp\chicken> mingw32-make PREFIX=c:/Qt/2010.01 PLATFORM=mingw install c:\tmp\chicken> chicken-install qt-light
The following protobj classes are exposed:
<qt> <qt-object> <at-application> <qt-widget> <qt-text-edit> <qt-receiver> <qt-timer> <qt-sound> <qt-pixmap> <qt-action>
- (qt:init) procedure
Initializes Qt (including any command-line processing) and returns the application object, an instance of <qt-application>. Performs an implicit
(qt:connect <application> "lastWindowClosed()" <application> "quit()")
- (qt:run [ONCE]) procedure
Runs the Qt event loop. If ONCE is given and true, then the procedure returns once all pending events have been processed (use (qt:run #t) in a loop when you want to do some custom idle processing, for example).
- (qt:widget UIXML [PARENT]) procedure
Parses the UI description in the string UIXML, which should be the XML representation of a user interface created by the Qt designer application. Returns an instance of <qt-widget>, the toplevel widget. If PARENT is given, the newly created widget will be a child of this.
- (qt:delete OBJECT) procedure
Deletes OBJECT, which should be an instance of <qt-object> or <qt-pixmap>.
- (qt:show WIDGET) procedure
Shows the given widget.
- (qt:hide WIDGET) procedure
Hides the widget from view.
- (qt:find WIDGET NAME) procedure
Returns the direct or indirect child widget of WIDGET named NAME (a string) or #f if no such child widget could be found.
- (qt:pixmap FILENAME) procedure
Loads an image file and returns an instance of <qt-image>.
- (qt:update WIDGET) procedure
Schedules a repaint event for the given widget.
- (qt:property WIDGET PROP) procedure
(set! (qt:property WIDGET PROP) VALUE)
Get or set a widget property with the name PROP (a string or symbol). See the Qt documentation for more information about which widget supports which properties. Value conversion is automatically, the following value types are supported:
Property (C++) type Scheme type
QString string int integer double number bool boolean char char QPixmap <qt-image> Point s32vector Size s32vector Rect s32vector PointF f64vector SizeF f64vector RectF f64vector
- (qt:receiver THUNK) procedure
Returns an instance of <qt-receiver> that when connected to a Qt signal will invoke PROC once the signal is emitted.
- (qt:connect SOURCE SIGNAL DESTINATION [SLOT]) procedure
Connects the signal SIGNAL from the <qt-object> SOURCE to the slot SLOT from DESTINATION. If no slot is given, then "slot()" is assumed (which is the only slot implemented in <qt-receiver> instances). Signals and slots should be strings and follow the normal syntax used by Qt.
- (qt:timer SECONDS) procedure
Creates and returns a timer object which can be connected to a receiver and which will emit "timeout()" signals every SECONDS.
- (qt:start TIMER) procedure
Starts the given timer.
- (qt:stop TIMER) procedure
Stops the given timer.
- (qt:clear WIDGET) procedure
Clears all entries from WIDGET which should be a QListWidget.
- (qt:add WIDGET STRING) procedure
Adds a new entry to a QListWidget, QComboBox or QTreeWidget. In the latter case, the columns should be separated by the | character (vertical bar).
- (qt:item WIDGET INDEX) procedure
Returns the text of the QListWidget item with the given index.
- (qt:set-headers WIDGET STRING) procedure
Sets the column headers in a QTreeWidget. Columns should be separated by the | character (vertical bar).
- (qt:selection TEXTEDIT) procedure
Returns the text of the currently active selection, or the empty string, if no text is selected.
- (qt:insert TEXTEDIT STRING) procedure
Inserts STRING at the current cursor location.
- (qt:message TEXT #!key caption parent button1 button2 button3) procedure
Opens a QMessageBox with the given properties and returns the index of the pressed button.
- (qt:get-open-filename CAPTION DIRECTORY #!key parent options filter) procedure
Shows a modal file-selection dialog and returns the selected filename (or "", if the dialog was canceled). options should be a list with zero or more of the following keywords:
show-dirs-only: dont-resolve-symlinks: dont-confirm-overwrites: dont-use-sheet: dont-use-native-dialog:
- (qt:get-save-filename CAPTION DIRECTORY #!key parent options filter) procedure
Shows a modal file-selection for saving.
- (qt:get-directory CAPTION DIRECTORY #!key parent options filter) procedure
Shows a modal directory-selection dialog.
- (qt:sound FILENAME) procedure
Loads a sound-file and returns an instance of <qt-sound>.
- (qt:play SOUND) procedure
Plays the sound asynchronously.
- (qt:stop SOUND) procedure
Stops a currently playing sound.
- (qt:shortcut KEY) procedure
Creates a keyboard-shortcut action for KEY, which should be a string naming a key-sequence, for example "Ctrl+E". See the Qt documentation for the interpretation of this string. qt:shortcut returns an <qt-action> instance that can be added to a widget with qt:add-action.
- (qt:add-action WIDGET ACTION) procedure
Adds the given action to WIDGET.
- (qt:remove-action WIDGET ACTION) procedure
Removes ACTION from WIDGET.
- (qt:char-encoding [ENCODING]) procedure
Selects the default character encoding for strings passed to and received from Qt. ENCODING may be one of the symbols ascii, latin1 or utf8. The default is latin1. If no argument is given, then qt:char-encoding returns the current encoding.
- (qt:gl NAME PARENT INIT RESIZE PAINT) procedure
Creates and returns a QGLWidget. INIT should be zero-argument procedure called to initialize the OpenGL context. RESIZE should be a two-argument procedure called when the widget is resized and receives the new width and height. PAINT is a zero-argument procedure called when the widget should repaint itself. GL output will be automatically flushed.
- (qt:classname OBJECT) procedure
Returns the name of the Qt class of which OBJECT is an instance.
Given the file hello.ui:
<ui version="4.0" > <class>Form</class> <widget class="QWidget" name="Form" > <property name="geometry" > <rect> <x>0</x> <y>0</y> <width>295</width> <height>144</height> </rect> </property> <property name="windowTitle" > <string/> </property> <widget class="QLabel" name="label" > <property name="geometry" > <rect> <x>40</x> <y>30</y> <width>121</width> <height>31</height> </rect> </property> <property name="font" > <font> <pointsize>15</pointsize> <weight>75</weight> <bold>true</bold> </font> </property> <property name="text" > <string>Hello, world!</string> </property> <property name="alignment" > <set>Qt::AlignCenter</set> </property> </widget> <widget class="QPushButton" name="quitButton" > <property name="geometry" > <rect> <x>180</x> <y>90</y> <width>75</width> <height>31</height> </rect> </property> <property name="text" > <string>Quit</string> </property> </widget> </widget> <resources/> <connections/> </ui>
Run this to display the Window:
(use qt-light utils) (define a (qt:init)) (define w (qt:widget (read-all "hello.ui"))) (qt:connect (qt:find w "quitButton") "clicked()" a "quit()") (qt:show w) (qt:run)
A more interesting example can be found here: egg-browser.zip.
- added better support for Mac OS - thanks to Jeremy Farnaud
- fix for qt:stop with timers (thanks to ewfalor)
- added include-path option to C++ build for CHICKEN 4.6.4
- .setup script fixes
- renamed this extension to qt-light, more build-fixes (this time for Windows)
- (hopefully) fixed more build problems (thanks to Mario)
- fixed Linux build problems and added qt:char-encoding
- I forgot what I did for 0.8
- added support for Windows
- qt.pro is generated by setup script to force usage of correct csc (thanks to Mario Goulart)
- fixed bug in string-result handling that caused random crashes (reported by Christian Kellermann and Mario Domenench Goulart)
- ported to CHICKEN 4, removed Mac OS X support
- generated application bundle on Mac OS X
- added file dialogs and QSound support, fixed bug by making qt:show "safe"
- initial release
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