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QGuiApplication palette not set to ApplicationWindow

  • Re: QQuickView change controls palette

    It looks like the ApplicationWindow is not affected by the QGuiApplication's palette values.
    My environment is Qt 5.12.5 on Linux. I started over with an empty project to make sure of my results.


        QGuiApplication app(argc, argv);
        QPalette palette = QGuiApplication::palette();
        QPalette newPalette(palette);
        newPalette.setColor(QPalette::ColorRole::WindowText, QColor("#00FF00"));


    ApplicationWindow {
        visible: true
        width: 640
        height: 480
        Component.onCompleted: {
            console.log("Text color : " + palette.windowText)
        Text {
            text : "hello"

    Logs "Text color : #26282a"
    What am I missing if we refer to the documentation?

  • Hi @jean_b

    Probably You have to specify a color group which the change affects:

    newPalette.setColor(QPalette::Active, QPalette::WindowText, QColor("#00FF00"));

    It works for me.

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