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Overriding paintEvent in widget which was created in designer and has own child widgets
Can anybody help me. I am developing an application. It has a widget created in designer. It has QTableView widget and 3 QLabel widgets. I want to display some text, when a model of QTableView has 0 rows. For example "There is no rows in your table". I have overrided paintEvent for my widget. In this event I am drawing fill rectangle with text. But the problem is in child widgets. Child widgets have own paintEvent functions which are called always. I need that these functions are never called when my model has 0 rows. I have tried to use installEventFilter for all child widgets. But it has not helped.
Thanks in advance
shoyeb last edited by
if u are using qlabel widget then u can daisplay the text u want by setting the text of label using setText method.
label = new QLabel(this);
// 'this' is pointer to main widget.
No. There is not what I want. It's just simple.
I have several widgets with the same behaviours. For example: one widget display users, second display cars and so on. Every widget has own QTableView and. Also these widgets have another gui elements like labels combo boxes and so on. I want manually paint the whole widget (with child elements) when QTableView's model has 0 row. I want all my widgets have the same behavior and are painted with one function like:
@void CommonFunctions::paintEmptyWidget(QWidget* widget,
painter.drawText(rect, Qt::AlignCenter, text);
This function will called in paintEvent(QPaintEvent*) of every widget. if I override paintEvent in a simple widget (which was not created in Designer) it works fine. But if I override paintEvent in widget with UI class it works not so as I want. In this case paintEvent works, but besides this, paintEvent functions of all child widgets are called. But I don't want it.
shoyeb last edited by
then u need to override the paint event of each child widget...
i am not sure that this will work but atleast u can try..
Yes. But I can't override the paintEvent of each child widget, because they were created in Designer (with UI). So maximum I can do - is try to install eventFilter on every widget like this:
@MyWidget::MyWIdget(QWidget parent) :
QList<QWidget > widgets = findChildren<QWidget>();
foreach(QWidget widget, widgets)
MyWidget::eventFilter(QObject* object, QEvent* event)
if(event->type() == QEvent::Paint)
QPaintEvent* paintEvent = static_cast<QPaintEvent*>(event);
if(_rowCount == 0)
paintEmptyWidget(widget, /// Function like I describe above
But it doesn't work as I need.
[quote author="shoyeb" date="1329193466"]then u need to override the paint event of each child widget...
i am not sure that this will work but atleast u can try..[/quote]