[SOLVED] Text with outline pen failure
I cannot get some simple text to paint with an outline. I wanted red text with a black outline. So I did this:
Dialog::Dialog(QWidget *parent) : QDialog(parent), ui(new Ui::Dialog)
scene = new QGraphicsScene(this);
QBrush redbrush(Qt::red); QPen blackpen(Qt::black); blackpen.setWidth(15); blackpen.setStyle(Qt::SolidLine); QFont font; font.setFamily("Times New Roman"); font.setPointSize(200); txt = new QGraphicsSimpleTextItem(); txt->setText("Hi"); txt->setFont(font); txt->setPen(blackpen); txt->setBrush(redbrush); scene->addItem(txt); }
I get red text as I had wanted, but it does not have a black outline. What else must I do to make this work? If I change the color of the brush, the text will change color appropriately but I cannot get the QPen to paint its border into the scene. Any help would be appreciated. Must I override paint() for this class?
You can try QGraphicsPathItem instead of QGraphicsSimpleTextItem. Create QPainterPath, use addText() on it and setPath() on the item.
That works perfectly. Many thanks to you. Now how does on set this to SOLVED?
Great, glad I could help.
Just use the "edit" link on the right side of the post and edit the title by prepending [SOLVED] to it.