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[Solved]Calender Popup issue.

  • My requirement is to show --/--/---- in the QDateEdit as default, now after this when the user clicks on the down arrow the calender should popup with the current date, and the user should be able to select any date.

    Now to set --/--/---- I am using


    this will show only when the set date is invalid, or doesnot lie in the range, so for that I am setting the date as 1,1,1 using


    After this when the user clicks on the down arrow the popup comes but it comes up with the year as 1752.

    Now I need calender popup to show the current date instead of this. I have checked lot but could not find any thing, and there is no signal that is being emitted when the QTimeEdit is clicked.

    Please let me know how can I proceed with this.

  • Moderators

    you can do the following to check if the user clicks on the popup button:
    void MyTimeEdit::mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent* event)
    QStyleOptionComboBox opt;
    QRect rect = this->style()->subControlRect(QStyle::CC_ComboBox,&opt,QStyle::SC_ComboBoxArrow);
    .... //do your stuff here

    return QTimeEdit::mousePressEvent(event);


  • Thanks for the reply, from you post I actually got the hint how to proceed.

    The approach I used is a bit different but it works well for me. I would like to share what I actually did.

    @bool QDateEdit::eventFilter(QObject *target, QEvent *event)
    if (event->type()== QEvent::MouseButtonPress)
    QMouseEvent *mevent = static_cast<QMouseEvent *>(event);
    if(mevent != NULL)
    if(mevent->buttons() == Qt::LeftButton)
    if (date() == minimumDate())
    return QWidget::eventFilter(target,event);

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