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[SOLVED] Buttons doesn't "activate"

  • Hi,

    I'm a beginning programmer and new to Qt , so the question might be stupid, but i follow the youtube tutorials from user "rootshell" and when i deploy any widget at mainwindow.ui it is enabled but it isn't "activated" in a sense that i can't click it (e.g. can't check the checkbox or radio button). The only way i can do that is when i use grabMouse (or e.g. grabKeyboard) function but when i try to use the same function on various buttons (e.g. grabMouse on radioButton and on radioButton_2) only the last one works (the others can't be checked). What's the problem here?
    I should add that in the properties window field "enabled" is checked, and when i additionally use setEnabled(true) function on buttons nothing changes... any help?
    P.S. I use Qt Creator 2.7.0


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    What OS are you on ? What version of Qt ?

    Do you have a minimal example of your code that doesn't do what you want ?

  • Hi,
    i work on windows 7, Qt Creator 2.7.0 based on Qt 5.0.2 (32bit).
    @#include "mainwindow.h"
    #include "ui_mainwindow.h"

    MainWindow::MainWindow(QWidget *parent) :
    ui(new Ui::MainWindow)

    delete ui;
    in this case Push button does work (because i used grabMouse function) and slider reacts only for keyboard arrows, doesn't react for mouse. radio buttons doesn't do anything (doesn't "check" themselves). Also when i add grabMouse on radioButtons only the last assigned button works (e.g radioButton_2 does work, and push button and radioButton don't)
    Here's my window:

    PS i set textname for radioButtons and starting point for progress bar (from 24% to 0%) from property window

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Removing the two grab functions:

    What do you expect from your close button ?
    Do you expect your slider to move using your keyboard before giving it focus with the mouse ? Which key are you using ?

  • well, when i removed the first one (pushButton->grabMouse) everything works ok,
    big thanks for help and sorry for taking your time :)

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    grabMouse and grabKeyboard should only be used in specific conditions. Most of the time you won't need them at all.

    You're welcome !

    Don't forget to update the thread's title to solved so other forum users may know that a solution has been found :)

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