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[SOLVED] extending QWebView to post process/filter the web page

  • so I know how to extend QWebView and to override paintEvent if I wanted to draw something completely different.
    But instead, I want to grab the content of the web-view (or whatever widget for that matter) - do something to it (ie. filter/process) and then display the result instead of what would have been drawn had I not overridden it... but I find that if I do any of the QWidget grabbing functions within paintEvent, I get recursion and crashes.

    What's the right way?

  • Have a look at QWidget::render() function. you can use that function to get the rendering a pixmap, process it and paint it into widgets rectangle.

  • I tried using render() as below, but only get a black image (and it seems like render() actually calls into paintEvent as well.

    QPixmap pixmap(size());
    QPainter painter;


    // processing/filtering would go here.

    painter.drawPixmap(0, 0, pixmap);

  • I did end up getting this to work by using two widgets.. I extended QWebView and overrode paintEvent to grab the widget and process it, and a second QFrame, occupying the same visual space, with transparent to mouse/keyboard events, extended to override paintEvent to draw the QImage as saved by the QWebView.

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