Creating a calendar using QTableWidget with QItemDelegate
yeah I know, I catched the coordinates of option.rect for the 5 cells with qDebug:
x is alway 185, y = index.row * 51, width is always 91 and height is always 50.
Hence, the following two methods do exactly the same positioning (I tested it):
BUT the difference is, that the first example stores the strings INTO the cells (changing window size also lets the strings move with its corresponding cells). The second example doesn't. In the second example, the strings are layed over the table, they don't belong to a cell and fly over their borders when resizing the window... They are like ghosts!
Can you explain this behaviour?
Again: option.rect changes for each cell. It will be adapted to changes of column size, row size etc.
Oh yes, this makes sense... I forgot the fact that paint() is also called while resizing... ok everything is clear now. Thanks
Maybe one last Question:
Does it make any difference to the appeareance when using a custom item delegate in combination with QTableWidgetItem instead of using the custom delegate with plain cells? Does the custom delegate also effect to QTableWidgetItems or will they use their own display methods?
No, these are just items holding data, the delegate will act just the same
Ah, I see. So a delegate is really just a layer that is not interested in data that is already stored into a table. So I think it will not be possible for me to place data via delegate that should be clickable like a link, right? The click would go "through" the delegate and would only hit the underlying QTableWidgetItem...
eventFilter comes to mind to handle that
alright, thank you for your live support! I think I can handle the rest by myself.
Well, maybe I have one more question:
In my code, I subclass QItemDelegate but I only reimplement the paint function. So the editor behaviour should be the same as in default delegate mode.
What I'm asking myself now is, how the delegate (which, in my eyes, can be seen as a layer of data over the table) interacts with QTableWidgetItems. For a example, I inserted QTableWidgets in every table cell with a text "itemText". Also, I used the custom QItemDelegate and let the paint function paint a text "delegateText" over every cell.
The result is (as expected), that the "delegateText" is displayed over the "itemText". So the delegate is like a layer that is not interested in what the cell does.
BUT, what happens if I try to edit the QTableWidgetItem by double click? As expected, an editable cursor appears. But is this now the editor of the QTableWidgetItem or is it the editor of the QItemDelegate ?? And what would happen if I disable one of them?
The QTableWidgetItem is essentially a data container, it doesn't know about any editor.
It's the delegate that uses a factory that will return the corresponding editor based on the item content type.