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What do QAction::setMenu?
van9petryk last edited by van9petryk
Sets the menu contained by this action to the specified menu.
I have next code:
ui->setupUi(this); menubar = new QMenuBar(this); act1 = new QAction("action 1", this); act2 = new QAction("action 2", this); QMenu *menu = new QMenu("menu", this); menu->addAction("mmm"); menu->addAction("nnn"); // act1->setMenu(menu); menubar->addAction(act1); menubar->addAction(act2); menubar->addMenu(menu);
and I get next result
But if I uncomment
I have another result
I don't understand what's going on.
It's a little hard to see when you use the menu bar like that, but here's what's going on:
With the line commented out you are creating the following structure (your first picture):
| act1 | act2 | menuAct| mmm nnn
menuActis an action automatically generated for the menu.
Now when you uncomment the line a couple of things come to play.
First it's important to know that an action can only be placed on a menu bar once. If you add it second time it will be removed from its previous place. For example:
menubar->addAction(act1); menubar->addAction(act2); menubar->addAction(act1);
will create a menu bar like this:
| act2 | act1 |
Second thing is that when you add a menu to an action that action becomes the menu's menuAction.
Last piece of the puzzle is that when you put a menu on a menu bar its menuAction is placed on the menu bar to trigger that menu. If the menu has no action associated with it one is created for you.
So, having these three pieces of information, we can follow what's going on:
menu->addAction("mmm"); // action mmm is added to menu menu->addAction("nnn"); // action nnn is added to menu act1->setMenu(menu); // added menu to act1, act1 becomes menu's menuAction menubar->addAction(act1); // act1 is added to menubar menubar->addAction(act2); // act2 is added to menubar menubar->addMenu(menu); // menu's menuAction is added to menubar. Because it is act1 it is first taken out of the previous place on menubar
So the resulting structure is now (your second picture):
| act2 | act1 | mmm nnn