QLabel inside another QLabel (code provided)

  • I have a label which I have create using the UI creatot(dragged the label on mainwindow) and now I want to create a label inside the label, and inside the label which has been created with code I want to display a message to indicate that everything is ok. How I can do this? I have overloaded the paintEvent so I could draw the borders of the labels(to see them).

    void MainWindow::paintEvent(QPaintEvent *event){
     if(divide == 2){
     S2_0 = new QLabel(ui->mainlabel);
     S2_0->setFrameStyle(QFrame::Panel | QFrame::Sunken);
     S2_0->setText("hello""); S2_0->setAlignment(Qt::AlignCenter);

    When divide is changed i call repaint();

  • could you show us an image with what you want as final result?

    i suspect what you are really after is a widget with layout with 2 labels in it

  • @VRonin yes that's what I want. I have found that I have to create a layout and then store the label inside the layout, but at the moment I don't have a clue how to do it.

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    Here's a quick example:

    QVBoxLayout *layout = new QVBoxLayout();
    layout->addWidget(new Label("my first label");
    layout->addWidget(new Label("my second label");

    That would make a vertical box with label 1 on top of label 2. You can control sizing and spacing with the layout.

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