Unsolved QListWidget row size with a custom QListWidgetItem
Using Qt Designer, I created an
Iteminheriting class from
QWidget, and added a few widgtes.
Then, again using Qt Designer, I created a
QMainWindow, and added a
list, and a
MainWindow::MainWindow(QWidget *parent), I added to the default code:
void MainWindow::on_pushButton_clicked(), I wrote:
Item *my_item = new Item(this); QListWidgetItem * item = new QListWidgetItem(); item->setSizeHint(QSize(0, 400)); ui->list->addItem(item); ui->list->setItemWidget(item, my_item );
Testing on the Linux Ubuntu running on my notebook, it all goes well, but when I run on my Android Moto G4 cell phone, the
Itemobjects inserted in
listare never displayed correctly. Using 400 in
setSizeHintmakes the widgets to be displayed, but cut at the bottom. Using, say, 100, makes the widgets to be squeezed, impossible to read.
Does anyone have any idea on how to make it work?
Does your widget provide a correct values for
sizeHint()(which by the way is only a hint)?
@kshegunov What would be correct values, if I do not know the size or resolution of the display?
I mean, the app can run on any cell phone, iPhone models included. I expected the
QListWidgetItemto be automatically resized to fit the
list, and along with it the
Iteminstance "inside" it. At least that's what I see when it runs on my Ubuntu Linux.
Am I missing something?
@canellas said in QListWidget row size with a custom QListWidgetItem:
What would be correct values, if I do not know the size or resolution of the display?
How does the display figure here? You need to provide two numbers - width and height - to the layout engine so it know how big to draw the rows and columns of the list widget. You calculate the width and height based on the contents of the widget and/or the size policy that's set. I don't know what widget you're creating so it's hard to say how exactly this should be calculated, but I hope you understand what I meant.
Itemclass is like this: .
The width is set to 278, and height to 138.
sizePolicy.HorizontalPolicyare set to
And this is how the screen looks like in my cell:
You have to upload the images to an external site (e.g postimage.org).
However, with that size policy you'd get multiple inquiries about the sizes of your widget by Qt so it can calculate the correct size. If it's a fixed size, you need to set the correct policy.
The screen on my cel, with
Fixedin both dimensions:
Okay, wait a bit. So you have a compound widget, does that widget have a layout? If it does you shouldn't need to do anything (even set the hint).
@kshegunov Yes, The first
TextLabeland the text box by its side are grouped in a horizontal layout, as the
Text Labeland the text box below, and the whole
Itemclass, sub class of
QWidget, has a vertical layout.
I wonder if the
QListWidgetItem, or the
listobject should, somehow, have a layout defined.
kshegunov Moderators last edited by kshegunov
Hm that's odd. If you have a vertical layout for the widget, I'd set the policy to expanding both directions. Aside from that it might be some peculiarity of the view ... but I haven't encountered it by now.
I wonder if the QListWidgetItem, or the list object should, somehow, have a layout defined.
It has a special way of laying out the items (implemented for the view itself).
@kshegunov I set the
Expandingin horizontal and vertical dimensions, but the result was the same. I tried to remove the
setSizeHint(QSize(0, 150));,and also the
setSizeAdjustPolicy(QListWidget::AdjustToContents);, but with the same result.
It's possible it may be a bug too. Can you prepare a minimal example that reproduces the behaviour? Btw, do you experience this only on the mobile device, when the screen is small?
@kshegunov Only in the mobile. When I run on a 14" notebook display, it works as expected, i.e., the row height and width expand and reduce according to the size of the window.
I have the example ready. Where should I send it to?
In time, thanks a lot for your time!
Upload it where it's convenient. I'd try on my machine but I don't have any device on hand, so it might be a very limited test. For now my advice is to wait a bit so our other users can see and possibly offer insight, but you may need to post it (the example and description) as a bugreport. Don't hold your breath of it being fixed though, the widgets module isn't priority ...
@kshegunov I uploaded the project to https://www.dropbox.com/s/tx88huu23d5cfcm/untitled6.tar.gz?dl=0. It is a tar.gz file, if you do not mind.
Well, if it is a bug, that means big trouble to me, as I am using something similar in a customer application.
Again, thanks for your help and time!
kshegunov Moderators last edited by kshegunov
I took a peek at your code and I have artifacts when resizing the widget. But it's my bad. You can't do this the way you're trying to. Here:
This function should only be used to display static content in the place of a list widget item. If you want to display custom dynamic content or implement a custom editor widget, use QListView and subclass QItemDelegate instead.
So what you need to do is to rework your code to use a list view with a delegate.
@kshegunov I understand... well, I'll try, once more, to understand views, models and delegates, and how Qt implement them. 8)
The examples that come with QtCreator do not, as far as I could see, show how to insert in a Q*View a custom class object, and searching the web, I could not find an example either.
Do you know any link that shows how to implement it? I would not mind to take a few days to do it from scratch on my own, but I do not have a lot of time to fix the app.
Anyway, thanks a lot!!!