I am an absolute newbie to Qt5, but need to produce an information panel at the bottom of an application.
I will need to read from a mysql database (not a problem?) I had thought to have a news ticker style panel.
Can anyone please advise me as to whether there is a widget or some code I can use either as the answer or a good starting point.
I am ok using c /c++.
I am asking as I am partially sighted and dread having to read everything which will take weeks, so thought some kind person could help me out.
Thanks and kind regards,
Hi and welcome to devnet,
SQL is not a problem, Qt provide the QtSql module, the only thing to take into account is that if you don't use a distribution provided Qt, you may have to rebuild the MySQL plugin but nothing impossible.
As for your widget you'll likely have to do some custom painting with the help of a timer to make your text move at a nice speed.
This should be a good start: https://www.linux-apps.com/content/show.php/MarqueeLabel?content=113690
Thank you both very much for the amazing speed with which help was given to me.
Truly a great forum.