QT ScrollBars doesn't appear with scrollAreaWidgetContents
nipunamr last edited by
I am trying to learn QT with visual studio. My development environment is VS2015 with QT designer. I am trying to do the following tutorial.
essentially the tutorial displays an image with Qlabel and QScrollArea. If I create the widgets with code (using visual studio) the program seems to work.
imageLabel = new QLabel; imageLabel->setBackgroundRole(QPalette::Base); imageLabel->setSizePolicy(QSizePolicy::Ignored, QSizePolicy::Ignored); imageLabel->setScaledContents(true); scrollArea = new QScrollArea; scrollArea->setBackgroundRole(QPalette::Dark); scrollArea->setWidget(imageLabel); setCentralWidget(scrollArea);
However, then I tried to do the same with QT Designer. When I dragged a ScrollArea from QT Designer, I noticed that it also created a QWidget called "scrollAreaWidgetContents". Then when I created the QLabel, Label was created under "scrollAreaWidgetContents" widget. I then tried to display the image using the following code.
ui->label->setBackgroundRole(QPalette::Base); ui->label->setSizePolicy(QSizePolicy::Ignored, QSizePolicy::Ignored); ui->label->setScaledContents(true); ui->scrollArea->setBackgroundRole(QPalette::Dark); ui->scrollArea->setWidget(ui->scrollAreaWidgetContents); ui->scrollArea->setWidgetResizable(true); ui->scrollAreaWidgetContents->setSizePolicy(QSizePolicy::Ignored, QSizePolicy::Ignored); //ui->scrollArea->setWidget(ui->label); setCentralWidget(ui->scrollArea);
The problem with this is that the scroll Bars never appears.
Then I uncommented "ui->scrollArea->setWidget(ui->label);" line and then the program compiles but crashes. So, how do I make the scrollBars appear with QT Designer? What am I doing wrong.
Thanks for the help
Hi and welcome to devnet,
IIRC, you can use the "promote to" feature and make that widget a QLabel.
Hope it helps
nipunamr last edited by
I tired it but it didn't let me promote QWidget ("scrollAreaWidgetContents") to QLabel. It said QLabel aleardy exists. I tried it using QT Designer.
An alternative could be to just edit the .ui file directly and change
scrollAreaWidgetContentsto a QLabel. Would likely be faster.
lansing last edited by lansing
I know this is an old thread but I just want to chip in to this.
I got this exact problem trying to put anything into a QScrollBar in designer and they just don't work because of this stupid dummy "scrollAreaWidgetContents" that was auto created. It cannot be modified or deleted.
The only workaround I found is to do everything in the main cpp, creating the image label and adding it to the QScrollArea object, skipping the scrollAreaWidgetContents, which completely took away the convenience of using the designer.