hovering over child widgets, Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation not working



  • Hi guys,
    I have recently posted a qt question on SO, but I did not get an answer there. It is quite important to me and i have already spent a lot of time with it, therefore i gonna try it here too. Following the question:

    I have a parent widget containing some child widgets. The problem I am facing is that when I hover over the child widgets, the parent widget is getting hovered too.

    So I have gone through Qt's doc and it says in http://doc.qt.io/archives/qt-4.8/qhoverevent.html that Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation is exactly what i need. But it's simply not working.

    Here is a basic example

    #include <QLabel>
    #include <QHBoxLayout>
    
    class Label : public QLabel
    {
    	Q_OBJECT
    
    public:
    	Label(QWidget *parent = Q_NULLPTR) :
    	    QLabel("parent",parent),
    	    childLabel(new QLabel("child"))
    	{
    	    this->setWindowState(Qt::WindowMaximized);
    	    childLabel->setAttribute(Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation); //<-not working
    	    childLabel->setObjectName("childLabel");
    	    auto hLayout = new QHBoxLayout;
    	    hLayout->addWidget(childLabel,0,Qt::AlignRight);
    	    hLayout->setContentsMargins(0,0,0,0);
    	    setLayout(hLayout);
    	    setStyleSheet(R"(
    	                  QLabel:hover{background-color: blue;}
    	                  #childLabel:hover{ background-color: yellow;}
    	                  )");
    	}
    	~Label() = default;
    private:
    	QLabel *childLabel;
    };
    

    Check it out and you will see that the parent is still hovered, when you hover the child... Am I missing here something or is Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation not working. Is there any workaround?

    Thank you in advance

    Best Regards


  • Qt Champions 2017

    Hi and welcome to the forums.
    I will try in a moment, but since you already have a subclass, did you also try
    overriding void QWidget::enterEvent(QEvent * event)
    and set event as handled ?


  • Qt Champions 2017

    Wait a minute
    class Label : public QLabel is parent
    childLabel(new QLabel("child")) is the QLabel you want to hover ?

    But you set the stylesheet to the parent (and it affects the QLabel child too)
    setStyleSheet(R"(
    QLabel:hover{background-color: blue;}
    #childLabel:hover{ background-color: yellow;}
    )");

    dont you mean

    childLabel->setStyleSheet(R"(
    QLabel:hover{background-color: blue;}
    #childLabel:hover{ background-color: yellow;}
    )");



  • Hi,
    Thank you for your fast reply !

    So what i want is to be able to hover both, but seperately, when mouse is over the child(childLabel) it should only! hover the child else it should hover the widget(the Label). (e.g. like in the doc but HoverMove should be like MouseMove)
    More or less i do not want the childLabel's HoverMove to be propagated to its parent

    I have considered reimplementing the enterEvent and somehow go on with comparing with HoverMove, but it is written in the doc that Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation attribute has to be set to get the desired effect. But I cant see any effect setting this attribute.


  • Qt Champions 2017

    Hi
    Yes you are right. it should only hover one.
    Do you use class Label : public QLabel as the window ? ( and no mainwindow)
    (going to test it)



  • No, thats actually a bigger project, this was just a small illustrative example.
    I have ofc. a mainwindow and so on...
    I noticed this problem when i put a ComboBox(as selector) inside a StackedWidget. I am subclassing the widgets directly in order to inherit all the public members.
    I did something like this ...

    class StackedWidget : public QStackedWidget
    {
        StackedWidget(...) {analogous to above example}
        QComboBox pageComboBox;
    }

  • Qt Champions 2017

    Hi
    I agree - its a bit odd.
    QLabel might have some special flag.
    Did you try with Qwidgets ?



  • I have tried it with QComboBox/QStackedWidget because thats actually where i need it.


  • Qt Champions 2017

    @OZaric
    Just tried with QWidgets and mainwindow and indeed the mouse
    bleed through.



  • Anyway Thank You for your time !


  • Qt Champions 2017

    @OZaric
    It seems that Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation have no effect
    Im using Qt 5.10
    What version are you testing with ?



  • I am working with Qt 5.9.3. I have here a few (including static builds), tested on all without success.


  • Qt Champions 2017

    Hi
    Seems parent widget always get a hover when you enter its area even if a child
    is covering the entry area
    alt text

    Not sure its a bug or by design. Lets see what others say.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    Can you share your test sample ?


  • Qt Champions 2017



  • Samuel Gaist, the qt legend :D
    I am reading you already for years in this forum!

    Check it out, it seems like setting attr Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation has no effect at all.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    It is used in QComboBox.

    Did you already saw the QHoverEvent description especially the part about propagation ?



  • It is used in QComboBox.

    Are you sure ? , because its not working for my QComboboxes neither!
    QComboBox Mouse is over the left history button in this picture.

    Did you already saw the QHoverEvent description especially the part about propagation ?

    I did. This link is actually also in my original question.


  • Qt Champions 2017

    Hi
    The sample sets Qt::WA_NoMousePropagation on "CHILD"
    in mainwindows ctor but it made no difference.

    The CHILD label seems to be aligned with Parents client rect and in theory
    cursor should be able to enter the CHILD directly but i suspect the truth is
    that entering a widget always enters the parent first regardless of the visual
    representation.

    alt text


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Sorry, I misread the link you used.

    As for QComboBox, yes I am. See here.



  • Hmmm ok.


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