How can I do pixel image drawing with Python and QML?
I am sorry if I do a double post with the MeeGo forum, but up to now I haven't got a helpful answer. So I hope I can get some more help here.
For Maemo 5 I wrote some applications which do pixel drawing with a QPainter.
I am now wondering how I could port this to QML.
I searched the web quite a while, but couldnt find any examples how to paint from Python on a QML page.
On PyQt I did it like this:
def init(self, parent=None):
self.setGeometry(10, 180, 781, 241)
def paintEvent(self, event):
paint = QtGui.QPainter()
canvas = MyCanvas()
This then draw directly on my QWidget.
So my question is, how would I be able to do something like this with QML?
I know there are some C++ examples, but I do not understand how to adapt them to Python :(
renato.filho last edited by
Hi take a look on this example write using PySide: https://qt.gitorious.org/pyside/pyside-examples/blobs/HEAD/examples/declarative/extending/chapter1-basics/basics.py
I know this is possible using PySide I do not know if is possible to do thin on PyQt.
Thank you very much!
This was exactly what I was looking for.
I am using PySide, so I don't bother PyQt. How ever they are mostly compatible, so it might work there as well.
I got it working quite well, how ever now I am facing a new problem:
In python, I have a timer which should redraw my graph every 1 seconds. How ever, how do I force the update?
Before I could do it in this way:
update() then would somehow call the paintEvent function in the canvas object.
But now I register the QML object with
@qmlRegisterType(Graph, 'myAngleGraph', 1, 0, 'AngleGraph')@
so there is no object I could call within Python.
I guess there would also be a way of having a timer in QML which reloads the graph, but I would prefer to do it from Python so I only redraw it when necessary.
I found now a solution. It might not be the nicest one, but it works.
In python, I call a function in QML, and from there I move the graph around, just one pixel right and left again. this then forces a redraw.
For more infos about it, have a look here: http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4412