Advice on Qt User interface

Aurélien Gâteau agateau at
Thu Oct 29 09:08:44 GMT 2009

Chani a écrit :
> On October 28, 2009 16:03:19 Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>> Parker Coates a écrit :
>>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 23:51, Christoph Feck wrote:
>>>> Using Designer UI files rather than handwritten C++ code has some
>>>> advantages:
>>>> + Obviously, this is WYSIWYG "coding", so you aren't surprised later.
>>>> You can even quickly test with different styles and fonts.
>>> I think you can argue this one either way. Sure with Designer you see
>>> the widget layout in real time, but I find specific details are easy
>>> to miss and can lead to surprises later.
>>> For example, not to long ago I had to clean up a rather crufty UI
>>> file. It'd had been edited by a bunch of people over a bunch of years
>>> and needed a clean up. Sure I got to see the layout results, but I was
>>> constantly finding that random widget had random properties set. "Oh,
>>> that widget has wordWrap enabled? Why would it have wordWrap? It only
>>> contains 'Name:'. It should never have to wrap." "What is that widget
>>> doing way over there, now? Oh, there's a spacer there. And that spacer
>>> has an arbitrary minimum width. Why?"
>> Something I would like to see in Designer is the ability to attach
>> comments to widgets or to widget properties. This would make it possible
>> to document why this widget as this particular property.
> ooh, +1
Hehe, /me goes to Qt shiny new bugtracker to file a wishlist :)


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