Chapter 3. Creating Main Windows

Creating Main Windows
  • Subclassing QMainWindow

  • Creating Menus and Toolbars

  • Setting Up the Status Bar

  • Implementing the File Menu

  • Using Dialogs

  • Storing Settings

  • Multiple Documents

  • Splash Screens

This chapter will teach you how to create main windows using Qt. By the end, you will be able to build an application’s entire user interface, complete with menus, toolbars, status bar, and as many dialogs as the application requires.

An application’s main window provides the framework upon which the application’s user interface is built. The main window for the Spreadsheet application shown in Figure 3.1 will form the basis of this chapter. The Spreadsheet ...

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