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C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 by Mark Summerfield, Jasmin Blanchette

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Chapter 19. Look and Feel Customization

Look and Feel Customization

In some circumstances, we might want to change the look and feel of Qt’s built-in widgets. We may only want to do some minor customizations to tweak the aesthetics slightly, or we may wish to implement an entirely new style, to give our application or suite of applications a unique and distinctive appearance. In either case, there are three main approaches to redefining the look of Qt’s built-in widgets:

  • We can subclass the individual widget classes and reimplement their paint and mouse event handlers. This gives complete control but involves a lot of work. It also means ...

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