Chapter 5. Toolbars, buttons, and docked items

This chapter covers

  • Unlocking the secrets of docking
  • Mastering the toolbar
  • Using and customizing buttons

In previous chapters we covered a lot of foundational topics, including the component life cycle, containers, and layouts. Many of the examples encountered thus far made use of docked items via toolbars, which set the stage for you to master the topics in this chapter, including toolbars, buttons, or anything else you want to dock.

You’re already aware that containers and panels have the ability to dock widgets, so this chapter focuses on expanding on that concept. You’ll learn how to dock just about any widget to any of a container’s outer quadrants. In the process, you’ll discover the ...

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