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QDialog(3qt)									     QDialog(3qt)

       QDialog - The base class of dialog windows

       #include <qdialog.h>

       Inherits QWidget.

       Inherited by QColorDialog, QErrorMessage, QFileDialog, QFontDialog, QInputDialog,
       QMessageBox, QMotifDialog, QProgressDialog, QTabDialog, and QWizard.

   Public Members
       explicit QDialog ( QWidget * parent = 0, const char * name = 0, bool modal = FALSE, WFlags
	   f = 0 )
       ~QDialog ()
       enum DialogCode { Rejected, Accepted }
       int result () const
       virtual void show ()
       void setOrientation ( Orientation orientation )
       Orientation orientation () const
       void setExtension ( QWidget * extension )
       QWidget * extension () const
       void setSizeGripEnabled ( bool )
       bool isSizeGripEnabled () const

   Public Slots
       int exec ()

       bool sizeGripEnabled - whether the size grip is enabled

   Protected Members
       void setResult ( int i )

   Protected Slots
       virtual void done ( int r )
       virtual void accept ()
       virtual void reject ()
       void showExtension ( bool showIt )

       The QDialog class is the base class of dialog windows.

       A dialog window is a top-level window mostly used for short-term tasks and brief
       communications with the user. QDialogs may be modal or modeless. QDialogs support
       extensibility and can provide a return value. They can have default buttons. QDialogs can
       also have a QSizeGrip in their lower-right corner, using setSizeGripEnabled().

       Note that QDialog uses the parent widget slightly differently from other classes in Qt. A
       dialog is always a top-level widget, but if it has a parent, its default location is
       centered on top of the parent. It will also share the parent's taskbar entry.

       There are three kinds of dialog that are useful:

       <ol type=1>

       1      A modal dialog is a dialog that blocks input to other visible windows in the same
	      application: users must finish interacting with the dialog and close it before they
	      can access any other window in the application. Modal dialogs have their own local
	      event loop. Dialogs which are used to request a filename from the user or which are
	      used to set application preferences are usually modal. Call exec() to display a
	      modal dialog. When the user closes the dialog, exec() will provide a useful return
	      value, and the flow of control will follow on from the exec() call at this time.
	      Typically we connect a default button, e.g. "OK", to the accept() slot and a"
	      Cancel" button to the reject() slot, to get the dialog to close and return the
	      appropriate value. Alternatively you can connect to the done() slot, passing it
	      Accepted or Rejected.

       2      A modeless dialog is a dialog that operates independently of other windows in the
	      same application. Find and replace dialogs in word-processors are often modeless to
	      allow the user to interact with both the application's main window and the dialog.
	      Call show() to display a modeless dialog. show() returns immediately so the flow of
	      control will continue in the calling code. In practice you will often call show()
	      and come to the end of the function in which show() is called with control
	      returning to the main event loop.

       3      A "semi-modal" dialog is a modal dialog that returns control to the caller
	      immediately. Semi-modal dialogs do not have their own event loop, so you will need
	      to call QApplication::processEvents() periodically to give the semi-modal dialog
	      the opportunity to process its events. A progress dialog (e.g. QProgressDialog) is
	      an example, where you only want the user to be able to interact with the progress
	      dialog, e.g. to cancel a long running operation, but need to actually carry out the
	      operation. Semi-modal dialogs are displayed by setting the modal flag to TRUE and
	      calling the show() function.

Default button
       A dialog's "default" button is the button that's pressed when the user presses Enter or
       Return. This button is used to signify that the user accepts the dialog's settings and
       wishes to close the dialog. Use QPushButton::setDefault(), QPushButton::isDefault() and
       QPushButton::autoDefault() to set and control the dialog's default button.

Escape Key
       If the user presses the Escape key in a dialog, QDialog::reject() will be called. This
       will cause the window to close, but note that no closeEvent will occur.

       Extensibility is the ability to show the dialog in two ways: a partial dialog that shows
       the most commonly used options, and a full dialog that shows all the options. Typically an
       extensible dialog will initially appear as a partial dialog, but with a "More" button. If
       the user clicks the "More" button, the full dialog will appear. Extensibility is
       controlled with setExtension(), setOrientation() and showExtension().

Return value (modal dialogs)
       Modal dialogs are often used in situations where a return value is required; for example
       to indicate whether the user pressed "OK" or" Cancel". A dialog can be closed by calling
       the accept() or the reject() slots, and exec() will return Accepted or Rejected as
       appropriate. The exec() call returns the result of the dialog. The result is also
       available from result() if the dialog has not been destroyed. If the WDestructiveClose
       flag is set, then when exec() returns the dialog is deleted.

       A modal dialog.

	       QFileDialog *dlg = new QFileDialog( workingDirectory,
		       QString::null, 0, 0, TRUE );
	       dlg->setCaption( QFileDialog::tr( "Open" ) );
	       dlg->setMode( QFileDialog::ExistingFile );
	       QString result;
	       if ( dlg->exec() == QDialog::Accepted ) {
		   result = dlg->selectedFile();
		   workingDirectory = dlg->url();
	       delete dlg;
	       return result;

       A modeless dialog. After the show() call, control returns to the main event loop.

	   int main( int argc, char **argv )
	       QApplication a( argc, argv );

	       int scale = 10;

	       LifeDialog *life = new LifeDialog( scale );
	       a.setMainWidget( life );
	       life->setCaption("Qt Example - Life");

	       return a.exec();

       See the QProgressDialog documentation for an example of a semi-modal dialog.

       See also QTabDialog, QWidget, QProgressDialog, GUI Design Handbook: Dialogs, Standard,
       Abstract Widget Classes, and Dialog Classes.

   Member Type Documentation
       The value returned by a modal dialog.



explicit QDialog::QDialog ( QWidget * parent = 0, const char * name = 0, bool modal = FALSE,
       WFlags f = 0 )
       Constructs a dialog called name, with parent parent.

       If modal is FALSE (the default), the dialog is modeless and should be displayed with
       show(). If modal is TRUE and the dialog is displayed with exec(), the dialog is modal,
       i.e. blocks input to other windows in this application. If modal is TRUE and the dialog is
       displayed using show(), the dialog is semi-modal.

       The widget flags f are passed on to the QWidget constructor.

       If, for example, you don't want a What's This button in the titlebar of the dialog, pass
       WStyle_Customize | WStyle_NormalBorder | WStyle_Title | WStyle_SysMenu in f.

       We recommend that you always pass a non-null parent.

       See also QWidget::setWFlags() and Qt::WidgetFlags.

QDialog::~QDialog ()
       Destroys the QDialog, deleting all its children.

void QDialog::accept () [virtual protected slot]
       Hides the modal dialog and sets the result code to Accepted.

       See also reject() and done().

       Example: chart/setdataform.cpp.

void QDialog::done ( int r ) [virtual protected slot]
       Hides the modal dialog and sets its result code to r. This uses the local event loop to
       finish, and exec() to return r.

       If the dialog has the WDestructiveClose flag set, done() also deletes the dialog. If the
       dialog is the applications's main widget, the application terminates.

       See also accept(), reject(), QApplication::mainWidget(), and QApplication::quit().

int QDialog::exec () [slot]
       Executes a modal dialog. Control passes to the dialog until the user closes it, at which
       point the local event loop finishes and the function returns with the DialogCode result.
       Users will not be able to interact with any other window in the same application until
       they close this dialog. For a modeless or semi-modal dialog use show().

       See also show() and result().


QWidget * QDialog::extension () const
       Returns the dialog's extension or 0 if no extension has been defined.

       See also setExtension().

bool QDialog::isSizeGripEnabled () const
       Returns TRUE if the size grip is enabled; otherwise returns FALSE. See the
       "sizeGripEnabled" property for details.

Orientation QDialog::orientation () const
       Returns the dialog's extension orientation.

       See also setOrientation().

void QDialog::reject () [virtual protected slot]
       Hides the modal dialog and sets the result code to Rejected.

       See also accept() and done().

int QDialog::result () const
       Returns the modal dialog's result code, Accepted or Rejected.

       Do not call this function if the dialog was constructed with the WDestructiveClose flag.
       (exec() returns the result code anyway.)

void QDialog::setExtension ( QWidget * extension )
       Sets the widget, extension, to be the dialog's extension, deleting any previous extension.
       The dialog takes ownership of the extension. Note that if 0 is passed any existing
       extension will be deleted.

       This function must only be called while the dialog is hidden.

       See also showExtension(), setOrientation(), and extension().

void QDialog::setOrientation ( Orientation orientation )
       If orientation is Horizontal, the extension will be displayed to the right of the dialog's
       main area. If orientation is Vertical, the extension will be displayed below the dialog's
       main area.

       See also orientation() and setExtension().

void QDialog::setResult ( int i ) [protected]
       Sets the modal dialog's result code to i.

void QDialog::setSizeGripEnabled ( bool )
       Sets whether the size grip is enabled. See the "sizeGripEnabled" property for details.

void QDialog::show () [virtual]
       Shows a modeless or semi-modal dialog. Control returns immediately to the calling code.

       The dialog does not have a local event loop so you must call QApplication::processEvents()
       periodically to give the dialog the opportunity to process its events.

       The dialog will be semi-modal if the modal flag was set to TRUE in the constructor.


       In Qt 2.x, calling show() on a modal dialog enters a local event loop, and works like
       exec(), but doesn't return the result code exec() returns. Trolltech has always warned
       that doing this is unwise.

       See also exec().


       Reimplemented from QWidget.

void QDialog::showExtension ( bool showIt ) [protected slot]
       If showIt is TRUE, the dialog's extension is shown; otherwise the extension is hidden.

       This slot is usually connected to the QButton::toggled() signal of a QPushButton.

       If the dialog is not visible, or has no extension, nothing happens.

       A dialog with a visible extension is not resizeable.

       See also show(), setExtension(), and setOrientation().

   Property Documentation
bool sizeGripEnabled
       This property holds whether the size grip is enabled.

       A QSizeGrip is placed in the bottom right corner of the dialog when this property is
       enabled. By default, the size grip is disabled.

       Set this property's value with setSizeGripEnabled() and get this property's value with

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Trolltech AS				 9 December 2002			     QDialog(3qt)

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