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QToolBar(3qt)									    QToolBar(3qt)

       QToolBar - Movable panel containing widgets such as tool buttons

       #include <qtoolbar.h>

       Inherits QDockWindow.

   Public Members
       QToolBar ( const QString & label, QMainWindow *, ToolBarDock = DockTop, bool newLine =
	   FALSE, const char * name = 0 )  (obsolete)
       QToolBar ( const QString & label, QMainWindow * mainWindow, QWidget * parent, bool newLine
	   = FALSE, const char * name = 0, WFlags f = 0 )
       QToolBar ( QMainWindow * parent = 0, const char * name = 0 )
       void addSeparator ()
       QMainWindow * mainWindow () const
       virtual void setStretchableWidget ( QWidget * w )
       virtual void setLabel ( const QString & )
       QString label () const
       virtual void clear ()

       QString label - the toolbar's label

       The QToolBar class provides a movable panel containing widgets such as tool buttons.

       A toolbar is a panel that contains a set of controls, usually represented by small icons.
       It's purpose is to provide quick access to frequently used commands or options. Within a
       QMainWindow the user can drag toolbars within and between the dock areas. Toolbars can
       also be dragged out of any dock area to float freely as top-level windows.

       QToolBar is a specialization of QDockWindow, and so provides all the functionality of a

       To use QToolBar you simply create a QToolBar as a child of a QMainWindow, create a number
       of QToolButton widgets (or other widgets) in left to right (or top to bottom) order and
       call addSeparator() when you want a separator. When a toolbar is floated the caption used
       is the label given in the constructor call. This can be changed with setLabel().

	       QToolBar * fileTools = new QToolBar( this, "file operations" );
	       fileTools->setLabel( "File Operations" );
	       fileOpenAction->addTo( fileTools );
	       fileSaveAction->addTo( fileTools );

       This extract from the application/application.cpp example shows the creation of a new
       toolbar as a child of a QMainWindow and adding two QActions.

       You may use most widgets within a toolbar, with QToolButton and QComboBox being the most

       If you create a new widget on an already visible QToolBar, this widget will automatically
       become visible without needing a show() call. (This differs from every other Qt widget
       container. We recommend calling show() anyway since we hope to fix this anomaly in a
       future release.)

       QToolBars, like QDockWindows, are located in QDockAreas or float as top-level windows.
       QMainWindow provides four QDockAreas (top, left, right and bottom). When you create a new
       toolbar (as in the example above) as a child of a QMainWindow the toolbar will be added to
       the top dock area. You can move it to another dock area (or float it) by calling
       QMainWindow::moveDockWindow(). QDock areas lay out their windows in Lines.

       If the main window is resized so that the area occupied by the toolbar is too small to
       show all its widgets a little arrow button (which looks like a right-pointing chevron,
       '&#187;') will appear at the right or bottom of the toolbar depending on its orientation.
       Clicking this button pops up a menu that shows the 'overflowing' items. QToolButtons are
       represented in the menu using their textLabel property, other QButton subclasses are
       represented using their text property, and QComboBoxes are represented as submenus, with
       the caption text being used in the submenu item.

       Usually a toolbar will get precisely the space it needs. However, with
       setHorizontalStretchable(), setVerticalStretchable() or setStretchableWidget() you can
       tell the main window to expand the toolbar to fill all available space in the specified

       The toolbar arranges its buttons either horizontally or vertically (see orientation() for
       details). Generally, QDockArea will set the orientation correctly for you, but you can set
       it yourself with setOrientation() and track any changes by connecting to the
       orientationChanged() signal.

       You can use the clear() method to remove all items from a toolbar.

					    [Image Omitted]

       </center> <blockquote><p align="center"> A floating QToolbar (dock window) </p>

       See also QToolButton, QMainWindow, Parts of Isys on Visual Design, GUI Design Handbook:
       Tool Bar, and Main Window and Related Classes.

QToolBar::QToolBar ( const QString & label, QMainWindow *, ToolBarDock = DockTop, bool newLine =
       FALSE, const char * name = 0 )
       This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source working. We strongly advise
       against using it in new code.

QToolBar::QToolBar ( const QString & label, QMainWindow * mainWindow, QWidget * parent, bool
       newLine = FALSE, const char * name = 0, WFlags f = 0 )
       Constructs an empty horizontal toolbar.

       The toolbar is called name and is a child of parent and is managed by mainWindow. The
       label and newLine parameters are passed straight to QMainWindow::addDockWindow(). name and
       the widget flags f are passed on to the QDockWindow constructor.

       Use this constructor if you want to create torn-off (undocked, floating) toolbars or
       toolbars in the status bar.

QToolBar::QToolBar ( QMainWindow * parent = 0, const char * name = 0 )
       This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It behaves essentially
       like the above function.

       Constructs an empty toolbar called name, with parent parent, in its parent's top dock
       area, without any label and without requiring a newline.

void QToolBar::addSeparator ()
       Adds a separator to the right/bottom of the toolbar.


void QToolBar::clear () [virtual]
       Deletes all the toolbar's child widgets.

QString QToolBar::label () const
       Returns the toolbar's label. See the "label" property for details.

QMainWindow * QToolBar::mainWindow () const
       Returns a pointer to the QMainWindow which manages this toolbar.

void QToolBar::setLabel ( const QString & ) [virtual]
       Sets the toolbar's label. See the "label" property for details.

void QToolBar::setStretchableWidget ( QWidget * w ) [virtual]
       Sets the widget w to be expanded if this toolbar is requested to stretch.

       The request to stretch might occur because QMainWindow right-justifies the dock area the
       toolbar is in, or because this toolbar's isVerticalStretchable() or
       isHorizontalStretchable() is set to TRUE.

       If you call this function and the toolbar is not yet stretchable, setStretchable() is

       See also QMainWindow::rightJustification, setVerticalStretchable(), and


   Property Documentation
QString label
       This property holds the toolbar's label.

       If the toolbar is floated the label becomes the toolbar window's caption. There is no
       default label text.

       Set this property's value with setLabel() and get this property's value with label().

       http://doc.trolltech.com/qtoolbar.html http://www.trolltech.com/faq/tech.html

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       If you find errors in this manual page, please report them to qt-bugs@trolltech.com.
       Please include the name of the manual page (qtoolbar.3qt) and the Qt version (3.1.1).

Trolltech AS				 9 December 2002			    QToolBar(3qt)
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