QCalendarWidget Class

The QCalendarWidget class provides a monthly based calendar widget allowing the user to select a date. More...

Header: #include <QCalendarWidget>
qmake: QT += widgets
Since: Qt 4.2
Inherits: QWidget

Public Types

enum HorizontalHeaderFormat { SingleLetterDayNames, ShortDayNames, LongDayNames, NoHorizontalHeader }
enum SelectionMode { NoSelection, SingleSelection }
enum VerticalHeaderFormat { ISOWeekNumbers, NoVerticalHeader }

Properties

  • 59 properties inherited from QWidget
  • 1 property inherited from QObject

Public Functions

QCalendarWidget(QWidget *parent = Q_NULLPTR)
~QCalendarWidget()
int dateEditAcceptDelay() const
QMap<QDate, QTextCharFormat> dateTextFormat() const
QTextCharFormat dateTextFormat(const QDate &date) const
Qt::DayOfWeek firstDayOfWeek() const
QTextCharFormat headerTextFormat() const
HorizontalHeaderFormat horizontalHeaderFormat() const
bool isDateEditEnabled() const
bool isGridVisible() const
bool isNavigationBarVisible() const
QDate maximumDate() const
QDate minimumDate() const
int monthShown() const
QDate selectedDate() const
SelectionMode selectionMode() const
void setDateEditAcceptDelay(int delay)
void setDateEditEnabled(bool enable)
void setDateTextFormat(const QDate &date, const QTextCharFormat &format)
void setFirstDayOfWeek(Qt::DayOfWeek dayOfWeek)
void setHeaderTextFormat(const QTextCharFormat &format)
void setHorizontalHeaderFormat(HorizontalHeaderFormat format)
void setMaximumDate(const QDate &date)
void setMinimumDate(const QDate &date)
void setSelectionMode(SelectionMode mode)
void setVerticalHeaderFormat(VerticalHeaderFormat format)
void setWeekdayTextFormat(Qt::DayOfWeek dayOfWeek, const QTextCharFormat &format)
VerticalHeaderFormat verticalHeaderFormat() const
QTextCharFormat weekdayTextFormat(Qt::DayOfWeek dayOfWeek) const
int yearShown() const

Reimplemented Public Functions

virtual QSize minimumSizeHint() const
virtual QSize sizeHint() const
  • 214 public functions inherited from QWidget
  • 32 public functions inherited from QObject
  • 14 public functions inherited from QPaintDevice

Public Slots

void setCurrentPage(int year, int month)
void setDateRange(const QDate &min, const QDate &max)
void setGridVisible(bool show)
void setNavigationBarVisible(bool visible)
void setSelectedDate(const QDate &date)
void showNextMonth()
void showNextYear()
void showPreviousMonth()
void showPreviousYear()
void showSelectedDate()
void showToday()
  • 19 public slots inherited from QWidget
  • 1 public slot inherited from QObject

Signals

void activated(const QDate &date)
void clicked(const QDate &date)
void currentPageChanged(int year, int month)
void selectionChanged()

Protected Functions

virtual void paintCell(QPainter *painter, const QRect &rect, const QDate &date) const
void updateCell(const QDate &date)
void updateCells()

Reimplemented Protected Functions

virtual bool event(QEvent *event)
virtual bool eventFilter(QObject *watched, QEvent *event)
virtual void keyPressEvent(QKeyEvent *event)
virtual void mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *event)
virtual void resizeEvent(QResizeEvent *event)
  • 35 protected functions inherited from QWidget
  • 9 protected functions inherited from QObject
  • 1 protected function inherited from QPaintDevice

Additional Inherited Members

  • 5 static public members inherited from QWidget
  • 11 static public members inherited from QObject
  • 1 protected slot inherited from QWidget

Detailed Description

The QCalendarWidget class provides a monthly based calendar widget allowing the user to select a date.

The widget is initialized with the current month and year, but QCalendarWidget provides several public slots to change the year and month that is shown.

By default, today's date is selected, and the user can select a date using both mouse and keyboard. The currently selected date can be retrieved using the selectedDate() function. It is possible to constrain the user selection to a given date range by setting the minimumDate and maximumDate properties. Alternatively, both properties can be set in one go using the setDateRange() convenience slot. Set the selectionMode property to NoSelection to prohibit the user from selecting at all. Note that a date also can be selected programmatically using the setSelectedDate() slot.

The currently displayed month and year can be retrieved using the monthShown() and yearShown() functions, respectively.

A newly created calendar widget uses abbreviated day names, and both Saturdays and Sundays are marked in red. The calendar grid is not visible. The week numbers are displayed, and the first column day is the first day of the week for the calendar's locale.

The notation of the days can be altered to a single letter abbreviations ("M" for "Monday") by setting the horizontalHeaderFormat property to QCalendarWidget::SingleLetterDayNames. Setting the same property to QCalendarWidget::LongDayNames makes the header display the complete day names. The week numbers can be removed by setting the verticalHeaderFormat property to QCalendarWidget::NoVerticalHeader. The calendar grid can be turned on by setting the gridVisible property to true using the setGridVisible() function:

QCalendarWidget *calendar;
calendar->setGridVisible(true);

Finally, the day in the first column can be altered using the setFirstDayOfWeek() function.

The QCalendarWidget class also provides three signals, selectionChanged(), activated() and currentPageChanged() making it possible to respond to user interaction.

The rendering of the headers, weekdays or single days can be largely customized by setting QTextCharFormat's for some special weekday, a special date or for the rendering of the headers.

Only a subset of the properties in QTextCharFormat are used by the calendar widget. Currently, the foreground, background and font properties are used to determine the rendering of individual cells in the widget.

See also QDate, QDateEdit, and QTextCharFormat.

Member Type Documentation

enum QCalendarWidget::HorizontalHeaderFormat

This enum type defines the various formats the horizontal header can display.

ConstantValueDescription
QCalendarWidget::SingleLetterDayNames1The header displays a single letter abbreviation for day names (e.g. M for Monday).
QCalendarWidget::ShortDayNames2The header displays a short abbreviation for day names (e.g. Mon for Monday).
QCalendarWidget::LongDayNames3The header displays complete day names (e.g. Monday).
QCalendarWidget::NoHorizontalHeader0The header is hidden.

See also horizontalHeaderFormat() and VerticalHeaderFormat.

enum QCalendarWidget::SelectionMode

This enum describes the types of selection offered to the user for selecting dates in the calendar.

ConstantValueDescription
QCalendarWidget::NoSelection0Dates cannot be selected.
QCalendarWidget::SingleSelection1Single dates can be selected.

See also selectionMode.

enum QCalendarWidget::VerticalHeaderFormat

This enum type defines the various formats the vertical header can display.

ConstantValueDescription
QCalendarWidget::ISOWeekNumbers1The header displays ISO week numbers as described by QDate::weekNumber().
QCalendarWidget::NoVerticalHeader0The header is hidden.

See also verticalHeaderFormat() and HorizontalHeaderFormat.

Property Documentation

dateEditAcceptDelay : int

This property holds the time an inactive date edit is shown before its contents are accepted

If the calendar widget's date edit is enabled, this property specifies the amount of time (in millseconds) that the date edit remains open after the most recent user input. Once this time has elapsed, the date specified in the date edit is accepted and the popup is closed.

By default, the delay is defined to be 1500 milliseconds (1.5 seconds).

This property was introduced in Qt 4.3.

Access functions:

int dateEditAcceptDelay() const
void setDateEditAcceptDelay(int delay)

dateEditEnabled : bool

This property holds whether the date edit popup is enabled

If this property is enabled, pressing a non-modifier key will cause a date edit to popup if the calendar widget has focus, allowing the user to specify a date in the form specified by the current locale.

By default, this property is enabled.

The date edit is simpler in appearance than QDateEdit, but allows the user to navigate between fields using the left and right cursor keys, increment and decrement individual fields using the up and down cursor keys, and enter values directly using the number keys.

This property was introduced in Qt 4.3.

Access functions:

bool isDateEditEnabled() const
void setDateEditEnabled(bool enable)

See also QCalendarWidget::dateEditAcceptDelay.

firstDayOfWeek : Qt::DayOfWeek

This property holds a value identifying the day displayed in the first column.

By default, the day displayed in the first column is the first day of the week for the calendar's locale.

Access functions:

Qt::DayOfWeek firstDayOfWeek() const
void setFirstDayOfWeek(Qt::DayOfWeek dayOfWeek)

gridVisible : bool

This property holds whether the table grid is displayed.

QCalendarWidget *calendar;
calendar->setGridVisible(true);

The default value is false.

Access functions:

bool isGridVisible() const
void setGridVisible(bool show)

horizontalHeaderFormat : HorizontalHeaderFormat

This property holds the format of the horizontal header.

The default value is QCalendarWidget::ShortDayNames.

Access functions:

HorizontalHeaderFormat horizontalHeaderFormat() const
void setHorizontalHeaderFormat(HorizontalHeaderFormat format)

maximumDate : QDate

This property holds the maximum date of the currently specified date range.

The user will not be able to select a date which is after the currently set maximum date.

QCalendarWidget *calendar;
calendar->setGridVisible(true);
calendar->setMaximumDate(QDate(2006, 7, 3));

By default, the maximum date is the last day the QDate class can handle.

When setting a maximum date, the minimumDate and selectedDate properties are adjusted if the selection range becomes invalid. If the provided date is not a valid QDate object, the setMaximumDate() function does nothing.

Access functions:

QDate maximumDate() const
void setMaximumDate(const QDate &date)

See also setDateRange().

minimumDate : QDate

This property holds the minimum date of the currently specified date range.

The user will not be able to select a date that is before the currently set minimum date.

QCalendarWidget *calendar;
calendar->setGridVisible(true);
calendar->setMinimumDate(QDate(2006, 6, 19));

By default, the minimum date is the earliest date that the QDate class can handle.

When setting a minimum date, the maximumDate and selectedDate properties are adjusted if the selection range becomes invalid. If the provided date is not a valid QDate object, the setMinimumDate() function does nothing.

Access functions:

QDate minimumDate() const
void setMinimumDate(const QDate &date)

See also setDateRange().

This property holds whether the navigation bar is shown or not

When this property is true (the default), the next month, previous month, month selection, year selection controls are shown on top.

When the property is set to false, these controls are hidden.

This property was introduced in Qt 4.3.

Access functions:

bool isNavigationBarVisible() const
void setNavigationBarVisible(bool visible)

selectedDate : QDate

This property holds the currently selected date.

The selected date must be within the date range specified by the minimumDate and maximumDate properties. By default, the selected date is the current date.

Access functions:

QDate selectedDate() const
void setSelectedDate(const QDate &date)

See also setDateRange().

selectionMode : SelectionMode

This property holds the type of selection the user can make in the calendar

When this property is set to SingleSelection, the user can select a date within the minimum and maximum allowed dates, using either the mouse or the keyboard.

When the property is set to NoSelection, the user will be unable to select dates, but they can still be selected programmatically. Note that the date that is selected when the property is set to NoSelection will still be the selected date of the calendar.

The default value is SingleSelection.

Access functions:

SelectionMode selectionMode() const
void setSelectionMode(SelectionMode mode)

verticalHeaderFormat : VerticalHeaderFormat

This property holds the format of the vertical header.

The default value is QCalendarWidget::ISOWeekNumber.

Access functions:

VerticalHeaderFormat verticalHeaderFormat() const
void setVerticalHeaderFormat(VerticalHeaderFormat format)

Member Function Documentation

QCalendarWidget::QCalendarWidget(QWidget *parent = Q_NULLPTR)

Constructs a calendar widget with the given parent.

The widget is initialized with the current month and year, and the currently selected date is today.

See also setCurrentPage().

QCalendarWidget::~QCalendarWidget()

Destroys the calendar widget.

[signal] void QCalendarWidget::activated(const QDate &date)

This signal is emitted whenever the user presses the Return or Enter key or double-clicks a date in the calendar widget.

[signal] void QCalendarWidget::clicked(const QDate &date)

This signal is emitted when a mouse button is clicked. The date the mouse was clicked on is specified by date. The signal is only emitted when clicked on a valid date, e.g., dates are not outside the minimumDate() and maximumDate(). If the selection mode is NoSelection, this signal will not be emitted.

[signal] void QCalendarWidget::currentPageChanged(int year, int month)

This signal is emitted when the currently shown month is changed. The new year and month are passed as parameters.

See also setCurrentPage().

QMap<QDate, QTextCharFormat> QCalendarWidget::dateTextFormat() const

Returns a QMap from QDate to QTextCharFormat showing all dates that use a special format that alters their rendering.

See also setDateTextFormat().

QTextCharFormat QCalendarWidget::dateTextFormat(const QDate &date) const

Returns a QTextCharFormat for date. The char format can be be empty if the date is not renderd specially.

[virtual protected] bool QCalendarWidget::event(QEvent *event)

Reimplemented from QObject::event().

[virtual protected] bool QCalendarWidget::eventFilter(QObject *watched, QEvent *event)

Reimplemented from QObject::eventFilter().

QTextCharFormat QCalendarWidget::headerTextFormat() const

Returns the text char format for rendering the header.

See also setHeaderTextFormat().

[virtual protected] void QCalendarWidget::keyPressEvent(QKeyEvent *event)

Reimplemented from QWidget::keyPressEvent().

[virtual] QSize QCalendarWidget::minimumSizeHint() const

Reimplemented from QWidget::minimumSizeHint().

int QCalendarWidget::monthShown() const

Returns the currently displayed month. Months are numbered from 1 to 12.

See also yearShown() and setCurrentPage().

[virtual protected] void QCalendarWidget::mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *event)

Reimplemented from QWidget::mousePressEvent().

[virtual protected] void QCalendarWidget::paintCell(QPainter *painter, const QRect &rect, const QDate &date) const

Paints the cell specified by the given date, using the given painter and rect.

[virtual protected] void QCalendarWidget::resizeEvent(QResizeEvent *event)

Reimplemented from QWidget::resizeEvent().

[signal] void QCalendarWidget::selectionChanged()

This signal is emitted when the currently selected date is changed.

The currently selected date can be changed by the user using the mouse or keyboard, or by the programmer using setSelectedDate().

See also selectedDate().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::setCurrentPage(int year, int month)

Displays the given month of the given year without changing the selected date. Use the setSelectedDate() function to alter the selected date.

The currently displayed month and year can be retrieved using the monthShown() and yearShown() functions respectively.

See also yearShown(), monthShown(), showPreviousMonth(), showNextMonth(), showPreviousYear(), and showNextYear().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::setDateRange(const QDate &min, const QDate &max)

Defines a date range by setting the minimumDate and maximumDate properties.

The date range restricts the user selection, i.e. the user can only select dates within the specified date range. Note that

QCalendarWidget *calendar;

calendar->setDateRange(min, max);

is analogous to

QCalendarWidget *calendar;

calendar->setMinimumDate(min);
calendar->setMaximumDate(max);

If either the min or max parameters are not valid QDate objects, this function does nothing.

See also setMinimumDate() and setMaximumDate().

void QCalendarWidget::setDateTextFormat(const QDate &date, const QTextCharFormat &format)

Sets the format used to render the given date to that specified by format.

If date is null, all date formats are cleared.

See also dateTextFormat().

void QCalendarWidget::setHeaderTextFormat(const QTextCharFormat &format)

Sets the text char format for rendering the header to format. If you also set a weekday text format, this format's foreground and background color will take precedence over the header's format. The other formatting information will still be decided by the header's format.

See also headerTextFormat().

void QCalendarWidget::setWeekdayTextFormat(Qt::DayOfWeek dayOfWeek, const QTextCharFormat &format)

Sets the text char format for rendering of day in the week dayOfWeek to format. The format will take precedence over the header format in case of foreground and background color. Other text formatting information is taken from the headers format.

See also weekdayTextFormat() and setHeaderTextFormat().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::showNextMonth()

Shows the next month relative to the currently displayed month. Note that the selected date is not changed.

See also showPreviousMonth(), setCurrentPage(), and setSelectedDate().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::showNextYear()

Shows the currently displayed month in the next year relative to the currently displayed year. Note that the selected date is not changed.

See also showPreviousYear(), setCurrentPage(), and setSelectedDate().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::showPreviousMonth()

Shows the previous month relative to the currently displayed month. Note that the selected date is not changed.

See also showNextMonth(), setCurrentPage(), and setSelectedDate().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::showPreviousYear()

Shows the currently displayed month in the previous year relative to the currently displayed year. Note that the selected date is not changed.

See also showNextYear(), setCurrentPage(), and setSelectedDate().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::showSelectedDate()

Shows the month of the selected date.

See also selectedDate() and setCurrentPage().

[slot] void QCalendarWidget::showToday()

Shows the month of the today's date.

See also selectedDate() and setCurrentPage().

[virtual] QSize QCalendarWidget::sizeHint() const

Reimplemented from QWidget::sizeHint().

[protected] void QCalendarWidget::updateCell(const QDate &date)

Updates the cell specified by the given date unless updates are disabled or the cell is hidden.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.4.

See also updateCells(), yearShown(), and monthShown().

[protected] void QCalendarWidget::updateCells()

Updates all visible cells unless updates are disabled.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.4.

See also updateCell().

QTextCharFormat QCalendarWidget::weekdayTextFormat(Qt::DayOfWeek dayOfWeek) const

Returns the text char format for rendering of day in the week dayOfWeek.

See also setWeekdayTextFormat() and headerTextFormat().

int QCalendarWidget::yearShown() const

Returns the year of the currently displayed month. Months are numbered from 1 to 12.

See also monthShown() and setCurrentPage().

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