QCategoryAxis Class

The QCategoryAxis class places named ranges on the axis. More...

Header: #include <QCategoryAxis>
Instantiated By: CategoryAxis
Inherits: QValueAxis

Public Types

enum AxisLabelsPosition { AxisLabelsPositionCenter, AxisLabelsPositionOnValue }


Public Functions

QCategoryAxis(QObject *parent = Q_NULLPTR)
void append(const QString &categoryLabel, qreal categoryEndValue)
QStringList categoriesLabels()
int count() const
qreal endValue(const QString &categoryLabel) const
QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition labelsPosition() const
void remove(const QString &categoryLabel)
void replaceLabel(const QString &oldLabel, const QString &newLabel)
void setLabelsPosition(QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition position)
void setStartValue(qreal min)
qreal startValue(const QString &categoryLabel = QString()) const

Reimplemented Public Functions

virtual AxisType type() const


void categoriesChanged()
void labelsPositionChanged(QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition position)

Additional Inherited Members

  • 1 public slot inherited from QValueAxis
  • 1 public slot inherited from QObject
  • 11 static public members inherited from QObject
  • 9 protected functions inherited from QObject

Detailed Description

The QCategoryAxis class places named ranges on the axis.

This class can be used to explain the underlying data by adding labeled categories. Unlike QBarCategoryAxis, QCategoryAxis allows the widths of the category ranges to be specified freely.

Example code on how to use QCategoryAxis:

QChartView *chartView = new QChartView;
QLineSeries *series = new QLineSeries;
// ...

QCategoryAxis *axisY = new QCategoryAxis;
axisY->append("First", 20);
axisY->append("Second", 37);
axisY->append("Third", 52);
chartView->chart()->setAxisY(axisY, series);

Member Type Documentation

enum QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition

This enum describes the position of the category labels.

QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPositionCenter0x0Labels are centered to category.
QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPositionOnValue0x1Labels are positioned to the high end limit of the category.

Property Documentation

categoriesLabels : const QStringList

This property holds the category labels as a string list.

Access functions:

QStringList categoriesLabels()

count : const int

This property holds the number of categories.

Access functions:

int count() const

labelsPosition : AxisLabelsPosition

This property holds the position of the category labels. The labels in the beginning and in the end of the axes may overlap other axes' labels when positioned on value.

Access functions:

QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition labelsPosition() const
void setLabelsPosition(QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition position)

Notifier signal:

void labelsPositionChanged(QCategoryAxis::AxisLabelsPosition position)

startValue : qreal

This property holds the low end of the first category on the axis.

Access functions:

qreal startValue(const QString &categoryLabel = QString()) const
void setStartValue(qreal min)

Member Function Documentation

QCategoryAxis::QCategoryAxis(QObject *parent = Q_NULLPTR)

Constructs an axis object that is a child of parent.


Destroys the object.

void QCategoryAxis::append(const QString &categoryLabel, qreal categoryEndValue)

Appends a new category to the axis with the label categoryLabel. A category label has to be unique. categoryEndValue specifies the high end limit of the category. It has to be greater than the high end limit of the previous category. Otherwise the method returns without adding a new category.

[signal] void QCategoryAxis::categoriesChanged()

This signal is emitted when the categories of the axis change.

QStringList QCategoryAxis::categoriesLabels()

Returns the list of the categories' labels.

Note: Getter function for property categoriesLabels.

int QCategoryAxis::count() const

Returns the number of categories.

Note: Getter function for property count.

qreal QCategoryAxis::endValue(const QString &categoryLabel) const

Returns the high end limit of the category specified by categoryLabel.

void QCategoryAxis::remove(const QString &categoryLabel)

Removes a category specified by the label categoryLabel from the axis.

void QCategoryAxis::replaceLabel(const QString &oldLabel, const QString &newLabel)

Replaces an existing category label specified by oldLabel with newLabel. If the old label does not exist, the method returns without making any changes.

void QCategoryAxis::setStartValue(qreal min)

Sets min to be the low end limit of the first category on the axis. If categories have already been added to the axis, the passed value must be less than the high end value of the already defined first category range. Otherwise nothing is done.

Note: Setter function for property startValue.

See also startValue().

qreal QCategoryAxis::startValue(const QString &categoryLabel = QString()) const

Returns the low end limit of the category specified by categoryLabel.

Note: Getter function for property startValue.

See also setStartValue().

[virtual] AxisType QCategoryAxis::type() const

Reimplemented from QAbstractAxis::type().

Returns the type of the axis.

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