Qt Quick Demo - StocQt

A configurable stock chart for the NASDAQ-100.

The StocQt application presents a trend chart for the first stock in the list of NASDAQ-100 stocks. It allows the user to choose another stock from the list, and fetches the required data from the offline dataset using XMLHttpRequest.

The application uses several custom types such as Button, CheckBox, StockChart, StockInfo, StockView, and so on. These types are used to present the stock data in a readable form and also let the user customize the trend chart. For example, the user can choose to view the weekly, monthly, quarterly, or half yearly trends in the stock price.

The application uses the ObjectModel type to access the two visual data models that it depends on.

        ListView {
            id: root
            model: ObjectModel {
                StockListView {
                    id: listView
                    width: root.width
                    height: root.height

                StockView {
                    id: stockView
                    width: root.width
                    height: root.height
                    stocklist: listView
                    stock: stock

The StockListView model is a static data model listing the NASDAQ-100 stocks with basic information such as stockId, name, value, change, and so on. This data model is used by the application if the user wants to choose another stock from the list.

StockView is a complex data model that presents a trend chart for the selected stock. It uses another custom type, StockChart, which presents the graphical trend of the stock price using a Canvas. This data model is used for most of the time during the lifetime of the application.

Rectangle {
    id: chart
        Canvas {
            id: canvas
            onPaint: {
                numPoints = stockModel.indexOf(chart.startDate);
                if (chart.gridSize == 0)
                    chart.gridSize = numPoints

                var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
                ctx.globalCompositeOperation = "source-over";
                ctx.lineWidth = 1;


                if (!stockModel.ready) {
                    drawError(ctx, "No data available.");

                var highestPrice = 0;
                var highestVolume = 0;
                var lowestPrice = -1;
                var points = [];
                for (var i = numPoints, j = 0; i >= 0 ; i -= pixelSkip, j += pixelSkip) {
                    var price = stockModel.get(i);
                    if (parseFloat(highestPrice) < parseFloat(price.high))
                        highestPrice = price.high;
                    if (parseInt(highestVolume, 10) < parseInt(price.volume, 10))
                        highestVolume = price.volume;
                    if (lowestPrice < 0 || parseFloat(lowestPrice) > parseFloat(price.low))
                        lowestPrice = price.low;
                                    x: j * xGridStep,
                                    open: price.open,
                                    close: price.close,
                                    high: price.high,
                                    low: price.low,
                                    volume: price.volume

                if (settings.drawHighPrice)
                    drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.highColor, "high", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
                if (settings.drawLowPrice)
                    drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.lowColor, "low", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
                if (settings.drawOpenPrice)
                    drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints,settings.openColor, "open", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
                if (settings.drawClosePrice)
                    drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.closeColor, "close", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);

                drawVolume(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.volumeColor, "volume", points, highestVolume);
                drawScales(ctx, highestPrice, lowestPrice, highestVolume);

        Text {
            id: fromDate
            color: "#000000"
            font.family: Settings.fontFamily
            font.pointSize: 8
            Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignLeft
            text: "| " + startDate.toDateString()
        Text {
            id: toDate
            color: "#000000"
            font.family: Settings.fontFamily
            font.pointSize: 8
            Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignRight
            Layout.rightMargin: canvas.tickMargin
            Layout.columnSpan: 5
            text: endDate.toDateString() + " |"

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