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QWSInputMethod Class Reference


The QWSInputMethod class provides international input methods for Qt/Embedded. More...

#include <qwindowsystem_qws.h>

Inherits QObject.

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Detailed Description

The QWSInputMethod class provides international input methods for Qt/Embedded.

Subclass this to implement your own input method

An input methods consists of a keyboard filter and optionally a graphical interface. The keyboard filter intercepts key events from physical or virtual keyboards by implementing the filter() function.

Use sendIMEvent() to send composition events. Composition starts with the input method sending the first IMCompose event. This can be followed by a number of IMCompose events and ending with an IMEnd event.

The function setMicroFocus() is called when the focus widget changes its cursor position.

The functions font() and inputRect() provide more information about the state of the focus widget.

Use QWSServer::setCurrentInputMethod() to install an input method.


Member Function Documentation

QWSInputMethod::QWSInputMethod ()

Constructs a new input method.

QWSInputMethod::~QWSInputMethod () [virtual]

Destructs the input method uninstalling it if it is currently installed.

bool QWSInputMethod::filter ( int unicode, int keycode, int modifiers, bool isPress, bool autoRepeat ) [virtual]

Must be implemented in subclasses to handle key input from physical or virtual keyboards. Returning TRUE will block the event from further processing.

All normal key events should be blocked while in compose mode (between IMCompose and IMEnd).

QFont QWSInputMethod::font () const

Returns the font of the current input widget.

QRect QWSInputMethod::inputRect () const

Returns the input rectangle of the current input widget. The input rectangle covers the width of the input widget, and may extend below it. This can be used to determine the geometry of an input widget for over-the-spot input methods.

void QWSInputMethod::mouseHandler ( int x, int state ) [virtual]

Implemented in subclasses to handle mouse presses/releases within the on-the-spot text. The parameter x is the offset within the string that was sent with the IMCompose event. state is either QWSServer::MousePress or QWSServer::MouseRelease

void QWSInputMethod::reset () [virtual]

Implemented in subclasses to reset the state of the input method.

void QWSInputMethod::sendIMEvent ( QWSServer::IMState state, const QString & txt, int cpos, int selLen = 0 ) [protected]

Causes a QIMEvent to be sent to the focus widget. state may be either QWSServer::IMCompose or QWSServer::IMEnd.

txt is the text being composed (or the finished text if state is IMEnd). cpos is the current cursor position.

If state is IMCompose, selLen is the number of characters in the composition string ( starting at cpos ) that should be marked as selected by the input widget receiving the event.

void QWSInputMethod::setMicroFocus ( int x, int y ) [virtual]

Implemented in subclasses to handle microFocusHint changes in the focus widget. x and y are the global coordinates of the cursor position.


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