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QWebPluginFactory Class Reference
[QtWebKit module]

The QWebPluginFactory class creates plugins to be embedded into web pages. More...

 #include <QWebPluginFactory>

Inherits QObject.

This class was introduced in Qt 4.4.

Public Types

Public Functions

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The QWebPluginFactory class creates plugins to be embedded into web pages.

QWebPluginFactory is a factory for creating plugins for QWebPage. A plugin factory can be installed on a QWebPage using QWebPage::setPluginFactory().

Note: The plugin factory is only used if plugins are enabled through QWebSettings.

You can provide a QWebPluginFactory by implementing the plugins() and the create() method. For plugins() it is necessary to describe the plugins the factory can create, including a description and the supported MIME types. The MIME types each plugin can handle should match the ones specified in in the HTML <object> tag.

The create() method is called if the requested MIME type is supported. The implementation has to return a new instance of the plugin requested for the given MIME type and the specified URL.

Member Type Documentation

enum QWebPluginFactory::Extension

This enum describes the types of extensions that the plugin factory can support. Before using these extensions, you should verify that the extension is supported by calling supportsExtension().

Currently there are no extensions.

Member Function Documentation

QWebPluginFactory::QWebPluginFactory ( QObject * parent = 0 )

Constructs a QWebPluginFactory with parent parent.

QWebPluginFactory::~QWebPluginFactory ()   [virtual]


QObject * QWebPluginFactory::create ( const QString & mimeType, const QUrl & url, const QStringList & argumentNames, const QStringList & argumentValues ) const   [pure virtual]

Implemented in subclasses to create a new plugin that can display content of the MIME type given by mimeType. The URL of the content is provided in url. The returned object should be a QWidget.

The HTML object element can provide parameters through the <param> tag. The name and the value attributes of these tags are specified by the argumentNames and argumentValues string lists.

For example:

 <object type="application/x-pdf" data="http://www.trolltech.com/document.pdf" width="500" height="400">
     <param name="showTableOfContents" value="true" />
     <param name="hideThumbnails" value="false" />

The above object element will result in a call to create() with the following arguments:

argumentNames"showTableOfContents" "hideThumbnails"
argumentVaues"true" "false"

Note: Ownership of the returned object will be transferred to the caller.

bool QWebPluginFactory::extension ( Extension extension, const ExtensionOption * option = 0, ExtensionReturn * output = 0 )   [virtual]

This virtual function can be reimplemented in a QWebPluginFactory subclass to provide support for extensions. The option argument is provided as input to the extension; the output results can be stored in output.

The behaviour of this function is determined by extension.

You can call supportsExtension() to check if an extension is supported by the factory.

By default, no extensions are supported, and this function returns false.

See also supportsExtension() and Extension.

QList<Plugin> QWebPluginFactory::plugins () const   [pure virtual]

This function is reimplemented in subclasses to return a list of supported plugins the factory can create.

Note: Currently, this function is only called when JavaScript programs access the global plugins or mimetypes objects.

void QWebPluginFactory::refreshPlugins ()   [virtual]

This function is called to refresh the list of supported plugins. It may be called after a new plugin has been installed in the system.

bool QWebPluginFactory::supportsExtension ( Extension extension ) const   [virtual]

This virtual function returns true if the plugin factory supports extension; otherwise false is returned.

See also extension().

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