QPageLayout Class

Describes the size, orientation and margins of a page. More...

Header: #include <QPageLayout>
qmake: QT += gui
Since: Qt 5.3

This class was introduced in Qt 5.3.

Public Types

enum Mode { StandardMode, FullPageMode }
enum Orientation { Portrait, Landscape }
enum Unit { Millimeter, Point, Inch, Pica, Didot, Cicero }

Public Functions

QPageLayout(const QPageLayout &other)
QPageLayout(const QPageSize &pageSize, QPageLayout::Orientation orientation, const QMarginsF &margins, QPageLayout::Unit units = Point, const QMarginsF &minMargins = QMarginsF(0, 0, 0, 0))
QPageLayout()
QPageLayout &operator=(const QPageLayout &other)
QPageLayout &operator=(QPageLayout &&other)
~QPageLayout()
QRectF fullRect() const
QRectF fullRect(QPageLayout::Unit units) const
QRect fullRectPixels(int resolution) const
QRect fullRectPoints() const
bool isEquivalentTo(const QPageLayout &other) const
bool isValid() const
QMarginsF margins() const
QMarginsF margins(QPageLayout::Unit units) const
QMargins marginsPixels(int resolution) const
QMargins marginsPoints() const
QMarginsF maximumMargins() const
QMarginsF minimumMargins() const
QPageLayout::Mode mode() const
QPageLayout::Orientation orientation() const
QPageSize pageSize() const
QRectF paintRect() const
QRectF paintRect(QPageLayout::Unit units) const
QRect paintRectPixels(int resolution) const
QRect paintRectPoints() const
bool setBottomMargin(qreal bottomMargin)
bool setLeftMargin(qreal leftMargin)
bool setMargins(const QMarginsF &margins)
void setMinimumMargins(const QMarginsF &minMargins)
void setMode(QPageLayout::Mode mode)
void setOrientation(QPageLayout::Orientation orientation)
void setPageSize(const QPageSize &pageSize, const QMarginsF &minMargins = QMarginsF(0, 0, 0, 0))
bool setRightMargin(qreal rightMargin)
bool setTopMargin(qreal topMargin)
void setUnits(QPageLayout::Unit units)
void swap(QPageLayout &other)
QPageLayout::Unit units() const
bool operator!=(const QPageLayout &lhs, const QPageLayout &rhs)
bool operator==(const QPageLayout &lhs, const QPageLayout &rhs)

Detailed Description

The QPageLayout class defines the layout of a page in a paged document, with the page size, orientation and margins able to be set and the full page and paintable page rectangles defined by those attributes able to be queried in a variety of units.

The page size is defined by the QPageSize class which can be queried for page size attributes. Note that the QPageSize itself is always defined in a Portrait orientation.

The minimum margins can be defined for the layout but normally default to 0. When used in conjunction with Qt's printing support the minimum margins will reflect the minimum printable area defined by the printer.

In the default StandardMode the current margins and minimum margins are always taken into account. The paintable rectangle is the full page rectangle less the current margins, and the current margins can only be set to values between the minimum margins and the maximum margins allowed by the full page size.

In FullPageMode the current margins and minimum margins are not taken into account. The paintable rectangle is the full page rectangle, and the current margins can be set to any values regardless of the minimum margins and page size.

See also QPageSize.

Member Type Documentation

enum QPageLayout::Mode

Defines the page layout mode

ConstantValueDescription
QPageLayout::StandardMode0Paint Rect includes margins, margins must fall between the minimum and maximum.
QPageLayout::FullPageMode1Paint Rect excludes margins, margins can be any value and must be managed manually.

enum QPageLayout::Orientation

This enum type defines the page orientation

ConstantValueDescription
QPageLayout::Portrait0The page size is used in its default orientation
QPageLayout::Landscape1The page size is rotated through 90 degrees

Note that some standard page sizes are defined with a width larger than their height, hence the orientation is defined relative to the standard page size and not using the relative page dimensions.

enum QPageLayout::Unit

This enum type is used to specify the measurement unit for page layout and margins.

ConstantValueDescription
QPageLayout::Millimeter0 
QPageLayout::Point11/72th of an inch
QPageLayout::Inch2 
QPageLayout::Pica31/72th of a foot, 1/6th of an inch, 12 Points
QPageLayout::Didot41/72th of a French inch, 0.375 mm
QPageLayout::Cicero51/6th of a French inch, 12 Didot, 4.5mm

Member Function Documentation

QPageLayout::QPageLayout(const QPageLayout &other)

Copy constructor, copies other to this.

QPageLayout::QPageLayout(const QPageSize &pageSize, QPageLayout::Orientation orientation, const QMarginsF &margins, QPageLayout::Unit units = Point, const QMarginsF &minMargins = QMarginsF(0, 0, 0, 0))

Creates a QPageLayout with the given pageSize, orientation and margins in the given units.

Optionally define the minimum allowed margins minMargins, e.g. the minimum margins able to be printed by a physical print device.

The constructed QPageLayout will be in StandardMode.

The margins given will be clamped to the minimum margins and the maximum margins allowed by the page size.

QPageLayout::QPageLayout()

Creates an invalid QPageLayout.

QPageLayout &QPageLayout::operator=(const QPageLayout &other)

Assignment operator, assigns other to this.

QPageLayout &QPageLayout::operator=(QPageLayout &&other)

Move-assigns other to this QPageLayout instance, transferring the ownership of the managed pointer to this instance.

QPageLayout::~QPageLayout()

Destroys the page layout.

QRectF QPageLayout::fullRect() const

Returns the full page rectangle in the current layout units.

The page rectangle takes into account the page size and page orientation, but not the page margins.

See also paintRect() and units().

QRectF QPageLayout::fullRect(QPageLayout::Unit units) const

Returns the full page rectangle in the required units.

The page rectangle takes into account the page size and page orientation, but not the page margins.

See also paintRect().

QRect QPageLayout::fullRectPixels(int resolution) const

Returns the full page rectangle in device pixels for the given resolution.

The page rectangle takes into account the page size and page orientation, but not the page margins.

See also paintRect().

QRect QPageLayout::fullRectPoints() const

Returns the full page rectangle in Postscript Points (1/72 of an inch).

The page rectangle takes into account the page size and page orientation, but not the page margins.

See also paintRect().

bool QPageLayout::isEquivalentTo(const QPageLayout &other) const

Returns true if this page layout is equivalent to the other page layout, i.e. if the page has the same size, margins and orientation.

bool QPageLayout::isValid() const

Returns true if this page layout is valid.

QMarginsF QPageLayout::margins() const

Returns the margins of the page layout using the currently set units.

See also setMargins() and units().

QMarginsF QPageLayout::margins(QPageLayout::Unit units) const

Returns the margins of the page layout using the requested units.

See also setMargins() and margins().

QMargins QPageLayout::marginsPixels(int resolution) const

Returns the margins of the page layout in device pixels for the given resolution.

See also setMargins().

QMargins QPageLayout::marginsPoints() const

Returns the margins of the page layout in Postscript Points (1/72 of an inch).

See also setMargins() and margins().

QMarginsF QPageLayout::maximumMargins() const

Returns the maximum margins that would be applied if the page layout was in StandardMode.

The maximum margins allowed are calculated as the full size of the page minus the minimum margins set. For example, if the page width is 100 points and the minimum right margin is 10 points, then the maximum left margin will be 90 points.

See also setMinimumMargins() and minimumMargins().

QMarginsF QPageLayout::minimumMargins() const

Returns the minimum margins of the page layout.

See also setMinimumMargins() and maximumMargins().

QPageLayout::Mode QPageLayout::mode() const

Returns the page layout mode.

See also setMode().

QPageLayout::Orientation QPageLayout::orientation() const

Returns the page orientation of the page layout.

See also setOrientation().

QPageSize QPageLayout::pageSize() const

Returns the page size of the page layout.

Note that the QPageSize is always defined in a Portrait orientation. To obtain a size that takes the set orientation into account you must use fullRect().

See also setPageSize().

QRectF QPageLayout::paintRect() const

Returns the page rectangle in the current layout units.

The paintable rectangle takes into account the page size, orientation and margins.

If the FullPageMode mode is set then the fullRect() is returned and the margins must be manually managed.

QRectF QPageLayout::paintRect(QPageLayout::Unit units) const

Returns the page rectangle in the required units.

The paintable rectangle takes into account the page size, orientation and margins.

If the FullPageMode mode is set then the fullRect() is returned and the margins must be manually managed.

QRect QPageLayout::paintRectPixels(int resolution) const

Returns the paintable rectangle in rounded device pixels for the given resolution.

The paintable rectangle takes into account the page size, orientation and margins.

If the FullPageMode mode is set then the fullRect() is returned and the margins must be manually managed.

QRect QPageLayout::paintRectPoints() const

Returns the paintable rectangle in rounded Postscript Points (1/72 of an inch).

The paintable rectangle takes into account the page size, orientation and margins.

If the FullPageMode mode is set then the fullRect() is returned and the margins must be manually managed.

bool QPageLayout::setBottomMargin(qreal bottomMargin)

Sets the bottom page margin of the page layout to bottomMargin. Returns true if the margin was successfully set.

The units used are those currently defined for the layout. To use different units call setUnits() first.

If in the default StandardMode then the new margin must fall between the minimum margin set and the maximum margin allowed by the page size, otherwise the margin will not be set.

If in FullPageMode then any margin values will be accepted.

See also setMargins() and margins().

bool QPageLayout::setLeftMargin(qreal leftMargin)

Sets the left page margin of the page layout to leftMargin. Returns true if the margin was successfully set.

The units used are those currently defined for the layout. To use different units call setUnits() first.

If in the default StandardMode then the new margin must fall between the minimum margin set and the maximum margin allowed by the page size, otherwise the margin will not be set.

If in FullPageMode then any margin values will be accepted.

See also setMargins() and margins().

bool QPageLayout::setMargins(const QMarginsF &margins)

Sets the page margins of the page layout to margins Returns true if the margins were successfully set.

The units used are those currently defined for the layout. To use different units then call setUnits() first.

If in the default StandardMode then all the new margins must fall between the minimum margins set and the maximum margins allowed by the page size, otherwise the margins will not be set.

If in FullPageMode then any margin values will be accepted.

See also margins() and units().

void QPageLayout::setMinimumMargins(const QMarginsF &minMargins)

Sets the minimum page margins of the page layout to minMargins.

It is not recommended to override the default values set for a page size as this may be the minimum printable area for a physical print device.

If the StandardMode mode is set then the existing margins will be clamped to the new minMargins and the maximum allowed by the page size. If the FullPageMode is set then the existing margins will be unchanged.

See also minimumMargins() and setMargins().

void QPageLayout::setMode(QPageLayout::Mode mode)

Sets a page layout mode to mode.

See also mode().

void QPageLayout::setOrientation(QPageLayout::Orientation orientation)

Sets the page orientation of the page layout to orientation.

Changing the orientation does not affect the current margins or the minimum margins.

See also orientation().

void QPageLayout::setPageSize(const QPageSize &pageSize, const QMarginsF &minMargins = QMarginsF(0, 0, 0, 0))

Sets the page size of the page layout to pageSize.

Optionally define the minimum allowed margins minMargins, e.g. the minimum margins able to be printed by a physical print device, otherwise the minimum margins will default to 0.

If StandardMode is set then the existing margins will be clamped to the new minimum margins and the maximum margins allowed by the page size. If FullPageMode is set then the existing margins will be unchanged.

See also pageSize().

bool QPageLayout::setRightMargin(qreal rightMargin)

Sets the right page margin of the page layout to rightMargin. Returns true if the margin was successfully set.

The units used are those currently defined for the layout. To use different units call setUnits() first.

If in the default StandardMode then the new margin must fall between the minimum margin set and the maximum margin allowed by the page size, otherwise the margin will not be set.

If in FullPageMode then any margin values will be accepted.

See also setMargins() and margins().

bool QPageLayout::setTopMargin(qreal topMargin)

Sets the top page margin of the page layout to topMargin. Returns true if the margin was successfully set.

The units used are those currently defined for the layout. To use different units call setUnits() first.

If in the default StandardMode then the new margin must fall between the minimum margin set and the maximum margin allowed by the page size, otherwise the margin will not be set.

If in FullPageMode then any margin values will be accepted.

See also setMargins() and margins().

void QPageLayout::setUnits(QPageLayout::Unit units)

Sets the units used to define the page layout.

See also units().

void QPageLayout::swap(QPageLayout &other)

Swaps this page layout with other. This function is very fast and never fails.

QPageLayout::Unit QPageLayout::units() const

Returns the units the page layout is currently defined in.

See also setUnits().

Related Non-Members

bool QPageLayout::operator!=(const QPageLayout &lhs, const QPageLayout &rhs)

Returns true if page layout lhs is not equal to page layout rhs, i.e. if any of the attributes differ.

Note that this is a strict equality, especially for page size where the QPageSize ID, name and size must exactly match, and the margins where the units must match.

See also QPageLayout::isEquivalentTo().

bool QPageLayout::operator==(const QPageLayout &lhs, const QPageLayout &rhs)

Returns true if page layout lhs is equal to page layout rhs, i.e. if all the attributes are exactly equal.

Note that this is a strict equality, especially for page size where the QPageSize ID, name and size must exactly match, and the margins where the units must match.

See also QPageLayout::isEquivalentTo().

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