Common Extension Tasks
This section summarizes the API functions that you can use to add UI components to Qt Creator.
|Add a menu or menu item.||You can extend existing menus or create new ones.||Core::ActionManager, Core::Command|
|Add a configurable keyboard shortcut.||Registering shortcuts makes it possible for users to configure them in the common shortcut settings dialog.||Core::ActionManager, Core::Command|
|Add a mode.||Modes correspond to complete screens of controls, specialized for a task.||Core::IMode|
|Add a new editor type.||Such as an editor for XML files.||Core::IEditorFactory, Core::IEditor, Core::IDocument|
|Add a new wizard.||You can extend the wizards in File > New File or Project with your own file and project templates. We recommend that you create JSON-based wizards instead of implementing new wizards in C++ code.||Adding New Custom Wizards|
|Add support for a new version control system.||Version control systems integrated in Qt Creator are Bazaar, CVS, Git, Mecurial, Perforce, and Subversion.||Core::IVersionControl|
|Add a view to the navigation sidebar.||The one which shows the project tree, filesystem, open documents or bookmarks.||Core::INavigationWidgetFactory|
|Add an options page to the Options dialog.||Add a new page to existing or new category in Tools > Options.||Core::IOptionsPage|
|Add a find filter to the Find dialog.||Implement any kind of search term based search.||Core::IFindFilter, Core::SearchResultWindow|
|Add support for the find tool bar to a widget.||The widget that has focus is asked whether it supports text search. You can add support for widgets under your control.||Core::IFindSupport, Core::BaseTextFind|
|Add a new filter to the locator.||For a text typed in by the user you provide a list of things to show in the popup. When the user selects an entry you are requested to do whatever you want.||Core::ILocatorFilter, Core::BaseFileFilter|
|Show a progress indicator for a concurrently running task.||You can show a progress indicator for your tasks in the left hand tool bar, and also in the application icon (on platforms that support it).||Core::ProgressManager, Core::FutureProgress|
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