The Connections view is a collection of views that enable you to create connections between components and the application, to bind component properties together, and to add custom properties for components.

"The Connections view"

The components of the application UI and the application logic need to communicate with each other. For example, a button needs to know that the user has clicked it. The button may then change color to indicate its state or perform an action. Further, the application needs to know whether the user clicked the button because it may need to relay this clicking event to other applications. For this purpose, a button typically contains a Mouse Area component, which can receive different pointer events and emit signals in response to them.

Another way to connect components is to bind their properties together. A component's property can be assigned a static value which stays constant until it is explicitly changed. To make the UI more dynamic, you can use property bindings. This means that you can specify relationships between component properties so that when the value of a property changes, the values of any properties that are bound to it are updated accordingly.

Each preset component has a set of preset properties that you can specify values for. You can add custom properties that would not otherwise exist for a particular component type.

See also Working with Connections.

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