Main Window Examples#

Building applications around a main window.


All the standard features of application main windows are provided by Qt.

Main windows can have pull down menus, tool bars, and dock windows. These separate forms of user input are unified in an integrated action system that also supports keyboard shortcuts and accelerator keys in menu items.


The Application example shows how to implement a standard widget application with menus, toolbars, and a status bar. The example itself is a simple text editor program built around QPlainTextEdit.


The Dock Widgets example shows how to add dock windows to an application. It also shows how to use Qt’s rich text engine.

Main Window

The Main Window example shows Qt’s extensive support for tool bars, dock windows, menus, and other standard application features.


The MDI example shows how to implement a Multiple Document Interface using Qt’s QMdiArea class.

Menus Example

The Menus example demonstrates how menus can be used in a main window application.