How to programmatically make a horizontal line in Qt


Question

I'm trying to figure out how to make a horizontal line in Qt. This is easy to create in Designer but I want to create one programmatically. I've done some googleing and looked at the xml in a ui file but haven't been able to figure anything out.

This is what the xml from the ui file looks like:

  <widget class="Line" name="line">
   <property name="geometry">
    <rect>
     <x>150</x>
     <y>110</y>
     <width>118</width>
     <height>3</height>
    </rect>
   </property>
   <property name="orientation">
    <enum>Qt::Horizontal</enum>
   </property>
  </widget>
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11/19/2017 12:06:35 AM

Accepted Answer

A horizontal or vertical line is just a QFrame with some properties set. In C++, the code that is generated to create a line looks like this:

line = new QFrame(w);
line->setObjectName(QString::fromUtf8("line"));
line->setGeometry(QRect(320, 150, 118, 3));
line->setFrameShape(QFrame::HLine);
line->setFrameShadow(QFrame::Sunken);
35
11/19/2017 12:06:08 AM

Here's another solution using PySide:

from PySide.QtGui import QFrame


class QHLine(QFrame):
    def __init__(self):
        super(QHLine, self).__init__()
        self.setFrameShape(QFrame.HLine)
        self.setFrameShadow(QFrame.Sunken)


class QVLine(QFrame):
    def __init__(self):
        super(QVLine, self).__init__()
        self.setFrameShape(QFrame.VLine)
        self.setFrameShadow(QFrame.Sunken)

Which can then be used as (for example):

from PySide.QtGui import QApplication, QWidget, QGridLayout, QLabel, QComboBox


if __name__ == "__main__":
    app = QApplication([])
    widget = QWidget()
    layout = QGridLayout()

    layout.addWidget(QLabel("Test 1"), 0, 0, 1, 1)
    layout.addWidget(QComboBox(), 0, 1, 1, 1)
    layout.addWidget(QHLine(), 1, 0, 1, 2)
    layout.addWidget(QLabel("Test 2"), 2, 0, 1, 1)
    layout.addWidget(QComboBox(), 2, 1, 1, 1)

    widget.setLayout(layout)
    widget.show()
    app.exec_()

Which results in the following:

Example of QHLine on Windows 10


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