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    Question Property editor doesn't display my custom widget properties

    Hello,

    I have created a custom widget and a plugin for it, so it shows up fine in designer. I have also added a couple of properties using the Q_PROPERTY macro. The problem is that these properties do not show up in the property editor when I click on my custom widget in designer. I am using Qt 4.1.2 on linux. Does anyone know how I can make the properties show up in the property editor?

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    Cristian

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    Default Re: Property editor doesn't display my custom widget properties

    Maybe your property handling methods are incorrect? Did you receive any warnings about it during plugin compilation?

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    Default Re: Property editor doesn't display my custom widget properties

    No warnings. In fact, the property handling methods (and the properties themselves) are as simple as this:

    Q_PROPERTY(int minimum READ minimum WRITE set_minimum)
    Q_PROPERTY(int maximum READ maximum WRITE set_maximum)

    int minimum() const;
    int maximum() const;

    void set_minimum(int min);
    void set_maximum(int max);


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    Default Re: Property editor doesn't display my custom widget properties

    Do you have Q_OBJECT macro inside your widget definition?

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    Default Re: Property editor doesn't display my custom widget properties

    Yes, the Q_OBJECT is in there. Would you like me to post the sources?

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    Default Re: Property editor doesn't display my custom widget properties

    OK, here's the (silly) thing I was doing:

    I had a previous version of the shared library containing the custom widget that I did not remove from the $QTDIR/plugins/designer directory. I didn't want to lose it, so I just renamed it (Duh!!). I guess designer was loading my plugin from that old ".so" and was ignoring the new one that contained the properties.

    Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the replies.

    Cristian

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