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    Default How to design a solution for QLabel text alignment?

    Hi Everyone,

    QT newbie here.

    Just wondering if there is a way of designing a solution using QT for this requirement.

    I have two labels.
    label1
    label2

    Font: Arial (non monospace font)

    $ amounts are variable in nature.
    The label should be displayed in such a way that it appears like the . are aligned as per the below pics

    Sample1
    sample1.png

    I tried adding the QLabels (label1 and label2) to QVBoxLayout. But it didn't help.

    I noticed that input to be right-justified has a range:

    //$X.XX e.g. $5.00
    //$XX.XX e.g. $50.00
    //$XX.XX e.g. $500.00
    //$XX.XX e.g. $4999.00 (Max)

    If my QString value2 contains the above strings, I count the characters e.g.
    5
    6
    7
    8 (Max)

    Then I take the value1 let us say $2.36 which will always be 5 chars and do:

    Qt Code:
    1. value1 = value1.rightJustified(lengthOfValue2String,QLatin1Char(' '), true);
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    The problem obviously is non-monospaced Arial font which I cannot change unfortunately.

    But I noticed that if I do QLatin1Char('$') instead of space, both values are aligned as per the images in my original post. But with $ instead of space which I don't want.

    Is there a way of using the fillChar with $ and then make them invisible? : )

    Any advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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