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== Purpose ==
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== Examples ==
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== Guidelines ==
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* Do you really need a custom widget? Check whether an existing widget cannot be used instead.
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* It is strongly recommended to consult the usability team (https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/groups/usability/) and the accessibility team (https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/groups/kdeaccessibility/) in advance of your implementation.
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* Create interaction by following natural design. Find the appropriate metaphor and create interface as near to real usage as possible.
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* Make sure your new widget:
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** Resizes correctly
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** Handles right-to-left setups
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** Supports keyboard navigation (receives and gives focus, indicates when it is focused)
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** Works well with different color schemes
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** Looks as close to existing Qt or kdelibs widgets as possible (use QStyle or QStylePainter to draw elements).
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** Is based on an existing widget rather than a plain QWidget if possible
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* If possible, consider making your widget reusable enough so that it can be integrated in standard widgets
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== Implementation ==
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Latest revision as of 11:26, 4 August 2016

This page is now on the community wiki.


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