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Sunday, August 7th 2005, 4:13pm

How to disable automatic dialog resizing?

Hi, I have a modeless dialog in Qt4 that I fill with some text labels that changes dynamically.
Sometimes, the text labels are rather long, which results in a rather big dialog.
Even more annoying is that the dialog changes it size frequently.
Is there a way to disable automatic resize, but still allow the user to resize the dialog manually?
I cannot and dont want to use word wrapping, it's ok if the string is cut of.




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Sunday, August 7th 2005, 4:38pm

Try giving the dialog a maximum-width. I haven't tried it, but it should work.

Widgets stubbornly stop resizing if they're at their minimum or maximum sizes.


Sunday, August 7th 2005, 6:01pm

That doesn't work I'm afraid, the user should still be able to resize the dialog to whatever size he sees fit. I just want to disable the automatic resizing.

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Sunday, August 7th 2005, 9:12pm

Subclass QLabel and have it cut off the text if it is too wide. Alternatively don't put those labels in a layout, this way the parent widget won't be resize for the content to fit.


Tuesday, August 9th 2005, 12:34am

Uset setSizeGripEnabled to turn off resizing grip and setFixedSize to setup ur desired size... should work (works for me)