Another day, another blog about some of KDAB’s utility classes. Now it’s the turn of KDSingleApplication, a class that helps implement applications that follow the single-instance policy. What is a single-instance policy? Single-instance policy refers to those applications that want to spawn a unique instance for a given user session. Even when launched multiple times, […]
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KDDockWidgets v1.1 is now available! Although I just wrote about v1.0 last month, the 1.1 release still managed to get a few big features. Here’s the ChangeLog: Auto-hide/SideBar support This was much awaited and probably the last essential feature that was missing. You can now set a dock widget to auto-hide to a side bar. […]
The KDDockWidgets 1.0 release is now available! What is KDDockWidgets? KDDockWidgets is an advanced docking system for Qt, with features that are not available in QDockWidget. See our first blog post, for a quick introduction and the motivation for a new docking framework. What’s new in 1.0? We’ve come a long way since the initial […]
Continuing our blog series about KDToolBox, this time we will discuss UiWatchDog, a keepalive monitor for the GUI thread. Alive? A fundamental rule when writing applications in event-driven UI frameworks such as Qt is: do not ever block the GUI thread! The GUI thread is also usually called the main thread of the application — […]
KDDockWidgets is an effort by KDAB to provide an advanced docking system for Qt that QDockWidgets doesn't support. Features include: nesting dock widgets in a floating window, docking to any main window, tab bar with detachable tabs, inner customizable helper widgets.
At KDAB we invest a significant amount of efforts in research and development. We are always looking for new tooling, libraries and utilities that can make our job easier and improve the C++ and Qt ecosystems. Ultimately, the gained knowledge and skills make our customers happier. As part of this process we develop lots of […]