[Development] Foreign windows, embedding and transiency

Sorvig Morten Morten.Sorvig at digia.com
Wed Dec 12 06:19:01 CET 2012

On Dec 11, 2012, at 1:30 PM, Alberto Mardegan <mardy at users.sourceforge.net>

> OK. Though I'd prefer to call it Qt::ForeignWindow, to make it obvious 
> that it's not owned by this process (Qt::NativeWindow just seems to tell 
> that the QWindow is associated with a native window, which is always 
> true, AFAIU).

Yes, ForeginWindow is better. The Cocoa use case is slightly different: we are wrapping in-process views which Qt owns (in the resource management sense). It's still a QWindow with foreign content though.

>> - An basic API for setting the native window*, for example a function exported by QPlatformNativeInterface.
>> - Nice API in QtMacExtras
> What API would you need?

A type-safe API, plus an implementation of QMacCocoaViewContainer (the widget which used to do this in Qt 4).


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