[Development] Platform Look and feel

lars.knoll at nokia.com lars.knoll at nokia.com
Fri Feb 10 08:59:32 CET 2012

On 2/9/12 11:02 PM, "ext Alan Alpert" <alan.alpert at nokia.com> wrote:

>On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 03:37:44 ext Thiago Lacerda wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a way, on Qt5, to get the platform look and feel, without the
>> dependency of QtWidgets using QStyle?
>> Or this is a feature that needs to be discussed about or done (for 5.1
>> maybe?)?
>The plan I'm aware of for getting platform look and feel with QML is to
>QtQuick components for every platform. Theoretically, you could
>pick the appropriate plugin at run-time and run fine as long as you stick
>the shared sub-set of API.
>But I say theoretically because I'm not aware of any plans to actually
>implement this. It's a feature that needs to be discussed about how it
>done (and 5.1 at the earliest it's looking like). The closest we have now
>that the Desktop components (a labs project) tries to get hints out of
>to look native across desktop platforms.

There have been some ideas how to decouple the desktop components from
QtWidgets (by making a new styling backend that's independent of widgets),
but no real work has been done so far. This is material for the time after


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