[Development] [Google Summer of Code] [Project Ideas] Qt Quick Controls 2 Sailfish Silica Style

J-P Nurmi jpnurmi at qt.io
Mon Apr 9 20:31:18 CEST 2018

> On 6 Apr 2018, at 17:39, Alexander Akulich <akulichalexander at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I highly doubt that it can be done as a part of GSoC and I don't see
> any point in moving this to QtProject as we don't have Sailfish OS
> platform upstreamed. We just need this style to make QQC2 applications
> look native on Sailfish OS. I think that we'll have to rely on
> closed-yet components and the style is not going to look nice with
> mocks.
> That said, I see a number of issues and I hope that we'll discuss and
> agree on some changes to the QQC2 API:
> 1) I would like to propose ComboDelegate — a pair of ComboBox and
> Label, combined in a platform-specific way (similar to CheckDelegate
> and RadioDelegate).
> 2) We also need a delegate to display a label and an associated value.
> It is named "DetailItem" in Silica, but I would agree to go with a
> name like ValueDelegate.
> 3) Yet another point is that we need to properly style delegate
> descriptions, so I want to propose "description" property at least for
> Combo, Radio and Switch delegates (we even don't have a 'buddy'
> property here, though it still would be very hacky to go in this way).
> Probably it makes sense to start another thread to discuss Qt Quick
> Controls 2 API, but I need at least three weeks to think and
> experiment with what we have right now. :-)
> My work is available at
> https://git.merproject.org/Kaffeine/qtsilicastyle (compatible with Qt
> 5.9 and 5.10), but I don't think that it can be interesting for anyone
> in its current shape.

Hi all,

+1 for any QQC2 additions and enablers that make it easier to implement the Silica style. That is, as long as the changes make sense from cross-platform perspective i.e. make sense for the other styles too. The proposed changes sound like they do. :)

J-P Nurmi

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