[Qt-creator] Which engine is used to display HTML?

Nils Jeisecke nils.jeisecke at saltation.com
Mon Sep 11 18:25:25 CEST 2017


I'm currently discussing a patch enhancing Qt's richtext table model
with cell border styling.


During this discussion I tried to check whether QtCreator uses
QTextBrowser for viewing HTML stuff and could therefore benefit from
such a change.

Having a quick look at the sources it looks like there are three
implementations for the viewer:

- WebEngine
- QTextBrowser
- Mac specific WebView Wrapper

The selection of the engine seems to depend on the available Qt modules
at compile time. Is that correct? Which implementation is used on
Mac/Win/X11 with the pre-built QtCreator download versions?

Is QTextBrowser good enough to present a usable rendering of the
generated Qt docs at all?



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