[Qt-creator] Create SplitView in EditorManager programmatically

André Hartmann andre.hartmann at iseg-hv.de
Fri Mar 6 15:38:13 CET 2020

Dear Vidhya Arun,

Please note that there is currently a markdown viewer in development / 
review: https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt-creator/qt-creator/+/287928

Maybe your plugin and the markdown viewer can join forces - after all 
the use case should be similar.

Regards, André

Am 06.03.20 um 15:33 schrieb Eike Ziller:
>> On 6. Mar 2020, at 15:29, Eike Ziller <eike.ziller at qt.io> wrote:
>>> On 6. Mar 2020, at 15:15, Vidhya Arun <svidhyapria at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello All
>>> I am creating a plugin for ascii doc preview for which I need to create a splitView in the EditorManager.
>>> My idea is to create a plainTextEdit in one side of Editor and a previewer in the other split.
>>> Are there any methods exposed directly from TextEditor or EditorManager plugin to create this split view (The split Side by side functionality that we are able to do it manually in QtCreator editor is what am trying to call programatically )
>> The only options that you have programmatically are "EditorManager::openEditor(filename, Id(), EditorManager::OpenInOtherSplit)” (opens document in “next” split view, creates split view if there is none yet),
> That is available for any editor-opening method, like EditorManager::openEditorWithContents, which might be more appropriate if you create an in-memory preview.
>> and possibly "EditorManager::openEditor(...., EditorManager::SwitchSplitIfAlreadyVisible)", which does not open the document in the current view, if it is already visible in a different view.
>> Otherwise splits are currently not exposed to the outside.

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