QBitmap Class

The QBitmap class provides monochrome (1-bit depth) pixmaps. More...

Header: #include <QBitmap>
qmake: QT += gui
Inherits: QPixmap

Public Functions

QBitmap(const QPixmap &pixmap)
QBitmap(int width, int height)
QBitmap(const QSize &size)
QBitmap(const QString &fileName, const char *format = nullptr)
QBitmap(const QBitmap &other)
virtual ~QBitmap()
void clear()
void swap(QBitmap &other)
QBitmap transformed(const QTransform &matrix) const
QVariant operator QVariant() const
QBitmap & operator=(const QBitmap &other)
QBitmap & operator=(QBitmap &&other)
QBitmap & operator=(const QPixmap &pixmap)

Static Public Members

QBitmap fromData(const QSize &size, const uchar *bits, QImage::Format monoFormat = QImage::Format_MonoLSB)
QBitmap fromImage(const QImage &image, Qt::ImageConversionFlags flags)
  • 6 static public members inherited from QPixmap

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The QBitmap class provides monochrome (1-bit depth) pixmaps.

The QBitmap class is a monochrome off-screen paint device used mainly for creating custom QCursor and QBrush objects, constructing QRegion objects, and for setting masks for pixmaps and widgets.

QBitmap is a QPixmap subclass ensuring a depth of 1, except for null objects which have a depth of 0. If a pixmap with a depth greater than 1 is assigned to a bitmap, the bitmap will be dithered automatically.

Use the QColor objects Qt::color0 and Qt::color1 when drawing on a QBitmap object (or a QPixmap object with depth 1).

Painting with Qt::color0 sets the bitmap bits to 0, and painting with Qt::color1 sets the bits to 1. For a bitmap, 0-bits indicate background (or transparent pixels) and 1-bits indicate foreground (or opaque pixels). Use the clear() function to set all the bits to Qt::color0. Note that using the Qt::black and Qt::white colors make no sense because the QColor::pixel() value is not necessarily 0 for black and 1 for white.

The QBitmap class provides the transformed() function returning a transformed copy of the bitmap; use the QTransform argument to translate, scale, shear, and rotate the bitmap. In addition, QBitmap provides the static fromData() function which returns a bitmap constructed from the given uchar data, and the static fromImage() function returning a converted copy of a QImage object.

Just like the QPixmap class, QBitmap is optimized by the use of implicit data sharing. For more information, see the Implicit Data Sharing documentation.

See also QPixmap, QImage, QImageReader, and QImageWriter.

Member Function Documentation


Constructs a null bitmap.

See also QPixmap::isNull().

QBitmap::QBitmap(const QPixmap &pixmap)

Constructs a bitmap that is a copy of the given pixmap.

If the pixmap has a depth greater than 1, the resulting bitmap will be dithered automatically.

See also QPixmap::depth(), fromImage(), and fromData().

QBitmap::QBitmap(int width, int height)

Constructs a bitmap with the given width and height. The pixels inside are uninitialized.

See also clear().

QBitmap::QBitmap(const QSize &size)

Constructs a bitmap with the given size. The pixels in the bitmap are uninitialized.

See also clear().

QBitmap::QBitmap(const QString &fileName, const char *format = nullptr)

Constructs a bitmap from the file specified by the given fileName. If the file does not exist, or has an unknown format, the bitmap becomes a null bitmap.

The fileName and format parameters are passed on to the QPixmap::load() function. If the file format uses more than 1 bit per pixel, the resulting bitmap will be dithered automatically.

See also QPixmap::isNull() and QImageReader::imageFormat().

QBitmap::QBitmap(const QBitmap &other)

Default constructs an instance of QBitmap.

[virtual] QBitmap::~QBitmap()

Destroys the bitmap.

void QBitmap::clear()

Clears the bitmap, setting all its bits to Qt::color0.

[static] QBitmap QBitmap::fromData(const QSize &size, const uchar *bits, QImage::Format monoFormat = QImage::Format_MonoLSB)

Constructs a bitmap with the given size, and sets the contents to the bits supplied.

The bitmap data has to be byte aligned and provided in in the bit order specified by monoFormat. The mono format must be either QImage::Format_Mono or QImage::Format_MonoLSB. Use QImage::Format_Mono to specify data on the XBM format.

See also fromImage().

[static] QBitmap QBitmap::fromImage(const QImage &image, Qt::ImageConversionFlags flags)

Returns a copy of the given image converted to a bitmap using the specified image conversion flags.

See also fromData().

void QBitmap::swap(QBitmap &other)

Swaps bitmap other with this bitmap. This operation is very fast and never fails.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.8.

QBitmap QBitmap::transformed(const QTransform &matrix) const

Returns a copy of this bitmap, transformed according to the given matrix.

See also QPixmap::transformed().

QVariant QBitmap::operator QVariant() const

Returns the bitmap as a QVariant.

QBitmap &QBitmap::operator=(const QBitmap &other)

Copy-assignment operator.

QBitmap &QBitmap::operator=(QBitmap &&other)

Move-assignment operator.

QBitmap &QBitmap::operator=(const QPixmap &pixmap)

This is an overloaded function.

Assigns the given pixmap to this bitmap and returns a reference to this bitmap.

If the pixmap has a depth greater than 1, the resulting bitmap will be dithered automatically.

See also QPixmap::depth().

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