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    Default QMenu popup: how close when clicked outside

    Hi,

    I have 2 QMenus (trayIconMenu1 and trayIconMenu2).

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    1. QMenu *trayIconMenu1 = new QMenu(this);
    2. QMenu *trayIconMenu2 = new QMenu(this);
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    The first QMenu popups itself when i right click the icon in the system tray. I popup the second one when i left click the icon in the system tray.

    Qt Code:
    1. trayIconMenu2->popup(QCursor::pos());
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    The problem is that the second one does not automatically close whenever i click outside the menu. The first one does close automatically.

    I tried to inherit QMenu and overwrite mousePressEvent, changeEvent, focusOutEvent, event. I also tried these functions in the parent widget, which is a QDialog. None of these functions are called when I click outside the popup.

    What event should I use so that the second QMenu automatically closes? Or is there something else I need to do?

    Thx

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    Default Re: QMenu popup: how close when clicked outside

    why dont u close your first menu when u pop-up your second menu?

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    Default Re: QMenu popup: how close when clicked outside

    Or perhaps you could dynamically populate the menu with help of QMenu::aboutToShow().
    J-P Nurmi

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    Default Re: QMenu popup: how close when clicked outside

    Thx for the replies.

    @talk2amulya
    The second menu and the first menu are independent of each other. When I left click the system tray icon only the second menu should popup. (The first menu only shows when I right click the system tray icon.) So the second menu should close in every case I press the mouse (left, right or middle click) somewhere outside the menu. The first menu is never invoked.

    @jpn
    I also thought of this to use it somewhere in the proces, but I dont see how I can use this function to close the second menu.

    I would expect an event when I click outside the menu, but I cant find it.
    So I don't understand what exactly happens when the user right clicks the menu followed by a click outside the menu. It seems like qt does some extra things in that case and not when the user does the same with a left click.

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    Default Re: QMenu popup: how close when clicked outside

    Quote Originally Posted by powermax View Post
    @jpn
    I also thought of this to use it somewhere in the proces, but I dont see how I can use this function to close the second menu.
    Actually my idea was to use a single menu instead of two menus. For example you could try to use QSystemTrayIcon::Trigger vs. QSystemTrayIcon::Context to determine how to re-populate the menu on the fly.
    J-P Nurmi

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    Default Re: QMenu popup: how close when clicked outside

    It works now. I need to use the following code:
    Qt Code:
    1. trayIconMenu2->activateWindow();
    2. trayIconMenu2->popup(QCursor::pos());
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    Now I will dynamically populate my menu .
    Thx for the hints.
    Last edited by powermax; 4th March 2009 at 04:24.

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