QLabel: set color of text and background

QLabel: set color of text and background

Asked on December 15, 2018 in Qt.
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    Change the text color and background color of a QLabel:

    QLabel* pLabel = new QLabel;
    pLabel->setStyleSheet("QLabel { background-color : red; color : blue; }");

     using Qt Style Sheets and change the QPalette colors of your QLabel,  get different results on different platforms and styles.

    Qt documentation states :

        Using a QPalette is not guaranteed to work for all styles, because style authors are restricted by the different platforms’ guidelines and by the native theme engine.

    Do something like this :

    QPalette palette = ui->pLabel->palette();
    palette.setColor(ui->pLabel->backgroundRole(), Qt::yellow);
    palette.setColor(ui->pLabel->foregroundRole(), Qt::yellow);


    Answered on December 15, 2018.
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    Use  this:


    must set setAutoFillBackground(true); to enable background color

    QPalette sample_palette;
    sample_palette.setColor(QPalette::Window, Qt::white);
    sample_palette.setColor(QPalette::WindowText, Qt::blue);
    sample_label->setText("What ever text");

    It works on Windows and Ubuntu, have not played with any other OS.

    For more information just try this link

    QPalette, color role section for more details

    Answered on December 15, 2018.
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    Easy method:

         The setting RGBA colors (that is, RGB color with an Alpha value for transparency) for color display labels in my painting application.

    myLabel.setStyleSheet(“QLabel { background-color : %s”%color.name())

    where color is an RGBA color.

      So, my dirty solution was to extend QLabel and override paintEvent() method filling its bounding rect.

    Today, I have

    open up the qt-assistant and read the style reference properties list.  Example to  states the following:

    QLineEdit { background-color: rgb(255, 0, 0) }

    The given code is example:

    myLabel= QLabel()
    myLabel.setAutoFillBackground(True) # This is important!!
    color = QtGui.QColor(233, 10, 150)
    alpha = 140
    values = "{r}, {g}, {b}, {a}".format(r = color.red(),
                                         g = color.green(),
                                         b = color.blue(),
                                         a = alpha
    myLabel.setStyleSheet("QLabel { background-color: rgba("+values+"); }")

    setAutoFillBackground() set  is  worked.


    Answered on December 15, 2018.
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