QwtPlotRasterItem Class Reference

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Detailed Description

A class, which displays raster data.

Raster data is a grid of pixel values, that can be represented as a QImage. It is used for many types of information like spectrograms, cartograms, geographical maps ...

Often a plot has several types of raster data organized in layers. ( f.e a geographical map, with weather statistics ). Using setAlpha() raster items can be stacked easily.

QwtPlotRasterItem is only implemented for images of the following formats: QImage::Format_Indexed8, QImage::Format_ARGB32.

See also:

Definition at line 36 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.h.

Public Types

enum  CachePolicy {

Public Member Functions

 QwtPlotRasterItem (const QString &title=QString::null)
 QwtPlotRasterItem (const QwtText &title)
virtual ~QwtPlotRasterItem ()
void setAlpha (int alpha)
int alpha () const
void setCachePolicy (CachePolicy)
CachePolicy cachePolicy () const
void invalidateCache ()
virtual void draw (QPainter *p, const QwtScaleMap &xMap, const QwtScaleMap &yMap, const QRect &rect) const
virtual QSize rasterHint (const QwtDoubleRect &) const

Protected Member Functions

virtual QImage renderImage (const QwtScaleMap &xMap, const QwtScaleMap &yMap, const QwtDoubleRect &area) const =0

Member Enumeration Documentation

enum QwtPlotRasterItem::CachePolicy

  • NoCache
    renderImage() is called, whenever the item has to be repainted
  • PaintCache
    renderImage() is called, whenever the image cache is not valid, or the scales, or the size of the canvas has changed. This type of cache is only useful for improving the performance of hide/show operations. All other situations are already handled by the plot canvas cache.
  • ScreenCache
    The screen cache is an image in size of the screen. As long as the scales don't change the target image is scaled from the cache. This might improve the performance when resizing the plot widget, but suffers from scaling effects.

The default policy is NoCache

Definition at line 56 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QwtPlotRasterItem::QwtPlotRasterItem const QString &  title = QString::null  )  [explicit]


Definition at line 91 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

QwtPlotRasterItem::QwtPlotRasterItem const QwtText title  )  [explicit]


Definition at line 98 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

QwtPlotRasterItem::~QwtPlotRasterItem  )  [virtual]


Definition at line 105 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

Member Function Documentation

int QwtPlotRasterItem::alpha  )  const

Alpha value of the raster item
See also:

Definition at line 163 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

QwtPlotRasterItem::CachePolicy QwtPlotRasterItem::cachePolicy  )  const

Cache policy
See also:
CachePolicy, setCachePolicy()

Definition at line 192 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

void QwtPlotRasterItem::draw QPainter *  painter,
const QwtScaleMap xMap,
const QwtScaleMap yMap,
const QRect &  canvasRect
const [virtual]

Draw the raster data.

painter Painter
xMap X-Scale Map
yMap Y-Scale Map
canvasRect Contents rect of the plot canvas

Implements QwtPlotItem.

Reimplemented in QwtPlotSpectrogram.

Definition at line 229 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

References QwtPlotItem::boundingRect(), QwtPlotItem::invTransform(), QwtPlotItem::paintRect(), and QwtPlotItem::transform().

Referenced by QwtPlotSpectrogram::draw().

void QwtPlotRasterItem::invalidateCache  ) 

Invalidate the paint cache

See also:

Definition at line 201 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

Referenced by setCachePolicy(), QwtPlotSpectrogram::setColorMap(), and QwtPlotSpectrogram::setData().

QSize QwtPlotRasterItem::rasterHint const QwtDoubleRect &   )  const [virtual]

Returns the recommended raster for a given rect.

F.e the raster hint can be used to limit the resolution of the image that is rendered.

The default implementation returns an invalid size (QSize()), what means: no hint.

Reimplemented in QwtPlotSpectrogram.

Definition at line 217 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

virtual QImage QwtPlotRasterItem::renderImage const QwtScaleMap xMap,
const QwtScaleMap yMap,
const QwtDoubleRect &  area
const [protected, pure virtual]

Renders an image for an area

The format of the image must be QImage::Format_Indexed8, QImage::Format_RGB32 or QImage::Format_ARGB32

xMap Maps x-values into pixel coordinates.
yMap Maps y-values into pixel coordinates.
area Requested area for the image in scale coordinates

Implemented in QwtPlotSpectrogram.

void QwtPlotRasterItem::setAlpha int  alpha  ) 

Set an alpha value for the raster data.

Often a plot has several types of raster data organized in layers. ( f.e a geographical map, with weather statistics ). Using setAlpha() raster items can be stacked easily.

The alpha value is a value [0, 255] to control the transparency of the image. 0 represents a fully transparent color, while 255 represents a fully opaque color.

alpha Alpha value
  • alpha >= 0
    All alpha values of the pixels returned by renderImage() will be set to alpha, beside those with an alpha value of 0 (invalid pixels).
  • alpha < 0 The alpha values returned by renderImage() are not changed.

The default alpha value is -1.

See also:

Definition at line 143 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

References QwtPlotItem::itemChanged().

void QwtPlotRasterItem::setCachePolicy QwtPlotRasterItem::CachePolicy  policy  ) 

Change the cache policy

The default policy is NoCache

policy Cache policy
See also:
CachePolicy, cachePolicy()

Definition at line 176 of file qwt_plot_rasteritem.cpp.

References invalidateCache(), and QwtPlotItem::itemChanged().

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