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BarChartQt

vtk-examples/Cxx/Qt/BarChartQt


Description

This example shows how to create a Bar Chart.

Also see the BarChart example.

Question

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Code

BarChartQt.cxx

#include "BarChartQt.h"

// This is included here because it is forward declared in
// BarChartQt.h
#include "ui_BarChartQt.h"

#include <vtkAxis.h>
#include <vtkChartXY.h>
#include <vtkContextScene.h>
#include <vtkContextView.h>
#include <vtkGenericOpenGLRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkIntArray.h>
#include <vtkNamedColors.h>
#include <vtkNew.h>
#include <vtkPen.h>
#include <vtkPlot.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkTable.h>
#include <vtkTextProperty.h>

#include <array>

#if VTK_VERSION_NUMBER >= 89000000000ULL
#define VTK890 1
#endif

#if VTK_VERSION_NUMBER >= 90000000000ULL
#define VTK900 1
#endif

namespace {
// Monthly circulation data
int data_2008[] = {10822, 10941, 9979,  10370, 9460, 11228,
                   15093, 12231, 10160, 9816,  9384, 7892};
int data_2009[] = {9058,  9474,  9979,  9408, 8900, 11569,
                   14688, 12231, 10294, 9585, 8957, 8590};
int data_2010[] = {9058,  10941, 9979,  10270, 8900, 11228,
                   14688, 12231, 10160, 9585,  9384, 8590};
} // namespace

// Constructor
BarChartQt::BarChartQt()
{
  this->ui = new Ui_BarChartQt;
  this->ui->setupUi(this);

  vtkNew<vtkGenericOpenGLRenderWindow> renderWindow;
#if VTK890
  this->ui->qvtkWidget->setRenderWindow(renderWindow);
#else
  this->ui->qvtkWidget->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);
#endif

  vtkNew<vtkNamedColors> colors;
  vtkColor3d backgroundColor = colors->GetColor3d("Seashell");
  vtkColor3d axisColor = colors->GetColor3d("Black");
  vtkColor3d titleColor = colors->GetColor3d("MidnightBlue");

  vtkNew<vtkChartXY> chart;

  // Set various properties
  vtkAxis* xAxis = chart->GetAxis(vtkAxis::BOTTOM);
  xAxis->SetTitle("Monthly");
  xAxis->GetTitleProperties()->SetColor(axisColor.GetData());
  xAxis->GetTitleProperties()->SetFontSize(16);
  xAxis->GetTitleProperties()->ItalicOn();
  xAxis->GetLabelProperties()->SetColor(axisColor.GetData());
  xAxis->SetGridVisible(true);
  xAxis->GetGridPen()->SetColor(colors->GetColor4ub("Black"));

  vtkAxis* yAxis = chart->GetAxis(vtkAxis::LEFT);
  yAxis->SetTitle("Circulation");
  yAxis->GetTitleProperties()->SetColor(axisColor.GetData());
  yAxis->GetTitleProperties()->SetFontSize(16);
  yAxis->GetTitleProperties()->ItalicOn();
  yAxis->GetLabelProperties()->SetColor(axisColor.GetData());
  yAxis->SetGridVisible(true);
  yAxis->GetGridPen()->SetColor(colors->GetColor4ub("Black"));

  chart->SetTitle("Circulation 2008, 2009, 2010");
  chart->GetTitleProperties()->SetFontSize(24);
  chart->GetTitleProperties()->SetColor(titleColor.GetData());
  chart->GetTitleProperties()->BoldOn();

  // Set up a 2D scene, add an XY chart to it
  vtkNew<vtkContextView> view;
  view->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);
  view->GetRenderer()->SetBackground(backgroundColor.GetData());
  view->GetRenderWindow()->SetSize(640, 480);
  view->GetScene()->AddItem(chart);

  // Create a table with some points in it...
  vtkNew<vtkTable> table;

  vtkNew<vtkIntArray> arrMonth;
  arrMonth->SetName("Month");
  table->AddColumn(arrMonth);

  vtkNew<vtkIntArray> arr2008;
  arr2008->SetName("2008");
  table->AddColumn(arr2008);

  vtkNew<vtkIntArray> arr2009;
  arr2009->SetName("2009");
  table->AddColumn(arr2009);

  vtkNew<vtkIntArray> arr2010;
  arr2010->SetName("2010");
  table->AddColumn(arr2010);

  table->SetNumberOfRows(12);
  for (int i = 0; i < 12; i++)
  {
    table->SetValue(i, 0, i + 1);
    table->SetValue(i, 1, data_2008[i]);
    table->SetValue(i, 2, data_2009[i]);
    table->SetValue(i, 3, data_2010[i]);
  }

  // Add multiple line plots, setting the colors etc
  vtkPlot* line = 0;

  line = chart->AddPlot(vtkChart::BAR);
  line->SetInputData(table, 0, 1);
  auto rgba = colors->GetColor4ub("YellowGreen");
  line->SetColor(rgba[0], rgba[1], rgba[2], rgba[3]);

  line = chart->AddPlot(vtkChart::BAR);
  line->SetInputData(table, 0, 2);
  rgba = colors->GetColor4ub("Salmon");
  line->SetColor(rgba[0], rgba[1], rgba[2], rgba[3]);

  line = chart->AddPlot(vtkChart::BAR);
  line->SetInputData(table, 0, 3);
  rgba = colors->GetColor4ub("CornflowerBlue");
  line->SetColor(rgba[0], rgba[1], rgba[2], rgba[3]);

  view->GetRenderWindow()->SetMultiSamples(0);

#if !defined(VTK900)
  view->SetInteractor(this->ui->qvtkWidget->GetInteractor());
#endif
  // VTK/Qt wedded
#if VTK890
  this->ui->qvtkWidget->setRenderWindow(view->GetRenderWindow());
#else
  this->ui->qvtkWidget->SetRenderWindow(view->GetRenderWindow());
#endif

  // Set up action signals and slots
  connect(this->ui->actionExit, SIGNAL(triggered()), this, SLOT(slotExit()));
}

void BarChartQt::slotExit()
{
  std::cout << "Exiting" << std::endl;
  qApp->exit();
}

BarChartQt.h

#ifndef BarChartQt_H
#define BarChartQt_H

#include <QMainWindow>

// Forward Qt class declarations
class Ui_BarChartQt;

class BarChartQt : public QMainWindow
{
  Q_OBJECT
public:
  // Constructor/Destructor
  BarChartQt();
  ~BarChartQt() = default;

public slots:

  void slotExit();

private:
  // Designer form
  Ui_BarChartQt* ui;
};

#endif

BarChartQtDriver.cxx

#include <QApplication>
#include <QSurfaceFormat>

#include <QVTKOpenGLNativeWidget.h>

#include "BarChartQt.h"

int main(int argc, char** argv)
{
  // Needed to ensure appropriate OpenGL context is created for VTK rendering.
  QSurfaceFormat::setDefaultFormat(QVTKOpenGLNativeWidget::defaultFormat());

  // QT Stuff
  QApplication app(argc, argv);

  BarChartQt BarChartQt;
  BarChartQt.show();

  return app.exec();
}

BarChartQt.ui

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ui version="4.0">
 <class>BarChartQt</class>
 <widget class="QMainWindow" name="BarChartQt">
  <property name="geometry">
   <rect>
    <x>0</x>
    <y>0</y>
     <width>660</width>
     <height>520</height>
   </rect>
  </property>
  <property name="windowTitle">
   <string>BarChartQt</string>
  </property>
  <widget class="QWidget" name="centralwidget">
   <widget class="QVTKOpenGLNativeWidget" name="qvtkWidget">
    <property name="geometry">
     <rect>
      <x>10</x>
      <y>20</y>
      <width>640</width>
      <height>480</height>
     </rect>
    </property>
   </widget>
  </widget>
  <action name="actionOpenFile">
   <property name="enabled">
    <bool>true</bool>
   </property>
   <property name="text">
    <string>Open File...</string>
   </property>
  </action>
  <action name="actionExit">
   <property name="text">
    <string>Exit</string>
   </property>
  </action>
  <action name="actionPrint">
   <property name="text">
    <string>Print</string>
   </property>
  </action>
  <action name="actionHelp">
   <property name="text">
    <string>Help</string>
   </property>
  </action>
  <action name="actionSave">
   <property name="text">
    <string>Save</string>
   </property>
  </action>
 </widget>
 <customwidgets>
  <customwidget>
   <class>QVTKOpenGLNativeWidget</class>
   <extends>QWidget</extends>
   <header>QVTKOpenGLNativeWidget.h</header>
  </customwidget>
 </customwidgets>
 <resources>

 </resources>
 <connections/>
</ui>

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

if(POLICY CMP0020)
  cmake_policy(SET CMP0020 NEW)
  cmake_policy(SET CMP0071 NEW)
endif()

PROJECT(BarChartQt)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  vtkChartsCore
  vtkCommonColor
  vtkCommonCore
  vtkCommonDataModel
  vtkInteractionStyle
  vtkRenderingContext2D
  vtkRenderingContextOpenGL2
  vtkRenderingCore
  vtkRenderingFreeType
  vtkRenderingGL2PSOpenGL2
  vtkRenderingOpenGL2
  vtkViewsContext2D
  vtkGUISupportQt
  vtkRenderingQt
  QUIET
)

if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message("Skipping BarChartQt: ${VTK_NOT_FOUND_MESSAGE}")
  return ()
endif()
message (STATUS "VTK_VERSION: ${VTK_VERSION}")

if(vtkGUISupportQt_LOADED OR TARGET VTK::GUISupportQt)
  if (VTK_VERSION VERSION_LESS "8.90.0")
    # Instruct CMake to run moc automatically when needed.
    set(CMAKE_AUTOMOC ON)
  else()
     # Instruct CMake to run moc and uic automatically when needed.
    set(CMAKE_AUTOMOC ON)
    set(CMAKE_AUTOUIC ON)
  endif()
  # We have ui files, this will bring in the macro: qt5_wrap_ui
  find_package(Qt5Widgets REQUIRED QUIET)
else()
  message(STATUS "GuiSupportQt not found.")
  return()
endif()

include_directories(${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR} ${CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR})

file(GLOB UI_FILES *.ui)
file(GLOB QT_WRAP *.h)
file(GLOB CXX_FILES *.cxx)

qt5_wrap_ui(UISrcs ${UI_FILES})

if (VTK_VERSION VERSION_LESS "8.90.0")
  # old system
  include(${VTK_USE_FILE})
  # CMAKE_AUTOMOC in ON so the MOC headers will be automatically wrapped.
  add_executable(BarChartQt MACOSX_BUNDLE
    ${CXX_FILES} ${UISrcs} ${QT_WRAP})
  if (Qt5Widgets_VERSION VERSION_LESS "5.11.0")
    qt5_use_modules(BarChartQt Core Gui Widgets)
  else()
    target_link_libraries(BarChartQt Qt5::Core Qt5::Gui Qt5::Widgets)
  endif()
  target_link_libraries(BarChartQt ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else()
  # CMAKE_AUTOMOC in ON so the MOC headers will be automatically wrapped.
  add_executable(BarChartQt MACOSX_BUNDLE
    ${CXX_FILES} ${UISrcs} ${QT_WRAP})
  if (Qt5Widgets_VERSION VERSION_LESS "5.11.0")
    qt5_use_modules(BarChartQt Core Gui Widgets)
  else()
    target_link_libraries(BarChartQt Qt5::Core Qt5::Gui Qt5::Widgets)
  endif()
  target_link_libraries(BarChartQt ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
  # vtk_module_autoinit is needed
  vtk_module_autoinit(
    TARGETS BarChartQt
    MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
  )
endif()

Download and Build BarChartQt

Click here to download BarChartQt and its CMakeLists.txt file. Once the tarball BarChartQt.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

 cd BarChartQt/build

This example requires Qt and VTK.

If VTK and Qt are installed:

 cmake ..

If VTK is not installed but compiled on your system, you will need to specify the path to your VTK build:

 cmake -DVTK_DIR:PATH=/home/me/vtk_build ..

If Qt is not found on your system, you will need to tell CMake where to find qmake:

cmake -DQT_QMAKE_EXECUTABLE:FILEPATH=/usr/something/qmake  ..

Build the project:

make

and run it:

./BarChartQt

WINDOWS USERS

Be sure to add the VTK bin directory to your path. This will resolve the VTK dll's at run time. You may also need to add a Qt related path.