I am just trying understand how qgis and designer work together. From Nathan W's excellent posts I know how to create a user form and how to hook it to a qgis layer and also how to add validation code. My questions here are pretty naive but the stuff that everyone knows is precisely the stuff that one can't find in print:
Is the copy of Qt Designer that comes with QGIS integrated wtih the QGIS GUI in anyway (like the forms designer within ms-access is the the rest of ms-access)?
Can I start Qt Designer from within QGIS or do I have to have to fish around in the QGIS installation with Windows Explorer and find the Qt Designer exe to double click on?
- Am I better off installing a separate version of Qt Designer/Qt Creator or pyQt than using the integrated Qt Designer?
- Does the pre-packaged windows installer for new users come with Qt Designer configured in a way that can be used for form design?
- If I am looking for a way to create forms with python validation code, is PyQt a good solution?
- Many data collection tasks are non-spatial, for example adding in a price list for road signs. The GIS can record which signs need replacing but the price list is needed to provide a cost estimate. Is there anyway of triggering the display of forms for non-spatial data tables?