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The StocQt application presents a trend chart for the first stock in the list of NASDAQ-100 stocks maintained by it. It allows the user to choose another stock from the list, and fetches the required data for the selected stock by sending an XMLHttpRequest to http://finance.yahoo.com.

The application uses several custom types such as Button, CheckBox, StockChart, StockInfo, StockView, and so on. These types are used to present the stock data in a readable form and also let the user customize the trend chart. For example, the user can choose to view the yearly, monthly, or daily trends in the stock price.

The application uses the ObjectModel type to access the two visual data models that it depends on.

    ListView {
id: root
model: ObjectModel {
StockListView {
id: listView
width: root.width
height: root.height
StockView {
id: stockView
width: root.width
height: root.height
stocklist: listView
stock: stock

The StockListView model is a static data model listing the NASDAQ-100 stocks with basic information such as stockId, name, value, change, and so on. This data model is used by the application if the user wants to choose another stock from the list.

StockView is a complex data model that presents a trend chart for the selected stock. It uses another custom type, StockChart, which presents the graphical trend of the stock price using a Canvas. This data model is used for most of the time during the lifetime of the application.

Rectangle {
id: chart
width: 320
height: 200
Canvas {
id: canvas
onPaint: {
if (!stockModel.ready) {
numPoints = stockModel.indexOf(chart.startDate);
if (chart.gridSize == 0)
chart.gridSize = numPoints
var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
ctx.globalCompositeOperation = "source-over";
ctx.lineWidth = 1;
var highestPrice = 0;
var highestVolume = 0;
var lowestPrice = -1;
var points = [];
for (var i = numPoints, j = 0; i >= 0 ; i -= pixelSkip, j += pixelSkip) {
var price = stockModel.get(i);
if (parseFloat(highestPrice) < parseFloat(price.high))
highestPrice = price.high;
if (parseInt(highestVolume, 10) < parseInt(price.volume, 10))
highestVolume = price.volume;
if (lowestPrice < 0 || parseFloat(lowestPrice) > parseFloat(price.low))
lowestPrice = price.low;
x: j * xGridStep,
open: price.open,
close: price.close,
high: price.high,
low: price.low,
volume: price.volume
if (settings.drawHighPrice)
drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.highColor, "high", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
if (settings.drawLowPrice)
drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.lowColor, "low", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
if (settings.drawOpenPrice)
drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints,settings.openColor, "open", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
if (settings.drawClosePrice)
drawPrice(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.closeColor, "close", points, highestPrice, lowestPrice);
drawVolume(ctx, 0, numPoints, settings.volumeColor, "volume", points, highestVolume);
drawScales(ctx, highestPrice, lowestPrice, highestVolume);

To understand the application better, browse through its code using Qt Creator.

Running the Example

To run the example from Qt Creator, open the Welcome mode and select the example from Examples. For more information, visit Building and Running an Example.


  • demos/stocqt/stocqt.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/Button.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/CheckBox.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockChart.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockInfo.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockListModel.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockListView.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockModel.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockSettingsPanel.qml
  • demos/stocqt/content/StockView.qml
  • demos/stocqt/main.cpp
  • demos/stocqt/stocqt.pro
  • demos/stocqt/stocqt.qmlproject
  • demos/stocqt/stocqt.qrc

See also QML Applications.