This library implements the framework for KDE parts, which are
elaborate widgets with a user-interface defined in terms of actions
(menu items, toolbar icons...). See KParts::Part.
The library also provides a framework for applications that want to
use parts. Such applications need to inherit their main window
from KParts::MainWindow and provide a so-called shell GUI,
which provides a basic skeleton GUI with part-independent functionality/actions.
Some KParts applications won't be specific to a given part, but expect
to be able to embed, for instance, all types of viewers out there. For this
the basic functionality of any viewer has been implemented in KParts::ReadOnlyPart, which viewer-like parts should inherit from.
The same applies to KParts::ReadWritePart, which is for editor-like parts.
You can add actions to an existing KParts app from "outside", defining
the code for those actions in a shared library. This mechanism is
obviously called plugins, and implemented by KParts::Plugin.
For a complete, and very simple, example of how to use KParts to display
any kind of file (i.e. making a generic viewer), see the docu for
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