General Services

These are operations that do not fit into any of the other categories. They are automatically available in any Qbs project file or JavaScript file.

Available Operations

require

require(identifier: string): any

Loads an extension and returns an object representing the extension. If identifier is a relative or absolute file path, this function will load a JavaScript file and return an object containing the evaluated context of that file. Otherwise, loads a Qbs extension named identifier and returns an object that contains the extension's context. This function is only available in JavaScript files and is designed to behave similarly to the CommonJS/RequireJS/Node.js module resolution systems.

var MyFunctions = require("./myfunctions.js");
MyFunctions.doSomething();
var FileInfo = require("qbs.FileInfo");
var fileName = FileInfo.fileName(filePath);

Extensions to JavaScript Built-in Objects

Array.contains

Array.contains(e: any): boolean

Returns true if the array contains the element e. Returns false otherwise.

Array.containsAll

Array.containsAll(other: any[]): boolean

Returns true if the array contains every element in the other array. Returns false otherwise.

Array.containsAny

Array.containsAny(other: any[]): boolean

Returns true if the array contains some element(s) in the other array. Returns false otherwise.

Array.uniqueConcat

Array.uniqueConcat(other: any[]): any[]

Returns a copy of this array joined with the array other. Duplicates that would originate from the concatenation are removed. The order of elements is preserved.

String.contains

String.contains(s: string): boolean

Returns true if the string contains the substring s. Returns false otherwise.

startsWith

String.startsWith(s: string): boolean

Returns true if the string starts with the substring s. Returns false otherwise.

endsWith

String.endsWith(s: string): boolean

Returns true if the string ends with the substring s. Returns false otherwise.

Console API

Qbs provides a subset of the non-standard Console API available in most ECMAScript runtimes.

The output of each of these functions will only be displayed if the logging level is at least the level which the function outputs at. Logging levels from lowest to highest are: 'error', 'warning', 'info', 'debug', and 'trace'. The default is 'info'.

Warning: The contents of this section are subject to change in order to align with future standardization processes.

console.debug

console.debug(s: string): void

This method is an alias for console.log().

console.error

console.error(s: string): void

Logs an error level message. Outputs to stderr when the logger output is a terminal. The string will be prefixed with "ERROR: " and colored red when the logger output is a color-capable terminal.

console.info

console.info(s: string): void

Logs an info level message. Outputs to stdout when the logger output is a terminal.

console.log

console.log(s: string): void

Logs a debug level message. Outputs to stderr when the logger output is a terminal.

console.warn

console.warn(s: string): void

Logs a warning level message. Outputs to stderr when the logger output is a terminal. The string will be prefixed with "WARNING: " and colored yellow when the logger output is a color-capable terminal.

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