Obsolete Members for QDesktopServices

The following members of class QDesktopServices are obsolete. They are provided to keep old source code working. We strongly advise against using them in new code.

Static Public Members

(obsolete) QString displayName(QDesktopServices::StandardLocation type)
(obsolete) QString storageLocation(QDesktopServices::StandardLocation type)

Member Function Documentation

[static] QString QDesktopServices::displayName(QDesktopServices::StandardLocation type)

This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source code working. We strongly advise against using it in new code.

Use QStandardPaths::displayName()

[static] QString QDesktopServices::storageLocation(QDesktopServices::StandardLocation type)

This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source code working. We strongly advise against using it in new code.

Use QStandardPaths::writableLocation()

Note: when porting QDesktopServices::DataLocation to QStandardPaths::DataLocation, a different path will be returned.

QDesktopServices::DataLocation was GenericDataLocation + "/data/organization/application", while QStandardPaths::DataLocation is GenericDataLocation + "/organization/application".

Also note that application could be empty in Qt 4, if QCoreApplication::setApplicationName() wasn't called, while in Qt 5 it defaults to the name of the executable.

Therefore, if you still need to access the Qt 4 path (for example for data migration to Qt 5), replace

QDesktopServices::storageLocation(QDesktopServices::DataLocation)

with

QStandardPaths::writableLocation(QStandardPaths::GenericDataLocation) +
    "/data/organization/application"

(assuming an organization name and an application name were set).

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