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Q3Signal Class Reference
[Qt3Support module]

The Q3Signal class can be used to send signals for classes that don't inherit QObject. More...

 #include <Q3Signal>

This class is part of the Qt 3 support library. It is provided to keep old source code working. We strongly advise against using it in new code. See Porting to Qt 4 for more information.

Inherits QObject.

Public Functions

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The Q3Signal class can be used to send signals for classes that don't inherit QObject.

If you want to send signals from a class that does not inherit QObject, you can create an internal Q3Signal object to emit the signal. You must also provide a function that connects the signal to an outside object slot. This is how we used to implement signals in Qt 3's QMenuData class, which was not a QObject. In Qt 4, menus contain actions, which are QObjects.

In general, we recommend inheriting QObject instead. QObject provides much more functionality.

You can set a single QVariant parameter for the signal with setValue().

Note that QObject is a private base class of Q3Signal, i.e. you cannot call any QObject member functions from a Q3Signal object.


 #include <q3signal.h>

 class MyClass

     void doSomething();

     void connect(QObject *receiver, const char *member);

     Q3Signal *sig;

     sig = new Q3Signal;

     delete sig;

 void MyClass::doSomething()
     // ... does something
     sig->activate(); // emits the signal

 void MyClass::connect(QObject *receiver, const char *member)
     sig->connect(receiver, member);

Member Function Documentation

Q3Signal::Q3Signal ( QObject * parent = 0, const char * name = 0 )

Constructs a signal object called name, with the parent object parent. These arguments are passed directly to QObject.

Q3Signal::~Q3Signal ()

Destroys the signal. All connections are removed, as is the case with all QObjects.

void Q3Signal::activate ()

Emits the signal. If the platform supports QVariant and a parameter has been set with setValue(), this value is passed in the signal.

bool Q3Signal::connect ( const QObject * receiver, const char * member )

Connects the signal to member in object receiver. Returns true if the connection is successful.

See also disconnect() and QObject::connect().

bool Q3Signal::disconnect ( const QObject * receiver, const char * member = 0 )

Disonnects the signal from member in object receiver. Returns true if the connection existed and the disconnect was successful.

See also connect() and QObject::disconnect().

void Q3Signal::setValue ( const QVariant & value )

Sets the signal's parameter to value

See also value().

QVariant Q3Signal::value () const

Returns the signal's parameter

See also setValue().

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