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QAbstractEventDispatcher Class Reference
[QtCore module]

The QAbstractEventDispatcher class provides an interface to manage Qt's event queue. More...

 #include <QAbstractEventDispatcher>

Inherits QObject.

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Detailed Description

The QAbstractEventDispatcher class provides an interface to manage Qt's event queue.

An event dispatcher receives events from the window system and other sources. It then sends them to the QCoreApplication or QApplication instance for processing and delivery. QAbstractEventDispatcher provides fine-grained control over event delivery.

For simple control of event processing use QCoreApplication::processEvents().

For finer control of the application's event loop, call instance() and call functions on the QAbstractEventDispatcher object that is returned. If you want to use your own instance of QAbstractEventDispatcher or of a QAbstractEventDispatcher subclass, you must create your instance before you create the QApplication object.

The main event loop is started by calling QCoreApplication::exec(), and stopped by calling QCoreApplication::exit(). Local event loops can be created using QEventLoop.

Programs that perform long operations can call processEvents() with a bitwise OR combination of various QEventLoop::ProcessEventsFlag values to control which events should be delivered.

QAbstractEventDispatcher also allows the integration of an external event loop with the Qt event loop. For example, the Motif Extension Qt Solution includes a reimplementation of QAbstractEventDispatcher that merges Qt and Motif events together.

See also QEventLoop and QCoreApplication.

Member Type Documentation

typedef QAbstractEventDispatcher::EventFilter

Typedef for a function with the signature

 bool myEventFilter(void *message);

See also setEventFilter() and filterEvent().

typedef QAbstractEventDispatcher::TimerInfo

Typedef for QPair<int, int>. The first component of the pair is the timer ID; the second component is the interval.

See also registeredTimers().

Member Function Documentation

QAbstractEventDispatcher::QAbstractEventDispatcher ( QObject * parent = 0 )

Constructs a new event dispatcher with the given parent.

QAbstractEventDispatcher::~QAbstractEventDispatcher ()

Destroys the event dispatcher.

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::aboutToBlock ()   [signal]

This signal is emitted before the event loop calls a function that could block.

See also awake().

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::awake ()   [signal]

This signal is emitted after the event loop returns from a function that could block.

See also wakeUp() and aboutToBlock().

bool QAbstractEventDispatcher::filterEvent ( void * message )

Sends message through the event filter that was set by setEventFilter(). If no event filter has been set, this function returns false; otherwise, this function returns the result of the event filter function.

Subclasses of QAbstractEventDispatcher must call this function for all messages received from the system to ensure compatibility with any extensions that may be used in the application.

See also setEventFilter().

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::flush ()   [pure virtual]

Flushes the event queue. This normally returns almost immediately. Does nothing on platforms other than X11.

bool QAbstractEventDispatcher::hasPendingEvents ()   [pure virtual]

Returns true if there is an event waiting; otherwise returns false.

QAbstractEventDispatcher * QAbstractEventDispatcher::instance ( QThread * thread = 0 )   [static]

Returns a pointer to the event dispatcher object for the specified thread. If thread is zero, the current thread is used. If no event dispatcher exists for the specified thread, this function returns 0.

Note: If Qt is built without thread support, the thread argument is ignored.

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::interrupt ()   [pure virtual]

Interrupts event dispatching; i.e. the event dispatcher will return from processEvents() as soon as possible.

bool QAbstractEventDispatcher::processEvents ( QEventLoop::ProcessEventsFlags flags )   [pure virtual]

Processes pending events that match flags until there are no more events to process. Returns true if an event was processed; otherwise returns false.

This function is especially useful if you have a long running operation and want to show its progress without allowing user input; i.e. by using the QEventLoop::ExcludeUserInputEvents flag.

If the QEventLoop::WaitForMoreEvents flag is set in flags, the behavior of this function is as follows:

If the QEventLoop::WaitForMoreEvents flag is not set in flags, and no events are available, this function will return immediately.

Note: This function does not process events continuously; it returns after all available events are processed.

See also hasPendingEvents().

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::registerSocketNotifier ( QSocketNotifier * notifier )   [pure virtual]

Registers notifier with the event loop. Subclasses must implement this method to tie a socket notifier into another event loop.

int QAbstractEventDispatcher::registerTimer ( int interval, QObject * object )

Registers a timer with the specified interval for the given object.

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::registerTimer ( int timerId, int interval, QObject * object )   [pure virtual]

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience.

Register a timer with the specified timerId and interval for the given object.

QList<TimerInfo> QAbstractEventDispatcher::registeredTimers ( QObject * object ) const   [pure virtual]

Returns a list of registered timers for object. The timer ID is the first member in each pair; the interval is the second.

EventFilter QAbstractEventDispatcher::setEventFilter ( EventFilter filter )

Sets the event filter filter. Returns a pointer to the filter function previously defined.

The event filter is a function that receives all messages taken from the system event loop before the event is dispatched to the respective target. This includes messages that are not sent to Qt objects.

The function can return true to stop the event to be processed by Qt, or false to continue with the standard event processing.

Only one filter can be defined, but the filter can use the return value to call the previously set event filter. By default, no filter is set (i.e. the function returns 0).

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::unregisterSocketNotifier ( QSocketNotifier * notifier )   [pure virtual]

Unregisters notifier from the event dispatcher. Subclasses must reimplement this method to tie a socket notifier into another event loop. Reimplementations must call the base implementation.

bool QAbstractEventDispatcher::unregisterTimer ( int timerId )   [pure virtual]

Unregisters the timer with the given timerId. Returns true if successful; otherwise returns false.

See also registerTimer() and unregisterTimers().

bool QAbstractEventDispatcher::unregisterTimers ( QObject * object )   [pure virtual]

Unregisters all the timers associated with the given object. Returns true if all timers were successful removed; otherwise returns false.

See also unregisterTimer() and registeredTimers().

void QAbstractEventDispatcher::wakeUp ()   [pure virtual]

Wakes up the event loop.

Note: This function is thread-safe.

See also awake().

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