com.trolltech.qt.core
Class QAbstractItemModel

java.lang.Object
  extended by com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
      extended by com.trolltech.qt.QSignalEmitter
          extended by com.trolltech.qt.QtJambiObject
              extended by com.trolltech.qt.core.QObject
                  extended by com.trolltech.qt.core.QAbstractItemModel
All Implemented Interfaces:
QtJambiInterface
Direct Known Subclasses:
QAbstractListModel, QAbstractProxyModel, QAbstractTableModel, QDirModel, QFileSystemModel, QProxyModel, QStandardItemModel, QTreeModel

public abstract class QAbstractItemModel
extends QObject

The QAbstractItemModel class provides the abstract interface for item model classes. The QAbstractItemModel class defines the standard interface that item models must use to be able to interoperate with other components in the model/view architecture. It is not supposed to be instantiated directly. Instead, you should subclass it to create new models.

The QAbstractItemModel class is one of the Model/View Classes and is part of Qt's model/view framework.

If you need a model to use with a QListView or a QTableView, you should consider subclassing QAbstractListModel or QAbstractTableModel instead of this class.

The underlying data model is exposed to views and delegates as a hierarchy of tables. If you do not make use of the hierarchy, then the model is a simple table of rows and columns. Each item has a unique index specified by a QModelIndex.


Every item of data that can be accessed via a model has an associated model index. You can obtain this model index using the index() function. Each index may have a sibling() index; child items have a parent() index.

Each item has a number of data elements associated with it and they can be retrieved by specifying a role (see Qt::ItemDataRole ) to the model's data() function. Data for all available roles can be obtained at the same time using the itemData() function.

Data for each role is set using a particular Qt::ItemDataRole . Data for individual roles are set individually with setData(), or they can be set for all roles with setItemData().

Items can be queried with flags() (see Qt::ItemFlag ) to see if they can be selected, dragged, or manipulated in other ways.

If an item has child objects, hasChildren() returns true for the corresponding index.

The model has a rowCount() and a columnCount() for each level of the hierarchy. Rows and columns can be inserted and removed with insertRows(), insertColumns(), removeRows(), and removeColumns().

The model emits signals to indicate changes. For example, dataChanged() is emitted whenever items of data made available by the model are changed. Changes to the headers supplied by the model cause headerDataChanged() to be emitted. If the structure of the underlying data changes, the model can emit layoutChanged() to indicate to any attached views that they should redisplay any items shown, taking the new structure into account.

The items available through the model can be searched for particular data using the match() function.

To sort the model, you can use sort().

Subclassing

Note: Some general guidelines for subclassing models are available in the Model Subclassing Reference.

When subclassing QAbstractItemModel, at the very least you must implement index(), parent(), rowCount(), columnCount(), and data(). These functions are used in all read-only models, and form the basis of editable models.

You can also reimplement hasChildren() to provide special behavior for models where the implementation of rowCount() is expensive. This makes it possible for models to restrict the amount of data requested by views, and can be used as a way to implement lazy population of model data.

To enable editing in your model, you must also implement setData(), and reimplement flags() to ensure that ItemIsEditable is returned. You can also reimplement headerData() and setHeaderData() to control the way the headers for your model are presented.

The dataChanged() and headerDataChanged() signals must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing the setData() and setHeaderData() functions, respectively.

Custom models need to create model indexes for other components to use. To do this, call createIndex() with suitable row and column numbers for the item, and an identifier for it, either as a pointer or as an integer value. The combination of these values must be unique for each item. Custom models typically use these unique identifiers in other reimplemented functions to retrieve item data and access information about the item's parents and children. See the Simple Tree Model Example for more information about unique identifiers.

It is not necessary to support every role defined in Qt::ItemDataRole . Depending on the type of data contained within a model, it may only be useful to implement the data() function to return valid information for some of the more common roles. Most models provide at least a textual representation of item data for the Qt::DisplayRole , and well-behaved models should also provide valid information for the Qt::ToolTipRole and Qt::WhatsThisRole . Supporting these roles enables models to be used with standard Qt views. However, for some models that handle highly-specialized data, it may be appropriate to provide data only for user-defined roles.

Models that provide interfaces to resizable data structures can provide implementations of insertRows(), removeRows(), insertColumns(),and removeColumns(). When implementing these functions, it is important to notify any connected views about changes to the model's dimensions both before and after they occur:

The private signals that these functions emit give attached components the chance to take action before any data becomes unavailable. The encapsulation of the insert and remove operations with these begin and end functions also enables the model to manage persistent model indexes correctly. If you want selections to be handled properly, you must ensure that you call these functions. If you insert or remove an item with children, you do not need to call these functions for the child items. In other words, the parent item will take care of its child items.

To create models that populate incrementally, you can reimplement fetchMore() and canFetchMore(). If the reimplementation of fetchMore() adds rows to the model, beginInsertRows() and endInsertRows() must be called.

See also:
Model Classes, Model Subclassing Reference, QModelIndex, QAbstractItemView, Using Drag and Drop with Item Views, Simple DOM Model Example, Simple Tree Model Example, Editable Tree Model Example, and Fetch More Example.


Nested Class Summary
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.QSignalEmitter
QSignalEmitter.AbstractSignal, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal0, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal1, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal2, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal4, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal5, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal6, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal7, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal8, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal9, QSignalEmitter.Signal0, QSignalEmitter.Signal1, QSignalEmitter.Signal2, QSignalEmitter.Signal3, QSignalEmitter.Signal4, QSignalEmitter.Signal5, QSignalEmitter.Signal6, QSignalEmitter.Signal7, QSignalEmitter.Signal8, QSignalEmitter.Signal9
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal.AbstractSignalInternal
 
Field Summary
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsAboutToBeInserted
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsAboutToBeRemoved
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsInserted
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsRemoved
           
 QSignalEmitter.Signal2 dataChanged
          This signal takes 2 generic argument(s).
 QSignalEmitter.Signal3 headerDataChanged
          This signal takes 3 generic argument(s).
 QSignalEmitter.Signal0 layoutAboutToBeChanged
          This signal is emitted just before the layout of a model is changed.
 QSignalEmitter.Signal0 layoutChanged
          This signal is emitted whenever the layout of items exposed by the model has changed; for example, when the model has been sorted.
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal0 modelAboutToBeReset
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal0 modelReset
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsAboutToBeInserted
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsAboutToBeRemoved
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsInserted
           
 QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsRemoved
           
 
Fields inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
currentSender
 
Constructor Summary
QAbstractItemModel()
          Constructs an abstract item model with the given parent.
QAbstractItemModel(QObject parent)
          Constructs an abstract item model with the given parent.
 
Method Summary
protected  void beginInsertColumns(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent, int first, int last)
          Begins a column insertion operation.
protected  void beginInsertRows(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent, int first, int last)
          Begins a row insertion operation.
protected  void beginRemoveColumns(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent, int first, int last)
          Begins a column removal operation.
protected  void beginRemoveRows(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent, int first, int last)
          Begins a row removal operation.
 com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex buddy(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
          Returns a model index for the buddy of the item represented by index.
 boolean canFetchMore(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Returns true if there is more data available for parent; otherwise returns false.
protected  void changePersistentIndex(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex from, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex to)
          Changes the QPersistentModelIndex that is equal to the given from model index to the given to model index.
protected  void changePersistentIndexList(java.util.List from, java.util.List to)
          Changes the QPersistentModelIndexes that is equal to the indexes in the given from model index list to the given to model index list.
 int columnCount()
          Returns the number of columns for the children of the given parent.
abstract  int columnCount(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Returns the number of columns for the children of the given parent.
protected  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex createIndex(int row, int column)
          Creates a model index for the given row and column with the internal pointer ptr.
protected  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex createIndex(int row, int column, int id)
          Use QModelIndex QAbstractItemModel.:createIndex(int row, int column, quint32 id) instead.
protected  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex createIndex(int row, int column, QNativePointer data)
          Creates a model index for the given row and column with the internal pointer ptr.
 java.lang.Object data(int row, int col)
          Returns the data in the display role at row row and column col.
 java.lang.Object data(int row, int col, int role)
          Returns the data with the specified role at row row and column col
 java.lang.Object data(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
          Returns the data stored under the given role for the item referred to by the index.
abstract  java.lang.Object data(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index, int role)
          Returns the data stored under the given role for the item referred to by the index.
 boolean dropMimeData(QMimeData data, Qt.DropAction action, int row, int column, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Handles the data supplied by a drag and drop operation that ended with the given action.
protected  void endInsertColumns()
          Ends a column insertion operation.
protected  void endInsertRows()
          Ends a row insertion operation.
protected  void endRemoveColumns()
          Ends a column removal operation.
protected  void endRemoveRows()
          Ends a row removal operation.
 void fetchMore(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Fetches any available data for the items with the parent specified by the parent index.
 Qt.ItemFlags flags(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
          Returns the item flags for the given index.
 boolean hasChildren()
          Returns true if parent has any children; otherwise returns false.
 boolean hasChildren(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Returns true if parent has any children; otherwise returns false.
 boolean hasIndex(int row, int column)
          Returns true if the model returns a valid QModelIndex for row and column with parent, otherwise returns false.
 boolean hasIndex(int row, int column, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Returns true if the model returns a valid QModelIndex for row and column with parent, otherwise returns false.
 java.lang.Object headerData(int section, Qt.Orientation orientation)
          Returns the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation.
 java.lang.Object headerData(int section, Qt.Orientation orientation, int role)
          Returns the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation.
 com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index(int row, int column)
          Returns the index of the item in the model specified by the given row, column and parent index.
abstract  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index(int row, int column, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Returns the index of the item in the model specified by the given row, column and parent index.
 boolean insertColumn(int column)
          Inserts a single column before the given column in the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean insertColumn(int column, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Inserts a single column before the given column in the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean insertColumns(int column, int count)
          On models that support this, inserts count new columns into the model before the given column.
 boolean insertColumns(int column, int count, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          On models that support this, inserts count new columns into the model before the given column.
 boolean insertRow(int row)
          Inserts a single row before the given row in the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean insertRow(int row, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Inserts a single row before the given row in the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean insertRows(int row, int count)
          On models that support this, inserts count rows into the model before the given row.
 boolean insertRows(int row, int count, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          On models that support this, inserts count rows into the model before the given row.
 java.util.SortedMap itemData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
          Returns a map with values for all predefined roles in the model for the item at the given index.
 java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start, int role, java.lang.Object value)
          This is an overloaded function provided for convenience.
 java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start, int role, java.lang.Object value, int hits)
          This is an overloaded function provided for convenience.
 java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start, int role, java.lang.Object value, int hits, Qt.MatchFlag[] flags)
          This is an overloaded method provided for convenience.
 java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start, int role, java.lang.Object value, int hits, Qt.MatchFlags flags)
          Returns a list of indexes for the items in the column of the start index where the data stored under the given role matches the specified value.
 QMimeData mimeData(java.util.List indexes)
          Returns an object that contains serialized items of data corresponding to the list of indexes specified.
 java.util.List mimeTypes()
          Returns a list of MIME types that can be used to describe a list of model indexes.
abstract  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex child)
          Returns the parent of the model item with the given index, or QModelIndex() if it has no parent.
protected  java.util.List persistentIndexList()
          Returns the list of indexes stored as persistent indexes in the model.
 boolean removeColumn(int column)
          Removes the given column from the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean removeColumn(int column, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Removes the given column from the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean removeColumns(int column, int count)
          On models that support this, removes count columns starting with the given column under parent parent from the model.
 boolean removeColumns(int column, int count, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          On models that support this, removes count columns starting with the given column under parent parent from the model.
 boolean removeRow(int row)
          Removes the given row from the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean removeRow(int row, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Removes the given row from the child items of the parent specified.
 boolean removeRows(int row, int count)
          On models that support this, removes count rows starting with the given row under parent parent from the model.
 boolean removeRows(int row, int count, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          On models that support this, removes count rows starting with the given row under parent parent from the model.
protected  void reset()
          Resets the model to its original state in any attached views.
 void revert()
          Called to let the model know that it should discard whatever it has cached.
 int rowCount()
          Returns the number of rows under the given parent.
abstract  int rowCount(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
          Returns the number of rows under the given parent.
 boolean setData(int row, int col, java.lang.Object value)
          Sets the data for the item at row and col to value.
 boolean setData(int row, int col, java.lang.Object value, int role)
          Sets the models data at row and col to value.
 boolean setData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index, java.lang.Object value)
          Sets the role data for the item at index to value.
 boolean setData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index, java.lang.Object value, int role)
          Sets the role data for the item at index to value.
 boolean setHeaderData(int section, Qt.Orientation orientation, java.lang.Object value)
          Sets the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation to the value supplied.
 boolean setHeaderData(int section, Qt.Orientation orientation, java.lang.Object value, int role)
          Sets the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation to the value supplied.
 boolean setItemData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index, java.util.SortedMap roles)
          This is an overloaded function provided for convenience.
 void setSupportedDragActions(Qt.DropAction[] arg__1)
          This is an overloaded method provided for convenience.
 void setSupportedDragActions(Qt.DropActions arg__1)
          Sets the supported drag actions for the items in the model.
 com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex sibling(int row, int column, com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex idx)
          Returns the sibling at row and column for the item at index, or an invalid QModelIndex if there is no sibling at that location.
 void sort(int column)
          Sorts the model by column in the given order.
 void sort(int column, Qt.SortOrder order)
          Sorts the model by column in the given order.
 QSize span(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
          Returns the row and column span of the item represented by index.
 boolean submit()
          Called to let the model know that it should submit whatever it has cached to the permanent storage.
 Qt.DropActions supportedDragActions()
          Returns the actions supported by the data in this model.
 Qt.DropActions supportedDropActions()
          Returns the drop actions supported by this model.
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.core.QObject
childEvent, children, connectSlotsByName, customEvent, disposeLater, dumpObjectInfo, dumpObjectTree, dynamicPropertyNames, event, eventFilter, findChild, findChild, findChild, findChildren, findChildren, findChildren, findChildren, indexOfProperty, installEventFilter, isWidgetType, killTimer, moveToThread, objectName, parent, properties, property, removeEventFilter, setObjectName, setParent, setProperty, startTimer, timerEvent, toString, userProperty
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.QtJambiObject
dispose, disposed, equals, finalize, reassignNativeResources, tr, tr, tr
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.QSignalEmitter
blockSignals, disconnect, disconnect, signalsBlocked, signalSender, thread
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
__qt_signalInitialization
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface com.trolltech.qt.QtJambiInterface
disableGarbageCollection, nativeId, nativePointer, reenableGarbageCollection, setJavaOwnership
 

Field Detail

columnsAboutToBeInserted

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsAboutToBeInserted

columnsAboutToBeRemoved

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsAboutToBeRemoved

columnsInserted

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsInserted

columnsRemoved

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 columnsRemoved

dataChanged

public final QSignalEmitter.Signal2 dataChanged

This signal takes 2 generic argument(s). We list their type and the name they go by in the description of this signal. <com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex(named: topLeft), com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex(named: bottomRight)>:

This signal is emitted whenever the data in an existing item changes.

If the items are of the same parent, the affected ones are those between topLeft and bottomRight inclusive. If the items do not have the same parent, the behavior is undefined.

When reimplementing the setData() function, this signal must be emitted explicitly.

See also:
headerDataChanged() , setData(), and layoutChanged() .


headerDataChanged

public final QSignalEmitter.Signal3 headerDataChanged

This signal takes 3 generic argument(s). We list their type and the name they go by in the description of this signal. <com.trolltech.qt.core.Qt$Orientation(named: orientation), java.lang.Integer(named: first), java.lang.Integer(named: last)>:

This signal is emitted whenever a header is changed. The orientation indicates whether the horizontal or vertical header has changed. The sections in the header from the first to the last need to be updated.

Note that this signal must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing the setHeaderData() function.

If you are changing the number of columns or rows you don't need to emit this signal, but use the begin/end functions (see the section on subclassing in the QAbstractItemModel class description for details).

See also:
headerData(), setHeaderData(), and dataChanged() .


layoutAboutToBeChanged

public final QSignalEmitter.Signal0 layoutAboutToBeChanged
This signal is emitted just before the layout of a model is changed. Components connected to this signal use it to adapt to changes in the model's layout.

Subclasses should update any persistent model indexes after emitting layoutAboutToBeChanged() .

See also:
layoutChanged() , and changePersistentIndex().


layoutChanged

public final QSignalEmitter.Signal0 layoutChanged
This signal is emitted whenever the layout of items exposed by the model has changed; for example, when the model has been sorted. When this signal is received by a view, it should update the layout of items to reflect this change.

When subclassing QAbstractItemModel or QAbstractProxyModel, ensure that you emit layoutAboutToBeChanged() before changing the order of items or altering the structure of the data you expose to views, and emit layoutChanged() after changing the layout.

Subclasses should update any persistent model indexes before emitting layoutChanged() .

See also:
layoutAboutToBeChanged() , dataChanged() , headerDataChanged() , reset(), and changePersistentIndex().


modelAboutToBeReset

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal0 modelAboutToBeReset

modelReset

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal0 modelReset

rowsAboutToBeInserted

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsAboutToBeInserted

rowsAboutToBeRemoved

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsAboutToBeRemoved

rowsInserted

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsInserted

rowsRemoved

public final QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3 rowsRemoved
Constructor Detail

QAbstractItemModel

public QAbstractItemModel()
Constructs an abstract item model with the given parent.


QAbstractItemModel

public QAbstractItemModel(QObject parent)
Constructs an abstract item model with the given parent.

Method Detail

beginInsertColumns

protected final void beginInsertColumns(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent,
                                        int first,
                                        int last)
Begins a column insertion operation.

When reimplementing insertColumns() in a subclass, you must call this function before inserting data into the model's underlying data store.

The parent index corresponds to the parent into which the new columns are inserted; first and last are the column numbers of the new columns will have after they have been inserted.



Specify the first and last column numbers for the span of columns you want to insert into an item in a model.

For example, as shown in the diagram, we insert three columns before column 4, so first is 4 and last is 6:

        itemModel.beginInsertColumns(null, 4, 6);
        
This inserts the three new columns as columns 4, 5, and 6.


To append columns, insert them after the last column.

For example, as shown in the diagram, we append three columns to a collection of six existing columns (ending in column 5), so first is 6 and last is 8:

        itemModel.beginInsertColumns(null, 6, 8);
        
This appends the two new columns as columns 6, 7, and 8.

See also:
endInsertColumns().


beginInsertRows

protected final void beginInsertRows(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent,
                                     int first,
                                     int last)
Begins a row insertion operation.

When reimplementing insertRows() in a subclass, you must call this function before inserting data into the model's underlying data store.

The parent index corresponds to the parent into which the new rows are inserted; first and last are the row numbers that the new rows will have after they have been inserted.



Specify the first and last row numbers for the span of rows you want to insert into an item in a model.

For example, as shown in the diagram, we insert three rows before row 2, so first is 2 and last is 4:

        itemModel.beginInsertRows(null, 2, 4);
        
This inserts the three new rows as rows 2, 3, and 4.


To append rows, insert them after the last row.

For example, as shown in the diagram, we append two rows to a collection of 4 existing rows (ending in row 3), so first is 4 and last is 5:

        itemModel.beginInsertRows(null, 4, 5);
        
This appends the two new rows as rows 4 and 5.

See also:
endInsertRows().


beginRemoveColumns

protected final void beginRemoveColumns(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent,
                                        int first,
                                        int last)
Begins a column removal operation.

When reimplementing removeColumns() in a subclass, you must call this function before removing data from the model's underlying data store.

The parent index corresponds to the parent from which the new columns are removed; first and last are the column numbers of the first and last columns to be removed.



Specify the first and last column numbers for the span of columns you want to remove from an item in a model.

For example, as shown in the diagram, we remove the three columns from column 4 to column 6, so first is 4 and last is 6:

        itemModel.beginRemoveColumns(null, 4, 6);
        

See also:
endRemoveColumns().


beginRemoveRows

protected final void beginRemoveRows(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent,
                                     int first,
                                     int last)
Begins a row removal operation.

When reimplementing removeRows() in a subclass, you must call this function before removing data from the model's underlying data store.

The parent index corresponds to the parent from which the new rows are removed; first and last are the row numbers of the rows to be removed.



Specify the first and last row numbers for the span of rows you want to remove from an item in a model.

For example, as shown in the diagram, we remove the two rows from row 2 to row 3, so first is 2 and last is 3:

        itemModel.beginRemoveRows(null, 2, 3);
        

See also:
endRemoveRows().


changePersistentIndex

protected final void changePersistentIndex(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex from,
                                           com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex to)
Changes the QPersistentModelIndex that is equal to the given from model index to the given to model index.

If no persistent model index equal to the given from model index was found, nothing is changed.

See also:
persistentIndexList(), and changePersistentIndexList().


changePersistentIndexList

protected final void changePersistentIndexList(java.util.List from,
                                               java.util.List to)
Changes the QPersistentModelIndexes that is equal to the indexes in the given from model index list to the given to model index list.

If no persistent model indexes equal to the indexes in the given from model index list was found, nothing is changed.

See also:
persistentIndexList(), and changePersistentIndex().


createIndex

protected final com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex createIndex(int row,
                                                              int column,
                                                              int id)
Use QModelIndex QAbstractItemModel.:createIndex(int row, int column, quint32 id) instead.


createIndex

protected final com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex createIndex(int row,
                                                              int column)
Creates a model index for the given row and column with the internal pointer ptr.

Note that when you are using a QSortFilterProxyModel its indexes have their own internal pointer. It is not advisable to access the internal pointer in the index outside of the model. Use the data() function instead.

This function provides a consistent interface that model subclasses must use to create model indexes.


createIndex

protected final com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex createIndex(int row,
                                                              int column,
                                                              QNativePointer data)
Creates a model index for the given row and column with the internal pointer ptr.

Note that when you are using a QSortFilterProxyModel its indexes have their own internal pointer. It is not advisable to access the internal pointer in the index outside of the model. Use the data() function instead.

This function provides a consistent interface that model subclasses must use to create model indexes.


endInsertColumns

protected final void endInsertColumns()
Ends a column insertion operation.

When reimplementing insertColumns() in a subclass, you must call this function after inserting data into the model's underlying data store.

See also:
beginInsertColumns().


endInsertRows

protected final void endInsertRows()
Ends a row insertion operation.

When reimplementing insertRows() in a subclass, you must call this function after inserting data into the model's underlying data store.

See also:
beginInsertRows().


endRemoveColumns

protected final void endRemoveColumns()
Ends a column removal operation.

When reimplementing removeColumns() in a subclass, you must call this function after removing data from the model's underlying data store.

See also:
beginRemoveColumns().


endRemoveRows

protected final void endRemoveRows()
Ends a row removal operation.

When reimplementing removeRows() in a subclass, you must call this function after removing data from the model's underlying data store.

See also:
beginRemoveRows().


hasIndex

public final boolean hasIndex(int row,
                              int column)
Returns true if the model returns a valid QModelIndex for row and column with parent, otherwise returns false.


hasIndex

public final boolean hasIndex(int row,
                              int column,
                              com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Returns true if the model returns a valid QModelIndex for row and column with parent, otherwise returns false.


insertColumn

public final boolean insertColumn(int column)
Inserts a single column before the given column in the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the column is inserted; otherwise returns false.

See also:
insertColumns(), insertRow(), and removeColumn().


insertColumn

public final boolean insertColumn(int column,
                                  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Inserts a single column before the given column in the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the column is inserted; otherwise returns false.

See also:
insertColumns(), insertRow(), and removeColumn().


insertRow

public final boolean insertRow(int row)
Inserts a single row before the given row in the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the row is inserted; otherwise returns false.

See also:
insertRows(), insertColumn(), and removeRow().


insertRow

public final boolean insertRow(int row,
                               com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Inserts a single row before the given row in the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the row is inserted; otherwise returns false.

See also:
insertRows(), insertColumn(), and removeRow().


persistentIndexList

protected final java.util.List persistentIndexList()
Returns the list of indexes stored as persistent indexes in the model.


removeColumn

public final boolean removeColumn(int column)
Removes the given column from the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the column is removed; otherwise returns false.

See also:
removeColumns(), removeRow(), and insertColumn().


removeColumn

public final boolean removeColumn(int column,
                                  com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Removes the given column from the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the column is removed; otherwise returns false.

See also:
removeColumns(), removeRow(), and insertColumn().


removeRow

public final boolean removeRow(int row)
Removes the given row from the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the row is removed; otherwise returns false.

The removeRow() is a convenience function that calls removeRows(). The QAbstractItemModel implementation of removeRows does nothing.

See also:
removeRows(), removeColumn(), and insertRow().


removeRow

public final boolean removeRow(int row,
                               com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Removes the given row from the child items of the parent specified. Returns true if the row is removed; otherwise returns false.

The removeRow() is a convenience function that calls removeRows(). The QAbstractItemModel implementation of removeRows does nothing.

See also:
removeRows(), removeColumn(), and insertRow().


reset

protected final void reset()
Resets the model to its original state in any attached views.

Note: The view to which the model is attached to will be reset as well.

When a model is reset it means that any previous data reported from the model is now invalid and has to be queried for again.

When a model radically changes its data it can sometimes be easier to just call this function rather than emit dataChanged() to inform other components when the underlying data source, or its structure, has changed.

See also:
modelAboutToBeReset(), and modelReset().


setSupportedDragActions

public final void setSupportedDragActions(Qt.DropAction[] arg__1)
This is an overloaded method provided for convenience.


setSupportedDragActions

public final void setSupportedDragActions(Qt.DropActions arg__1)
Sets the supported drag actions for the items in the model.

See also:
supportedDragActions(), and Using Drag and Drop with Item Views.


sibling

public final com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex sibling(int row,
                                                       int column,
                                                       com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex idx)
Returns the sibling at row and column for the item at index, or an invalid QModelIndex if there is no sibling at that location.

sibling() is just a convenience function that finds the item's parent, and uses it to retrieve the index of the child item in the specified row and column.

See also:
index(), QModelIndex::row(), and QModelIndex::column().


supportedDragActions

public final Qt.DropActions supportedDragActions()
Returns the actions supported by the data in this model.

The default implementation returns supportedDropActions() unless specific values have been set with setSupportedDragActions().

supportedDragActions() is used by QAbstractItemView::startDrag() as the default values when a drag occurs.

See also:
setSupportedDragActions(), Qt::DropActions, and Using Drag and Drop with Item Views.


buddy

public com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex buddy(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
Returns a model index for the buddy of the item represented by index. When the user wants to edit an item, the view will call this function to check whether another item in the model should be edited instead, and construct a delegate using the model index returned by the buddy item.

In the default implementation each item is its own buddy.


canFetchMore

public boolean canFetchMore(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Returns true if there is more data available for parent; otherwise returns false.

The default implementation always returns false.

If canFetchMore() returns true, QAbstractItemView will call fetchMore(). However, the fetchMore() function is only called when the model is being populated incrementally.

See also:
fetchMore().


columnCount

public final int columnCount()
Returns the number of columns for the children of the given parent.

In most subclasses, the number of columns is independent of the parent. For example:

The following code example is written in c++.

int DomModel::columnCount(const QModelIndex &parent) const
{
    return 3;
}
Tip: When implementing a table based model, columnCount() should return 0 when the parent is valid.

See also:
rowCount().


columnCount

public abstract int columnCount(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Returns the number of columns for the children of the given parent.

In most subclasses, the number of columns is independent of the parent. For example:

The following code example is written in c++.

int DomModel::columnCount(const QModelIndex &parent) const
{
    return 3;
}
Tip: When implementing a table based model, columnCount() should return 0 when the parent is valid.

See also:
rowCount().


data

public final java.lang.Object data(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
Returns the data stored under the given role for the item referred to by the index.

Note: If you do not have a value to return, return an emptyQVariant() instead of returning 0.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , setData(), and headerData().


data

public abstract java.lang.Object data(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index,
                                      int role)
Returns the data stored under the given role for the item referred to by the index.

Note: If you do not have a value to return, return an emptyQVariant() instead of returning 0.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , setData(), and headerData().


dropMimeData

public boolean dropMimeData(QMimeData data,
                            Qt.DropAction action,
                            int row,
                            int column,
                            com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Handles the data supplied by a drag and drop operation that ended with the given action. Returns true if the data and action can be handled by the model; otherwise returns false.

Although the specified row, column and parent indicate the location of an item in the model where the operation ended, it is the responsibility of the view to provide a suitable location for where the data should be inserted.

For instance, a drop action on an item in a QTreeView can result in new items either being inserted as children of the item specified by row, column, and parent, or as siblings of the item.

When row and column are -1 it means that it is up to the model to decide where to place the data. This can occur in a tree when data is dropped on a parent. Models will usually append the data to the parent in this case.

Returns true if the dropping was successful otherwise false.

See also:
supportedDropActions(), and Using Drag and Drop with Item Views.


fetchMore

public void fetchMore(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Fetches any available data for the items with the parent specified by the parent index.

Reimplement this if you are populating your model incrementally.

The default implementation does nothing.

See also:
canFetchMore().


flags

public Qt.ItemFlags flags(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
Returns the item flags for the given index.

The base class implementation returns a combination of flags that enables the item (ItemIsEnabled) and allows it to be selected (ItemIsSelectable).

See also:
Qt::ItemFlags.


hasChildren

public final boolean hasChildren()
Returns true if parent has any children; otherwise returns false. Use rowCount() on the parent to find out the number of children.

See also:
parent(), and index().


hasChildren

public boolean hasChildren(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Returns true if parent has any children; otherwise returns false. Use rowCount() on the parent to find out the number of children.

See also:
parent(), and index().


headerData

public final java.lang.Object headerData(int section,
                                         Qt.Orientation orientation)
Returns the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation.

For horizontal headers, the section number corresponds to the column number of items shown beneath it. For vertical headers, the section number typically to the row number of items shown alongside it.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , setHeaderData(), and QHeaderView.


headerData

public java.lang.Object headerData(int section,
                                   Qt.Orientation orientation,
                                   int role)
Returns the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation.

For horizontal headers, the section number corresponds to the column number of items shown beneath it. For vertical headers, the section number typically to the row number of items shown alongside it.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , setHeaderData(), and QHeaderView.


index

public final com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index(int row,
                                                     int column)
Returns the index of the item in the model specified by the given row, column and parent index.

When reimplementing this function in a subclass, call createIndex() to generate model indexes that other components can use to refer to items in your model.

See also:
createIndex().


index

public abstract com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index(int row,
                                                        int column,
                                                        com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Returns the index of the item in the model specified by the given row, column and parent index.

When reimplementing this function in a subclass, call createIndex() to generate model indexes that other components can use to refer to items in your model.

See also:
createIndex().


insertColumns

public final boolean insertColumns(int column,
                                   int count)
On models that support this, inserts count new columns into the model before the given column. The items in each new column will be children of the item represented by the parent model index.

If column is 0, the columns are prepended to any existing columns. If column is columnCount(), the columns are appended to any existing columns. If parent has no children, a single row with count columns is inserted.

Returns true if the columns were successfully inserted; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support insertions. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
insertRows(), removeColumns(), beginInsertColumns(), and endInsertColumns().


insertColumns

public boolean insertColumns(int column,
                             int count,
                             com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
On models that support this, inserts count new columns into the model before the given column. The items in each new column will be children of the item represented by the parent model index.

If column is 0, the columns are prepended to any existing columns. If column is columnCount(), the columns are appended to any existing columns. If parent has no children, a single row with count columns is inserted.

Returns true if the columns were successfully inserted; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support insertions. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
insertRows(), removeColumns(), beginInsertColumns(), and endInsertColumns().


insertRows

public final boolean insertRows(int row,
                                int count)
On models that support this, inserts count rows into the model before the given row. The items in the new row will be children of the item represented by the parent model index.

If row is 0, the rows are prepended to any existing rows in the parent. If row is rowCount(), the rows are appended to any existing rows in the parent. If parent has no children, a single column with count rows is inserted.

Returns true if the rows were successfully inserted; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support insertions. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
insertColumns(), removeRows(), beginInsertRows(), and endInsertRows().


insertRows

public boolean insertRows(int row,
                          int count,
                          com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
On models that support this, inserts count rows into the model before the given row. The items in the new row will be children of the item represented by the parent model index.

If row is 0, the rows are prepended to any existing rows in the parent. If row is rowCount(), the rows are appended to any existing rows in the parent. If parent has no children, a single column with count rows is inserted.

Returns true if the rows were successfully inserted; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support insertions. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
insertColumns(), removeRows(), beginInsertRows(), and endInsertRows().


itemData

public java.util.SortedMap itemData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
Returns a map with values for all predefined roles in the model for the item at the given index.

Reimplemented this function if you want to extend the default behavior of this function to include custom roles in the map.

See also:
setItemData(), Qt::ItemDataRole , and data().


match

public final java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start,
                                  int role,
                                  java.lang.Object value,
                                  int hits,
                                  Qt.MatchFlag[] flags)
This is an overloaded method provided for convenience.


match

public final java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start,
                                  int role,
                                  java.lang.Object value,
                                  int hits)
This is an overloaded function provided for convenience.


match

public final java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start,
                                  int role,
                                  java.lang.Object value)
This is an overloaded function provided for convenience.


match

public java.util.List match(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex start,
                            int role,
                            java.lang.Object value,
                            int hits,
                            Qt.MatchFlags flags)
Returns a list of indexes for the items in the column of the start index where the data stored under the given role matches the specified value. The way the search is performed is defined by the flags given. The list that is returned may be empty.

The search starts from the start index, and continues until the number of matching data items equals hits, the search reaches the last row, or the search reaches start again, depending on whether MatchWrap is specified in flags. If you want to search for all matching items, use hits = -1.

By default, this function will perform a wrapping, string-based comparison on all items, searching for items that begin with the search term specified by value.

Note: The default implementation of this function only searches columns, This function can be reimplemented to include other search behavior.


mimeData

public QMimeData mimeData(java.util.List indexes)
Returns an object that contains serialized items of data corresponding to the list of indexes specified. The formats used to describe the encoded data is obtained from the mimeTypes() function.

If the list of indexes is empty, or there are no supported MIME types, 0 is returned rather than a serialized empty list.

See also:
mimeTypes(), and dropMimeData().


mimeTypes

public java.util.List mimeTypes()
Returns a list of MIME types that can be used to describe a list of model indexes.

See also:
mimeData().


parent

public abstract com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex child)
Returns the parent of the model item with the given index, or QModelIndex() if it has no parent.

A common convention used in models that expose tree data structures is that only items in the first column have children. For that case, when reimplementing this function in a subclass the column of the returned QModelIndex would be 0.

Note: When reimplementing this function in a subclass, be careful to avoid calling QModelIndex member functions, such as QModelIndex::parent(), since indexes belonging to your model will simply call your implementation, leading to infinite recursion.

See also:
createIndex().


removeColumns

public final boolean removeColumns(int column,
                                   int count)
On models that support this, removes count columns starting with the given column under parent parent from the model. Returns true if the columns were successfully removed; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support removing. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
removeColumn(), removeRows(), insertColumns(), beginRemoveColumns(), and endRemoveColumns().


removeColumns

public boolean removeColumns(int column,
                             int count,
                             com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
On models that support this, removes count columns starting with the given column under parent parent from the model. Returns true if the columns were successfully removed; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support removing. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
removeColumn(), removeRows(), insertColumns(), beginRemoveColumns(), and endRemoveColumns().


removeRows

public final boolean removeRows(int row,
                                int count)
On models that support this, removes count rows starting with the given row under parent parent from the model. Returns true if the rows were successfully removed; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support removing. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
removeRow(), removeColumns(), insertColumns(), beginRemoveRows(), and endRemoveRows().


removeRows

public boolean removeRows(int row,
                          int count,
                          com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
On models that support this, removes count rows starting with the given row under parent parent from the model. Returns true if the rows were successfully removed; otherwise returns false.

The base class implementation does nothing and returns false.

If you implement your own model, you can reimplement this function if you want to support removing. Alternatively, you can provide you own API for altering the data.

See also:
removeRow(), removeColumns(), insertColumns(), beginRemoveRows(), and endRemoveRows().


revert

public void revert()
Called to let the model know that it should discard whatever it has cached. Typically used for row editing.


rowCount

public final int rowCount()
Returns the number of rows under the given parent. When the parent is valid it means that rowCount is returning the number of children of parent.

Tip: When implementing a table based model, rowCount() should return 0 when the parent is valid.

See also:
columnCount().


rowCount

public abstract int rowCount(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex parent)
Returns the number of rows under the given parent. When the parent is valid it means that rowCount is returning the number of children of parent.

Tip: When implementing a table based model, rowCount() should return 0 when the parent is valid.

See also:
columnCount().


setData

public final boolean setData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index,
                             java.lang.Object value)
Sets the role data for the item at index to value. Returns true if successful; otherwise returns false.

The dataChanged() signal should be emitted if the data was successfully set.

The base class implementation returns false. This function and data() must be reimplemented for editable models. Note that the dataChanged() signal must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing this function.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , data(), and itemData().


setData

public boolean setData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index,
                       java.lang.Object value,
                       int role)
Sets the role data for the item at index to value. Returns true if successful; otherwise returns false.

The dataChanged() signal should be emitted if the data was successfully set.

The base class implementation returns false. This function and data() must be reimplemented for editable models. Note that the dataChanged() signal must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing this function.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , data(), and itemData().


setHeaderData

public final boolean setHeaderData(int section,
                                   Qt.Orientation orientation,
                                   java.lang.Object value)
Sets the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation to the value supplied. Returns true if the header's data was updated; otherwise returns false.

Note that the headerDataChanged() signal must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing this function.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , and headerData().


setHeaderData

public boolean setHeaderData(int section,
                             Qt.Orientation orientation,
                             java.lang.Object value,
                             int role)
Sets the data for the given role and section in the header with the specified orientation to the value supplied. Returns true if the header's data was updated; otherwise returns false.

Note that the headerDataChanged() signal must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing this function.

See also:
Qt::ItemDataRole , and headerData().


setItemData

public boolean setItemData(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index,
                           java.util.SortedMap roles)
This is an overloaded function provided for convenience.


sort

public final void sort(int column)
Sorts the model by column in the given order.

The base class implementation does nothing.


sort

public void sort(int column,
                 Qt.SortOrder order)
Sorts the model by column in the given order.

The base class implementation does nothing.


span

public QSize span(com.trolltech.qt.core.QModelIndex index)
Returns the row and column span of the item represented by index.

Note: span is not used currently, but will be in the future.


submit

public boolean submit()
Called to let the model know that it should submit whatever it has cached to the permanent storage. Typically used for row editing.

Returns false on error, otherwise true.


supportedDropActions

public Qt.DropActions supportedDropActions()
Returns the drop actions supported by this model.

The default implementation returns Qt::CopyAction . Reimplement this function if you wish to support additional actions. Note that you must also reimplement the dropMimeData() function to handle the additional operations.

See also:
dropMimeData(), Qt::DropActions, and Using Drag and Drop with Item Views.


setData

public final boolean setData(int row,
                             int col,
                             java.lang.Object value)
Sets the data for the item at row and col to value. Returns true if successful; otherwise returns false. The dataChanged signal should be emitted if the data was successfully set. The base class implementation returns false. This function and data() must be reimplemented for editable models. Note that the dataChanged() signal must be emitted explicitly when reimplementing this function.


setData

public final boolean setData(int row,
                             int col,
                             java.lang.Object value,
                             int role)
Sets the models data at row and col to value. The data is stored in the role role.

Returns true if successful; otherwise, returns false.


data

public final java.lang.Object data(int row,
                                   int col,
                                   int role)
Returns the data with the specified role at row row and column col


data

public final java.lang.Object data(int row,
                                   int col)
Returns the data in the display role at row row and column col.