Class QAbstractListModel

  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
                      extended by com.trolltech.qt.core.QAbstractListModel
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public abstract class QAbstractListModel
extends QAbstractItemModel

The QAbstractListModel class provides an abstract model that can be subclassed to create one-dimensional list models. QAbstractListModel provides a standard interface for models that represent their data as a simple non-hierarchical sequence of items. It is not used directly, but must be subclassed.

Since the model provides a more specialized interface than QAbstractItemModel, it is not suitable for use with tree views; you will need to subclass QAbstractItemModel if you want to provide a model for that purpose. If you need to use a number of list models to manage data, it may be more appropriate to subclass QAbstractTableModel class instead.

Simple models can be created by subclassing this class and implementing the minimum number of required functions. For example, we could implement a simple read-only QStringList-based model that provides a list of strings to a QListView widget. In such a case, we only need to implement the rowCount() function to return the number of items in the list, and the data() function to retrieve items from the list.

Since the model represents a one-dimensional structure, the rowCount() function returns the total number of items in the model. The columnCount() function is implemented for interoperability with all kinds of views, but by default informs views that the model contains only one column.


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

When subclassing QAbstractListModel, you must provide implementations of the rowCount() and data() functions. Well behaved models also provide a headerData() implementation.

For editable list models, you must also provide an implementation of setData(), implement the flags() function so that it returns a value containing Qt::ItemIsEditable.

Note that QAbstractListModel provides a default implementation of columnCount() that informs views that there is only a single column of items in this model.

Models that provide interfaces to resizable list-like data structures can provide implementations of insertRows() and removeRows(). When implementing these functions, it is important to call the appropriate functions so that all connected views are aware of any changes:

See also:
Model Classes, Model Subclassing Reference, QAbstractItemView, QAbstractTableModel, and Item Views Puzzle 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
Field Summary
Fields inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.core.QAbstractItemModel
columnsAboutToBeInserted, columnsAboutToBeRemoved, columnsInserted, columnsRemoved, dataChanged, headerDataChanged, layoutAboutToBeChanged, layoutChanged, modelAboutToBeReset, modelReset, rowsAboutToBeInserted, rowsAboutToBeRemoved, rowsInserted, rowsRemoved
Fields inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
Constructor Summary
          Constructs an abstract list model with the given parent.
QAbstractListModel(QObject parent)
          Constructs an abstract list model with the given parent.
Method Summary
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.core.QAbstractItemModel
beginInsertColumns, beginInsertRows, beginRemoveColumns, beginRemoveRows, buddy, canFetchMore, changePersistentIndex, changePersistentIndexList, columnCount, columnCount, createIndex, createIndex, createIndex, data, data, data, data, dropMimeData, endInsertColumns, endInsertRows, endRemoveColumns, endRemoveRows, fetchMore, flags, hasChildren, hasChildren, hasIndex, hasIndex, headerData, headerData, index, index, insertColumn, insertColumn, insertColumns, insertColumns, insertRow, insertRow, insertRows, insertRows, itemData, match, match, match, match, mimeData, mimeTypes, parent, persistentIndexList, removeColumn, removeColumn, removeColumns, removeColumns, removeRow, removeRow, removeRows, removeRows, reset, revert, rowCount, rowCount, setData, setData, setData, setData, setHeaderData, setHeaderData, setItemData, setSupportedDragActions, setSupportedDragActions, sibling, sort, sort, span, submit, supportedDragActions, supportedDropActions
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
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

Constructor Detail


public QAbstractListModel()
Constructs an abstract list model with the given parent.


public QAbstractListModel(QObject parent)
Constructs an abstract list model with the given parent.