QCompassReading Class

The QCompassReading class represents one reading from a compass. More...

Header: #include <QCompassReading>
qmake: QT += sensors
Since: Qt 5.1
Inherits: QSensorReading

This class was introduced in Qt 5.1.

Properties

Public Functions

qreal azimuth() const
qreal calibrationLevel() const
void setAzimuth(qreal azimuth)
void setCalibrationLevel(qreal calibrationLevel)

Detailed Description

QCompassReading Units

The compass returns the azimuth of the device as degrees from magnetic north in a clockwise direction based on the top of the device, as defined by QScreen::nativeOrientation. There is also a value to indicate the calibration status of the device. If the device is not calibrated the azimuth may not be accurate.

Digital compasses are susceptible to magnetic interference and may need calibration after being placed near anything that emits a magnetic force. Accuracy of the compass can be affected by any ferrous materials that are nearby.

The calibration status of the device is measured as a number from 0 to 1. A value of 1 is the highest level that the device can support and 0 is the worst.

Property Documentation

azimuth : const qreal

This property holds the azimuth of the device.

Measured in degrees from magnetic north in a clockwise direction based on the top of the device, as defined by QPlatformScreen::nativeOrientation.

Access functions:

qreal azimuth() const

See also QCompassReading Units.

calibrationLevel : const qreal

This property holds the calibration level of the reading.

Measured as a value from 0 to 1 with higher values being better.

Access functions:

qreal calibrationLevel() const

See also QCompassReading Units.

Member Function Documentation

void QCompassReading::setAzimuth(qreal azimuth)

Sets the azimuth of the device.

See also azimuth() and QCompassReading Units.

void QCompassReading::setCalibrationLevel(qreal calibrationLevel)

Sets the calibration level of the reading to calibrationLevel.

See also calibrationLevel().

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