MIME Type Browser Example

Shows the hierarchy of MIME types and can be used to determine the MIME type of a file.


MIME Type Browser is intended to be a tool for exploring MIME types rather than an example showing the typical usage of Qt’s MIME API.

Running the Example

To run the example from Qt Creator , open the Welcome mode and select the example from Examples . For more information, visit Building and Running an Example.

Main Window

The main window consists of a tree view displaying the hierarchy of MIME types based on the model MimetypeModel inheriting QStandardItemModel on the left and a QTextBrowser for showing detailed information about the selected MIME type on the right.

It has a main menu with an option File/Detect File Type, which lets you pick a file and then displays its MIME type.

For more information, see QMimeType and QMimeDatabase .

Example project @ code.qt.io