Two-way Button Example

The Two-way button example shows how to use The State Machine Framework to implement a simple state machine that toggles the current state when a button is clicked.

int main(int argc, char **argv)
    QApplication app(argc, argv);
    QPushButton button;
    QStateMachine machine;

The application’s main() function begins by constructing the application object, a button and a state machine.

QState *off = new QState();
off->assignProperty(&button, "text", "Off");

QState *on = new QState();
on->assignProperty(&button, "text", "On");

The state machine has two states; on and off . When either state is entered, the text of the button will be set accordingly.

off->addTransition(&button, &QAbstractButton::clicked, on);
on->addTransition(&button, &QAbstractButton::clicked, off);

When the state machine is in the off state and the button is clicked, it will transition to the on state; when the state machine is in the on state and the button is clicked, it will transition to the off state.


The states are added to the state machine; they become top-level (sibling) states.


The initial state is off ; this is the state the state machine will immediately transition to once the state machine is started.

    button.resize(100, 50);;
    return app.exec();

Finally, the button is resized and made visible, and the application event loop is entered.

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