QML Global Object

Description of the Qml Global Object

The QML JavaScript host environment implements the following host objects and functions. These are built in and can be used from any JavaScript code loaded in QML, without additional imports:

  • The Qt object : This object is specific to QML, and provides helper methods and properties specific to the QML environment.

  • qsTr(), qsTranslate(), qsTrId(), QT_TR_NOOP() , QT_TRANSLATE_NOOP() , and QT_TRID_NOOP() functions: These functions are specific to QML, and provide translation capabilities to the QML environment.

  • gc() function: This function is specific to QML, and provides a way to manually trigger garbage collection.

  • print() function: This function is specific to QML, and provides a simple way to output information to the console.

  • The console object: This object implements a subset of the FireBug Console API .

  • XMLHttpRequest , DOMException: These objects implement a subset of the W3C XMLHttpRequest specification .


The globalObject() function cannot be used to modify the global object of a QQmlEngine . For more information about this, see JavaScript Environment Restrictions .


The XMLHttpRequest object, which can be used to asynchronously obtain data from over a network.

The XMLHttpRequest API implements the same W3C standard as many popular web browsers with following exceptions:

  • QML’s XMLHttpRequest does not enforce the same origin policy.

Additionally, the responseXML XML DOM tree currently supported by QML is a reduced subset of the DOM Level 3 Core API supported in a web browser. The following objects and properties are supported by the QML implementation:

The XMLHttpRequest example demonstrates how to use the XMLHttpRequest object to make a request and read the response headers.