QML Dynamic View Ordering Tutorial 1 - A Simple ListView and Delegate#

We begin our application by defining a ListView , a model which will provide data to the view, and a delegate which provides a template for constructing items in the view.

The code for the ListView and delegate looks like this:

import QtQuick 2.0

Rectangle {
    id: root

    width: 300; height: 400


    Component {
        id: dragDelegate

        Rectangle {
            id: content

            anchors { left: parent.left; right: parent.right }
            height: column.implicitHeight + 4

            border.width: 1
            border.color: "lightsteelblue"

            radius: 2

            Column {
                id: column
                anchors { fill: parent; margins: 2 }

                Text { text: 'Name: ' + name }
                Text { text: 'Type: ' + type }
                Text { text: 'Age: ' + age }
                Text { text: 'Size: ' + size }
            }
        }
    }


    ListView {
        id: view

        anchors { fill: parent; margins: 2 }

        model: PetsModel {}
        delegate: dragDelegate

        spacing: 4
        cacheBuffer: 50
    }

}

The model is defined in a separate QML file which looks like this:

import QtQuick 2.0

ListModel {
    ListElement {
        name: "Polly"
        type: "Parrot"
        age: 12
        size: "Small"
    }
    ListElement {
        name: "Penny"
        type: "Turtle"
        age: 4
        size: "Small"
    }        }

Walkthrough#

The first item defined within the application’s root Rectangle is the delegate Component. This is the template from which each item in the ListView is constructed.

The name, age, type, and size variables referenced in the delegate are sourced from the model data. The names correspond to roles defined in the model.

Component {
    id: dragDelegate

    Rectangle {
        id: content

        anchors { left: parent.left; right: parent.right }
        height: column.implicitHeight + 4

        border.width: 1
        border.color: "lightsteelblue"

        radius: 2

        Column {
            id: column
            anchors { fill: parent; margins: 2 }

            Text { text: 'Name: ' + name }
            Text { text: 'Type: ' + type }
            Text { text: 'Age: ' + age }
            Text { text: 'Size: ' + size }
        }
    }
}

The second part of the application is the ListView itself to which we bind the model and delegate.

ListView {
    id: view

    anchors { fill: parent; margins: 2 }

    model: PetsModel {}
    delegate: dragDelegate

    spacing: 4
    cacheBuffer: 50
}

Example project @ code.qt.io