[Development] QProperty and library coding guide

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Fri Jul 17 14:28:34 CEST 2020

Il 17/07/20 14:09, Ulf Hermann ha scritto:
>>> QAction *action = ~~~;
>>> auto prop = action->text;
> This already gives you the string. You cannot retrieve the property
> itself. You can alternatively do action->text() or action->text.value().
> They all do the same thing.

Uhm... sorry, no, this doesn't really compute for me. Ignore the copy 
semantics for a second (use const auto &, if necessary), what's 
decltype(prop)? If it's QString, then you can't write .value() after it.

> The member to access in the private object is hardcoded in the generated
> implementation of value(). The public object to pick the private object
> from is retrieved by offset from the address of the property. moc
> generates code like this:
> qreal QQmlComponent::_qt_property_api_progress::value() const
> {
>       const size_t propertyMemberOffset =
> reinterpret_cast<size_t>(&(static_cast<QQmlComponent
> *>(nullptr)->progress));
>       const auto *thisPtr = reinterpret_cast<const QQmlComponent
> *>(reinterpret_cast<const char *>(this) - propertyMemberOffset);
>       return thisPtr->QQmlComponent::d_func()->progress.value();
> }
> I see where you're coming from. If the address doesn't exist, this
> shouldn't be possible. However, no_unique_address does not mean that the
> object has no address. It just means that it can share the same address
> with other objects.

No, actually this makes perfect sense, but was contradicted before:

> We are not casting these structs to or from anything though, do we?

So yes, you're casting them to perform pointer arithmetic and figure out 
the address of the object to get the property from.

Giuseppe D'Angelo | giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com | Senior Software Engineer
KDAB (France) S.A.S., a KDAB Group company
Tel. France +33 (0)4 90 84 08 53, http://www.kdab.com
KDAB - The Qt, C++ and OpenGL Experts

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/pkcs7-signature
Size: 4329 bytes
Desc: Firma crittografica S/MIME
URL: <http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/attachments/20200717/ba997318/attachment.bin>

More information about the Development mailing list