[Qt-creator] Send a message to the general message panel

David Schulz david.schulz at digia.com
Tue May 21 08:41:46 CEST 2013

Am 5/17/2013 11:45 PM, schrieb Thomas Meyer:
> Hi,
> how can I send a simple string (QString) from a plugin to the 'General
> Messages' panel (or pane)
> and how to the TextEditor (an opened text file)?


you can use EditorManager::currentEditor() to get the editor.
You receive an IEditor object, which you have to cast to ITextEditor.
ITextEditor define the function insert(const QString& string)....

sample code:


Don't forget to add the TextEditor Plugin as a dependencie to your plugin :)


> Where can I find some documentation about the 'communication' (sending
> or receiving strings etc.)
> between plugins and the different panes (panels?) and the TextEditor?
> Example:
> I have build a simple plugin, which is a dialog with a button 'send
> text' and should send
> 'Hello world' to an opened text file. For 'debugging' I want to send
> 'send text pressed'
> to the 'General Messages' pane.
> Thanks,
>       Thomas
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