qkeysequence.3qt man page

QKeySequence — Encapsulates a key sequence as used by accelerators


#include <qkeysequence.h>

Inherits Qt.

Public Members

QKeySequence ()
QKeySequence ( const QString & key )
QKeySequence ( int key )
QKeySequence ( int k1, int k2, int k3 = 0, int k4 = 0 )
QKeySequence ( const QKeySequence & keysequence )
~QKeySequence ()
uint count () const
bool isEmpty () const
Qt::SequenceMatch matches ( const QKeySequence & seq ) const
operator QString () const
operator int () const  (obsolete)
int operator[] ( uint index ) const
QKeySequence & operator= ( const QKeySequence & keysequence )
bool operator== ( const QKeySequence & keysequence ) const
bool operator!= ( const QKeySequence & keysequence ) const


The QKeySequence class encapsulates a key sequence as used by accelerators.

A key sequence consists of up to four keyboard codes, each optionally combined with modifiers, e.g. SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, META, or UNICODE_ACCEL. For example, CTRL + Key_P might be a sequence used as a shortcut for printing a document. The key codes are listed in qnamespace.h. As an alternative, use UNICODE_ACCEL with the unicode code point of the character. For example, UNICODE_ACCEL + 'A' gives the same key sequence as Key_A.

Key sequences can be constructed either from an integer key code, or from a human readable translatable string such as" Ctrl+X,Alt+Space". A key sequence can be cast to a QString to obtain a human readable translated version of the sequence. Translations are done in the "QAccel" context.

See also QAccel and Miscellaneous Classes.

Member Function Documentation

QKeySequence::QKeySequence ()

Constructs an empty key sequence.

QKeySequence::QKeySequence ( const QString & key )

Creates a key sequence from the string key. For example" Ctrl+O" gives CTRL+UNICODE_ACCEL+'O'. The strings "Ctrl"," Shift", "Alt" and "Meta" are recognized, as well as their translated equivalents in the "QAccel" context (using QObject::tr()).

Multiple key codes (up to four) may be entered by separating them with commas, e.g. "Alt+X,Ctrl+S,Q".

This contructor is typically used with tr(), so that accelerator keys can be replaced in translations:

        QPopupMenu *file = new QPopupMenu( this );
        file->insertItem( tr("&Open..."), this, SLOT(open()),
                          QKeySequence( tr("Ctrl+O", "File|Open") ) );

Note the "File|Open" translator comment. It is by no means necessary, but it provides some context for the human translator.

QKeySequence::QKeySequence ( int key )

Constructs a key sequence that has a single key.

The key codes are listed in qnamespace.h and can be combined with modifiers, e.g. with SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, META or UNICODE_ACCEL.

QKeySequence::QKeySequence ( int k1, int k2, int k3 = 0, int k4 = 0 )

Constructs a key sequence with up to 4 keys k1, k2, k3 and k4.

The key codes are listed in qnamespace.h and can be combined with modifiers, e.g. with SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, META or UNICODE_ACCEL.

QKeySequence::QKeySequence ( const QKeySequence & keysequence )

Copy constructor. Makes a copy of keysequence.

QKeySequence::~QKeySequence ()

Destroys the key sequence.

uint QKeySequence::count () const

Returns the number of keys in the key sequence. The maximum is 4.

bool QKeySequence::isEmpty () const

Returns TRUE if the key sequence is empty; otherwise returns FALSE.

Qt::SequenceMatch QKeySequence::matches ( const QKeySequence & seq ) const

Matches the sequence with seq. Returns Qt::Identical if successful, Qt::PartialMatch for matching but incomplete seq, and Qt::NoMatch if the sequences have nothing in common. Returns Qt::NoMatch if seq is shorter.

QKeySequence::operator QString () const

Creates an accelerator string for the key sequence. For instance CTRL+Key_O gives "Ctrl+O". If the key sequence has multiple key codes they are returned comma-separated, e.g." Alt+X, Ctrl+Y, Z". The strings, "Ctrl", "Shift", etc. are translated (using QObject::tr()) in the "QAccel" scope. If the key sequence has no keys, QString::null is returned.

On Mac OS X, the string returned resembles the sequence that is shown in the menubar.

QKeySequence::operator int () const

This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source working. We strongly advise against using it in new code.

For backward compatibility: returns the first keycode as integer. If the key sequence is empty, 0 is returned.

bool QKeySequence::operator!= ( const QKeySequence & keysequence ) const

Returns TRUE if keysequence is not equal to this key sequence; otherwise returns FALSE.

QKeySequence & QKeySequence::operator= ( const QKeySequence & keysequence )

Assignment operator. Assigns keysequence to this object.

bool QKeySequence::operator== ( const QKeySequence & keysequence ) const

Returns TRUE if keysequence is equal to this key sequence; otherwise returns FALSE.

int QKeySequence::operator[] ( uint index ) const

Returns a reference to the element at position index in the key sequence. This can only be used to read an element.

QDataStream & operator<< ( QDataStream & s, const QKeySequence & keysequence )

Writes the key sequence keysequence to the stream s.

See also Format of the QDataStream operators.

QDataStream & operator>> ( QDataStream & s, QKeySequence & keysequence )

Reads a key sequence from the stream s into the key sequence keysequence.

See also Format of the QDataStream operators.

See Also

http://doc.trolltech.com/qkeysequence.html http://www.trolltech.com/faq/tech.html


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Referenced By

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2 February 2007 Trolltech AS