# qpointarray.3qt - Man Page

Array of points

## Synopsis

`#include <qpointarray.h>`

Inherits QMemArray<QPoint>.

### Public Members

QPointArray ()
~QPointArray ()
QPointArray ( int size )
QPointArray ( const QPointArray & a )
QPointArray ( const QRect & r, bool closed = FALSE )
QPointArray & operator= ( const QPointArray & a )
QPointArray copy () const
void translate ( int dx, int dy )
QRect boundingRect () const
void point ( uint index, int * x, int * y ) const
QPoint point ( uint index ) const
void setPoint ( uint index, int x, int y )
void setPoint ( uint i, const QPoint & p )
bool putPoints ( int index, int nPoints, int firstx, int firsty, ... )
bool putPoints ( int index, int nPoints, const QPointArray & from, int fromIndex = 0 )
void makeArc ( int x, int y, int w, int h, int a1, int a2 )
void makeEllipse ( int x, int y, int w, int h )
void makeArc ( int x, int y, int w, int h, int a1, int a2, const QWMatrix & xf )
QPointArray cubicBezier () const

## Description

The QPointArray class provides an array of points.

A QPointArray is an array of QPoint objects. In addition to the functions provided by QMemArray, QPointArray provides some point-specific functions.

For convenient reading and writing of the point data use setPoints(), putPoints(), point(), and setPoint().

For geometry operations use boundingRect() and translate(). There is also the QWMatrix::map() function for more general transformations of QPointArrays. You can also create arcs and ellipses with makeArc() and makeEllipse().

Among others, QPointArray is used by QPainter::drawLineSegments(), QPainter::drawPolyline(), QPainter::drawPolygon() and QPainter::drawCubicBezier().

Note that because this class is a QMemArray, copying an array and modifying the copy modifies the original as well, i.e. a shallow copy. If you need a deep copy use copy() or detach(), for example:

```        void drawGiraffe( const QPointArray & r, QPainter * p )
{
QPointArray tmp = r;
tmp.detach();
// some code that modifies tmp
p->drawPoints( tmp );
}```

If you forget the tmp.detach(), the const array will be modified.

See also QPainter, QWMatrix, QMemArray, Graphics Classes, Image Processing Classes, and Implicitly and Explicitly Shared Classes.

## QPointArray::QPointArray ()

Constructs a null point array.

## QPointArray::QPointArray ( int size )

Constructs a point array with room for size points. Makes a null array if size == 0.

## QPointArray::QPointArray ( const QPointArray & a )

Constructs a shallow copy of the point array a.

## QPointArray::QPointArray ( const QRect & r, bool closed = FALSE )

Constructs a point array from the rectangle r.

If closed is FALSE, then the point array just contains the following four points in the listed order: r.topLeft(), r.topRight(), r.bottomRight() and r.bottomLeft().

If closed is TRUE, then a fifth point is set to r.topLeft().

## QPointArray::~QPointArray ()

Destroys the point array.

## QRect QPointArray::boundingRect () const

Returns the bounding rectangle of the points in the array, or QRect(0,0,0,0) if the array is empty.

## QPointArray QPointArray::copy () const

Creates a deep copy of the array.

## QPointArray QPointArray::cubicBezier () const

Returns the Bezier points for the four control points in this array.

## void QPointArray::makeArc ( int x, int y, int w, int h, int a1, int a2 )

Sets the points of the array to those describing an arc of an ellipse with size, width w by height h, and position (x, y), starting from angle a1 and spanning by angle a2. The resulting array has sufficient resolution for pixel accuracy (see the overloaded function which takes an additional QWMatrix parameter).

Angles are specified in 16ths of a degree, i.e. a full circle equals 5760 (16*360). Positive values mean counter-clockwise, whereas negative values mean the clockwise direction. Zero degrees is at the 3 o'clock position.

See the angle diagram.

## void QPointArray::makeArc ( int x, int y, int w, int h, int a1, int a2, const QWMatrix & xf )

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the points of the array to those describing an arc of an ellipse with width w and height h and position (x, y), starting from angle a1, and spanning angle by a2, and transformed by the matrix xf. The resulting array has sufficient resolution for pixel accuracy.

Angles are specified in 16ths of a degree, i.e. a full circle equals 5760 (16*360). Positive values mean counter-clockwise, whereas negative values mean the clockwise direction. Zero degrees is at the 3 o'clock position.

See the angle diagram.

## void QPointArray::makeEllipse ( int x, int y, int w, int h )

Sets the points of the array to those describing an ellipse with size, width w by height h, and position (x, y).

The returned array has sufficient resolution for use as pixels.

## QPointArray & QPointArray::operator= ( const QPointArray & a )

Assigns a shallow copy of a to this point array and returns a reference to this point array.

Equivalent to assign(a).

## void QPointArray::point ( uint index, int * x, int * y ) const

Reads the coordinates of the point at position index within the array and writes them into *x and *y.

## QPoint QPointArray::point ( uint index ) const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns the point at position index within the array.

## bool QPointArray::putPoints ( int index, int nPoints, int firstx, int firsty, ... )

Copies nPoints points from the variable argument list into this point array from position index, and resizes the point array if `index+nPoints` exceeds the size of the array.

Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE if the array could not be resized (typically due to lack of memory).

The example code creates an array with three points (4,5), (6,7) and (8,9), by expanding the array from 1 to 3 points:

```        QPointArray a( 1 );
a = QPoint( 4, 5 );
a.putPoints( 1, 2, 6,7, 8,9 ); // index == 1, points == 2```

This has the same result, but here putPoints overwrites rather than extends:

```        QPointArray a( 3 );
a.putPoints( 0, 3, 4,5, 0,0, 8,9 );
a.putPoints( 1, 1, 6,7 );```

The points are given as a sequence of integers, starting with firstx then firsty, and so on.

## bool QPointArray::putPoints ( int index, int nPoints, const QPointArray & from, int fromIndex = 0 )

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It behaves essentially like the above function.

This version of the function copies nPoints from from into this array, starting at index in this array and fromIndex in from. fromIndex is 0 by default.

```        QPointArray a;
a.putPoints( 0, 3, 1,2, 0,0, 5,6 );
// a is now the three-point array ( 1,2, 0,0, 5,6 );
QPointArray b;
b.putPoints( 0, 3, 4,4, 5,5, 6,6 );
// b is now ( 4,4, 5,5, 6,6 );
a.putPoints( 2, 3, b );
// a is now ( 1,2, 0,0, 4,4, 5,5, 6,6 );```

## void QPointArray::setPoint ( uint index, int x, int y )

Sets the point at position index in the array to (x, y).

Example: themes/wood.cpp.

## void QPointArray::setPoint ( uint i, const QPoint & p )

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the point at array index i to p.

## void QPointArray::translate ( int dx, int dy )

Translates all points in the array by (dx, dy).

## QDataStream & operator<< ( QDataStream & s, const QPointArray & a )

Writes the point array, a to the stream s and returns a reference to the stream.

## QDataStream & operator>> ( QDataStream & s, QPointArray & a )

Reads a point array, a from the stream s and returns a reference to the stream.

## Author

Generated automatically from the source code.

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## Referenced By

The man page QPointArray.3qt(3) is an alias of qpointarray.3qt(3).

2 February 2007 Trolltech AS