QTreeView setRootIndex & changing header - incorrect columnCount...?
So I have a bit of a "sigh" moment, I'm trying to implement setRootIndex & change header data at the same time.
The changing of header "text" seems to work, however, the count of items seem to not work. I ensure that the columnCount on old rootIndex and new rootIndex return proper column count, and I can see it in print as well during columnCount() call, but the number of columns doesn't change. What am I missing here?
setRootIndex()will cause a model reset, but if you change header after that, the view won't know that column count has changed.
@sierdzio hmm yeah which is the problem. I change header before changing rootIndex. I mean, the header is taken dynamically from root index, right?
invisibleRootItem.data = header text items.
So if I change invisibleRootItem.data = newHeader.data.
it should be a new header? I mean I know it works because it returns the correct number of columnCount & header display new text, but header doesn't add/remove columns... depending on data.size() which is what it being used to determine column draw? I must be missing something.. sigh.
Number of columns is a property of the model, not the header. So your model needs to return correct
columnCount(). And if the count changes, model has to notify the views (by begin/end methods, resetModel or dataChanged).
Using setRootIndex() only works reliable when the header count does not change and imo is not meant for anything else, see also https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-40560
I would be happy to get this stuff removed since it's just causing trouble for all use cases where more than the root index should change - all this can be (re)implemented with a second model or a QSortFilterProxyModel or similar.
I'm using abstractItemModel / my own item, I ensure that columnCount return correct number of columns, yet it's still wrong.
In regard to using proxyModels, I'd love to use it, but I only found few examples and I'm struggling as to how I would do it. Any hints wold be great, I would prefer to use a proxy instead here.
I literally have no idea how I can simulate setRootIndex with proxyModel, since I need to see parentItem of the item that I wish to set as rootitem and I don't want to see these parent items... here was me early attempt > https://forum.qt.io/topic/102227/qsortfilterproxymodel-simulate-new-root-index/2
@Christian-Ehrlicher I'm totally blaming you for me going this setRootIndex road as I was trying proxy early and you said to use this : p