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[SOLVED] mousePressEvent in QtQuickView

  • Hello guys

    I have a problem here with inheriting from QQuickView to have OpenGL context in it but overrided mousePressEvent does not work in this hierarchy
    Don't know why?
    sample code is here
    I tried to override mousePressEvent or other events in this class, but can not get interact with the 3D Scene
    plus I tried to inheriting from QQuickWindow or QWindow in MeshRenderer class class MeshRenderer : public QObject, public QQuickWindow but still overrided events does not work, there is any bug ?

    thanks in advance

  • Show us a minimal class and qml file the view is used in. Examples don't help. It could be a lot of simple things. Create a small side project that has the problem and post that.

  • I got you, but it is not a minimal, because I don't know problem is because of opengl or not
    btw the underlay sample in kdab repo is really minimal

    underlay is using QQuickView as base class and use lib for Rendering, however we don't need to check the lib/meshrenderer
    if we override any event in the QQuickView class it can not detect it and no action on it

    I just added this to the header file

      void mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *e) override;

    and this to cpp file to check the event

    void MyQuickView::mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *e)
      //   qApp->sendEvent(mWindow, e);
      if (!e->isAccepted())

    and didn't touch the main.qml file

    technically it should work because QQuickView class has virtual functions as events that is inherited from QWindow

    make some sense?

  • main.qml:

    import QtQuick 2.12
    import QtQuick.Window 2.12
    import QuickTypes 1.0
    MouseItem {
        visible: true
        width: 640
        height: 480
        title: qsTr("Mouse Item test")


    #include <QGuiApplication>
    #include <QQmlApplicationEngine>
    #include <mouseitem.h>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
        QGuiApplication app(argc, argv);
        QQmlApplicationEngine engine;
        const QUrl url(QStringLiteral("qrc:/main.qml"));
        QObject::connect(&engine, &QQmlApplicationEngine::objectCreated,
                         &app, [url](QObject *obj, const QUrl &objUrl) {
            if (!obj && url == objUrl)
        }, Qt::QueuedConnection);
        return app.exec();


    #ifndef MOUSEITEM_H
    #define MOUSEITEM_H
    #include <QQuickView>
    class MouseItem : public QQuickView
        void mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *e) override;
    #endif // MOUSEITEM_H


    #include "mouseitem.h"
    #include <QDebug>
        : QQuickView()
    void MouseItem::mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *e)
      //   qApp->sendEvent(mWindow, e);
      qDebug() << "mousePressEvent";
      if (!e->isAccepted())

    I see the text "mousePressEvent", but I don't see the hello. So the events are happening.

  • Is says here accepted is set true by default. I think if you dont want to accept the event you set it to false (setAccepted). If not you set to true? Not entirely sure.

  • TBH, I did your method without !e->isAccepted() too, it didn't work
    now it works now, even

    void MouseItem::mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *e)
      qDebug() << "mousePressEvent";

    don't understand
    but there is another problem that it works, and print the message when click on the window, but it freezes the qml controllers
    this is weird.
    will test other events and will leave comment if there is any problem

  • hey @fcarney
    what if your MouseItem inherites from QQuickItem
    and contain another QQuickWindow or QQuickView class in it, then register the Item?

    you know what I mean?
    A window inside an Item in qml

  • freezes the qml controllers

    It might be eating all the events. setAccepted to false will be like you didnt handle the event, I think.
    Also, I don't know if you are supposed to embed an Windows in an Item.

  • it does not reach to that point to check the setAccepted, it does not call mousePressEvent (or any other events) at all
    when you use a Q*Window (object) inside a QQuickItem

    How can we check this? that item will disable window events or not?
    any idea?

  • This is the more specific question about the mousePressEvent problem

  • Have you tried doing your opengl in a qtquickitem? I wonder if the problem is trying to embed a top level window inside a a qml item.

  • I did, it works fine and show window contents (3D OpenGL) inside the Item, just I found we should enable mouse accepting, I'm still testing.
    will update the post