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How to use QTextListFormat?

  • Hi!

    I am currently experimenting with the Qt Quick Text Editor and wanted to extend the example with a list function. But I do not understand the documentation and could not find an example on how QTextListFormat is used. Here is what I did so far:

    // added to .h 
         Q_PROPERTY(bool ul READ ul WRITE setUl NOTIFY ulChanged)
        bool ul() const;
        void setUl(bool ul);
    // added to .cpp
    bool DocumentHandler::ul() const
        QTextCursor cursor = textCursor();
        if (cursor.isNull())
            return false;
        qDebug()<< "is list?" << cursor.blockFormat().isListFormat();
        return cursor.blockFormat().isListFormat();
    void DocumentHandler::setUl(bool ul)
        qDebug() << "ul is: " << ul;
        QTextCursor cursor = textCursor();
        QTextListFormat list;
        emit ulChanged();

    isListFormat always returns false. I guess I am not using it correctly. How can I check if the cursor is positioned in a list?

    setUl works for setting a list. But the list is always started in a new line and in case the cursor has a selection the selected text is deleted. Also I guess unsetting the list is done wrong as well but there is nothing in the docs on how to remove a list format from a text block.

    Could someone point me to some explanation?

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