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Displaying text in Qt

  • Hi,

    I have been playing around with Qt and Qt Creator but I'm having a hard time to figuring out something incredibly easy, what I need to do is basically get two inputs (numbers) from the user, do some calculations and then display the result in a third text field when a button is clicked.

    This is the C++ code
    @int num1;
    int num2;
    int total;

    cout << "First number" << endl;
    cin >> num1;
    cout << "Second number" << endl;
    cin >> num2;

    total = num1 * num2;
    //display result
    cout << total << endl;@

    Can someone help me to create what I have described in the above code?

    I know, I know its something very simple but I cannot make it work using textEdits and plainTextEdits.

    I tried ....
    @void MainWindow::on_pushButton_clicked()
    int num1 = 5;
    int num2 = 10;
    int total;
    total = num1 + num2;


    ... but nothing.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

  • You need to convert to QString before putting it into the textEdit.

    You can try this code:

    void MainWindow::on_pushButton_clicked()
    QString num1 = ui->textEdit->toPlainText();
    QString num2 = ui->textEdit_2->toPlainText();
    int num3 = num1.toInt()+num2.toInt();
    QString num4;


    But if you are interested in numbers, then use double spin box or spin boxes which are simpler.

  • Maybe a bit more readable would be to use the number function in QString and have the num1 and num2 as regular int to work with

    @ui->textEdit_3->setPlainText(QString::number(num3, 10));@

    The QString::number will convert the number into a 10base value. If a hex value needs to be displayed, use QString::number(num3, 16);

  • You guys are awesome!

    This is my final code, I changed it to lineEdits for the inputs and to plainTextEdit to display the result. Thanks a lot for your help

    @void MainWindow::on_pushButton_clicked()
    QString num1 = ui->lineEdit->text();
    QString num2 = ui->lineEdit_2->text();

    int total = num1.toInt()+ num2.toInt();
    ui->plainTextEdit->setPlainText(QString::number(total, 10));


  • Oke, to be really great and almost as short as possible:
    @int total = ui->lineEdit->text().toInt() + ui->lineEdit_2->text().toInt()
    You are able to leave the 10 out of number because when not entered it is converted for the 10 base value as default.

  • Thanks a lot for the improved code, that helps me to learn more.

    I appreciate it.

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