[SOLVED]Usage of "this" unknown in calling setupUi()
May be this is due to my weak concepts in c++...In Qt i often see this line ui.setupUi( this ); or
ui->setupUi(this) ;. I understand that , ui is the object that is used to call the function setupUI(). But i don't understand , what is "this"?? y is it passed to setuUi() ??
"this" means the "current class" where the code was written.
ui->setupUI(this); needs a pointer of the current class (mainwindow) to be able to populate it with widgets. this pointer is needed since it will become a parent to the widgets you want to add.
In Qt Creator, try hovering your mouse to setupUI() then press F2. you will be sent to the implementation.
[quote author="Code_ReaQtor" date="1358310836"]"this" means the "current class" where the code was written.
. this pointer is needed since it will become a parent to the widgets you want to add.
Thanks a lot, you gave me the exact explanation .