How to Run an event (keypressevent) in the background ?



  • I need to be checking the keyboard input for a bar-code-reader (this machine works like a keyboard, typing the code and an "enter" at the end). But I can't keep the parent widget always in front. So, how can I keep the keyPressEvent running?

    I found out that QEventLoop may helps, but I don't know how to use it in my constructor. There are not many examples in the Internet.

    Thanks for your help.

    @class monitor : public QWidget
    {
    Q_OBJECT

    public:
    explicit monitor(QWidget *parent = 0);
    ~monitor();
    char code[8];
    void keyPressEvent(QKeyEvent *e);
    QEventLoop loop;

    private:
    Ui::monitor *ui;
    };@


  • Moderators

    Hi,

    Try http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2035310/how-can-i-simulate-user-interaction-key-press-event-in-qt

    (You don't create your own event loop in your class. QApplication::exec() creates the event loop in the main() function)



  • Hi,

    first, the title and the content are misleading somehow as they suggest different things: the title request for a "run" as a code generated key press event and the solution is as JKSH hinted, and the content request for a silent key input checking solution :)

    for checking the keyboard input silently I use to grab the keyboard input(by grabKeyboard() method ) to a defined widget(QPushButton or whatever) - by this you avoid to check for any sender , and install an event filter for it to fetch key press events

    hope this helps!

    Cheers!


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