Is there a way to distinguish between programmatic index changes and user selection index changes?
I have a QComboBox. I have two use cases. In one use case, the combo box is programmatically changed to have a new index via setCurrentIndex(). In the other use case, the user clicks and selects a new combo box selection with the mouse.
Both of these use cases trigger the QComboBox::currentIndexChanged(int) signal. This is a major problem for the code I am trying to port. In the old framework (not Qt), a similar callback mechanism would be called only if the user selected an item and not if the index programmatically changed.
How can I mimic this behavior in Qt?
I think you need to combine "void QComboBox::activated(int index)":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qcombobox.html#activated signal and a knowledge of a current index.
maybe when You call setCurrentIndex() You can use "QObject::blockSignals":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/qobject.html#blockSignals method to disable emitting the QComboBox::currentIndexChanged(int) signal?
Here's a little code how to do it:
pCombo->blockSignals(false); // important to enable signals
I used this solution some time ago for similar situation and it works perfectly.
with best regards,