'pure' C++ and QML
About year ago I learned (on my own) C++ and managed to complete my goal application - console app taking optional switches to control input/output.
Next goal was to learn GUI and that's where it became harder.
Keep in mind that I am self learner and probably approaching learning curve from other end that it would be suggested, i.e. I had goals and was searching methods how to achieve those goals.
After some searching of best approach I decided that QML is the best approach for me. Particularly I liked that I could use QML and JS for interface and combine it with C++ used for backend. Sounded perfect!
I started learning QML (most helpful was http://qmlbook.org) and I made 'perfect' GUI.
Now I'm trying to combine my C++ code with QML and that's where I hit the wall.
It seems like I need to completely rewrite my existing 'pure' C++ code to Qt C++ in order to be able to use it...
Is that right?
Are there any methods to use 'pure' C++ classes/functions instead of learning Qt C++ ?
Please direct me to easiest/best ways to do it.
You mean you want to call that pure C++ classes/functions from QML GUI, right?
If so, you can write a "facade class":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facade_pattern derived from QObject and expose it to QML with registerXXX function.
Pure C++ class has no the Qt Meta-Object System and can not be used in QML.
Thanks, will have a look into that.
However as for a noob like me that looks very complicated ;)
It would be better if you add Qt spices into your 'pure' C++ to integrate with QML, rather than introducing another layer of facade/adapter. I believe you don't want to keep writing that extra layer in your future projects.
You can still keep your methods and logic but of course some modifications are need, like:
inheriting your class from QObject
change some 'pure' data type into Qt's flavor, eg: change your existing string to QString.
You can check out the WeatherInfo example which illustrates the integration of C++ and QML: http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qtpositioning-weatherinfo-example.html
You should have a good read on "Integrating QML and C++":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qtqml-cppintegration-topic.html too.