synthetic mouse events in Qt 5.3 QGuiApplication

  • Hi All,

    I've wtitten a Qt 5.3 QGuiApplication program which uses QtQuick and
    pyotherside for the back end. I'm trying to control the program remotely
    through a web browser.

    I send a screenshot out to the browser and get XY coordinates back, This
    is working for the first button press. It doesn't work after that unless
    I click on the actual display or move the mouse out of the window and back in.

    I've noticed that my program works when mouseGrabber == 0. After the
    first click, this gets set and my program no longer works.

    It appears that I have to do some more event handling somewhere, but
    after a few days of poring over documentation ( much of it appearing to
    be useful but applying to QWidgets or Wt4 ) and trying
    everything I can think of I've decided to ask for help.

    This is my first try at writing C++ for Qt and my second C++ program,
    the first of which I wrote some 30 years ago,

    Here's a code snippet to show what I'm trying to do.

    If someone could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.


    void Wremote::mClick(int x, int y ) {
        QWindowList wl = QGuiApplication::allWindows();
       _mwindow = wl[0];
       QPointF pos((qreal)x,(qreal(y)));
    	QMouseEvent pevent(QEvent::MouseButtonPress, pos, Qt::LeftButton
    					  ,Qt::LeftButton, 0);
    	QMouseEvent revent(QEvent::MouseButtonRelease, pos, Qt::LeftButton
    					  ,Qt::LeftButton, 0);
    	QGuiApplication::sendEvent(_mwindow, &pevent);
    	QGuiApplication::sendEvent(_mwindow, &revent);

  • While I never managed to do it this way, I came up with a working solution.

    void Wremote::mClick(int x, int y ) {