Not getting what I expected using a regex in QRegExpValidator.
I am using a
QRegExpValidatorin order to limit inputs to this type:
a.green or d.yellow4 and so on.
So basically one lowercase character followed by a period and then an arbitrary number of characters and possibly a number at the end.
What I have are the following
QRegExp textValidator("^[a-z]+\.?[a-z]+[0-9]*$"); QRegExpValidator *validator = new QRegExpValidator(textValidator, 0);
QRegExp textValidator("[a-z]\.\w++"); QRegExpValidator *validator = new QRegExpValidator(textValidator, 0);
With the first one allowing pretty much anything and the second one pretty much nothing (I'm a man of the extremes what can I say).
Can someone help me fix my validator?
Well, the first problem I see here is the escaping. The backslash is being consumed by the C++ compiler and doesn't get to the regex parser. You need to double escape it, to compensate this issue. Like this:
You said the string can only have one lowercase character, so you need to remove the first +. If both the period and the following characters are optional, they should be grouped.
You can check the regularexpression example (available starting 5.5). It's a little application that helps test and build regexp to use with QRegularExpression
5.5 you say. Interesting :)
I do :)
However, you don't need to build Qt 5.5 to build it, you can use your current Qt version