QByteArray to QObject typecasting
It seemed a trivial problem but somehow I did not find an example of casting from QByteArray to a QObject. I have tried several ways like QObject *temp = qobject_cast<QObject *>(QByteArray) .
Well, you can't! These classes are not in the same hierarchy, so neither
dynamic_castwill work. In fact
QByteArrayis a base class, and doesn't depend on the Qt's meta-object system in comparison to
I thought so , thanks kshegunov. Looks like that I will have to overload the operators << and >>.
Hi and welcome to devnet,
In addition to what @kshegunov wrote. What are you trying to serialize exactly ?
I am trying to serialize an object to into the QMimeData instance. Still need to get around the the missing operators << >> in the QGraphicsItem class.
What would you like to do with that object ?
Transfer it from one place to another.
Usually you don't do that, for the same reason that you don't copy
QObjectinstances. If you have some data put into a
QObjectone usually extracts that data by a method and serializes the data itself, not the
QObject. Consider what you're supposed to do to serialize the object hierarchy (with the parents and children) for a
QObjectinstance? Also signals, slots and connections can't be trivially expanded in means of serialization ... there are tons of problems that prevent you from actually copying/serializing (which is basically the same thing) a
I will probably go with the plan of storing a pointer into the QMimeData instead of streaming in/out the entire structure of the object.
Your class must implement this operators:
QDataStream &operator<< QDataStream &operator>>
After that you can use this code:
MyClass c; QDataStream reader(byteArray); reader << c;
I know that and it would be easy if there was no a pointer to a QGraphicItem in the object structure (which has no << , >> ) operators.
Also , my class provides the insertion and retraction operators but seems impossible to use them in the MIme as they fail to populate the members of the class such as QByteArray , QGraphicItem ... since these classes do not provide <<>> operators on their own.
Looks pretty limited staff that can be transferred with the QMimeData , basic texts, urls, qt-class objects , but the objects from non Qt classes containing the Qt class members with no << >> operators, it is hard or even impossible - since it is requirement that they have << >> in order to use the QDataStream object.