How to open ios gallery?

  • Re: IOS Photo Gallery View in Qt
    i'm trying to open ios gallery with Qt , i found many article and answers . i test them but they didn't work in ios(10) here are two links that are not working for me**~~~~

    Link 1 : Open ios gallery with FileDialog{}

    Link 2 : Mixing Objective-c with Qt to access gallery in ios
    first link explained how to open gallery with FileDialog ,according to link and it's description :

    in iOS just create a FileDialog inside the QML file and set folder: It will call the iOS gallery.
    . below is my code but it doesn't work !!

    import QtQuick 2.7
    import QtQuick.Controls 2.0
    import QtQuick.Dialogs 1.0
    ApplicationWindow {
        visible: true
        width: 640
        height: 480
        FileDialog {
            id: fileDialog
            visible: true

    second link , I couldn't compile it and i got this error

    ld: '/Applications/' does not contain bitcode. You must rebuild it with bitcode enabled (Xcode setting ENABLE_BITCODE), obtain an updated library from the vendor, or disable bitcode for this target. for architecture x86_64
    clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
    ** BUILD FAILED **
    The following build commands failed:
        Ld Debug-iphonesimulator/ normal x86_64
    (1 failure)
    make: *** [xcodebuild-debug-simulator] Error 65
    14:05:48: The process "/usr/bin/make" exited with code 2.
    Error while building/deploying project quickiosexample (kit: iphonesimulator-clang Qt 5.8.0 for iOS)
    When executing step "Make"

    thank you for your answers :)

  • Really strange, I am using the FileDialog with Qt 5.7.1 on iOs 10 and it works. Are you trying that on the simulator or on an actual device? You could also try quicknative (, but for iOs it's basically just using the FileDialog.

  • @Schluchti said in how to open ios gallery in Qt:

    Really strange

    thank you for your fast answer
    i install qmp and then install quicknative successfully
    but when i run project app comes up and this message shown and display in actual device and also in simulator is black

    QQmlApplicationEngine failed to load component
    qrc:/main.qml:4 module "QuickNative" is not installed

    here is my code's screen shot
    screen shot of run

  • @farshad-bayat It looks like you missed to set the path where the engine searches for installed modules. You probably need to add something like this to your main.cpp



  • Hi!
    Another possible solution is using V-Play Engine to trigger the native photo gallery with NativeUtils::displayImagePicker.

    For example:

    import VPlayApps 1.0
    import QtQuick 2.5
    App {
      // show image picker with click on button
      AppButton {
        text: "Open Image Picker"
        anchors.centerIn: parent
        onClicked: nativeUtils.displayImagePicker("Choose Image")
      // handle imagePickerFinished signal
      Connections {
        target: nativeUtils
        onImagePickerFinished: {
          console.debug("Dialog Accepted: "+accepted)
          console.debug("Image Path: "+path)


  • @Schluchti
    thanks for your attention.
    i set the path but not work for me. my qt version is 5.8.0, maybe this version is not supported ;(. the output of run is:
    warning message is

    QIOSFileDialog: Could not resolve Qt plugin that gives access to photos on iOS
    2017-03-20 13:11:22.497591 dd[973:278978] [DYMTLInitPlatform] platform initialization successful
    QML debugging is enabled. Only use this in a safe environment.
    JIT is disabled for QML. Property bindings and animations will be very slow. Visit to learn about possible solutions for your platform.
    QIOSFileDialog: Could not resolve Qt plugin that gives access to photos on iOS
    QMetaObject::indexOfSignal: signal visibleChanged(bool) from QQuickWindow redefined in QQuickWindowQmlImpl

    and screenshot:
    QIOSFileDialog: Could not resolve Qt plugin that gives access to photos on iOS

  • @farshad-bayat I think you have the same Problem as described here

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