Connect to signals in nested objects

  • Hi together,

    I do have a nested QObject structure whereas the objects (classes) are written in C++.

    It's like the following

    class InnerClass : public QObject {
        Q_INVOKABLE void doSomething(); // emits somethingDone()
        void somethingDone();
    class OuterClass : public QObject {
        Q_PROPERTY(InnerObject* innerObject READ getInnerObject CONSTANT)
        InnerClass *getInnerObject();

    Then, in my QML file I instanciate an OuterClass object.

    OuterClass {
        id: outerObject
    function mySomethingDone() {
        console.log("foobar called")
    Component.onComplete: outerObject.innerObject.somethingDone.connect(mySomethingDone)

    But now, when the somethingDone signal of the InnerClass instance gets emitted I don't receive anything in my QML code. When I connect to this signal via C++ code, my slot does receive the signal.

    Does Qt have a limitation here with nested (C++) objects and QML?
    I'm using Qt 5.9.1

    Best, Michael

  • Okay, the problem was of other origin.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    What was that origin ?

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