Sending QString value from one form class to another

  • I have declared a QString in mainwindow.h as

    public : QString str;

    I have used the str inside a method of mainwindow.cpp and it now has a string value. I have another form named dialog.cpp I want to display the contents of str in a label named label1 in dialog.cpp!

    Even though i imported mainwindow.h and mainwindow.cpp to dialog.cpp and used the following code to print the contents of str!


    It returns the error str as an undecalred identifier! How can i correct this?

  • HI,

    have u declared str in dialog.cpp where u can show values to label,
    and can u post the code of how u made a string value avialable in dialog.cpp from mainwindow.cpp.


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  • @Pradeep-Kumar

    Dialog::Dialog(QWidget *parent) :
    ui(new Ui::Dialog)
    MainWindow m;



  • Hi,

    u have not declared str, so the reason getting error.


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    Hi, you create another instance of mainwindow.
    Not sure that is what you want..
    anyway, since str is inside the class, you must do

    MainWindow m;

    But the m is not the running mainwindow. Its a new one.

  • @mrjj I need from the old window! How can I do it?

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    Often its easy to share from mainwindow since it opens the dialog

    So if you add function to set the text to dialog.
    void Dialog::SetMyText(QString text) {

    Then in mainwin where u show dialog
    void Mainwindow::ShowDia() {
    Dialog dia;

  • you can send the string to other class by simply placing it in the Signal, and catch the signal at the other class.

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