Cannot save the contents of a QGraphicsScene in QGraphicsView
I want my application to save the contents of my scene which contains graphics items in it and later be able to retrieve all those items(not as a QPixmap, but as actual individual items).
I have tried using Qsettings but get a QVariant error.
QSettings settings("AdvProgLab","ERapp"); settings.beginGroup("MainWindow"); settings.setValue("saved_scene",scene); //Here, scene is a QGraphicsScene settings.endGroup();
And the error which I am getting is:
qvariant.h:471: error: ‘QVariant::QVariant(void*)’ is private inline QVariant(void *) Q_DECL_EQ_DELETE; ^ error: use of deleted function ‘QVariant::QVariant(void*)’
Can anybody please explain me where I am going wrong ?
Or is there any other way by which I can save the QGraphicsItems and later retrieve them.
Hi and welcome to devnet,
You are wrong with your assumption. From what you wrote, you are basically trying to save a pointer to a scene in your settings. If you want to store the content of the scene, it's up to you to serialise your items in a reproducible way. i.e. save each item's position and content as well as properties you are interested in and then load them back on start.
@SGaist I understood what you said but i have one doubt regarding your reply.
Suppose i have few QGraphicsRectItem and QgraphicsEllipseItem in my scene, according to you i should save the position and size of each item but while retrieving, how will the scene know whether it was a RectItem or and EllipseItem ?
I am new to QT so pardon me if i sound silly.
You have to store enough information about your items in order to rebuild them when you load the information back.