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crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(



  • Hi,
    I've been playing with drag and drop between two QListWidgets and everything was working well until I start adding a UserRole to my Items.
    I guess it is a mime issue by seeing the backtrace:

    Thread 1 (Thread 0x7ffff7fb8140 (LWP 2592)):
    #0  0x00007ffff64dbbcc in QBitArray::resize(int) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Core.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #1  0x00007ffff6657fcb in QAbstractItemModel::decodeData(int, int, QModelIndex const&, QDataStream&) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Core.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #2  0x00007ffff6658f5f in QAbstractListModel::dropMimeData(QMimeData const*, Qt::DropAction, int, int, QModelIndex const&) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Core.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #3  0x00007ffff7971c1c in QListWidget::dropMimeData(int, QMimeData const*, Qt::DropAction) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Widgets.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #4  0x00007ffff7929dbc in QAbstractItemView::dropEvent(QDropEvent*) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Widgets.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #5  0x00007ffff7971c70 in QListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent*) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Widgets.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #6  0x00005555555e910f in ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent (this=0x5555561fd4f0, event=0x7fffffffaaa0) at ../src_cosi7/hmi/GUI/widget/ItemOfferingListWidget.cpp:73
    No locals.
    

    How should I declare it? It is still an unknown territory for me...
    Here is the way I insert my Items:

    QListWidget *listWidget;
    ...
    QListWidgetItem *item = new QListWidgetItem(secondaryFacility->getName());
    item->setData(Qt::UserRole, QVariant::fromValue(secondaryFacility));
    listWidget->addItem(item);
    

    Inserting the Item in my first list is ok. The crash is when I receive it in another one in the DropEvent:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent *event)
    {
        if (event->source() == this)
        {
            if (_allowIternalMove)
            {
                setDragDropMode(InternalMove);
                QListWidget::dropEvent(event);
                setDragDropMode(DragDrop);
            }
        }
        else
        {
            QListWidget::dropEvent(event);
            if (!_allowIternalMove)
                sortItems();
            emit draggedItemsHaveBeenTakenByOtherList();
        }
    }
    

    How can I decode it properly and clone it? (in the second ListWidget, I emit the signal draggedItemsHaveBeenTakenByOtherList so the ListWidget from where the Items are coming from can remove and delete its moved items)

    Please tell me I'll be able to do such thing without having to go with QListViews using their customs models.
    Cheers



  • Yeah I finally find a solution \o/ This could be a bit more documented, took me a while browsing the web to figure out what to try...
    I've just override QListWidget::startDrag creating my own QDrag with a QMimeData of type that has to be "application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist" but that I can fill with what I want :)
    So here is my code:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::startDrag(Qt::DropActions supportedActions)
    {
        Q_UNUSED(supportedActions)
        QMimeData       *mimeData = new QMimeData();
        QByteArray       encodedData;
        QDataStream stream(&encodedData, QIODevice::WriteOnly);
    
        for (QListWidgetItem *item  : selectedItems())
        {
            Element *elem = item->data(Qt::UserRole).value<Element*>();
            stream << elem->getId() << elem->getElementTypeName();
        }
        mimeData->setData("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist", encodedData);
        QDrag *drag = new QDrag(this);
        drag->setMimeData(mimeData);
    
        drag->exec(Qt::CopyAction | Qt::MoveAction, Qt::CopyAction);
    }
    

    and on the reception to decode it:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent *event)
    {
        qDebug() << "[MB_TRACE][ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent]" << event->mimeData()->formats();
        if (event->mimeData()->hasFormat("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist"))
        {
            event->accept();
    
            if (event->source() == this)
            {
                if (_allowIternalMove)
                {
                    setDragDropMode(InternalMove);
                    QListWidget::dropEvent(event);
                    setDragDropMode(DragDrop);
                }
            }
            else
            {
                QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                while (!stream.atEnd())
                {
                    QString elemId, elemType; 
                    stream >> elemId >> elemType;
                    qDebug() << "Receiving elemId: " << elemId ;
    
                    Model *model = MyApplication::instance()->getModel();
                    Element *elem = model->getElementById(elemType, elemId);
                    QListWidgetItem *item = new QListWidgetItem(elem->getName());
                    item->setData(Qt::UserRole, QVariant::fromValue(elem));
                    addItem(item);
                }
                if (!_allowIternalMove)
                    sortItems();
                emit draggedItemsHaveBeenTakenByOtherList();
            }
        }
        else
        {
            event->ignore();
        }
    }
    

    Please let me know if there is a cleaner way to do it. Like directly recovering the UserRole from the source with my pointer on the object.

    Cheers



  • arf no.. the internal move is not working anymore :(
    any idea how to achieve it?



  • well I guess I can add the row of selected items in the mimeData of the QDrag and then in the drop event do the move manually (taking the items and inserting them again in the position of the drop event...)
    I'll post the code when I'll have some time to give it a try



  • Alright, this seems to work fine to manually handle the internal move:
    First in the startDrag override I encode the row of the selected items I'm moving:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::startDrag(Qt::DropActions supportedActions)
    {
        Q_UNUSED(supportedActions)
        QMimeData       *mimeData = new QMimeData();
        QByteArray       encodedData;
        QDataStream stream(&encodedData, QIODevice::WriteOnly);
        for (QListWidgetItem *item  : selectedItems())
        {
            Element *elem = item->data(Qt::UserRole).value<Element*>();
            stream << row(item) << elem->getId() << elem->getElementTypeName();
        }
        mimeData->setData("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist", encodedData);
        QDrag *drag = new QDrag(this);
        drag->setMimeData(mimeData);
        drag->exec(Qt::CopyAction | Qt::MoveAction, Qt::CopyAction);
    }
    

    Then in the dropEvent, if the source is myself, I store the items in a Map indexed by the row (to have the list of items ordered by row and not the user selection) and then I take them out from the list and reinsert them in the new position where the user dropped them.
    It looks like that:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent *event)
    {
        qDebug() << "[MB_TRACE][ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent]" << event->mimeData()->formats();
        if (event->mimeData()->hasFormat("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist"))
        {
            event->accept();
            if (event->source() == this)
            {
                if (_allowIternalMove)
                {
                    QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                    QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                    QMap<int, QListWidgetItem *> movedItems;
                    while (!stream.atEnd())
                    {
                        int row;
                        QString elemId, elemType;
                        stream >> row >> elemId >> elemType;
                        qDebug() << "Receiving elemId: " << elemId  << " (row in original list: " << row << ")";
                        movedItems.insert(row, item(row));
                    }
                    if (movedItems.size())
                    {
                        int rowToInsert = row(itemAt(event->pos()));
                        int index = 0;
                        auto it = movedItems.begin();
                        short direction = 1;
                        if (it.key() < rowToInsert)
                            direction = -1;
                        for (; it != movedItems.end() ; ++it)
                        {
                            QListWidgetItem *item = it.value();
                            takeItem(row(item));
                            insertItem(rowToInsert+index*direction, item);
                            ++index;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
            else
            {
                QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                while (!stream.atEnd())
                {
                    int row;
                    QString elemId, elemType; // can store the elemType
                    stream >> row >> elemId >> elemType;
                    qDebug() << "Receiving elemId: " << elemId  << " (row in original list: " << row << ")";
    
                    Model *model = MyApplication::instance()->getModel();
                    Element *elem = model->getElementById(elemType, elemId);
                    QListWidgetItem *item = new QListWidgetItem(elem->getName());
                    item->setData(Qt::UserRole, QVariant::fromValue(elem));
                    item->setIcon(IconFactory::getInstance()->getElementTypeIcon(elem->getElementType()));
                    addItem(item);
                }
                if (!_allowIternalMove)
                    sortItems();
                emit draggedItemsHaveBeenTakenByOtherList();
            }
            emit internalListChanged();
        }
        else
        {
            event->ignore();
        }
    }
    

    There is a little subtlety in the insertion of the taken item depending on the new position we dropped the items (cf the direction multiplicator)

    Please let me know if there is an easier solution or if something is bad practice.
    cheers



  • Even better : following this link on how to serialize a pointer in QDataStream, here is a way to directly transfer a pointer using its address and a reinterpret_cast. That's much more efficient and a great use of reinterpret_cast that we normally never use...
    Some might say it's dodgy but there is a huge gain in performance as we don't have to find back an object but can transmit it straight away through its address.

    So no need to pass the id, we can cast the pointer address to a qulonglong and retrieve it in the receiver.

    Here is the sending side:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::startDrag(Qt::DropActions supportedActions)
    {
        Q_UNUSED(supportedActions)
        QMimeData       *mimeData = new QMimeData();
        QByteArray       encodedData;
        QDataStream stream(&encodedData, QIODevice::WriteOnly);
        for (QListWidgetItem *item  : selectedItems())
        {
            Element *elem = item->data(Qt::UserRole).value<Element*>();
            qulonglong ptrval(*reinterpret_cast<qulonglong *>(&elem));
            stream << row(item) << ptrval;
        }
        mimeData->setData("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist", encodedData);
        QDrag *drag = new QDrag(this);
        drag->setMimeData(mimeData);
        drag->exec(Qt::CopyAction | Qt::MoveAction, Qt::CopyAction);
    }
    

    And now the receiver (dropEvent)

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent *event)
    {
        qDebug() << "[MB_TRACE][ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent]" << event->mimeData()->formats();
        if (event->mimeData()->hasFormat("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist"))
        {
            event->accept();
            if (event->source() == this)
            {
                if (_allowIternalMove)
                {
                    QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                    QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                    QMap<int, QListWidgetItem *> movedItems;
                    while (!stream.atEnd())
                    {
                        int row;
                        qulonglong ptrval;
                        stream >> row >> ptrval;
    //                    Element *elem = *reinterpret_cast<Element **>(&ptrval);
    //                    qDebug() << "Receiving elem: " << elem->getName() << " (row in original list: " << row << ")";
                        movedItems.insert(row, item(row));
                    }
                    if (movedItems.size())
                    {
                        int rowToInsert = row(itemAt(event->pos()));
                        int index = 0;
                        auto it = movedItems.begin();
                        short direction = 1;
                        if (it.key() < rowToInsert)
                            direction = -1;
                        for (; it != movedItems.end() ; ++it)
                        {
                            QListWidgetItem *item = it.value();
                            takeItem(row(item));
                            insertItem(rowToInsert+index*direction, item);
                            ++index;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
            else
            {
                QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                while (!stream.atEnd())
                {
                    int row;
                    qulonglong ptrval;
                    stream >> row >> ptrval;
                    Element *elem = *reinterpret_cast<Element **>(&ptrval);
                    qDebug() << "Receiving elem : " << elem->getName();
    
                    QListWidgetItem *item = new QListWidgetItem(elem->getName());
                    item->setData(Qt::UserRole, QVariant::fromValue(elem));
                    item->setIcon(IconFactory::getInstance()->getElementTypeIcon(elem->getElementType()));
                    addItem(item);
                }
                if (!_allowIternalMove)
                    sortItems();
                emit draggedItemsHaveBeenTakenByOtherList();
            }
            emit internalListChanged();
        }
        else
        {
            event->ignore();
        }
    }
    


  • Last update on the manual implementation of the internal move of items.
    I realized my first implementation was wrong when we were dragging some items up as it was inverting the order when we were dropping them.
    Here is a completely working version, we've to iterate the selected items in the opposite way depending the direction we're moving the items:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent *event)
    {
        qDebug() << "[MB_TRACE][ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent]" << event->mimeData()->formats();
        if (event->mimeData()->hasFormat("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist"))
        {
            event->accept();
            if (event->source() == this)
            {
                if (_allowIternalMove)
                {
                    QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                    QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                    QMap<int, QListWidgetItem *> movedItems;
                    while (!stream.atEnd())
                    {
                        int row;
                        qulonglong ptrval;
                        stream >> row >> ptrval;
     //                   Element *elem = *reinterpret_cast<Element **>(&ptrval);
    //                    qDebug() << "Receiving elem: " << elem->getName() << " (row in original list: " << row << ")";
                        movedItems.insert(row, item(row));
                    }
                    if (movedItems.size())
                    {
                        int rowToInsert = row(itemAt(event->pos()));
                        int index = 0;
                        if (movedItems.firstKey() < rowToInsert)
                        {
                            auto it = movedItems.begin();
                            for (; it != movedItems.end() ; ++it)
                            {
                                QListWidgetItem *item = it.value();
                                takeItem(row(item));
                                insertItem(rowToInsert+index, item);
                                ++index;
                            }
                        }
                        else
                        {
                            auto it = movedItems.end();
                            do
                            {
                                --it;
                                QListWidgetItem *item = it.value();
                                takeItem(row(item));
                                insertItem(rowToInsert-index, item);
                                ++index;
                            } while (it != movedItems.begin());
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
            else
            {
                QByteArray encoded = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
                while (!stream.atEnd())
                {
                    int row;
                    qulonglong ptrval;
                    stream >> row >> ptrval;
                    Element *elem = *reinterpret_cast<Element **>(&ptrval);
                    qDebug() << "Receiving elem : " << elem->getName();
    
                    QListWidgetItem *item = new QListWidgetItem(elem->getName());
                    item->setData(Qt::UserRole, QVariant::fromValue(elem));
                    item->setIcon(IconFactory::getInstance()->getElementTypeIcon(elem->getElementType()));
                    addItem(item);
                }
                if (!_allowIternalMove)
                    sortItems();
                emit draggedItemsHaveBeenTakenByOtherList();
            }
            emit internalListChanged();
        }
        else
        {
            event->ignore();
        }
    }
    


  • Serialisation to mime of model data is already a feature of Qt, unfortunately it has never been documented.
    You can check this post on how to implement the drop event (it uses QGraphicsSceneDragDropEvent but it's identical with QDropEvent)



  • @VRonin
    Thanks for this information. I've found something like this on stackoverflow (reading the QMap<int,QVariant> from the DataStream of the mime data) but I didn't manage to make it work, that is why I was using my own Drag event.

    I've just tried again and it is still not working but I've a log in the debugger saying:

    QVariant::save: unable to save type 'Element*' (type id: 1052).
    

    Normally I've no problem to read/write Element* in a QVariant has in the header of the Element class I've Q_DECLARE_METATYPE( Element* )

    So this seems to be a problem within the QListWidget? I've the same type id that when I've my first crash (except now the app is not crashing anymore)

    Here is my new code (I removed the override of startDrag)

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent *event)
    {
        qDebug() << "[MB_TRACE][ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent]" << event->mimeData()->formats();
        if (event->mimeData()->hasFormat("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist"))
        {
            event->accept();
            if (event->source() == this)
            {
                if (_allowIternalMove)
                {
                    setDragDropMode(InternalMove);
                    QListWidget::dropEvent(event);
                    setDragDropMode(DragDrop);
                }
                else
                {
                    const QByteArray mimeData = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                    QDataStream mimeReader(mimeData);
                    int row,col;
                    QMap<int,QVariant> modelData;
                    for(;;){
                        mimeReader.startTransaction();
                        mimeReader >> row  >> modelData;
                        if(!mimeReader.commitTransaction())
                            break;
                        const auto userRoleIter = modelData.constFind(Qt::UserRole);
                        if(userRoleIter != modelData.cend())
                        {
                            Element *elem = userRoleIter->value<Element*>();
                            qDebug() << "Receiving elem: " << elem->getName()  << " (row in original list: " << row << ")";
                        }
                        else{
                            qDebug() << "No UserRole...";
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
        else
        {
            event->ignore();
        }
    }
    

    I'm getting the error message 'QVariant::save: unable to save type 'Element*' (type id: 1052)' before arriving to the Drop event. In the drop event it seems I receive something empty. I've no log in the loop.

    Any idea why? do I have to rebuild the Drag manually?



  • The error comes from the fact that you have to register the metatype, not just declare it.

    The real issue here is that you are passing pointers around without a clear definition of who owns what. Be very careful not to leak memory or having double deletions



  • @VRonin
    Well it's kind of obscure to me how/when and mainly where we need to register the metatype.
    I've no issue anywhere else putting, reading Element* or QSet<Element*> in a QVariant, simply having declared those types.
    Why would it be different in this case for QListWidgetItem?
    I've added the registration in my constructor of my QListWidget but I still have the same error "QVariant::save: unable to save type 'Element*' (type id: 1052)."

    Here is what I've done:

    #include "Model/Element.h"
    ItemOfferingListWidget::ItemOfferingListWidget(QWidget *parent) :
        QListWidget(parent), _allowIternalMove(true)
    {
        setSelectionMode(QAbstractItemView::ExtendedSelection);
        setDragDropMode(QAbstractItemView::DragDrop);
        setDropIndicatorShown(true);
        qRegisterMetaType<Element *> ();
    //    setDragDropOverwriteMode(true);
    }
    

    For the use of raw pointers, I know it could be dangerous, but the architecture of the project is clear : I've a unique manager (Singleton) for each kind of object that is in charge of construction / deletion.



  • @mbruel said in crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(:

    how/when and mainly where we need to register the metatype

    Normally you call that method inside the main() so you can forget about it for the rest of your program.

    Why would it be different in this case for QListWidgetItem?

    It isn't

    I've a unique manager (Singleton)

    http://lengthily.blogspot.com/2017/02/one-size-fits-all.html

    Also keep in mind that Qt-parent child relationship does not know about your design so it might delete stuff you didn't intend to



  • There was a topic recently about this issue here:
    https://forum.qt.io/topic/85798/save-qset-using-qsettings/17

    Seems you need to implement the stream operators << >>

    This code works without error:

    class FooClass {};
    Q_DECLARE_METATYPE(FooClass*)
    
    QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &out, const FooClass*& foo) {
    
        out<< foo;
    
        return out;
    }
    
    QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, FooClass*& foo) {
    
        in>>foo;
        return in;
    }
    
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
    qRegisterMetaType<FooClass *> ("fooclasspt");
    FooClass foo;
    QVariant v=QVariant::fromValue(&foo);
    FooClass* fooPt=v.value<FooClass*>();
    qDebug()<<&foo<<fooPt; // same address
    
    qRegisterMetaTypeStreamOperators<FooClass *> ();
    
    QByteArray encoded;
    QDataStream stream(&encoded, QIODevice::WriteOnly);
    stream<<v;
    
    return 0;
    }
    

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @mpergand
    hmm, trying code. it does not seem to call
    the operators ?



  • You're right, but :

    If the stream operators are not implemented you've got the QVariant::save: unable to save type error

    more over, if you change :
    QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &out, const FooClass*& foo)
    to
    QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &out, const FooClass* foo)

    without a reference to a pointer, it crashes here.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @mpergand
    yeah, its pretty odd why one cant step into the function then.
    ( since it wants it )

    I assume at run time, it maps to others overloads then.
    update:
    in any case, steaming it out/in and using it seems to work :)



  • I'm unable to retreive the variant.

    QDataStream out(&encoded, QIODevice::ReadOnly);
    QVariant v2;
    out>>v2;
    
    QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, FooClass*& foo) {
        in>>foo; -> It crashes here
    


  • @VRonin said in crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(:

    http://lengthily.blogspot.com/2017/02/one-size-fits-all.html
    Also keep in mind that Qt-parent child relationship does not know about your design so it might delete stuff you didn't intend to

    Well, I said manager to not enter in the details... but basically it's a subclass of QApplication that owns my Model (which own all the Elements). It also owns the HMI if there is one.

    class MyApplication : public QApplication
    {
    private:
        const AppMode _mode;
        AppLang       _lang;
    
        Model        *_model;
        MainWindow   *_hmi;
    
        static const QMap<AppLang, QString> sAppLanguages;
        static const QString sTranslationsFileName;
    
        static const QString sVersion;
        static const QString sAppName;
    ...
    };
    

    However I use singleton for some thread safe objects as a convenient way to be able to get the instance from anywhere in the code. Mainly for to get my LogService, the IconFactory, the UndoStack and the IOService.
    I think it has some sense and it is practical to be able to do such calls:

    Iconfactory::getInstance()->getElementTypeIcon(elem->getElementType);
    UndoStack::getInstance()->beginMacro(macroLabel);
    

    Here is what the Singleton class I use:

    #ifndef SINGLETON_H
    #define SINGLETON_H
    
    template <typename T> class Singleton
    {
    protected:
        // Constructor /Destructor
        Singleton() = default;
        virtual ~Singleton() = default;
    
    public:
        Singleton(const Singleton &other) = delete;
        Singleton(const Singleton &&other) = delete;
        Singleton & operator=(const Singleton &other) = delete;
        Singleton & operator=(const Singleton &&other) = delete;
    
        // Public Interface
        static T *getInstance(){
            if (!_singleton) {
                _singleton = new T;
            }
            return (static_cast<T*> (_singleton));
        }
    
        static void kill()
        {
            if (_singleton)
            {
                delete _singleton;
                _singleton = nullptr;
            }
        }
    
    private:
        // Unique instance
        static T *_singleton;
    };
    
    template <typename T> T *Singleton<T>::_singleton;
    #endif // SINGLETON_H
    

    Rq: for Services, I generally derive from this PureStaticClass

    class PureStaticClass
    {
        PureStaticClass() = delete;
        PureStaticClass(const PureStaticClass &other) = delete;
        PureStaticClass(const PureStaticClass &&other) = delete;
    
        PureStaticClass & operator=(const PureStaticClass &other) = delete;
        PureStaticClass & operator=(const PureStaticClass &&other) = delete;
    };
    

    @VRonin said in crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(:

    Also keep in mind that Qt-parent child relationship does not know about your design so it might delete stuff you didn't intend to

    Yes I'm aware of that, I do it only for my Data Object that aren't updated directly by any QT objects. Those objects will have a pointer on them to extract some data but never delete it.



  • @mpergand
    I've tried that and it doesn't work with work on my env. I'm still getting the issue:

    QVariant::save: unable to save type 'Element*' (type id: 1025).
    

    Here is my code:

    #include <QDataStream>
    class Element;
    inline QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, Element*& elem) {
    
        in >> elem;
        return in;
    }
    inline QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &in, Element*& elem) {
    
        in << elem;
        return in;
    }
    

    if I override the startDrag event like this:

    void ItemOfferingListWidget::startDrag(Qt::DropActions supportedActions)
    {
    //   return QListWidget::startDrag(supportedActions);
        Q_UNUSED(supportedActions)
        QMimeData       *mimeData = new QMimeData();
        QByteArray       encodedData;
        QDataStream stream(&encodedData, QIODevice::WriteOnly);
        for (QListWidgetItem *item  : selectedItems())
        {
            QMap<int, QVariant> data;
            data[Qt::UserRole] =  item->data(Qt::UserRole);
    //        Element *elem = item->data(Qt::UserRole).value<Element*>();
    //        qulonglong ptrval(*reinterpret_cast<qulonglong *>(&elem));
            stream << row(item) << data;
    //        stream << row(item) << elem->getId() << elem->getElementTypeName();
        }
        mimeData->setData("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist", encodedData);
        QDrag *drag = new QDrag(this);
        drag->setMimeData(mimeData);
        drag->exec(Qt::CopyAction | Qt::MoveAction, Qt::CopyAction);
    }
    

    The error message kicks in when I try to write the data in the stream.
    I'm jumping in

    template <class Key, class T>
    inline QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &s, const QMap<Key, T> &map)
    {
        return QtPrivate::writeAssociativeContainer(s, map);
    }
    

    but never in my overriden function :(



  • My fault, I totally forgot you also need qRegisterMetaTypeStreamOperators

    P.S.
    I still don't like your design but at the end of the day if you are happy with it and it works, go for it



  • @VRonin said in crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(:

    My fault, I totally forgot you also need qRegisterMetaTypeStreamOperators

    Ok, now I don't have the "QVariant::save: unable to save type 'Element*' (type id: 1025).
    " message but the app is crashing in an infinite loop in:

    inline QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, Element*& elem) {
    
        in >> elem;
        return in;
    }
    

    on the first line...

    Thread 1 (Thread 0x7ffff7fb8140 (LWP 16621)):
    #0  0x000055555557fd65 in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #1  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #2  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #3  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #4  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #5  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #6  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #7  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #8  0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    
    ... 
    
    #261515 0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #261516 0x000055555557fd6a in operator>> (in=..., elem=@0x7fffffffa280: 0x0) at ../src_cosi7/Model/Element.h:370
    No locals.
    #261517 0x0000555555580182 in QtMetaTypePrivate::QMetaTypeFunctionHelper<Element*, true>::Load (stream=..., t=0x7fffffffa280) at /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/include/QtCore/qmetatype.h:777
    No locals.
    #261518 0x00007ffff66c596a in QMetaType::load(QDataStream&, int, void*) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Core.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #261519 0x00007ffff66ed12c in QVariant::load(QDataStream&) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Core.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #261520 0x00007ffff66ed25f in operator>>(QDataStream&, QVariant&) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Core.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    #261521 0x00005555555ef34e in QtPrivate::readAssociativeContainer<QMap<int, QVariant> > (s=..., c=...) at /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/include/QtCore/qdatastream.h:285
            k = 256
            t = {d = {data = {c = 0 '\000', uc = 0 '\000', s = 0, sc = 0 '\000', us = 0, i = 0, u = 0, l = 0, ul = 0, b = false, d = 0, f = 0, real = 0, ll = 0, ull = 0, o = 0x0, ptr = 0x0, shared = 0x0}, type = 1025, is_shared = 0, is_null = 0}}
            i = 0
            stateSaver = {stream = 0x7fffffffa310, oldStatus = QDataStream::Ok}
            n = 3
    #261522 0x00005555555eebff in operator>><int, QVariant> (s=..., map=...) at /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/include/QtCore/qdatastream.h:436
    No locals.
    #261523 0x00005555555ed678 in ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent (this=0x5555562138d0, event=0x7fffffffa8f0) at ../src_cosi7/hmi/GUI/widget/ItemOfferingListWidget.cpp:103
            userRoleIter = {i = 0x7fffffffa480}
            mimeData = {d = 0x5555563d7f70}
            modelData = {d = 0x7ffff67e4940 <QMapDataBase::shared_null>}
            mimeReader = {d = {d = 0x5555563a35c0}, dev = 0x55555617f260, owndev = true, noswap = false, byteorder = QDataStream::BigEndian, ver = 17, q_status = QDataStream::Ok}
            row = 0
            col = 0
            __PRETTY_FUNCTION__ = "virtual void ItemOfferingListWidget::dropEvent(QDropEvent*)"
    #261524 0x00007ffff7735018 in QWidget::event(QEvent*) () from /opt/Qt/5.10.1/gcc_64/lib/libQt5Widgets.so.5
    No symbol table info available.
    


  • That's because your code is an obvious infinite recursion. You have to fix it



  • Yes, there're something wrong with the >> operator.

    Anyway, I think it's a oversized process just to save a single pointer ...

    QDataStream allows to save/load a pointer to char:

    operator<<(const char *s)
    operator>>(char *&s)
    

    So, you simply need to use reinterpret_cast, back and forth for your custom class.
    Et voilà



  • Well I nearly lost a day on this so I think I'm just going to stay with my working version where I create my own QDrag and put by hand the reinterpret_cast of the address of my pointer.
    It works well and I don't need the register and registerforstream of my metatype (neither to reimplement the stream operator on DataStream)



  • @mpergand said in crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(:

    Yes, there're something wrong with the >> operator.

    Anyway, I think it's a oversized process just to save a single pointer ...

    QDataStream allows to save/load a pointer to char:

    operator<<(const char *s)
    operator>>(char *&s)
    

    So, you simply need to use reinterpret_cast, back and forth for your custom class.
    Et voilà

    Yep that is what I'm doing but through a qulonglong instead of the char*

    @VRonin

    That's because your code is an obvious infinite recursion. You have to fix it

    I pasted your code from the other post thinking the break would end the for loop. (I don't know the transaction objects you're using)
    I've updated to be:

                const QByteArray mimeData = event->mimeData()->data("application/x-qabstractitemmodeldatalist");
                QDataStream mimeReader(mimeData);
                int row, col;
                QMap<int,QVariant> modelData;
                while (!mimeReader.atEnd())
                {
                    mimeReader >> row >> col >> modelData;
                    qDebug() << "Receiving row: " << row <<  " modelData.size: " << modelData.size();
                    const auto userRoleIter = modelData.constFind(Qt::UserRole);
                    if(userRoleIter != modelData.cend())
                    {
                        Element *elem = userRoleIter->value<Element*>();
                        qDebug() << "Receiving elem: " << elem->getName()  << " (row in original list: " << row << ")";
                    }
                    else{
                        qDebug() << "No UserRole...";
                    }
                }
    

    but I still have the same issue...
    I don't see the obvious recursive loop :(
    this code is working well if I don't use the Qmap<int, QVariant> but build the QDrag myself.
    Could you let me know what's wrong plz



  • @mbruel said in crash in QListWidget::dropEvent when I add a UserRole to my QListItemWidget :'(:

    I don't see the obvious recursive loop

    inside

    inline QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, Element*& elem) {
        in >> elem;
        return in;
    }
    

    in >> elem; calls QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, Element*& elem). that's the infinite recursion.

    Serialising pointers to objects as numerics tickles my evil detector, in any case, Qt has qintptr type that is designed for this



  • @VRonin
    ah yeah indeed... I've just copied the code without thinking cause without it and only the add of the qRegisterMetaTypeStreamOperators it wasn't working so I guess I need to reimplement the stream operator on DataStream .

    anyway, if I've to do that, and cast the pointer address, I don't see the point of doing all this. I'm just gonna cast directly in the dragStart in my own QDrag and decode it like I was doing in my working solution above.

    Thanks for the qintptr, I'm going to use this instead of the qulonglong.


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