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QObject and the Qt Object System

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Devices(s): Emulator
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, S60 5th Edition
Keywords: Q_OBJECT
Created: (29 Dec 2008)
Last edited: Ikipou (20 Sep 2009)


The Q_OBJECT macro at the beginning of the class definition is necessary for all classes that define signals, slots or uses a service provided by the meta-object system.

The QObject class is the base class for the object that uses the meta-object system (like signals and slots). Q_OBJECT enables the meta-object feature and it must be written without ';' at the end of line.

Forgetting Q_OBJECT is a common error among beginners. The class will not compile, and the compiler shows some errors about some methods missing in the vtable.


Code Snippet

#include <QObject>
class Counter: public QObject
//some code here
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