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Reading contact data in Qt

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This code snippet demonstrates how to read contact data using the Qt Mobility Contacts module.

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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N97
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: QContactDetailDefinition, QContactDisplayLabel, QContactDetail, QContactManager, QContact
Created: tepaa (25 May 2010)
Last edited: hamishwillee (17 Oct 2012)



Contact data can be read through QContactDetail and all of its subclasses.

Qt project file

CONFIG += mobility
MOBILITY = contacts
symbian {
TARGET.CAPABILITY = ReadUserData WriteUserData


// QtMobility
#include <qcontactmanager.h>
#include <qcontact.h>
#include <qcontactdetailfilter.h>
#include <qcontactphonenumber.h>
#include <qcontactemailaddress.h>
QPointer<QContactManager> m_contactManager;


1) Create manager first, see more in Finding contact manager in Qt.

// Create manager (Symbian backend)
m_contactManager = new QContactManager("symbian");

2) Search one contact, see more in Searching contact in Qt.

QContact contact = searchContact("1234567890");

3) Reading contact detail data

3.1) Data can be read using QContactDetail subclasses (for instance, QContactDisplayLabel and QContactEmailAddress).

QContactDisplayLabel displayLabel = contact.detail(QContactDisplayLabel::DefinitionName);
QContactEmailAddress email = contact.detail(QContactEmailAddress::DefinitionName);

3.2) Looping through all QContactDetail of QContact

QString s;
QList<QContactDetail> allDetails = contact.details();
foreach (const QContactDetail& detail, allDetails) {
s += detail.definitionName();
s += " : ";
QVariantMap fieldValues = detail.variantValues();
QStringList keys = fieldValues.keys();
foreach (const QString& key, keys) {
s += key + "=" + detail.value(key) + ";";
s += "\n";
// Show all QContactDetail data to the user


QContactDetail data is searched and shown to the user.

See also

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