QDBusConnectionInterface Class

The QDBusConnectionInterface class provides access to the D-Bus bus daemon service. More...

Header: #include <QDBusConnectionInterface>
qmake: QT += dbus
Since: Qt 4.2
Inherits: QDBusAbstractInterface

Public Types

enum RegisterServiceReply { ServiceNotRegistered, ServiceRegistered, ServiceQueued }
enum ServiceQueueOptions { DontQueueService, QueueService, ReplaceExistingService }
enum ServiceReplacementOptions { DontAllowReplacement, AllowReplacement }


  • 1 property inherited from QObject

Public Slots

QDBusReply<bool> isServiceRegistered(const QString &serviceName) const
QDBusReply<QDBusConnectionInterface::RegisterServiceReply> registerService(const QString &serviceName, ServiceQueueOptions qoption = DontQueueService, ServiceReplacementOptions roption = DontAllowReplacement)
QDBusReply<QStringList> registeredServiceNames() const
QDBusReply<QString> serviceOwner(const QString &name) const
QDBusReply<uint> servicePid(const QString &serviceName) const
QDBusReply<uint> serviceUid(const QString &serviceName) const
QDBusReply<void> startService(const QString &name)
QDBusReply<bool> unregisterService(const QString &serviceName)
  • 1 public slot inherited from QObject


void callWithCallbackFailed(const QDBusError &error, const QDBusMessage &call)
void serviceRegistered(const QString &serviceName)
void serviceUnregistered(const QString &serviceName)

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The QDBusConnectionInterface class provides access to the D-Bus bus daemon service.

The D-Bus bus server daemon provides one special interface org.freedesktop.DBus that allows clients to access certain properties of the bus, such as the current list of clients connected. The QDBusConnectionInterface class provides access to that interface.

The most common uses of this class are to register and unregister service names on the bus using the registerService() and unregisterService() functions, query about existing names using the isServiceRegistered(), registeredServiceNames() and serviceOwner() functions, and to receive notification that a client has registered or de-registered through the serviceRegistered(), serviceUnregistered() and serviceOwnerChanged() signals.

Member Type Documentation

enum QDBusConnectionInterface::RegisterServiceReply

The possible return values from registerService():

QDBusConnectionInterface::ServiceNotRegistered0The call failed and the service name was not registered.
QDBusConnectionInterface::ServiceRegistered1The caller is now the owner of the service name.
QDBusConnectionInterface::ServiceQueued2The caller specified the QueueService flag and the service was already registered, so we are in queue.

The serviceRegistered() signal will be emitted when the service is acquired by this application.

enum QDBusConnectionInterface::ServiceQueueOptions

Flags for determining how a service registration should behave, in case the service name is already registered.

QDBusConnectionInterface::DontQueueService0If an application requests a name that is already owned, no queueing will be performed. The registeredService() call will simply fail. This is the default.
QDBusConnectionInterface::QueueService1Attempts to register the requested service, but do not try to replace it if another application already has it registered. Instead, simply put this application in queue, until it is given up. The serviceRegistered() signal will be emitted when that happens.
QDBusConnectionInterface::ReplaceExistingService2If another application already has the service name registered, attempt to replace it.

See also ServiceReplacementOptions.

enum QDBusConnectionInterface::ServiceReplacementOptions

Flags for determining if the D-Bus server should allow another application to replace a name that this application has registered with the ReplaceExistingService option.

The possible values are:

QDBusConnectionInterface::DontAllowReplacement0Do not allow another application to replace us. The service must be explicitly unregistered with unregisterService() for another application to acquire it. This is the default.
QDBusConnectionInterface::AllowReplacement1Allow other applications to replace us with the ReplaceExistingService option to registerService() without intervention. If that happens, the serviceUnregistered() signal will be emitted.

See also ServiceQueueOptions.

Property Documentation

registeredServiceNames : const QDBusReply<QStringList>

holds the registered service names

Lists all names currently registered on the bus.

Access functions:

QDBusReply<QStringList> registeredServiceNames() const

Member Function Documentation

[signal] void QDBusConnectionInterface::callWithCallbackFailed(const QDBusError &error, const QDBusMessage &call)

This signal is emitted when there is an error during a QDBusConnection::callWithCallback(). error specifies the error. call is the message that couldn't be delivered.

See also QDBusConnection::callWithCallback().

[slot] QDBusReply<bool> QDBusConnectionInterface::isServiceRegistered(const QString &serviceName) const

Returns true if the service name serviceName has is currently registered.

[slot] QDBusReply<QDBusConnectionInterface::RegisterServiceReply> QDBusConnectionInterface::registerService(const QString &serviceName, ServiceQueueOptions qoption = DontQueueService, ServiceReplacementOptions roption = DontAllowReplacement)

Requests to register the service name serviceName on the bus. The qoption flag specifies how the D-Bus server should behave if serviceName is already registered. The roption flag specifies if the server should allow another application to replace our registered name.

If the service registration succeeds, the serviceRegistered() signal will be emitted. If we are placed in queue, the signal will be emitted when we obtain the name. If roption is AllowReplacement, the serviceUnregistered() signal will be emitted if another application replaces this one.

See also unregisterService().

[slot] QDBusReply<QString> QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwner(const QString &name) const

Returns the unique connection name of the primary owner of the name name. If the requested name doesn't have an owner, returns a org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner error.

[slot] QDBusReply<uint> QDBusConnectionInterface::servicePid(const QString &serviceName) const

Returns the Unix Process ID (PID) for the process currently holding the bus service serviceName.

[signal] void QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceRegistered(const QString &serviceName)

This signal is emitted by the D-Bus server when the bus service name (unique connection name or well-known service name) given by serviceName is acquired by this application.

Acquisition happens after this application has requested a name using registerService().

[slot] QDBusReply<uint> QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceUid(const QString &serviceName) const

Returns the Unix User ID (UID) for the process currently holding the bus service serviceName.

[signal] void QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceUnregistered(const QString &serviceName)

This signal is emitted by the D-Bus server when this application loses ownership of the bus service name given by serviceName.

[slot] QDBusReply<void> QDBusConnectionInterface::startService(const QString &name)

Requests that the bus start the service given by the name name.

[slot] QDBusReply<bool> QDBusConnectionInterface::unregisterService(const QString &serviceName)

Releases the claim on the bus service name serviceName, that had been previously registered with registerService(). If this application had ownership of the name, it will be released for other applications to claim. If it only had the name queued, it gives up its position in the queue.

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