Registers types from one target in a QML module.

The command is defined in the Qml component of the Qt6 package, which can be loaded like so:

find_package(Qt6 REQUIRED COMPONENTS Qml)



If versionless commands are disabled, use qt6_generate_foreign_qml_types() instead. It supports the same set of arguments as this command.


qt_generate_foreign_qml_types extracts types marked via QML registration macros (like QML_ELEMENT) from source_target and registers them as foreign types in the QML module destination_qml_target.

This can be useful when one wants to create a library with optional QML integration, without depending directly on QML.

// myclass.h
#include <QtQmlIntegration/qqmlintegration.h>

class MyClass : public QObject

    // [...]
# CMakeLists.txt
qt_add_library(mylib myclass.h ...)
target_link_libraries(mylib PRIVATE Qt::Core Qt::QmlIntegration)

  URI "mylib"
qt_generate_foreign_qml_types(mylib mylib_declarative)

Note: In the example above, mylib does not depend on QtQml or QtQuick, but only on the header-only QmlIntegration target (for the QtQmlIntegration/qqmlintegration.h header, which provides the QML_ELEMENT macro).

The effect is equivalent to using QML_FOREIGN with custom structs in the QML library to expose the types.

Note: In order to implement custom behavior, such as exposing an existing singleton instance with its own life cycle to QML, you should add custom types to your QML library (mylib_declarative in the above example). In turn, you should omit the QML_ELEMENT and similar macros from the original C++ classes so that qt_generate_foreign_qml_types() does not generate more QML integration structs for them. The QML macros, as well as any singleton factory functions, can be added to the structs that contain the QML_FOREIGN.

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