QVersionNumber Class

The QVersionNumber class contains a version number with an arbitrary number of segments. More...

Header: #include <QVersionNumber>
CMake: find_package(Qt6 REQUIRED COMPONENTS Core)
target_link_libraries(mytarget PRIVATE Qt6::Core)
qmake: QT += core
Since: Qt 5.6

Public Functions

QVersionNumber(int maj, int min, int mic)
QVersionNumber(int maj, int min)
QVersionNumber(int maj)
QVersionNumber(const QVarLengthArray<int, N> &seg = N)
QVersionNumber(std::initializer_list<int> args)
QVersionNumber(QList<int> &&seg)
QVersionNumber(const QList<int> &seg)
QVersionNumber()
bool isNormalized() const
bool isNull() const
bool isPrefixOf(const QVersionNumber &other) const
int majorVersion() const
int microVersion() const
int minorVersion() const
QVersionNumber normalized() const
int segmentAt(qsizetype index) const
qsizetype segmentCount() const
QList<int> segments() const
QString toString() const

Static Public Members

QVersionNumber commonPrefix(const QVersionNumber &v1, const QVersionNumber &v2)
int compare(const QVersionNumber &v1, const QVersionNumber &v2)
QVersionNumber fromString(QAnyStringView string, qsizetype *suffixIndex = nullptr)
bool operator!=(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)
bool operator<(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)
QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &out, const QVersionNumber &version)
bool operator<=(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)
bool operator==(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)
bool operator>(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)
bool operator>=(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)
QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, QVersionNumber &version)

Detailed Description

QVersionNumber version(1, 2, 3);  // 1.2.3

Member Function Documentation

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(int maj, int min, int mic)

Constructs a QVersionNumber consisting of the major, minor, and micro version numbers maj, min and mic, respectively.

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(int maj, int min)

Constructs a QVersionNumber consisting of the major and minor version numbers maj and min, respectively.

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(int maj)

Constructs a QVersionNumber consisting of just the major version number maj.

[since 6.4] template <qsizetype N> QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(const QVarLengthArray<int, N> &seg = N)

Constructs a version number from the list of numbers contained in seg.

This function was introduced in Qt 6.4.

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(std::initializer_list<int> args)

Construct a version number from the std::initializer_list specified by args.

This constructor is only enabled if the compiler supports C++11 initializer lists.

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(QList<int> &&seg)

Move-constructs a version number from the list of numbers contained in seg.

This constructor is only enabled if the compiler supports C++11 move semantics.

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber(const QList<int> &seg)

Constructs a version number from the list of numbers contained in seg.

QVersionNumber::QVersionNumber()

Produces a null version.

See also isNull().

[static] QVersionNumber QVersionNumber::commonPrefix(const QVersionNumber &v1, const QVersionNumber &v2)

QVersionNumber QVersionNumber::commonPrefix(const QVersionNumber &v1, const QVersionNumber &v2)

Returns a version number that is a parent version of both v1 and v2.

See also isPrefixOf().

[static] int QVersionNumber::compare(const QVersionNumber &v1, const QVersionNumber &v2)

Compares v1 with v2 and returns an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero, depending on whether v1 is less than, equal to, or greater than v2, respectively.

Comparisons are performed by comparing the segments of v1 and v2 starting at index 0 and working towards the end of the longer list.

QVersionNumber v1(1, 2);
QVersionNumber v2(1, 2, 0);
int compare = QVersionNumber::compare(v1, v2); // compare == -1

[static, since 6.4] QVersionNumber QVersionNumber::fromString(QAnyStringView string, qsizetype *suffixIndex = nullptr)

Constructs a QVersionNumber from a specially formatted string of non-negative decimal numbers delimited by a period (.).

Once the numerical segments have been parsed, the remainder of the string is considered to be the suffix string. The start index of that string will be stored in suffixIndex if it is not null.

QLatin1StringView string("5.4.0-alpha");
qsizetype suffixIndex;
auto version = QVersionNumber::fromString(string, &suffixIndex);
// version is 5.4.0
// suffixIndex is 5

Note: In versions prior to Qt 6.4, this function was overloaded for QString, QLatin1StringView and QStringView instead, and suffixIndex was an int*.

This function was introduced in Qt 6.4.

See also isNull().

bool QVersionNumber::isNormalized() const

Returns true if the version number does not contain any trailing zeros, otherwise returns false.

See also normalized().

bool QVersionNumber::isNull() const

Returns true if there are zero numerical segments, otherwise returns false.

See also segments().

bool QVersionNumber::isPrefixOf(const QVersionNumber &other) const

Returns true if the current version number is contained in the other version number, otherwise returns false.

QVersionNumber v1(5, 3);
QVersionNumber v2(5, 3, 1);
bool value = v1.isPrefixOf(v2); // true

See also commonPrefix().

int QVersionNumber::majorVersion() const

Returns the major version number, that is, the first segment. This function is equivalent to segmentAt(0). If this QVersionNumber object is null, this function returns 0.

See also isNull() and segmentAt().

int QVersionNumber::microVersion() const

Returns the micro version number, that is, the third segment. This function is equivalent to segmentAt(2). If this QVersionNumber object does not contain a micro number, this function returns 0.

See also isNull() and segmentAt().

int QVersionNumber::minorVersion() const

Returns the minor version number, that is, the second segment. This function is equivalent to segmentAt(1). If this QVersionNumber object does not contain a minor number, this function returns 0.

See also isNull() and segmentAt().

QVersionNumber QVersionNumber::normalized() const

Returns an equivalent version number but with all trailing zeros removed.

To check if two numbers are equivalent, use normalized() on both version numbers before performing the compare.

QVersionNumber v1(5, 4);
QVersionNumber v2(5, 4, 0);
bool equivalent = v1.normalized() == v2.normalized();
bool equal = v1 == v2;
// equivalent is true
// equal is false

int QVersionNumber::segmentAt(qsizetype index) const

Returns the segment value at index. If the index does not exist, returns 0.

See also segments() and segmentCount().

qsizetype QVersionNumber::segmentCount() const

Returns the number of integers stored in segments().

See also segments().

QList<int> QVersionNumber::segments() const

Returns all of the numerical segments.

See also majorVersion(), minorVersion(), and microVersion().

QString QVersionNumber::toString() const

Returns a string with all of the segments delimited by a period (.).

See also majorVersion(), minorVersion(), microVersion(), and segments().

Related Non-Members

bool operator!=(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)

Returns true if lhs is not equal to rhs; otherwise returns false.

See also QVersionNumber::compare().

bool operator<(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)

Returns true if lhs is less than rhs; otherwise returns false.

See also QVersionNumber::compare().

QDataStream &operator<<(QDataStream &out, const QVersionNumber &version)

Writes the version number version to stream out.

Note that this has nothing to do with QDataStream::version().

bool operator<=(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)

Returns true if lhs is less than or equal to rhs; otherwise returns false.

See also QVersionNumber::compare().

bool operator==(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)

Returns true if lhs is equal to rhs; otherwise returns false.

See also QVersionNumber::compare().

bool operator>(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)

Returns true if lhs is greater than rhs; otherwise returns false.

See also QVersionNumber::compare().

bool operator>=(const QVersionNumber &lhs, const QVersionNumber &rhs)

Returns true if lhs is greater than or equal to rhs; otherwise returns false.

See also QVersionNumber::compare().

QDataStream &operator>>(QDataStream &in, QVersionNumber &version)

Reads a version number from stream in and stores it in version.

Note that this has nothing to do with QDataStream::version().

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