QAbstractNativeEventFilter#

The QAbstractNativeEventFilter class provides an interface for receiving native events, such as MSG or XCB event structs. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide6.QtCore.QAbstractNativeEventFilter

Synopsis#

Virtual functions#

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Detailed Description#

class PySide6.QtCore.QAbstractNativeEventFilter#

Creates a native event filter.

By default this doesn’t do anything. Remember to install it on the application object.

abstract PySide6.QtCore.QAbstractNativeEventFilter.nativeEventFilter(eventType, message)#
Parameters:
Return type:

PyObject

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This method is called for every native event.

Note

The filter function here receives native messages, for example, MSG or XCB event structs.

It is called by the QPA platform plugin. On Windows, it is called by the event dispatcher.

The type of event eventType is specific to the platform plugin chosen at run-time, and can be used to cast message to the right type.

On X11, eventType is set to “xcb_generic_event_t”, and the message can be casted to a xcb_generic_event_t pointer.

On Windows, eventType is set to “windows_generic_MSG” for messages sent to toplevel windows, and “windows_dispatcher_MSG” for system-wide messages such as messages from a registered hot key. In both cases, the message can be casted to a MSG pointer. The result pointer is only used on Windows, and corresponds to the LRESULT pointer.

On macOS, eventType is set to “mac_generic_NSEvent”, and the message can be casted to an NSEvent pointer.

In your reimplementation of this function, if you want to filter the message out, i.e. stop it being handled further, return true; otherwise return false.

Linux example

class MyXcbEventFilter(QAbstractNativeEventFilter):

# public
    nativeEventFilter = bool(QByteArray eventType, void message, qintptr )

        if eventType == "xcb_generic_event_t":
            xcb_generic_event_t* ev = xcb_generic_event_t(message)
            # ...

        return False

Windows example

class MyMSGEventFilter(QAbstractNativeEventFilter):

# public
    nativeEventFilter = bool(QByteArray eventType, void message, qintptr )

        if eventType == "windows_generic_MSG":
            msg = MSG(message)
            # ...
         elif eventType == "windows_dispatcher_MSG":
            msg = MSG(message)
            # ...

        return False

macOS example

mycocoaeventfilter.h:

from PySide6.QtCore import QAbstractNativeEventFilter
class MyCocoaEventFilter(QAbstractNativeEventFilter):

# public
    nativeEventFilter = bool(QByteArray eventType, void message, qintptr )

mycocoaeventfilter.mm:

#include "mycocoaeventfilter.h"

#import <AppKit/AppKit.h>

bool MyCocoaEventFilter::nativeEventFilter(const QByteArray &eventType, void *message, qintptr *)
{
    if (eventType == "mac_generic_NSEvent") {
        NSEvent *event = static_cast<NSEvent *>(message);
        if ([event type] == NSKeyDown) {
            // Handle key event
            qDebug() << QString::fromNSString([event characters]);
        }
    }
    return false;
}

myapp.pro:

HEADERS += mycocoaeventfilter.h
OBJECTIVE_SOURCES += mycocoaeventfilter.mm
LIBS += -framework AppKit