Qt Quick Controls - Contact List#

A QML app using Qt Quick Controls and a C++ class that implements a simple contact list.

The Contact List Example shows how to integrate a C++ backend in a way that is compatible with Qt Quick Designer. For the declarative parts of the UI, .ui.qml files are used that can be edited visually in the Qt Quick Designer.

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C++ Backend#

The contact list application allows the user to add, edit, and remove contacts. The actual implementation is done in C++ and exposed as a QAbstractListModel .

The ContactModel C++ class is registered under a namespace and later imported and instantiated by MainForm.ui.qml. For more information about registering C++ classes as QML types, see Defining QML Types from C++ .

#include <QtQml/qqml.h>
...
qmlRegisterType<ContactModel>("Backend", 1, 0, "ContactModel");
...

Designer Support#

In the designer subdirectory, we create a plugin that replaces the ContactModel in Qt Quick Designer. For this to work we add the following line to contactlist.pro.

QML_DESIGNER_IMPORT_PATH = $$PWD/designer

Because Qt Quick Designer cannot instantiate the ContactModel C++ class, we define a mockup using a ListModel. This ensures that the ListView using the model shows something in Qt Quick Designer.

Running the Example#

To run the example from Qt Creator , open the Welcome mode and select the example from Examples. For more information, visit Building and Running an Example.

Example project @ code.qt.io