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\brief GConfItem is a simple C++ wrapper for GConf.
Creating a GConfItem instance gives you access to a single GConf
key. You can get and set its value, and connect to its
valueChanged() signal to be notified about changes.
The value of a GConf key is returned to you as a QVariant, and you
pass in a QVariant when setting the value. GConfItem converts
between a QVariant and GConf values as needed, and according to the
- A QVariant of type QVariant::Invalid denotes an unset GConf key.
- QVariant::Int, QVariant::Double, QVariant::Bool are converted to
and from the obvious equivalents.
- QVariant::String is converted to/from a GConf string and always
uses the UTF-8 encoding. No other encoding is supported.
- QVariant::StringList is converted to a list of UTF-8 strings.
- QVariant::List (which denotes a QList<QVariant>) is converted
to/from a GConf list. All elements of such a list must have the
same type, and that type must be one of QVariant::Int,
QVariant::Double, QVariant::Bool, or QVariant::String. (A list of
strings is returned as a QVariant::StringList, however, when you
get it back.)
- Any other QVariant or GConf value is essentially ignored.
\warning GConfItem is as thread-safe as GConf.
class GConfItem : public QObject
/*! Initializes a GConfItem to access the GConf key denoted by
\a key. Key names should follow the normal GConf conventions
\param key The name of the key.
\param parent Parent object
explicit GConfItem(const QString &key, QObject *parent = 0);
/*! Finalizes a GConfItem.
/*! Returns the key of this item, as given to the constructor.
QString key() const;
/*! Returns the current value of this item, as a QVariant.
QVariant value() const;
/*! Returns the current value of this item, as a QVariant. If
* there is no value for this item, return \a def instead.
QVariant value(const QVariant &def) const;
/*! Set the value of this item to \a val. If \a val can not be
represented in GConf or GConf refuses to accept it for other
reasons, the current value is not changed and nothing happens.
When the new value is different from the old value, the
changedValue() signal is emitted on this GConfItem as part
of calling set(), but other GConfItem:s for the same key do
only receive a notification once the main loop runs.
\param val The new value.
void set(const QVariant &val);
/*! Unset this item. This is equivalent to
/*! Return a list of the directories below this item. The
returned strings are absolute key names like
A directory is a key that has children. The same key might
also have a value, but that is confusing and best avoided.
QList<QString> listDirs() const;
/*! Return a list of entries below this item. The returned
strings are absolute key names like "/myapp/settings/first".
A entry is a key that has a value. The same key might also
have children, but that is confusing and is best avoided.
QList<QString> listEntries() const;
/*! Emitted when the value of this item has changed.
friend struct GConfItemPrivate;
struct GConfItemPrivate *priv;
void update_value(bool emit_signal);
#endif // GCONFITEM_H