Qt Quick Controls 1 - Text Editor Example

A QML app using Qt Quick Controls and a C++ class to provide a fully-functional rich-text editor application.

Warning: The Qt Quick Controls 1 module is deprecated since Qt 5.12. Use the latest Qt Quick Controls module instead.

The Text Editor Example presents a sample HTML file using the TextArea control, preserving the HTML formatting. It uses a C++ class to handle the document by providing options to open, format, and edit. The app also lets you open and edit a plain text files.

The C++ class, DocumentHandler, extends QObject and is registered as a QML type under the namespace, "org.qtproject.example 1.0".

The following snippets show how the type is registered under a namespace and later imported by main.qml.

QML type registration:

 #include <QtQml/qqml.h>
 qmlRegisterType<DocumentHandler>("org.qtproject.example", 1, 0, "DocumentHandler");

QML namespace import:

 import org.qtproject.example 1.0

For more information about registering C++ classes as QML types, see Defining QML Types from C++.

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