QMacPasteboardMime Class

The QMacPasteboardMime class converts between a MIME type and a Uniform Type Identifier (UTI) format. More...

Header: #include <QMacPasteboardMime>
qmake: QT += macextras
Since: Qt 5.2

Public Functions

QMacPasteboardMime(char t)
virtual ~QMacPasteboardMime()
virtual bool canConvert(const QString &mime, QString flav) = 0
virtual QList<QByteArray> convertFromMime(const QString &mime, QVariant data, QString flav) = 0
virtual QVariant convertToMime(const QString &mime, QList<QByteArray> data, QString flav) = 0
virtual QString convertorName() = 0
virtual int count(QMimeData *mimeData)
virtual QString flavorFor(const QString &mime) = 0
virtual QString mimeFor(QString flav) = 0
void qRegisterDraggedTypes(const QStringList &types)

Detailed Description

The QMacPasteboardMime class converts between a MIME type and a Uniform Type Identifier (UTI) format.

Qt's drag and drop and clipboard facilities use the MIME standard. On X11, this maps trivially to the Xdnd protocol. On Mac, although some applications use MIME to describe clipboard contents, it is more common to use Apple's UTI format.

QMacPasteboardMime's role is to bridge the gap between MIME and UTI; By subclasses this class, one can extend Qt's drag and drop and clipboard handling to convert to and from unsupported, or proprietary, UTI formats.

A subclass of QMacPasteboardMime will automatically be registered, and active, upon instantiation.

Qt has predefined support for the following UTIs:

UTI Converts to
public.utf8-plain-text text/plain
public.utf16-plain-text text/plain
public.html text/html
public.url text/uri-list
public.file-url text/uri-list
public.tiff application/x-qt-image
public.vcard text/plain
com.apple.traditional-mac-plain-text text/plain
com.apple.pict application/x-qt-image

When working with MIME data, Qt will interate through all instances of QMacPasteboardMime to find an instance that can convert to, or from, a specific MIME type. It will do this by calling canConvert() on each instance, starting with (and choosing) the last created instance first. The actual conversions will be done by using convertToMime() and convertFromMime().

Note: The API uses the term "flavor" in some cases. This is for backwards compatibility reasons, and should now be understood as UTIs.

Member Function Documentation

QMacPasteboardMime::QMacPasteboardMime(char t)

Constructs a new conversion object of type t, adding it to the globally accessed list of available converters.

[virtual] QMacPasteboardMime::~QMacPasteboardMime()

Destroys a conversion object, removing it from the global list of available converters.

[pure virtual] bool QMacPasteboardMime::canConvert(const QString &mime, QString flav)

Returns true if the converter can convert (both ways) between mime and flav; otherwise returns false.

All subclasses must reimplement this pure virtual function.

[pure virtual] QList<QByteArray> QMacPasteboardMime::convertFromMime(const QString &mime, QVariant data, QString flav)

Returns data converted from MIME type mime to Mac UTI flav.

Note that Mac flavors must all be self-terminating. The return value may contain trailing data.

All subclasses must reimplement this pure virtual function.

[pure virtual] QVariant QMacPasteboardMime::convertToMime(const QString &mime, QList<QByteArray> data, QString flav)

Returns data converted from Mac UTI flav to MIME type mime.

Note that Mac flavors must all be self-terminating. The input data may contain trailing data.

All subclasses must reimplement this pure virtual function.

[pure virtual] QString QMacPasteboardMime::convertorName()

Returns a name for the converter.

All subclasses must reimplement this pure virtual function.

[virtual] int QMacPasteboardMime::count(QMimeData *mimeData)

Returns the item count for the given mimeData

[pure virtual] QString QMacPasteboardMime::flavorFor(const QString &mime)

Returns the Mac UTI used for MIME type mime, or 0 if this converter does not support mime.

All subclasses must reimplement this pure virtual function.

[pure virtual] QString QMacPasteboardMime::mimeFor(QString flav)

Returns the MIME UTI used for Mac flavor flav, or 0 if this converter does not support flav.

All subclasses must reimplement this pure virtual function.

Related Non-Members

void qRegisterDraggedTypes(const QStringList &types)

Registers the given types as custom pasteboard types.

This function should be called to enable the Drag and Drop events for custom pasteboard types on Cocoa implementations. This is required in addition to a QMacPasteboardMime subclass implementation. By default drag and drop is enabled for all standard pasteboard types.

See also QMacPasteboardMime.

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