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Find usage does not find usage of signals and slots in other classes when using old-style connect syntax


    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Reported
    • Priority: Not Evaluated
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Qt Creator 3.3.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: C/C++/Obj-C++ Support
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    • Environment:

      Qt Creator 3.3.0
      OS: Linux, Windows,...


      There is a problem with "find usage". It does not find usage of signals/slots in other classes and subprojects when you are using the old-style Qt signal slot syntax like :

      connect(object1, SIGNAL(someSignal()), object2, SLOT(someSlot());

      But if you use the new signal slot syntax which is available in Qt 5.* like :

      connect(object1, &MyClass1::someSignal, object2, &MyClass2::someSlot);

      "find usage" simply finds usage of the signal/slots in other classes even in other subprojects. So it does not work with the old-style syntax of connect when it is used in other classes.

      I have tested it with Qt Creator 3.3.0 both on Linux and Windows. I think it is worth to be fixed in a next release of Qt Creator. Because it seems that the old style syntax will be used for a long time by many projects and "find usage" is a frequently used utility specially for signals and slots.


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              • Assignee:
                kosjar Nikolai Kosjar
                nejatafshar Nejat Afshar
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