user1829358 user1829358 - 1 month ago 13
C++ Question

Qt: connect() requires at least 4 arguments, but 2 were provided

What am I missing here, why is the following example giving me compile-time errors?

testline.h:

#include <QLineEdit>
class TestLine : public QLineEdit
{
Q_OBJECT
public:
TestLine(QWidget *parent = 0);
public slots:
virtual void on_textEdited(const QString&);
};


testline.cpp:

#include "testline.h"
TestLine::TestLine(QWidget *parent) : QLineEdit(parent)
{
connect(this, SIGNAL(textEdited(const QString &))), this,
SLOT(on_textEdited(const QString &)));
}

void TestLine::on_textEdited(const QString &text)
{
// something
}


error message:

../testline.cpp:7:5: error

: no matching member function for call to 'connect'
connect(this, SIGNAL(textEdited(const QString &))), this,
^~~~~~~
../../../Qt/5.7/clang_64/lib/QtCore.framework/Headers/qobject.h:219:43: note: candidate function template not viable: requires at least 4 arguments, but 2 were provided

Answer
connect(this, SIGNAL(textEdited(const QString &)))
//     1            2          3               321

At this point you are doing what exactly the compiler output says - you are calling connect() with only 2 parameters.