The Peaceful Coder The Peaceful Coder - 29 days ago 6
C++ Question

Qt: How do I handle the event of the user pressing the 'X' (close) button?

I am developing an application using Qt. I don't know which slot corresponds to the event of "the user clicking the 'X'(close) button of the window frame" i.e. this button:

Close button of the window

If there isn't a slot for this, can anyone suggest me some other method by which I can start a function after the user presses that close button.

Answer

If you have a QMainWindow you can override closeEvent method.

#include <QCloseEvent>
void MainWindow::closeEvent (QCloseEvent *event)
{
    QMessageBox::StandardButton resBtn = QMessageBox::question( this, APP_NAME,
                                                                tr("Are you sure?\n"),
                                                                QMessageBox::Cancel | QMessageBox::No | QMessageBox::Yes,
                                                                QMessageBox::Yes);
    if (resBtn != QMessageBox::Yes) {
        event->ignore();
    } else {
        event->accept();
    }
}


If you're subclassing a QDialog, the closeEvent will not be called and so you have to override reject():

void MyDialog::reject()
{
    QMessageBox::StandardButton resBtn = QMessageBox::Yes;
    if (changes) {
        resBtn = QMessageBox::question( this, APP_NAME,
                                        tr("Are you sure?\n"),
                                        QMessageBox::Cancel | QMessageBox::No | QMessageBox::Yes,
                                        QMessageBox::Yes);
    }
    if (resBtn == QMessageBox::Yes) {
        QDialog::reject();
    }
}