QString(3qt)                                                      QString(3qt)

NAME
QString - Abstraction of Unicode text and the classic C
'&#92;0'-terminated char array

SYNOPSIS
All the functions in this class are reentrant when Qt is built with

#include <qstring.h>

Public Members
QString ()
QString ( QChar ch )
QString ( const QString & s )
QString ( const QByteArray & ba )
QString ( const QChar * unicode, uint length )
QString ( const char * str )
QString ( const std::string & str )
~QString ()
QString & operator= ( const QString & s )
QString & operator= ( const char * str )
QString & operator= ( const std::string & s )
QString & operator= ( const QCString & cstr )
QString & operator= ( QChar c )
QString & operator= ( char c )
bool isNull () const
bool isEmpty () const
uint length () const
void truncate ( uint newLen )
QString & fill ( QChar c, int len = -1 )
QString copy () const  (obsolete)
QString arg ( long a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( ulong a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( Q_LLONG a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( Q_ULLONG a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( int a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( uint a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( short a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( ushort a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
QString arg ( double a, int fieldWidth = 0, char fmt = 'g', int prec =
-1 ) const
QString arg ( char a, int fieldWidth = 0 ) const
QString arg ( QChar a, int fieldWidth = 0 ) const
QString arg ( const QString & a, int fieldWidth = 0 ) const
QString arg ( const QString & a1, const QString & a2 ) const
QString arg ( const QString & a1, const QString & a2, const QString &
a3 ) const
QString arg ( const QString & a1, const QString & a2, const QString &
a3, const QString & a4 ) const
QString & sprintf ( const char * cformat, ... )
int find ( QChar c, int index = 0, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int find ( char c, int index = 0, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int find ( const QString & str, int index = 0, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int find ( const QRegExp & rx, int index = 0 ) const
int find ( const char * str, int index = 0 ) const
int findRev ( QChar c, int index = -1, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int findRev ( char c, int index = -1, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int findRev ( const QString & str, int index = -1, bool cs = TRUE )
const
int findRev ( const QRegExp & rx, int index = -1 ) const
int findRev ( const char * str, int index = -1 ) const
int contains ( QChar c, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int contains ( char c, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int contains ( const char * str, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int contains ( const QString & str, bool cs = TRUE ) const
int contains ( const QRegExp & rx ) const
enum SectionFlags { SectionDefault = 0x00, SectionSkipEmpty = 0x01,
SectionIncludeLeadingSep = 0x02, SectionIncludeTrailingSep = 0x04,
SectionCaseInsensitiveSeps = 0x08 }
QString section ( QChar sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff, int flags
= SectionDefault ) const
QString section ( char sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff, int flags
= SectionDefault ) const
QString section ( const char * sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff,
int flags = SectionDefault ) const
QString section ( const QString & sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff,
int flags = SectionDefault ) const
QString section ( const QRegExp & reg, int start, int end = 0xffffffff,
int flags = SectionDefault ) const
QString left ( uint len ) const
QString right ( uint len ) const
QString mid ( uint index, uint len = 0xffffffff ) const
QString leftJustify ( uint width, QChar fill = ' ', bool truncate =
FALSE ) const
QString rightJustify ( uint width, QChar fill = ' ', bool truncate =
FALSE ) const
QString lower () const
QString upper () const
QString stripWhiteSpace () const
QString simplifyWhiteSpace () const
QString & insert ( uint index, const QString & s )
QString & insert ( uint index, const QByteArray & s )
QString & insert ( uint index, const char * s )
QString & insert ( uint index, const QChar * s, uint len )
QString & insert ( uint index, QChar c )
QString & insert ( uint index, char c )
QString & append ( char ch )
QString & append ( QChar ch )
QString & append ( const QString & str )
QString & append ( const QByteArray & str )
QString & append ( const char * str )
QString & append ( const std::string & str )
QString & prepend ( char ch )
QString & prepend ( QChar ch )
QString & prepend ( const QString & s )
QString & prepend ( const QByteArray & s )
QString & prepend ( const char * s )
QString & prepend ( const std::string & s )
QString & remove ( uint index, uint len )
QString & remove ( const QString & str, bool cs = TRUE )
QString & remove ( QChar c )
QString & remove ( char c )
QString & remove ( const char * str )
QString & remove ( const QRegExp & rx )
QString & replace ( uint index, uint len, const QString & s )
QString & replace ( uint index, uint len, const QChar * s, uint slen )
QString & replace ( uint index, uint len, QChar c )
QString & replace ( uint index, uint len, char c )
QString & replace ( QChar c, const QString & after, bool cs = TRUE )
QString & replace ( char c, const QString & after, bool cs = TRUE )
QString & replace ( const QString & before, const QString & after, bool
cs = TRUE )
QString & replace ( const QRegExp & rx, const QString & after )
QString & replace ( QChar c1, QChar c2 )
short toShort ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
ushort toUShort ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
int toInt ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
uint toUInt ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
long toLong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
ulong toULong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Q_LLONG toLongLong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Q_ULLONG toULongLong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
float toFloat ( bool * ok = 0 ) const
double toDouble ( bool * ok = 0 ) const
QString & setNum ( short n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( ushort n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( int n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( uint n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( long n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( ulong n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( Q_LLONG n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( Q_ULLONG n, int base = 10 )
QString & setNum ( float n, char f = 'g', int prec = 6 )
QString & setNum ( double n, char f = 'g', int prec = 6 )
void setExpand ( uint index, QChar c )  (obsolete)
QString & operator+= ( const QString & str )
QString & operator+= ( const QByteArray & str )
QString & operator+= ( const char * str )
QString & operator+= ( const std::string & str )
QString & operator+= ( QChar c )
QString & operator+= ( char c )
QChar at ( uint i ) const
QChar operator[] ( int i ) const
QCharRef at ( uint i )
QCharRef operator[] ( int i )
QChar constref ( uint i ) const
QChar & ref ( uint i )
const QChar * unicode () const
const char * ascii () const
const char * latin1 () const
QCString utf8 () const
QCString local8Bit () const
bool operator! () const
operator const char * () const
operator std::string () const
const unsigned short * ucs2 () const
QString & setUnicode ( const QChar * unicode, uint len )
QString & setUnicodeCodes ( const ushort * unicode_as_ushorts, uint len
)
QString & setAscii ( const char * str, int len = -1 )
QString & setLatin1 ( const char * str, int len = -1 )
int compare ( const QString & s ) const
int localeAwareCompare ( const QString & s ) const
void compose ()
const char * data () const  (obsolete)
bool startsWith ( const QString & s, bool cs = TRUE ) const
bool endsWith ( const QString & s, bool cs = TRUE ) const
void setLength ( uint newLen )
uint capacity () const
void reserve ( uint minCapacity )
void squeeze ()

Static Public Members
QString number ( long n, int base = 10 )
QString number ( ulong n, int base = 10 )
QString number ( Q_LLONG n, int base = 10 )
QString number ( Q_ULLONG n, int base = 10 )
QString number ( int n, int base = 10 )
QString number ( uint n, int base = 10 )
QString number ( double n, char f = 'g', int prec = 6 )
QString fromAscii ( const char * ascii, int len = -1 )
QString fromLatin1 ( const char * chars, int len = -1 )
QString fromUtf8 ( const char * utf8, int len = -1 )
QString fromLocal8Bit ( const char * local8Bit, int len = -1 )
QString fromUcs2 ( const unsigned short * str )
int compare ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
int localeAwareCompare ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )

RELATED FUNCTION DOCUMENTATION
bool operator== ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator== ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
bool operator== ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator!= ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator!= ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
bool operator!= ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator< ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
bool operator< ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator<= ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
bool operator<= ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator> ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
bool operator> ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
bool operator>= ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
bool operator>= ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
const QString operator+ ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
const QString operator+ ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
const QString operator+ ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
const QString operator+ ( const QString & s, char c )
const QString operator+ ( char c, const QString & s )
QDataStream & operator<< ( QDataStream & s, const QString & str )
QDataStream & operator>> ( QDataStream & s, QString & str )

DESCRIPTION
The QString class provides an abstraction of Unicode text and the
classic C '&#92;0'-terminated char array.

QString uses implicit sharing, which makes it very efficient and easy
to use.

In all of the QString methods that take const char * parameters, the
const char * is interpreted as a classic C-style '&#92;0'-terminated
ASCII string. It is legal for the const char * parameter to be 0. If
the const char * is not '&#92;0'-terminated, the results are undefined.
Functions that copy classic C strings into a QString will not copy the
terminating '&#92;0' character. The QChar array of the QString (as
returned by unicode()) is generally not terminated by a '&#92;0'. If
you need to pass a QString to a function that requires a C
'&#92;0'-terminated string use latin1().

A QString that has not been assigned to anything is null, i.e. both the
length and data pointer is 0. A QString that references the empty
string ("", a single '&#92;0' char) is empty. Both null and empty
QStrings are legal parameters to the methods. Assigning (const char *)
0 to QString gives a null QString. For convenience, QString::null is a
null QString. When sorting, empty strings come first, followed by non-
empty strings, followed by null strings. We recommend using if (
!str.isNull() ) to check for a non-null string rather than if ( !str );
see operator!() for an explanation.

Note that if you find that you are mixing usage of QCString, QString,
and QByteArray, this causes lots of unnecessary copying and might
indicate that the true nature of the data you are dealing with is
uncertain. If the data is '&#92;0'-terminated 8-bit data, use QCString;
if it is unterminated (i.e. contains '&#92;0's) 8-bit data, use
QByteArray; if it is text, use QString.

Lists of strings are handled by the QStringList class. You can split a
string into a list of strings using QStringList::split(), and join a
list of strings into a single string with an optional separator using
QStringList::join(). You can obtain a list of strings from a string
list that contain a particular substring or that match a particular
regex using QStringList::grep().

Note for C programmers

Due to C++'s type system and the fact that QString is implicitly
shared, QStrings can be treated like ints or other simple base types.
For example:

QString boolToString( bool b )
{
QString result;
if ( b )
result = "True";
else
result = "False";
return result;
}

The variable, result, is an auto variable allocated on the stack. When
return is called, because we're returning by value, The copy
constructor is called and a copy of the string is returned. (No actual
copying takes place thanks to the implicit sharing, see below.)

Throughout Qt's source code you will encounter QString usages like
this:

QString func( const QString& input )
{
QString output = input;
// process output
return output;
}

The 'copying' of input to output is almost as fast as copying a pointer
because behind the scenes copying is achieved by incrementing a
reference count. QString (like all Qt's implicitly shared classes)
operates on a copy-on-write basis, only copying if an instance is
actually changed.

If you wish to create a deep copy of a QString without losing any
Unicode information then you should use QDeepCopy.

See also QChar, QCString, QByteArray, QConstString, Implicitly and
Explicitly Shared Classes, Text Related Classes, and Non-GUI Classes.

Member Type Documentation
QString::SectionFlags
QString::SectionDefault - Empty fields are counted, leading and
trailing separators are not included, and the separator is compared
case sensitively.

QString::SectionSkipEmpty - Treat empty fields as if they don't exist,
i.e. they are not considered as far as start and end are concerned.

QString::SectionIncludeLeadingSep - Include the leading separator (if
any) in the result string.

QString::SectionIncludeTrailingSep - Include the trailing separator (if
any) in the result string.

QString::SectionCaseInsensitiveSeps - Compare the separator case-
insensitively.

Any of the last four values can be OR-ed together to form a flag.

MEMBER FUNCTION DOCUMENTATION
QString::QString ()
Constructs a null string, i.e. both the length and data pointer are 0.

QString::QString ( QChar ch )
Constructs a string of length one, containing the character ch.

QString::QString ( const QString & s )
Constructs an implicitly shared copy of s. This is very fast since it
only involves incrementing a reference count.

QString::QString ( const QByteArray & ba )
Constructs a string that is a deep copy of ba interpreted as a classic
C string.

QString::QString ( const QChar * unicode, uint length )
Constructs a string that is a deep copy of the first length characters
in the QChar array.

If unicode and length are 0, then a null string is created.

If only unicode is 0, the string is empty but has length characters of
space preallocated: QString expands automatically anyway, but this may
speed up some cases a little. We recommend using the plain constructor
and setLength() for this purpose since it will result in more readable
code.

QString::QString ( const char * str )
Constructs a string that is a deep copy of str, interpreted as a
classic C string. The encoding is assumed to be Latin-1, unless you
change it using QTextCodec::setCodecForCStrings().

If str is 0, then a null string is created.

This is a cast constructor, but it is perfectly safe: converting a
Latin-1 const char * to QString preserves all the information. You can
disable this constructor by defining QT_NO_CAST_ASCII when you compile
your applications. You can also make QString objects by using
setLatin1(), fromLatin1(), fromLocal8Bit(), and fromUtf8(). Or whatever
encoding is appropriate for the 8-bit data you have.

QString::QString ( const std::string & str )
Constructs a string that is a deep copy of str.

This is the same as fromAscii(str).

QString::~QString ()
Destroys the string and frees the string's data if this is the last
reference to the string.

QString & QString::append ( const QString & str )
Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the result.

string = "Test";
string.append( "ing" );        // string == "Testing"

Equivalent to operator+=().

Example: dirview/dirview.cpp.

QString & QString::append ( char ch )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends character ch to the string and returns a reference to the
result.

Equivalent to operator+=().

QString & QString::append ( QChar ch )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends character ch to the string and returns a reference to the
result.

Equivalent to operator+=().

QString & QString::append ( const QByteArray & str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the result.

Equivalent to operator+=().

QString & QString::append ( const char * str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the result.

Equivalent to operator+=().

QString & QString::append ( const std::string & str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the result.

Equivalent to operator+=().

QString QString::arg ( const QString & a, int fieldWidth = 0 ) const
This function will return a string that replaces the lowest numbered
occurrence of %1, %2, ..., %9 with a.

The fieldWidth value specifies the minimum amount of space that a is
padded to. A positive value will produce right-aligned text, whereas a
negative value will produce left-aligned text.

The following example shows how we could create a 'status' string when
processing a list of files:

QString status = QString( "Processing file %1 of %2: %3" )
.arg( i )         // current file's number
.arg( total )     // number of files to process
.arg( fileName ); // current file's name

It is generally fine to use filenames and numbers as we have done in
the example above. But note that using arg() to construct natural
language sentences does not usually translate well into other languages
because sentence structure and word order often differ between
languages.

If there is no place marker (%1, %2, etc.), a warning message
(qWarning()) is output and the result is undefined.

Warning: If any placeholder occurs more than once, the result is
undefined.

QString QString::arg ( long a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

The fieldWidth value specifies the minimum amount of space that a is
padded to. A positive value will produce a right-aligned number,
whereas a negative value will produce a left-aligned number.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36.

The '%' can be followed by an 'L', in which case the sequence is
replaced with a localized representation of a. The conversion uses the
default locale. The default locale is determined from the system's
locale settings at application startup. It can be changed using
QLocale::setDefault(). The 'L' flag is ignored if base is not 10.

QString str;
str = QString( "Decimal 63 is %1 in hexadecimal" )
.arg( 63, 0, 16 );
// str == "Decimal 63 is 3f in hexadecimal"
QLocale::setDefault(QLocale::English, QLocale::UnitedStates);
str = QString( "%1 %L2 %L3" )
.arg( 12345 )
.arg( 12345 )
.arg( 12345, 0, 16 );
// str == "12345 12,345 3039"

QString QString::arg ( ulong a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( Q_LLONG a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( Q_ULLONG a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( int a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( uint a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( short a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( ushort a, int fieldWidth = 0, int base = 10 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is expressed in base base, which is 10 by default and must be between
2 and 36. If base is 10, the '%L' syntax can be used to produce
localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( double a, int fieldWidth = 0, char fmt = 'g', int prec
= -1 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Argument a is formatted according to the fmt format specified, which is
'g' by default and can be any of the following:

<center>.nf

</center>

With 'e', 'E', and 'f', prec is the number of digits after the decimal
point. With 'g' and 'G', prec is the maximum number of significant
digits (trailing zeroes are omitted).

double d = 12.34;
QString ds = QString( "'E' format, precision 3, gives %1" )
.arg( d, 0, 'E', 3 );
// ds == "'E' format, precision 3, gives 1.234E+01"

The '%L' syntax can be used to produce localized strings.

QString QString::arg ( char a, int fieldWidth = 0 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

a is assumed to be in the Latin-1 character set.

QString QString::arg ( QChar a, int fieldWidth = 0 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::arg ( const QString & a1, const QString & a2 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This is the same as str.arg(a1).arg(a2), except that the strings are
replaced in one pass. This can make a difference if a1 contains e.g.
%1:

QString str( "%1 %2" );
str.arg( "Hello", "world" );        // returns "Hello world"
str.arg( "Hello" ).arg( "world" );  // returns "Hello world"
str.arg( "(%1)", "Hello" );           // returns "(%1) Hello"
str.arg( "(%1)" ).arg( "Hello" );     // returns "(Hello) %2"

QString QString::arg ( const QString & a1, const QString & a2, const QString &
a3 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This is the same as calling str.arg(a1).arg(a2).arg(a3), except that
the strings are replaced in one pass.

QString QString::arg ( const QString & a1, const QString & a2, const QString &
a3, const QString & a4 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This is the same as calling str.arg(a1).arg(a2).arg(a3).arg(a4), except
that the strings are replaced in one pass.

const char * QString::ascii () const
Returns an 8-bit ASCII representation of the string.

If a codec has been set using QTextCodec::codecForCStrings(), it is
used to convert Unicode to 8-bit char. Otherwise, this function does
the same as latin1().

See also fromAscii(), latin1(), utf8(), and local8Bit().

Example: network/networkprotocol/nntp.cpp.

QChar QString::at ( uint i ) const
Returns the character at index i, or 0 if i is beyond the length of the
string.

const QString string( "abcdefgh" );
QChar ch = string.at( 4 );
// ch == 'e'

If the QString is not const (i.e. const QString) or const& (i.e. const
QString &), then the non-const overload of at() will be used instead.

QCharRef QString::at ( uint i )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

The function returns a reference to the character at index i. The
resulting reference can then be assigned to, or used immediately, but
it will become invalid once further modifications are made to the
original string.

If i is beyond the length of the string then the string is expanded
with QChar::null.

uint QString::capacity () const
Returns the number of characters this string can hold in the allocated
memory.

int QString::compare ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 ) [static]
Lexically compares s1 with s2 and returns an integer less than, equal
to, or greater than zero if s1 is less than, equal to, or greater than
s2.

The comparison is based exclusively on the numeric Unicode values of
the characters and is very fast, but is not what a human would expect.
Consider sorting user-interface strings with
QString::localeAwareCompare().

int a = QString::compare( "def", "abc" );   // a > 0
int b = QString::compare( "abc", "def" );   // b < 0
int c = QString::compare( "abc", "abc" );   // c == 0

int QString::compare ( const QString & s ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Lexically compares this string with s and returns an integer less than,
equal to, or greater than zero if it is less than, equal to, or greater
than s.

void QString::compose ()
Warning: This function is not supported in Qt 3.x. It is provided for
experimental and illustrative purposes only. It is mainly of interest
to those experimenting with Arabic and other composition-rich texts.

Applies possible ligatures to a QString. Useful when composition-rich
text requires rendering with glyph-poor fonts, but it also makes
compositions such as QChar(0x0041) ('A') and QChar(0x0308) (Unicode
accent diaresis), giving QChar(0x00c4) (German A Umlaut).

QChar QString::constref ( uint i ) const
Returns the QChar at index i by value.

Equivalent to at(i).

int QString::contains ( QChar c, bool cs = TRUE ) const
Returns the number of times the character c occurs in the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

QString string( "Trolltech and Qt" );
int n = string.contains( 't', FALSE );
// n == 3

Examples:

int QString::contains ( char c, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

int QString::contains ( const char * str, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns the number of times the string str occurs in the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

int QString::contains ( const QString & str, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns the number of times str occurs in the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

This function counts overlapping strings, so in the example below,
there are two instances of "ana" in "bananas".

QString str( "bananas" );
int i = str.contains( "ana" );  // i == 2

int QString::contains ( const QRegExp & rx ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns the number of times the regexp, rx, matches in the string.

This function counts overlapping matches, so in the example below,
there are four instances of "ana" or "ama".

QString str = "banana and panama";
QRegExp rxp = QRegExp( "a[nm]a", TRUE, FALSE );
int i = str.contains( rxp );    // i == 4

QString QString::copy () const
This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source working.
We strongly advise against using it in new code.

In Qt 2.0 and later, all calls to this function are needless. Just
remove them.

const char * QString::data () const
This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source working.
We strongly advise against using it in new code.

Returns a pointer to a '&#92;0'-terminated classic C string.

In Qt 1.x, this returned a char* allowing direct manipulation of the
string as a sequence of bytes. In Qt 2.x where QString is a Unicode
string, char* conversion constructs a temporary string, and hence
direct character operations are meaningless.

bool QString::endsWith ( const QString & s, bool cs = TRUE ) const
Returns TRUE if the string ends with s; otherwise returns FALSE.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

QString str( "Bananas" );
str.endsWith( "anas" );         // returns TRUE
str.endsWith( "pple" );         // returns FALSE

Example: chart/main.cpp.

QString & QString::fill ( QChar c, int len = -1 )
Fills the string with len characters of value c, and returns a
reference to the string.

If len is negative (the default), the current string length is used.

QString str;
str.fill( 'g', 5 );      // string == "ggggg"

int QString::find ( const QRegExp & rx, int index = 0 ) const
Finds the first match of the regular expression rx, starting from
position index. If index is -1, the search starts at the last
character; if -2, at the next to last character and so on. (See
findRev() for searching backwards.)

Returns the position of the first match of rx or -1 if no match was
found.

QString string( "bananas" );
int i = string.find( QRegExp("an"), 0 );    // i == 1

Example: network/mail/smtp.cpp.

int QString::find ( QChar c, int index = 0, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Finds the first occurrence of the character c, starting at position
index. If index is -1, the search starts at the last character; if -2,
at the next to last character and so on. (See findRev() for searching
backwards.)

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

Returns the position of c or -1 if c could not be found.

int QString::find ( char c, int index = 0, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Find character c starting from position index.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

int QString::find ( const QString & str, int index = 0, bool cs = TRUE ) const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Finds the first occurrence of the string str, starting at position
index. If index is -1, the search starts at the last character, if it
is -2, at the next to last character and so on. (See findRev() for
searching backwards.)

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

Returns the position of str or -1 if str could not be found.

int QString::find ( const char * str, int index = 0 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Equivalent to find(QString(str), index).

int QString::findRev ( const char * str, int index = -1 ) const
Equivalent to findRev(QString(str), index).

int QString::findRev ( QChar c, int index = -1, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Finds the first occurrence of the character c, starting at position
index and searching backwards. If the index is -1, the search starts at
the last character, if it is -2, at the next to last character and so
on.

Returns the position of c or -1 if c could not be found.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

QString string( "bananas" );
int i = string.findRev( 'a' );      // i == 5

int QString::findRev ( char c, int index = -1, bool cs = TRUE ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Find character c starting from position index and working backwards.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

int QString::findRev ( const QString & str, int index = -1, bool cs = TRUE )
const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Finds the first occurrence of the string str, starting at position
index and searching backwards. If the index is -1, the search starts at
the last character, if it is -2, at the next to last character and so
on.

Returns the position of str or -1 if str could not be found.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

QString string("bananas");
int i = string.findRev( "ana" );      // i == 3

int QString::findRev ( const QRegExp & rx, int index = -1 ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Finds the first match of the regexp rx, starting at position index and
searching backwards. If the index is -1, the search starts at the last
character, if it is -2, at the next to last character and so on. (See
findRev() for searching backwards.)

Returns the position of the match or -1 if no match was found.

QString string( "bananas" );
int i = string.findRev( QRegExp("an") );      // i == 3

QString QString::fromAscii ( const char * ascii, int len = -1 ) [static]
Returns the Unicode string decoded from the first len bytes of ascii,
ignoring the rest of ascii. If len is -1 then the length of ascii is
used. If len is bigger than the length of ascii then it will use the
length of ascii.

If a codec has been set using QTextCodec::codecForCStrings(), it is
used to convert the string from 8-bit characters to Unicode. Otherwise,
this function does the same as fromLatin1().

This is the same as the QString(const char*) constructor, but you can
make that constructor invisible if you compile with the define
QT_NO_CAST_ASCII, in which case you can explicitly create a QString
from 8-bit ASCII text using this function.

QString str = QString::fromAscii( "123456789", 5 );
// str == "12345"

QString QString::fromLatin1 ( const char * chars, int len = -1 ) [static]
Returns the Unicode string decoded from the first len bytes of chars,
ignoring the rest of chars. If len is -1 then the length of chars is
used. If len is bigger than the length of chars then it will use the
length of chars.

Examples:

QString QString::fromLocal8Bit ( const char * local8Bit, int len = -1 )
[static]
Returns the Unicode string decoded from the first len bytes of
local8Bit, ignoring the rest of local8Bit. If len is -1 then the length
of local8Bit is used. If len is bigger than the length of local8Bit
then it will use the length of local8Bit.

QString str = QString::fromLocal8Bit( "123456789", 5 );
// str == "12345"

local8Bit is assumed to be encoded in a locale-specific format.

See QTextCodec for more diverse coding/decoding of Unicode strings.

QString QString::fromUcs2 ( const unsigned short * str ) [static]
Constructs a string that is a deep copy of str, interpreted as a UCS2
encoded, zero terminated, Unicode string.

If str is 0, then a null string is created.

QString QString::fromUtf8 ( const char * utf8, int len = -1 ) [static]
Returns the Unicode string decoded from the first len bytes of utf8,
ignoring the rest of utf8. If len is -1 then the length of utf8 is
used. If len is bigger than the length of utf8 then it will use the
length of utf8.

QString str = QString::fromUtf8( "123456789", 5 );
// str == "12345"

See QTextCodec for more diverse coding/decoding of Unicode strings.

Example: fonts/simple-qfont-demo/viewer.cpp.

QString & QString::insert ( uint index, const QString & s )
Inserts s into the string at position index.

If index is beyond the end of the string, the string is extended with
spaces to length index and s is then appended and returns a reference
to the string.

QString string( "I like fish" );
str = string.insert( 2, "don't " );
// str == "I don't like fish"

Examples:

QString & QString::insert ( uint index, const QByteArray & s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts s into the string at position index and returns a reference to
the string.

QString & QString::insert ( uint index, const char * s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts s into the string at position index and returns a reference to
the string.

QString & QString::insert ( uint index, const QChar * s, uint len )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts the first len characters in s into the string at position index
and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::insert ( uint index, QChar c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Insert c into the string at position index and returns a reference to
the string.

If index is beyond the end of the string, the string is extended with
spaces (ASCII 32) to length index and c is then appended.

QString & QString::insert ( uint index, char c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Insert character c at position index.

bool QString::isEmpty () const
Returns TRUE if the string is empty, i.e. if length() == 0; otherwise
returns FALSE. Null strings are also empty.

QString a( "" );
a.isEmpty();        // TRUE
a.isNull();         // FALSE
QString b;
b.isEmpty();        // TRUE
b.isNull();         // TRUE

Examples:

bool QString::isNull () const
Returns TRUE if the string is null; otherwise returns FALSE. A null
string is always empty.

QString a;          // a.unicode() == 0, a.length() == 0
a.isNull();         // TRUE, because a.unicode() == 0
a.isEmpty();        // TRUE, because a.length() == 0

Examples:

const char * QString::latin1 () const
Returns a Latin-1 representation of the string. The returned value is
undefined if the string contains non-Latin-1 characters. If you want to
convert strings into formats other than Unicode, see the QTextCodec
classes.

This function is mainly useful for boot-strapping legacy code to use
Unicode.

The result remains valid so long as one unmodified copy of the source
string exists.

See also fromLatin1(), ascii(), utf8(), and local8Bit().

Examples:

QString QString::left ( uint len ) const
Returns a substring that contains the len leftmost characters of the
string.

The whole string is returned if len exceeds the length of the string.

QString s = "Pineapple";
QString t = s.left( 4 );    // t == "Pine"

Example: themes/themes.cpp.

QString QString::leftJustify ( uint width, QChar fill = ' ', bool truncate =
FALSE ) const
Returns a string of length width that contains this string padded by
the fill character.

If truncate is FALSE and the length of the string is more than width,
then the returned string is a copy of the string.

If truncate is TRUE and the length of the string is more than width,
then any characters in a copy of the string after length width are
removed, and the copy is returned.

QString s( "apple" );
QString t = s.leftJustify( 8, '.' );        // t == "apple..."

uint QString::length () const
Returns the length of the string.

Null strings and empty strings have zero length.

Examples:

QCString QString::local8Bit () const
Returns the string encoded in a locale-specific format. On X11, this is
the QTextCodec::codecForLocale(). On Windows, it is a system-defined
encoding. On Mac OS X, this always uses UTF-8 as the encoding.

See QTextCodec for more diverse coding/decoding of Unicode strings.

See also fromLocal8Bit(), ascii(), latin1(), and utf8().

int QString::localeAwareCompare ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
[static]
Compares s1 with s2 and returns an integer less than, equal to, or
greater than zero if s1 is less than, equal to, or greater than s2.

The comparison is performed in a locale- and also platform-dependent
manner. Use this function to present sorted lists of strings to the
user.

int QString::localeAwareCompare ( const QString & s ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Compares this string with s.

QString QString::lower () const
Returns a lowercase copy of the string.

QString string( "TROlltECH" );
str = string.lower();   // str == "trolltech"

Example: scribble/scribble.cpp.

QString QString::mid ( uint index, uint len = 0xffffffff ) const
Returns a string that contains the len characters of this string,
starting at position index.

Returns a null string if the string is empty or index is out of range.
Returns the whole string from index if index + len exceeds the length
of the string.

QString s( "Five pineapples" );
QString t = s.mid( 5, 4 );                  // t == "pine"

Examples:

QString QString::number ( long n, int base = 10 ) [static]
A convenience function that returns a string equivalent of the number n
to base base, which is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36. The
returned string is in "C" locale.

long a = 63;
QString str = QString::number( a, 16 );             // str == "3f"
QString str = QString::number( a, 16 ).upper();     // str == "3F"

Examples:

QString QString::number ( ulong n, int base = 10 ) [static]
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::number ( Q_LLONG n, int base = 10 ) [static]
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::number ( Q_ULLONG n, int base = 10 ) [static]
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::number ( int n, int base = 10 ) [static]
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::number ( uint n, int base = 10 ) [static]
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

A convenience factory function that returns a string representation of
the number n to the base base, which is 10 by default and must be
between 2 and 36.

QString QString::number ( double n, char f = 'g', int prec = 6 ) [static]
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Argument n is formatted according to the f format specified, which is g
by default, and can be any of the following:

<center>.nf

</center>

With 'e', 'E', and 'f', prec is the number of digits after the decimal
point. With 'g' and 'G', prec is the maximum number of significant
digits (trailing zeroes are omitted).

double d = 12.34;
QString ds = QString( "'E' format, precision 3, gives %1" )
.arg( d, 0, 'E', 3 );
// ds == "1.234E+001"

QString::operator const char * () const
Returns ascii(). Be sure to see the warnings documented in the ascii()
function. Note that for new code which you wish to be strictly Unicode-
clean, you can define the macro QT_NO_ASCII_CAST when compiling your
code to hide this function so that automatic casts are not done. This
has the added advantage that you catch the programming error described
in operator!().

QString::operator std::string () const
Returns ascii() as a std::string.

Warning: The function may cause an application to crash if a static C
run-time is in use. This can happen in Microsoft Visual C++ if Qt is
configured as single-threaded. A safe alternative is to call ascii()
directly and construct a std::string manually.

bool QString::operator! () const
Returns TRUE if this is a null string; otherwise returns FALSE.

QString name = getName();
if ( !name )
name = "Rodney";

Note that if you say

QString name = getName();
if ( name )
doSomethingWith(name);

It will call "operator const char*()", which is inefficent; you may
wish to define the macro QT_NO_ASCII_CAST when writing code which you
wish to remain Unicode-clean.

When you want the above semantics, use:

QString name = getName();
if ( !name.isNull() )
doSomethingWith(name);

QString & QString::operator+= ( const QString & str )
Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::operator+= ( const QByteArray & str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::operator+= ( const char * str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::operator+= ( const std::string & str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends str to the string and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::operator+= ( QChar c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends c to the string and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::operator+= ( char c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Appends c to the string and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::operator= ( QChar c )
Sets the string to contain just the single character c.

QString & QString::operator= ( const QString & s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Assigns a shallow copy of s to this string and returns a reference to
this string. This is very fast because the string isn't actually
copied.

QString & QString::operator= ( const char * str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Assigns a deep copy of str, interpreted as a classic C string to this
string and returns a reference to this string.

If str is 0, then a null string is created.

QString & QString::operator= ( const std::string & s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Makes a deep copy of s and returns a reference to the deep copy.

QString & QString::operator= ( const QCString & cstr )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Assigns a deep copy of cstr, interpreted as a classic C string, to this
string. Returns a reference to this string.

QString & QString::operator= ( char c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to contain just the single character c.

QChar QString::operator[] ( int i ) const
Returns the character at index i, or QChar::null if i is beyond the
length of the string.

If the QString is not const (i.e., const QString) or const& (i.e.,
const QString&), then the non-const overload of operator[] will be used

QCharRef QString::operator[] ( int i )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

The function returns a reference to the character at index i. The
resulting reference can then be assigned to, or used immediately, but
it will become invalid once further modifications are made to the
original string.

If i is beyond the length of the string then the string is expanded
with QChar::nulls, so that the QCharRef references a valid (null)
character in the string.

The QCharRef internal class can be used much like a constant QChar, but
if you assign to it, you change the original string (which will detach
itself because of QString's copy-on-write semantics). You will get
compilation errors if you try to use the result as anything but a
QChar.

QString & QString::prepend ( const QString & s )
Inserts s at the beginning of the string and returns a reference to the
string.

Equivalent to insert(0, s).

QString string = "42";
string.prepend( "The answer is " );
// string == "The answer is 42"

QString & QString::prepend ( char ch )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts ch at the beginning of the string and returns a reference to
the string.

Equivalent to insert(0, ch).

QString & QString::prepend ( QChar ch )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts ch at the beginning of the string and returns a reference to
the string.

Equivalent to insert(0, ch).

QString & QString::prepend ( const QByteArray & s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts s at the beginning of the string and returns a reference to the
string.

Equivalent to insert(0, s).

QString & QString::prepend ( const char * s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts s at the beginning of the string and returns a reference to the
string.

Equivalent to insert(0, s).

QString & QString::prepend ( const std::string & s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Inserts s at the beginning of the string and returns a reference to the
string.

Equivalent to insert(0, s).

QChar & QString::ref ( uint i )
Returns the QChar at index i by reference, expanding the string with
QChar::null if necessary. The resulting reference can be assigned to,
or otherwise used immediately, but becomes invalid once furher
modifications are made to the string.

QString string("ABCDEF");
QChar ch = string.ref( 3 );         // ch == 'D'

QString & QString::remove ( uint index, uint len )
Removes len characters from the string starting at position index, and
returns a reference to the string.

If index is beyond the length of the string, nothing happens. If index
is within the string, but index + len is beyond the end of the string,
the string is truncated at position index.

QString string( "Montreal" );
string.remove( 1, 4 );      // string == "Meal"

QString & QString::remove ( const QString & str, bool cs = TRUE )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Removes every occurrence of str in the string. Returns a reference to
the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

This is the same as replace(str, "", cs).

QString & QString::remove ( QChar c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Removes every occurrence of the character c in the string. Returns a
reference to the string.

This is the same as replace(c, "").

QString & QString::remove ( char c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Removes every occurrence of the character c in the string. Returns a
reference to the string.

This is the same as replace(c, "").

QString & QString::remove ( const char * str )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Removes every occurrence of str in the string. Returns a reference to
the string.

QString & QString::remove ( const QRegExp & rx )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Removes every occurrence of the regular expression rx in the string.
Returns a reference to the string.

This is the same as replace(rx, "").

QString & QString::replace ( uint index, uint len, const QString & s )
Replaces len characters from the string with s, starting at position
index, and returns a reference to the string.

If index is beyond the length of the string, nothing is deleted and s
is appended at the end of the string. If index is valid, but index +
len is beyond the end of the string, the string is truncated at
position index, then s is appended at the end.

QString string( "Say yes!" );
string = string.replace( 4, 3, "NO" );
// string == "Say NO!"

Warning: Qt 3.3.3 and earlier had different semantics for the case
index >= length(), which contradicted the documentation. To avoid
portability problems between Qt 3 versions and with Qt 4, we recommend
that you never call the function with index >= length().

Examples:

QString & QString::replace ( uint index, uint len, const QChar * s, uint slen
)
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Replaces len characters with slen characters of QChar data from s,
starting at position index, and returns a reference to the string.

QString & QString::replace ( uint index, uint len, QChar c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This is the same as replace(index, len, QString(c)).

QString & QString::replace ( uint index, uint len, char c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This is the same as replace(index, len, QChar(c)).

QString & QString::replace ( QChar c, const QString & after, bool cs = TRUE )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Replaces every occurrence of the character c in the string with after.
Returns a reference to the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

Example:

QString s = "a,b,c";
s.replace( QChar(','), " or " );
// s == "a or b or c"

QString & QString::replace ( char c, const QString & after, bool cs = TRUE )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Replaces every occurrence of the character c in the string with after.
Returns a reference to the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

QString & QString::replace ( const QString & before, const QString & after,
bool cs = TRUE )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Replaces every occurrence of the string before in the string with the
string after. Returns a reference to the string.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

Example:

QString s = "Greek is Greek";
s.replace( "Greek", "English" );
// s == "English is English"

QString & QString::replace ( const QRegExp & rx, const QString & after )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Replaces every occurrence of the regexp rx in the string with after.
Returns a reference to the string. For example:

QString s = "banana";
s.replace( QRegExp("an"), "" );
// s == "ba"

For regexps containing capturing parentheses, occurrences of &#92;1,
&#92;2, ..., in after are replaced with rx.cap(1), cap(2), ...

QString t = "A <i>bon mot</i>.";
t.replace( QRegExp("<i>([^<]*)</i>"), "\\emph{\\1}" );
// t == "A \\emph{bon mot}."

QString & QString::replace ( QChar c1, QChar c2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Replaces every occurrence of c1 with the char c2. Returns a reference
to the string.

void QString::reserve ( uint minCapacity )
Ensures that at least minCapacity characters are allocated to the
string.

This function is useful for code that needs to build up a long string
and wants to avoid repeated reallocation. In this example, we want to
add to the string until some condition is true, and we're fairly sure
that size is big enough:

QString result;
int len = 0;
result.reserve(maxLen);
while (...) {
result[len++] = ...         // fill part of the space
}
result.squeeze();

If maxLen is an underestimate, the worst that will happen is that the
loop will slow down.

If it is not possible to allocate enough memory, the string remains
unchanged.

QString QString::right ( uint len ) const
Returns a string that contains the len rightmost characters of the
string.

If len is greater than the length of the string then the whole string
is returned.

QString string( "Pineapple" );
QString t = string.right( 5 );   // t == "apple"

Example: fileiconview/qfileiconview.cpp.

QString QString::rightJustify ( uint width, QChar fill = ' ', bool truncate =
FALSE ) const
Returns a string of length width that contains the fill character
followed by the string.

If truncate is FALSE and the length of the string is more than width,
then the returned string is a copy of the string.

If truncate is TRUE and the length of the string is more than width,
then the resulting string is truncated at position width.

QString string( "apple" );
QString t = string.rightJustify( 8, '.' );  // t == "...apple"

QString QString::section ( QChar sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff, int
flags = SectionDefault ) const
This function returns a section of the string.

This string is treated as a sequence of fields separated by the
character, sep. The returned string consists of the fields from
position start to position end inclusive. If end is not specified, all
fields from position start to the end of the string are included.
Fields are numbered 0, 1, 2, etc., counting from the left, and -1, -2,
etc., counting from right to left.

The flags argument can be used to affect some aspects of the function's
behaviour, e.g. whether to be case sensitive, whether to skip empty
fields and how to deal with leading and trailing separators; see
SectionFlags.

QString csv( "forename,middlename,surname,phone" );
QString s = csv.section( ',', 2, 2 );   // s == "surname"
QString path( "/usr/local/bin/myapp" ); // First field is empty
QString s = path.section( '/', 3, 4 );  // s == "bin/myapp"
QString s = path.section( '/', 3, 3, SectionSkipEmpty ); // s == "myapp"

If start or end is negative, we count fields from the right of the
string, the right-most field being -1, the one from right-most field
being -2, and so on.

QString csv( "forename,middlename,surname,phone" );
QString s = csv.section( ',', -3, -2 );  // s == "middlename,surname"
QString path( "/usr/local/bin/myapp" ); // First field is empty
QString s = path.section( '/', -1 ); // s == "myapp"

Examples:

QString QString::section ( char sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff, int
flags = SectionDefault ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::section ( const char * sep, int start, int end = 0xffffffff,
int flags = SectionDefault ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString QString::section ( const QString & sep, int start, int end =
0xffffffff, int flags = SectionDefault ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This function returns a section of the string.

This string is treated as a sequence of fields separated by the string,
sep. The returned string consists of the fields from position start to
position end inclusive. If end is not specified, all fields from
position start to the end of the string are included. Fields are
numbered 0, 1, 2, etc., counting from the left, and -1, -2, etc.,
counting from right to left.

The flags argument can be used to affect some aspects of the function's
behaviour, e.g. whether to be case sensitive, whether to skip empty
fields and how to deal with leading and trailing separators; see
SectionFlags.

QString data( "forename**middlename**surname**phone" );
QString s = data.section( "**", 2, 2 ); // s == "surname"

If start or end is negative, we count fields from the right of the
string, the right-most field being -1, the one from right-most field
being -2, and so on.

QString data( "forename**middlename**surname**phone" );
QString s = data.section( "**", -3, -2 ); // s == "middlename**surname"

QString QString::section ( const QRegExp & reg, int start, int end =
0xffffffff, int flags = SectionDefault ) const
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

This function returns a section of the string.

This string is treated as a sequence of fields separated by the regular
expression, reg. The returned string consists of the fields from
position start to position end inclusive. If end is not specified, all
fields from position start to the end of the string are included.
Fields are numbered 0, 1, 2, etc., counting from the left, and -1, -2,
etc., counting from right to left.

The flags argument can be used to affect some aspects of the function's
behaviour, e.g. whether to be case sensitive, whether to skip empty
fields and how to deal with leading and trailing separators; see
SectionFlags.

QString line( "forename\tmiddlename  surname \t \t phone" );
QRegExp sep( "\s+" );
QString s = line.section( sep, 2, 2 ); // s == "surname"

If start or end is negative, we count fields from the right of the
string, the right-most field being -1, the one from right-most field
being -2, and so on.

QString line( "forename\tmiddlename  surname \t \t phone" );
QRegExp sep( "\\s+" );
QString s = line.section( sep, -3, -2 ); // s == "middlename  surname"

Warning: Using this QRegExp version is much more expensive than the
overloaded string and character versions.

QString & QString::setAscii ( const char * str, int len = -1 )
Sets this string to str, interpreted as a classic 8-bit ASCII C string.
If len is -1 (the default), then it is set to strlen(str).

If str is 0 a null string is created. If str is "", an empty string is
created.

void QString::setExpand ( uint index, QChar c )
This function is obsolete. It is provided to keep old source working.
We strongly advise against using it in new code.

Sets the character at position index to c and expands the string if
necessary, filling with spaces.

This method is redundant in Qt 3.x, because operator[] will expand the
string as necessary.

QString & QString::setLatin1 ( const char * str, int len = -1 )
Sets this string to str, interpreted as a classic Latin-1 C string. If
len is -1 (the default), then it is set to strlen(str).

If str is 0 a null string is created. If str is "", an empty string is
created.

void QString::setLength ( uint newLen )
Ensures that at least newLen characters are allocated to the string,
and sets the length of the string to newLen. Any new space allocated
contains arbitrary data.

QString & QString::setNum ( Q_LLONG n, int base = 10 )
Sets the string to the printed value of n in base base and returns a
reference to the string. The returned string is in "C" locale.

The base is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36.

QString string;
string = string.setNum( 1234 );     // string == "1234"

QString & QString::setNum ( short n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n in base base and returns a
reference to the string.

The base is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36.

QString & QString::setNum ( ushort n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n in base base and returns a
reference to the string.

The base is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36.

QString & QString::setNum ( int n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n in base base and returns a
reference to the string.

The base is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36.

QString & QString::setNum ( uint n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n in base base and returns a
reference to the string.

The base is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36.

QString & QString::setNum ( long n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString & QString::setNum ( ulong n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

QString & QString::setNum ( Q_ULLONG n, int base = 10 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n in base base and returns a
reference to the string.

The base is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36.

QString & QString::setNum ( float n, char f = 'g', int prec = 6 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n, formatted in format f with
precision prec, and returns a reference to the string.

The format f can be 'f', 'F', 'e', 'E', 'g' or 'G'. See arg() for an
explanation of the formats.

QString & QString::setNum ( double n, char f = 'g', int prec = 6 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Sets the string to the printed value of n, formatted in format f with
precision prec, and returns a reference to the string.

The format f can be 'f', 'F', 'e', 'E', 'g' or 'G'. See arg() for an
explanation of the formats.

QString & QString::setUnicode ( const QChar * unicode, uint len )
Resizes the string to len characters and copies unicode into the
string. If unicode is 0, nothing is copied, but the string is still
resized to len. If len is zero, then the string becomes a null string.

QString & QString::setUnicodeCodes ( const ushort * unicode_as_ushorts, uint
len )
Resizes the string to len characters and copies unicode_as_ushorts into
the string (on some X11 client platforms this will involve a byte-
swapping pass).

If unicode_as_ushorts is 0, nothing is copied, but the string is still
resized to len. If len is zero, the string becomes a null string.

QString QString::simplifyWhiteSpace () const
Returns a string that has whitespace removed from the start and the
end, and which has each sequence of internal whitespace replaced with a
single space.

Whitespace means any character for which QChar::isSpace() returns TRUE.
This includes Unicode characters with decimal values 9 (TAB), 10 (LF),
11 (VT), 12 (FF), 13 (CR), and 32 (Space).

QString string = "  lots\t of\nwhite    space ";
QString t = string.simplifyWhiteSpace();
// t == "lots of white space"

QString & QString::sprintf ( const char * cformat, ... )
Safely builds a formatted string from the format string cformat and an
arbitrary list of arguments. The format string supports all the escape
sequences of printf() in the standard C library.

The %s escape sequence expects a utf8() encoded string. The format
string cformat is expected to be in latin1. If you need a Unicode
format string, use arg() instead. For typesafe string building, with
full Unicode support, you can use QTextOStream like this:

QString str;
QString s = ...;
int x = ...;
QTextOStream( &str ) << s << " : " << x;

For translations, especially if the strings contains more than one
escape sequence, you should consider using the arg() function instead.
This allows the order of the replacements to be controlled by the
translator, and has Unicode support.

The %lc escape sequence expects a unicode character of type ushort (as
returned by QChar::unicode()). The %ls escape sequence expects a
pointer to a zero-terminated array of unicode characters of type ushort
(as returned by QString::ucs2()).

Examples:

void QString::squeeze ()
Squeezes the string's capacity to the current content.

bool QString::startsWith ( const QString & s, bool cs = TRUE ) const
Returns TRUE if the string starts with s; otherwise returns FALSE.

If cs is TRUE (the default), the search is case sensitive; otherwise
the search is case insensitive.

QString str( "Bananas" );
str.startsWith( "Ban" );     // returns TRUE
str.startsWith( "Car" );     // returns FALSE

QString QString::stripWhiteSpace () const
Returns a string that has whitespace removed from the start and the
end.

Whitespace means any character for which QChar::isSpace() returns TRUE.
This includes Unicode characters with decimal values 9 (TAB), 10 (LF),
11 (VT), 12 (FF), 13 (CR) and 32 (Space), and may also include other
Unicode characters.

QString string = "   white space   ";
QString s = string.stripWhiteSpace();       // s == "white space"

double QString::toDouble ( bool * ok = 0 ) const
Returns the string converted to a double value.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

QString string( "1234.56" );
double a = string.toDouble();   // a == 1234.56

The string-to-number functions:

toShort()

toUShort()

toInt()

toUInt()

toLong()

toULong()

toLongLong()

toULongLong()

toFloat()

toDouble() can handle numbers represented in various locales. These
representations may use different characters for the decimal point,
thousands group sepearator and even individual digits. QString's
functions try to interpret the string according to the current locale.
The current locale is determined from the system at application startup
and can be changed by calling QLocale::setDefault(). If the string
cannot be interpreted according to the current locale, this function
falls back on the "C" locale.

bool ok;
double d;
QLocale::setDefault(QLocale::C);
d = QString( "1234,56" ).toDouble(&ok); // ok == false
d = QString( "1234.56" ).toDouble(&ok); // ok == true, d == 1234.56
QLocale::setDefault(QLocale::German);
d = QString( "1234,56" ).toDouble(&ok); // ok == true, d == 1234.56
d = QString( "1234.56" ).toDouble(&ok); // ok == true, d == 1234.56

Due to the ambiguity between the decimal point and thousands group
separator in various locales, these functions do not handle thousands
group separators. If you need to convert such numbers, use the
corresponding function in QLocale.

bool ok;
QLocale::setDefault(QLocale::C);
double d = QString( "1,234,567.89" ).toDouble(&ok); // ok == false

Warning: If the string contains trailing whitespace this function will
fail, and set *ok to false if ok is not 0. Leading whitespace is
ignored.

stripWhiteSpace().

float QString::toFloat ( bool * ok = 0 ) const
Returns the string converted to a float value.

Returns 0.0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

Warning: If the string contains trailing whitespace this function will
fail, settings *ok to false if ok is not 0. Leading whitespace is
ignored.

int QString::toInt ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to an int using base base, which is 10 by
default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0, the base is
determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

QString str( "FF" );
bool ok;
int hex = str.toInt( &ok, 16 );     // hex == 255, ok == TRUE
int dec = str.toInt( &ok, 10 );     // dec == 0, ok == FALSE

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

long QString::toLong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to a long using base base, which is 10 by
default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0, the base is
determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

Q_LLONG QString::toLongLong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to a long long using base base, which is
10 by default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0, the base
is determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

short QString::toShort ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to a short using base base, which is 10 by
default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0, the base is
determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

uint QString::toUInt ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to an unsigned int using base base, which
is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0, the
base is determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

ulong QString::toULong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to an unsigned long using base base, which
is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0, the
base is determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

Q_ULLONG QString::toULongLong ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to an unsigned long long using base base,
which is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0,
the base is determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

ushort QString::toUShort ( bool * ok = 0, int base = 10 ) const
Returns the string converted to an unsigned short using base base,
which is 10 by default and must be between 2 and 36 or 0. If base is 0,
the base is determined automatically using the following rules:

If the string begins with "0x", it is assumed to be hexadecimal;

If it begins with "0", it is assumed to be octal;

Otherwise it is assumed to be decimal.

Returns 0 if the conversion fails.

If ok is not 0: if a conversion error occurs, *ok is set to FALSE;
otherwise *ok is set to TRUE.

Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored by this function.

For information on how string-to-number functions in QString handle
localized input, see toDouble().

void QString::truncate ( uint newLen )
If newLen is less than the length of the string, then the string is
truncated at position newLen. Otherwise nothing happens.

QString s = "truncate me";
s.truncate( 5 );            // s == "trunc"

Example: network/mail/smtp.cpp.

const unsigned short * QString::ucs2 () const
Returns the QString as a zero terminated array of unsigned shorts if
the string is not null; otherwise returns zero.

The result remains valid so long as one unmodified copy of the source
string exists.

Example: dotnet/wrapper/lib/tools.cpp.

const QChar * QString::unicode () const
Returns the Unicode representation of the string. The result remains
valid until the string is modified.

QString QString::upper () const
Returns an uppercase copy of the string.

QString string( "TeXt" );
str = string.upper();     // t == "TEXT"

Examples:

QCString QString::utf8 () const
Returns the string encoded in UTF-8 format.

See QTextCodec for more diverse coding/decoding of Unicode strings.

See also fromUtf8(), ascii(), latin1(), and local8Bit().

Example: network/archivesearch/archivedialog.ui.h.

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bool operator!= ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
Returns TRUE if s1 is not equal to s2; otherwise returns FALSE. Note
that a null string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) != 0.

bool operator!= ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is not equal to s2; otherwise returns FALSE. Note
that a null string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) != 0.

bool operator!= ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is not equal to s2; otherwise returns FALSE. Note
that a null string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) != 0.

const QString operator+ ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
Returns a string which is the result of concatenating the string s1 and
the string s2.

Equivalent to s1.append(s2).

const QString operator+ ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns a string which is the result of concatenating the string s1 and
character s2.

Equivalent to s1.append(s2).

const QString operator+ ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns a string which is the result of concatenating the character s1
and string s2.

const QString operator+ ( const QString & s, char c )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns a string which is the result of concatenating the string s and
character c.

Equivalent to s.append(c).

const QString operator+ ( char c, const QString & s )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns a string which is the result of concatenating the character c
and string s.

Equivalent to s.prepend(c).

bool operator< ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically less than s2; otherwise returns FALSE.
The comparison is case sensitive.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) < 0.

bool operator< ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically less than s2; otherwise returns FALSE.
The comparison is case sensitive.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) < 0.

QDataStream & operator<< ( QDataStream & s, const QString & str )
Writes the string str to the stream s.

See also Format of the QDataStream operators

bool operator<= ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically less than or equal to s2; otherwise
returns FALSE. The comparison is case sensitive. Note that a null
string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1,s2) <= 0.

bool operator<= ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically less than or equal to s2; otherwise
returns FALSE. The comparison is case sensitive. Note that a null
string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) <= 0.

bool operator== ( const QString & s1, const QString & s2 )
Returns TRUE if s1 is equal to s2; otherwise returns FALSE. Note that a
null string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) == 0.

bool operator== ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is equal to s2; otherwise returns FALSE. Note that a
null string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) == 0.

bool operator== ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is equal to s2; otherwise returns FALSE. Note that a
null string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) == 0.

bool operator> ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically greater than s2; otherwise returns
FALSE. The comparison is case sensitive.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) > 0.

bool operator> ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically greater than s2; otherwise returns
FALSE. The comparison is case sensitive.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) > 0.

bool operator>= ( const QString & s1, const char * s2 )
Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically greater than or equal to s2; otherwise
returns FALSE. The comparison is case sensitive. Note that a null
string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) >= 0.

bool operator>= ( const char * s1, const QString & s2 )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It
behaves essentially like the above function.

Returns TRUE if s1 is lexically greater than or equal to s2; otherwise
returns FALSE. The comparison is case sensitive. Note that a null
string is not equal to a not-null empty string.

Equivalent to compare(s1, s2) >= 0.

QDataStream & operator>> ( QDataStream & s, QString & str )
Reads a string from the stream s into string str.

See also Format of the QDataStream operators

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