ExpressionRole QML Type

A custom role computed from a javascrip expression More...

Import Statement: import .



Detailed Description

An ExpressionRole is a ProxyRole allowing to implement a custom role based on a javascript expression.

In the following example, the c role is computed by adding the a role and b role of the model :

SortFilterProxyModel {
   sourceModel: numberModel
   proxyRoles: ExpressionRole {
       name: "c"
       expression: model.a + model.b

Property Documentation

expression : expression

An expression to implement a custom role. It has the same syntax has a Property Binding except it will be evaluated for each of the source model's rows. The data for this role will be the retuned valued of the expression. Data for each row is exposed like for a delegate of a QML View.

This expression is reevaluated for a row every time its model data changes. When an external property (not index or in model) the expression depends on changes, the expression is reevaluated for every row of the source model. To capture the properties the expression depends on, the expression is first executed with invalid data and each property access is detected by the QML engine. This means that if a property is not accessed because of a conditional, it won't be captured and the expression won't be reevaluted when this property changes.

A workaround to this problem is to access all the properties the expressions depends unconditionally at the beggining of the expression.