QBuffer - I/O device that operates on a QByteArray
All the functions in this class are reentrant when Qt is built with thread support.</p>
QBuffer ( QByteArray buf )
QByteArray buffer () const
bool setBuffer ( QByteArray buf )
virtual Q_LONG writeBlock ( const char * p, Q_ULONG len )
Q_LONG writeBlock ( const QByteArray & data )
The QBuffer class is an I/O device that operates on a QByteArray.
QBuffer is used to read and write to a memory buffer. It is normally used with a
QTextStream or a QDataStream. QBuffer has an associated QByteArray which holds the buffer
data. The size() of the buffer is automatically adjusted as data is written.
The constructor QBuffer(QByteArray) creates a QBuffer using an existing byte array. The
byte array can also be set with setBuffer(). Writing to the QBuffer will modify the
original byte array because QByteArray is explicitly shared.
Use open() to open the buffer before use and to set the mode (read-only, write-only,
etc.). close() closes the buffer. The buffer must be closed before reopening or calling
A common way to use QBuffer is through QDataStream or QTextStream, which have constructors
that take a QBuffer parameter. For convenience, there are also QDataStream and QTextStream
constructors that take a QByteArray parameter. These constructors create and open an
Note that QTextStream can also operate on a QString (a Unicode string); a QBuffer cannot.
You can also use QBuffer directly through the standard QIODevice functions readBlock(),
writeBlock() readLine(), at(), getch(), putch() and ungetch().
See also QFile, QDataStream, QTextStream, QByteArray, Shared Classes, Collection Classes,
and Input/Output and Networking.
MEMBER FUNCTION DOCUMENTATION
Constructs an empty buffer.
QBuffer::QBuffer ( QByteArray buf )
Constructs a buffer that operates on buf.
If you open the buffer in write mode (<a href="qfile.html#open">IO_WriteOnly</a> or
IO_ReadWrite) and write something into the buffer, buf will be modified.
QCString str = "abc";
QBuffer b( str );
b.open( IO_WriteOnly );
b.at( 3 ); // position at the 4th character (the terminating \0)
b.writeBlock( "def", 4 ); // write "def" including the terminating \0
// Now, str == "abcdef" with a terminating \0
See also setBuffer().
Destroys the buffer.
QByteArray QBuffer::buffer () const
Returns this buffer's byte array.
See also setBuffer().
bool QBuffer::setBuffer ( QByteArray buf )
Replaces the buffer's contents with buf and returns TRUE.
Does nothing (and returns FALSE) if isOpen() is TRUE.
Note that if you open the buffer in write mode (<a href="qfile.html#open">IO_WriteOnly</a>
or IO_ReadWrite) and write something into the buffer, buf is also modified because
QByteArray is an explicitly shared class.
See also buffer(), open(), and close().
Q_LONG QBuffer::writeBlock ( const char * p, Q_ULONG len ) [virtual]
Writes len bytes from p into the buffer at the current index position, overwriting any
characters there and extending the buffer if necessary. Returns the number of bytes
Returns -1 if an error occurred.
See also readBlock().
Reimplemented from QIODevice.
Q_LONG QBuffer::writeBlock ( const QByteArray & data )
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It behaves essentially
like the above function.
This convenience function is the same as calling writeBlock( data.data(), data.size() )
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