How can I find the selected item in a QTreeWidget?


I have a class that inherits QTreeWidget. How can I find the currently selected row? Usually I connect signals to slots this way:

connect(myButton, SIGNAL(triggered(bool)), this, SLOT(myClick()));

However, I can't find anything similar for QTreeWidget->QTreeWidgetItem. The only way I found is to redefine the mousePressEvent of the QTreeWidget class like this:

void MyQTreeWidget::mousePressEvent(QMouseEvent *e){
    const QModelIndex index = indexAt(e->pos());
    if (!index.isValid())
    const Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifiers = QApplication::keyboardModifiers();
    if (!(modifiers & Qt::ShiftModifier) && !(modifiers & Qt::ControlModifier))

I didn't try it yet. Is the only solution or is there any easier way?

8/23/2011 4:00:20 PM

Accepted Answer

Using the itemClicked() signal will miss any selection changes made using the keyboard. I'm assuming that's a bad thing in your case.

12/5/2008 3:55:22 PM

Dusty is almost correct. But the itemSelectionChanged signal will not tell you which item is selected.

QList<QTreeWidgetItem *> QTreeWidget::selectedItems() const

will give you the selected item(s).

So, connect a slot to the itemSelectionChanged signal, then call selectedItems() on the tree widget to get the selected item(s).

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