XML

  • Reading XML with SAX
  • Reading XML with DOM
  • Writing XML

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a text file format that is popular for data interchange and for data storage.

Qt provides two distinct APIs for processing XML documents:

  • SAX (Simple API for XML) reports parsing events directly to the application through virtual functions.
  • DOM (Document Object Model) converts an XML document into a tree structure, which the application can then navigate.

There are many factors to take into account when choosing between DOM and SAX for a particular application. SAX is more low-level and usually faster, which makes it especially appropriate both for simple tasks (like finding all occurrences of a given tag in an XML document) and for reading very large files that may not fit in memory. But for many applications, the convenience offered by DOM outweighs the potential speed and memory benefits of SAX.

In this chapter, we will see how to read XML files using both APIs, and we will show how to write XML files. This chapter assumes a basic knowledge of XML.

Part I: Basic Qt

Getting Started

Creating Dialogs

Creating Main Windows

Implementing Application Functionality

Creating Custom Widgets

Part II: Intermediate Qt

Layout Management

Event Processing

2D and 3D Graphics

Drag and Drop

Input/Output

Container Classes

Databases

Networking

XML

Internationalization

Providing Online Help

Multithreading

Platform-Specific Features



C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3
C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3
ISBN: 0131240722
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 140

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