Storing pointers using QListWidgetItem::setData
I have a QListWidget of calendars. Each QListWidgetItem is logically associated with an instance of Calendar, which is a class that belongs to the Model side of the application.
Can I store this association in the form of a pointer using QListWidgetItem::setData? When I attempt to do this, I get the following error:
error: 'QVariant::QVariant(void*)' is private
There is another constructor for void*: QVariant::QVariant(int typeOrUserType, const void * copy) where you should pass an unique integer to represent the pointer type.
But as stated by the documentation, you could declare your pointer type with Q_DECLARE_METATYPE(Calendar*) and use QVariant::fromValue<Calendar*>(...) and QVariant::value<Calendar*>() to store and retrieve the value.
Or instead, because you are using a QListWidget instead of a regular model, you can just subclass QListWidgetItem, and add a Calendar* member variable with the required accessors, to avoid the overhead of using QVariant.
I would suggest looking at this solution as well, which I think is quite elegant: (there are minor syntax errors, but you will spot them quickly or the compiler will issue an error)