qt signal undefined reference error

I have a class server for which I have created a signal joined(QString name). I call it in a function called join(QString name), however I'm getting the error

Server.o: In function Server::join(QString)': Server.cpp:(.text+0x48): undefined reference to Server::joined(QString)' collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

This is what my header file looks like:

#ifndef SERVER_H
#define SERVER_H

#include <QString>
#include <mqueue.h>
#include <QVector>
#include <QStringList>
#include "../src/messages.h"

class Server
{
public:
    Server();
    void start();
private:
    void join(QString name);
    char buf[MSG_SIZE], msgSend[MSG_SIZE];
    QVector<mqd_t> mq_external;
    QVector<QString> users;
    mqd_t mq_central;
    struct mq_attr attr;


signals:
    void joined(QString name);

};

#endif // SERVER_H

and this is my cpp file:

#include "Server.h"

using namespace std;

Server::Server()
{
}

void Server::start(){

    attr.mq_maxmsg = 100;
    attr.mq_msgsize = MSG_SIZE;
    attr.mq_flags = 0;

    mq_unlink(CENTRALBOX);
    mq_central = mq_open(CENTRALBOX, O_RDONLY | O_CREAT, S_IRWXU, &attr);
    while(1)
    {
        int tempMsgVal = mq_receive(mq_central, buf, MSG_SIZE, 0);
        if(tempMsgVal != -1){
            QString tempS = buf;
            QStringList tempSL = tempS.split(":");
            if(tempSL.size() == 2 && tempSL.at(0) == "started")
            {
                int x = 0;
                bool exists = false;
                for(int i = 0; i < mq_external.size(); i++)
                {
                    x = QString::compare(tempSL[1], users.at(i), Qt::CaseInsensitive);
                    if(x == 0)
                    {
                        exists = true;
                        break;
                    }
                }

                if(!exists)
                {
                    sprintf(buf,"joined");
                    QString tempS1 = tempSL[1] + "new";
                    QByteArray byteArray = tempS1.toUtf8();
                    const char* tempr = byteArray.constData();
                    mqd_t tempMQ = mq_open(tempr, O_RDWR);
                    int tempI = mq_send(tempMQ, buf, strlen(buf), 0);
                }
                else
                {
                    sprintf(buf,"invalidname");
                    QString tempS1 = tempSL[1] + "new";
                    QByteArray byteArray = tempS1.toUtf8();
                    const char* tempr = byteArray.constData();
                    mqd_t tempMQ = mq_open(tempr, O_RDWR);
                    int tempI = mq_send(tempMQ, buf, strlen(buf), 0);
                }//Endelse
            }//Endif
        }//Endif

    }//Endwhile
}

void Server::join(QString name)
{
    emit joined(name);
}

Answers


At the beginning of your class declaration you should have the macro Q_OBJECT and be sure to inherit from some QObject descendant.


Apart from whatever is mentioned in this answer, also make sure to run qmake. i.e.:

Build > Run qmake

That should fix these errors.


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