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    I need to write on a device sth like "bye bye" before my program exits. (User closes the window).

    How can I do that?
    There must be a signal which is sent before destroying all the instances of the app.
    I must be sure that no instances of my objects are destroyed, so I can write on the device.

    After writing my "bye bye" message on the device, the app can be closed (every instances of my objects can be destroyed).

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    Default Re: execute sth before program exits (user closes window)

    You can either reimplement closeEvent of any of your windows, reimplement any of the destructors, reimplement the application and save the data in its destructor or save the data after QApplication::exec() returns in main() - the choice is yours.

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    Default Re: execute sth before program exits (user closes window)

    Quote Originally Posted by wysota View Post
    You can either reimplement closeEvent of any of your windows, reimplement any of the destructors, reimplement the application and save the data in its destructor or save the data after QApplication::exec() returns in main() - the choice is yours.
    Wow, what an exhaustive list. I guess the only thing you didn't mention is the QCoreApplication::aboutToQuit() signal At least that's what I use for this purpose.

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    Default Re: execute sth before program exits (user closes window)

    Thanks both I will test all of your suggestions.

    I thought about
    Qt Code:
    1. myapp::closeEvent(..... *event)
    2. {
    3. emit sendcmd(); //here I write my "bye bye" on the device
    4. closePort(); // here I close the device
    5. event->accept() // here i finally exit the program
    6. }
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    I found that this was not a good idea because:
    Before I could write sth on the device "closePort" was called....

    I think I should make the "emit sendcmd()" direct connected?? Right?
    It will return when all the stuff is finished, so closePort can be executed.

    Any other ideas to do that?
    I think there is not "return value" for signals which i can check if I can proceed or not.

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    Default Re: execute sth before program exits (user closes window)

    What exactly are you trying to achieve anyway? If you explain it to us, it'll be easier to suggest some concrete solution.

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    Default Re: execute sth before program exits (user closes window)

    I try to inform the remote side that my application will be closed and cannot receive anymore.

    Instead of forcing the user to click on a "disconnect" button i would do this internal before exiting the program.

    It must happen after pressing Alt+F4 or clicking on X and before all the destructors of my objects are called. The whole functionality of the program must still exist in this small time window.

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    Default Re: execute sth before program exits (user closes window)

    In that case using QCoreApplication::aboutToQuit() or spinning a local event loop after QCoreApplication::exec() returns should suit your situation fine.

    Remember that closing a window doesn't destroy it so you can still do everything with its objects until you call delete on it or the object runs out of scope.

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