[SOLVED] QByteArray to QString


I’m having issues with QByteArray and QString.

I’m reading a file and stores its information in a QByteArray. The file is in unicode, so it contains something like: t\0 e\0 s\0 t\0 \0 \0

I’m trying to compare this value to my specified value, but it fails, because in the debugger I see it’s not an unicode string.

The code will explain everything:

QByteArray Data; //contains unicode string "t\0 e\0 s\0 t\0 \0 \0"
QString myValue = "test"; //value to compare.
    //do some stuff.
    //do other stuff.

In the debugger, it shows me that the variable Data has the value "t\0 e\0 s\0 t\0 \0 \0" and myValue has the value "test". How can I fix it?


You can use QTextCodec to convert the bytearray to a string:

QString DataAsString = QTextCodec::codecForMib(1015)->toUnicode(Data);

(1015 is UTF-16, 1014 UTF-16LE, 1013 UTF-16BE, 106 UTF-8)

From your example we can see that the string "test" is encoded as "t\0 e\0 s\0 t\0 \0 \0" in your encoding, i.e. every ascii character is followed by a \0-byte, or resp. every ascii character is encoded as 2 bytes. The only unicode encoding in which ascii letters are encoded in this way, are UTF-16 or UCS-2 (which is a restricted version of UTF-16), so in your case the 1015 mib is needed (assuming your local endianess is the same as the input endianess).

Answered By – BeniBela

Answer Checked By – Marilyn (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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