Cast Widget to Radiobutton?

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Cast Widget to Radiobutton?
« on: 17 May 2019, 13:57:34 »
Hi Texus!

First, thank you for your amazing Library, I'm using version 0.8.5 now.

I used the gui builder to create a form, and in my code I'ld like to see if a checkbox (or radiobutton) is checked or not. I tried the following:
if (((tgui::RadioButton*)((tgui::ClickableWidget*)NewGameMenu->get("radTom"))->isChecked()) but unfortunately without success.

Is there something special I have to do to cast from a pointer to a widget to a Radiobutton? Because it doesn't inherit directly from Widget.

Thank you,




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Re: Cast Widget to Radiobutton?
« Reply #1 on: 17 May 2019, 18:21:36 »
Widget pointers are of type std::shared_ptr (tgui::Widget::Ptr is just an alias for std::shared_ptr<Widget>), so you shouldn't just cast them to raw pointers.You could call the .get() function of std::shared_ptr<T> to get a T* which you can then cast with a dynamic_cast (or with a c-style cast like you are doing), but it isn't meant to be used like that.
You can cast std::shared_ptr objects with std::dynamic_pointer_cast but to make things shorter widgets have a cast function that does it for you. So you can write something like
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tgui::RadioButton::Ptr = widget->cast<tgui::RadioButton>();
There is actually a get function that takes a template parameter and does the cast for you, so what you want is as simple as
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Re: Cast Widget to Radiobutton?
« Reply #2 on: 19 May 2019, 18:17:21 »
Okay. I tried it like that and it works like a charm!

This is great! Thanks.