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Doxygen input filter for QML files

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# Goals

Doxyqml turns .qml into pseudo-C++ which Doxygen can then use to generate

# Installing

Doxyqml uses the standard Python setup tools, so you can install it with pip:

pip3 install doxyqml

or manually with:

python3 install

# Telling Doxygen to use Doxyqml

To tell Doxygen about Doxyqml you must make a few changes to your Doxygen file.

1. Add the .qml extension to the `FILTER_PATTERNS` key:

FILTER_PATTERNS = *.qml=doxyqml

Note: On Windows you may need to use the full path of the `` file
instead. For example if you installed Python 3.5 in `C:\Python35`, use this:

FILTER_PATTERNS = *.qml=C:\Python35\Lib\site-packages\doxyqml\

2. Add the .qml extension to `FILE_PATTERNS`:


3. Since Doxygen 1.8.8, you must also add the .qml extension to


# Documenting types

QML is partly-typed: functions are untyped, properties and signals are. Doxyqml
provides a way to define types when they are missing or not precise enough.

## Functions

Functions in QML are untyped, but you can define types in the documentation
like this:

* Create a user
* @param type:string firstname User firstname
* @param type:string lastname User lastname
* @param type:int User age
* @return type:User The User object
function createUser(firstname, lastname, age);

## Properties

QML properties are typed, so Doxyqml uses them by default. You can nevertheless
overwrite the type using the same `type:<name>` syntax. This is useful to
document property aliases:

/** type:string The user lastname */
property alias lastname: someObject.text

## Signals

QML signals are typed, so there is no need to use the `type:<name>` syntax to
document their parameters. Using `type:<name>` syntax in signal documentation
will not work: Doxyqml won't strip it out and Doxygen will confuse it with the
parameter name.

* User just logged in
* @param user The user which logged in
signal loggedIn(User user)

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