Go back to Richel Bilderbeek's homepage.

Go back to Richel Bilderbeek's C++ page.






(C++) BoostGraphExample4


BoostQt CreatorLubuntu


Boost.Graph example 4: four human names and their relationships displayed in Qt is a Boost.Graph example. It defines a graph of person names and their relationships. Then the graph is written to .dot file and plotted using KGraphViewer.


Technical facts


Application type(s)

Operating system(s) or programming environment(s)


Project type:

C++ standard:


Libraries used:






Qt project file: ./CppBoostGraphExample4/CppBoostGraphExample4.pro


include(../../DesktopApplication.pri) #Or use the code below
# QT       += core gui
# greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += widgets
# win32 {
#   greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += svg
# }
# TEMPLATE = app
# CONFIG(debug, debug|release) {
#   message(Debug mode)
# }
# CONFIG(release, debug|release) {
#   message(Release mode)
# }
# QMAKE_CXXFLAGS += -std=c++1y -Wall -Wextra -Weffc++
# unix {
#   QMAKE_CXXFLAGS += -Werror
# }

include(../../Libraries/Boost.pri) #Or use the code below
# win32 {
#     ../../Libraries/boost_1_54_0
# }

include(../../Libraries/Poppler.pri) #Or use the code below
# unix {
#   LIBS += -L/usr/local/bin -lpoppler-qt4
# }

QT       += core gui xml
SOURCES += main.cpp \
HEADERS  += dialogmain.h
FORMS    += dialogmain.ui
RESOURCES += resources.qrc









#include <QDialog>

namespace Ui {
  class DialogMain;

class DialogMain : public QDialog

  explicit DialogMain(QWidget *parent = 0);

  Ui::DialogMain *ui;

#endif // DIALOGMAIN_H








#include "dialogmain.h"

#include <cstdio>

#pragma GCC diagnostic push
#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-Weffc++"
#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-Wunused-local-typedefs"
#include <boost/graph/adjacency_list.hpp>
#include <boost/graph/graphviz.hpp>

#include <poppler/qt4/poppler-qt4.h>

#include "ui_dialogmain.h"
#pragma GCC diagnostic pop
DialogMain::DialogMain(QWidget *parent) :
    QDialog(parent, Qt::Window),
    ui(new Ui::DialogMain)

  //Write a graph to file
  //Define the type of graph:
  //boost::adjacency_list is the 'Swiss army knife' graph
  typedef boost::adjacency_list
    //Store all edges as a std::vector
    //Store all vertices in a std::vector
    //Relations are both ways (in this example)
    //(note: but you can freely change it to boost::directedS)
    //All vertices are person names of type std::string
    //All edges are weights equal to the encounter frequencies
    //Graph itself has a std::string name
  > Graph;

  Graph  g;

  //All vertex names
  //Note: cannot use spaces
  std::vector<std::string> names;

  const Graph::vertex_descriptor v0 = boost::add_vertex(names[0],g);
  const Graph::vertex_descriptor v1 = boost::add_vertex(names[1],g);
  const Graph::vertex_descriptor v2 = boost::add_vertex(names[2],g);
  const Graph::vertex_descriptor v3 = boost::add_vertex(names[3],g);

  std::vector<double> frequencies;


  //Writing graph to file
    std::ofstream f("test.dot");

    boost::dynamic_properties p;
    p.property("label", boost::get(boost::edge_weight, g));
    p.property("weight", boost::get(boost::edge_weight, g));
    p.property("node_id", boost::get(boost::vertex_name, g));
  //Convert test.dot file to test.pdf
  std::system("dot2tex test.dot > test.tex");
  std::system("texi2pdf test.tex");

  //Load test.pdf in QLabel
  Poppler::Document *doc = Poppler::Document::load("test.pdf");
  const int current_page = 0;
  const double scale = 1.0;

  QImage image = doc->page(current_page)->renderToImage(
                            scale * physicalDpiX(),
                            scale * physicalDpiY());


  delete ui;








#pragma GCC diagnostic push
#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-Weffc++"
#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-Wunused-local-typedefs"
#include <QApplication>
#include "dialogmain.h"
#pragma GCC diagnostic pop

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
  QApplication a(argc, argv);
  DialogMain w;
  return a.exec();






Go back to Richel Bilderbeek's C++ page.

Go back to Richel Bilderbeek's homepage.


Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

This page has been created by the tool CodeToHtml