O'Reilly logo

Application Development with Qt Creator - Second Edition by Ray Rischpater

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Finding memory leaks with Valgrind

As discussed in Chapter 3, Designing Your Application with Qt Designer, you should really get in the habit of using Qt's parent-child relationship when managing the memory for the classes based on QObject in your application to avoid memory leaks. In my time of writing Qt applications, the only time I've had to deal with memory leaks was when I didn't use memory management based on QObject. In addition, using classes such as QSharedPointer for pointers that aren't based on QObject is a good idea too.

Sometimes, though, you might introduce a memory leak that you can't find on your own. In that case, a tool such as Valgrind can be a lifesaver; it tracks every memory allocation and free operation in your application, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required