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Qt Sensors in QML

To write a QML application that will use the QML sensors types in the QtSensors 5 import you need to to the following steps:

Import the QtSensors 5.x declarative plugin:

import QtSensors 5.0

Add the Sensor QML types into your qml file.

In this example we use the TiltSensor:

TiltSensor {
id: tilt
active: false

The Tilt-, AmbientLight- and the Proximity QML sensor types have the 'enabled' property in common. To start or stop the sensor set this property to true or false.

tilt.active = (tiltStart.text === "Start");

Reading the data can be done for each sensor type like following:


text: "X Rotation: " + tilt.xRotation + "��"
text: "Y Rotation: " + tilt.yRotation +  "��"


onReadingChanged: {
if (reading.lightLevel == AmbientLightSensor.Unknown)
ambientlighttext.text = "Ambient light: Unknown";
else if (reading.lightLevel == AmbientLightSensor.Dark)
ambientlighttext.text = "Ambient light: Dark";
else if (reading.lightLevel == AmbientLightSensor.Twilight)
ambientlighttext.text = "Ambient light: Twilight";
else if (reading.lightLevel == AmbientLightSensor.Light)
ambientlighttext.text = "Ambient light: Light";
else if (reading.lightLevel == AmbientLightSensor.Bright)
ambientlighttext.text = "Ambient light: Bright";
else if (reading.lightLevel == AmbientLightSensor.Sunny)
ambientlighttext.text = "Ambient light: Sunny";


text: "Proximity: " +
(proxi.active ? (proxi.reading.near ? "Near" : "Far") : "Unknown")


  • qmlqtsensors/qmlqtsensors.qml
  • qmlqtsensors/components/ApplicationWindow.qml
  • qmlqtsensors/components/Button.qml
  • qmlqtsensors/components/Divider.qml
  • qmlqtsensors/main.cpp
  • qmlqtsensors/qmlqtsensors.pro
  • qmlqtsensors/qmlqtsensors.qrc