linking qPDF in Qt

I need to fill pdf form. To do this I found and use qPDF c++ library.

I added libqpdf.dll.a on fillPdf.pro using :

win32:CONFIG(release, debug|release): LIBS += -L$$PWD/qpdf/lib/ -llibqpdf.dll

INCLUDEPATH += $$PWD/qpdf
DEPENDPATH += $$PWD/qpdf

I also added all includes .h and .hh headers from qpdf library to my project.

But I still have bugs that look like linkage problems :

.o:-1: In function `ZN8reporter8fillTestEPKcS1_S1_':
.cpp:19: erreur : undefined reference to `QPDF::QPDF()'
.cpp:20: erreur : undefined reference to `QPDF::processFile(char const*, char const*)'                                                     ^
.cpp:19: erreur : undefined reference to `QPDF::~QPDF()'
collect2.exe:-1: erreur : error: ld returned 1 exit status

summarised code all symbols are recognised by qt creator and i have access to theire classes by clicking on them :

#include <qpdf/QPDF.hh>
#include <qpdf/QPDFWriter.hh>
#include <qpdf/QUtil.hh>
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
{
    char* whoami = QUtil::getWhoami(argv[0]);
    if (argc != 3)
    {
        std::cerr << "Usage: " << whoami << " infile outfile" << std::endl;
        return 2;
    }
    char const* infile = argv[1];
    char const* outfile = argv[2];
    QPDF in;
    in.processFile(infile);
    int pageno = 0;
    std::vector<QPDFObjectHandle> const& pages = in.getAllPages();
    for (std::vector<QPDFObjectHandle>::const_iterator iter = pages.begin();
         iter != pages.end(); ++iter)
    {
        std::cout << ++pageno << " ";
        QPDFObjectHandle page = *iter;
        page.replaceKey(
            "/Contents",
            QPDFObjectHandle::newStream(&in, "q Q"));
    }
    QPDFWriter out(in, outfile);
    out.write();
    return 0;
}

More information :

QPDF WINDOWS Lib : https://sourceforge.net/projects/qpdf/files/qpdf/8.4.0/
includes : https://github.com/qpdf/qpdf/tree/master/include/qpdf
exemple  : https://github.com/qpdf/qpdf/blob/master/examples/pdf-set-form-values.cc

I am using qt creator 4.4.0 based on qt 5.9.1 (MSVC 2015, 32bit)

Can someone tell me where am i wrong?

My .pro

TEMPLATE = app
CONFIG += console c++11
CONFIG -= app_bundle
CONFIG += qt
QT       += core gui
QT       += axcontainer
QT      += serialport

greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += widgets

SOURCES += main.cpp

HEADERS += 
    qpdf/Buffer.hh 
    qpdf/BufferInputSource.hh 
    qpdf/ClosedFileInputSource.hh 
    qpdf/Constants.h 
    qpdf/DLL.h 
    qpdf/FileInputSource.hh 
    qpdf/InputSource.hh 
    qpdf/JSON.hh 
    qpdf/Pipeline.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_Buffer.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_Concatenate.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_Count.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_DCT.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_Discard.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_Flate.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_QPDFTokenizer.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_RunLength.hh 
    qpdf/Pl_StdioFile.hh 
    qpdf/PointerHolder.hh 
    qpdf/qpdf-c.h 
    qpdf/QPDF.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFAcroFormDocumentHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFAnnotationObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFDocumentHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFExc.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFFormFieldObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFNameTreeObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFNumberTreeObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFObject.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFObjectHandle.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFObjGen.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFOutlineDocumentHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFOutlineObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFPageDocumentHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFPageLabelDocumentHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFPageObjectHelper.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFSystemError.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFTokenizer.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFWriter.hh 
    qpdf/QPDFXRefEntry.hh 
    qpdf/QTC.hh 
    qpdf/QUtil.hh 
    qpdf/RandomDataProvider.hh 
    qpdf/Types.h


win32:CONFIG(release, debug|release): LIBS += -L$$PWD/qpdf/lib/ -llibqpdf.dll
else:win32:CONFIG(debug, debug|release): LIBS += -L$$PWD/qpdf/lib/ -llibqpdf.dllINCLUDEPATH += $$PWD/qpdf
DEPENDPATH += $$PWD/qpdf

Answer

I get it working using the configuration bellow :

My.pro :

#-------------------------------------------------
#
# Project created by QtCreator 2019-04-01T16:52:28
#
#-------------------------------------------------

QT       += core gui
QT       += axcontainer
QT      += serialport

CONFIG += c++11 console
CONFIG -= app_bundle

greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += widgets

TARGET = QTfillpdftest
TEMPLATE = app

# The following define makes your compiler emit warnings if you use
# any feature of Qt which has been marked as deprecated (the exact warnings
# depend on your compiler). Please consult the documentation of the
# deprecated API in order to know how to port your code away from it.
DEFINES += QT_DEPRECATED_WARNINGS

# You can also make your code fail to compile if you use deprecated APIs.
# In order to do so, uncomment the following line.
# You can also select to disable deprecated APIs only up to a certain version of Qt.
#DEFINES += QT_DISABLE_DEPRECATED_BEFORE=0x060000    # disables all the APIs deprecated before Qt 6.0.0


SOURCES += 
        main.cpp 
        qtfillpdf.cpp

HEADERS += 
        qtfillpdf.h
        qpdf/Buffer.hh 
        qpdf/BufferInputSource.hh 
        qpdf/ClosedFileInputSource.hh 
        qpdf/Constants.h 
        qpdf/DLL.h 
        qpdf/FileInputSource.hh 
        qpdf/InputSource.hh 
        qpdf/JSON.hh 
        qpdf/Pipeline.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_Buffer.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_Concatenate.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_Count.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_DCT.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_Discard.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_Flate.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_QPDFTokenizer.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_RunLength.hh 
        qpdf/Pl_StdioFile.hh 
        qpdf/PointerHolder.hh 
        qpdf/qpdf-c.h 
        qpdf/QPDF.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFAcroFormDocumentHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFAnnotationObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFDocumentHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFExc.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFFormFieldObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFNameTreeObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFNumberTreeObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFObject.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFObjectHandle.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFObjGen.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFOutlineDocumentHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFOutlineObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFPageDocumentHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFPageLabelDocumentHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFPageObjectHelper.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFSystemError.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFTokenizer.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFWriter.hh 
        qpdf/QPDFXRefEntry.hh 
        qpdf/QTC.hh 
        qpdf/QUtil.hh 
        qpdf/RandomDataProvider.hh 
        qpdf/Types.h

FORMS += 
        qtfillpdf.ui


win32:CONFIG(release, debug|release): LIBS += -L$$PWD/qpdf/lib/ -llibqpdf.dll
else:win32:CONFIG(debug, debug|release): LIBS += -L$$PWD/qpdf/lib/ -llibqpdf.dll
else:unix: LIBS += -L$$PWD/qpdf/lib/ -llibqpdf.dll

INCLUDEPATH += $$PWD/qpdf
DEPENDPATH += $$PWD/qpdf

Function :

int  qtfillpdf::qtfillpdfFile( char const* infilename  , char const* outfilename,char const* value )
{

    qDebug() << "qtfillpdf : 1 " << value;
    // This is a contrived example that just goes through a file page
    // by page and sets the value of any text fields it finds to a
    // fixed value as given on the command line. The purpose here is
    // to illustrate use of the helper classes around interactive
    // forms.

    QPDF qpdf;
    qDebug() << "qtfillpdfFile : 1.1 " << value;
    qpdf.processFile(infilename);
    std::string nm;
    nm= qpdf.getFilename();
    qDebug() << "qtfillpdf : 2 " << nm.c_str() ;
    // We will iterate through form fields by starting at the page
    // level and looking at each field for each page. We could
    // also called QPDFAcroFormDocumentHelper::getFormFields to
    // iterate at the field level, but doing it as below
    // illustrates how we can map from annotations to fields.

    QPDFAcroFormDocumentHelper afdh(qpdf);
    QPDFPageDocumentHelper pdh(qpdf);
    std::vector<QPDFPageObjectHelper> pages = pdh.getAllPages();
    qDebug() << "qtfillpdf : 3 "  ;
    for (std::vector<QPDFPageObjectHelper>::iterator page_iter =
         pages.begin();
         page_iter != pages.end(); ++page_iter)
    {
        // Get all widget annotations for each page. Widget
        // annotations are the ones that contain the details of
        // what's in a form field.
        std::vector<QPDFAnnotationObjectHelper> annotations =
                afdh.getWidgetAnnotationsForPage(*page_iter);

        for (std::vector<QPDFAnnotationObjectHelper>::iterator annot_iter = annotations.begin();
             annot_iter != annotations.end(); ++annot_iter)
        {
            // For each annotation, find its associated field. If
            // it's a text field, set its value. This will
            // automatically update the document to indicate that
            // appearance streams need to be regenerated. At the
            // time of this writing, qpdf doesn't have any helper
            // code to assist with appearance stream generation,
            // though there's nothing that prevents it from being
            // possible.
            //qDebug() << "qtfillpdf : 4 "  << annot_iter->getAppearanceState().c_str() ;

            QPDFFormFieldObjectHelper ffh =
                    afdh.getFieldForAnnotation(*annot_iter);
            if (ffh.getFieldType() == "/Tx")
            {
                //qDebug() << "qtfillpdf : 5 "  <<ffh.getChoices().front().c_str();
                // Set the value. This will automatically set
                // /NeedAppearances to true. If you don't want to
                // do that, pass false as the second argument. For
                // details see comments in
                // QPDFFormFieldObjectHelper.hh.
                ffh.setV(value);

                qDebug() << "OK6" << value << "  ffh.getValueAsString() : " <<ffh.getValueAsString().c_str();
            }

        }
    }

    //  Write out a new file
    QPDFWriter w(qpdf, outfilename);
    w.setStaticID(true); // for testing only
    w.write();
    return 3;
}
void qtfillpdf::on_Browse_clicked()
{
    ///TODO : mettre le liens 
    QString s_configFileName;
    QString outfilename = "OUT.pdf";
    QString value="qfiller";


    s_configFileName = QFileDialog::getOpenFileName(
                this,
                tr("Selectfile"),
                "", tr("pdf Files (*.pdf)")
                );

    qDebug() << "File Name : " << s_configFileName ;


    qtfillpdfFile(s_configFileName.toStdString().c_str(), outfilename.toStdString().c_str(), value.toStdString().c_str());

    qDebug()<< " END_BROWSE :" << s_configFileName ;
}

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