How to Get the Position of a Widget in a Cell (QTableWidget)

In this article I describe how you can get the position (row and column) of a Widget in a Cell, or to be precise, how to get row and column of a QWidget in a QTableWidget. This is specially useful in case you have a button or any other widget and you want to perform a task specific to that widget when it is pressed or triggered in any way.

First of all, if you do not already have the widget in a variable then try to do that first. Here I assume that you are using signals and slots, if that is the case you can get the widget using sender() function and type-casting. Let’s say you have a widget named details_btn and a table named some_table:

QWidget *details_btn = (QWidget*)sender();


Then you can just simply compare the cellWidget items with your widget and see if any one of them matches yours:

for(int i=0; i<ui->some_table->rowCount(); i++)
for(int j=0; j<ui->some_table->columnCount(); j++)
if(ui->some_table->cellWidget(i, j) == details_btn)
ui->some_table->setCurrentCell(i, 0);

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