Using QGIS 1.9.0-master, I want to do a spatial search for features in a vector layer without selecting them, i.e., without using
QgsVectorLayer.selectedFeatures() et al.
I want to get the feature IDs inside a rectangle. That could be accomplished with something similar to
QgsSpatialIndex.intersects() if I could gain access to the spatial index of the layer's dataprovider.
Unfortunately, I didn't find a way to do it. I was only able to find how to create the index using
Does anybody know it this is possible?