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Mastering Qt 5 - Second Edition

By : Guillaume Lazar, Robin Penea
Book Image

Mastering Qt 5 - Second Edition

By: Guillaume Lazar, Robin Penea

Overview of this book

Qt 5.11 is an app development framework that provides a great user experience and develops full capability applications with Qt Widgets, QML, and even Qt 3D. Whether you're building GUI prototypes or fully-fledged cross-platform GUI applications with a native look and feel, Mastering Qt 5 is your fastest, easiest, and most powerful solution. This book addresses various challenges and teaches you to successfully develop cross-platform applications using the Qt framework, with the help of well-organized projects. Working through this book, you will gain a better understanding of the Qt framework, as well as the tools required to resolve serious issues, such as linking, debugging, and multithreading. You'll start off your journey by discovering the new Qt 5.11 features, soon followed by exploring different platforms and learning to tame them. In addition to this, you'll interact with a gamepad using Qt Gamepad. Each chapter is a logical step for you to complete in order to master Qt. By the end of this book, you'll have created an application that has been tested and is ready to be shipped.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Interacting with sockets from the application

The next project to complete is mandelbrot-app. It will contain QTcpServer, which will interact with the workers and the picture drawing of the Mandelbrot set. As a reminder, the diagram of the mandelbrot-app architecture is shown here:

We will build this application from the ground up. Let's start with the class responsible for maintaining the connection with a specific Worker: WorkerClient. This class will live in its specific QThread and will interact with a Worker class using the same QTcpSocket/QDataStream mechanism we covered in the last section.

In mandelbrot-app, create a new C++ class named WorkerClient and update WorkerClient.h like so:

#include <QTcpSocket> 
#include <QList> 
#include <QDataStream> 
#include "JobRequest.h" 
#include "JobResult.h" 
#include "Message.h...