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Mastering Qt 5 - Second Edition

By : Guillaume Lazar, Robin Penea
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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)

Packaging for Android

The aim of this section is to generate a standalone APK file for the gallery-mobile application. Packaging and deploying an application for Android requires multiple steps:

  1. Configure the Android build details
  2. Generate a keystore and a certificate
  3. Customize the Android manifest from a template
  4. Create a script to automate the packaging

You can do most of these tasks directly from Qt Creator. Under the hood, the androiddeployqt Qt tool is called to generate the APK file. Go to Projects | Android for armeabi-v7a | Build Steps. You should see a special build step: Build Android APK. The details look like the following screenshot:

The first thing to do is to select which Android API level you want to use to generate the application. In our case, we selected android-23 for the Android API Level 23. Always try to build your application with the latest SDK version...