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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)

Styling QML with Qt Quick Controls 2

The module Qt Quick Controls 2 is a growing Qt Quick add-on. Since 2016, this Technology Preview module, introduced in Qt 5.6, has been reaching, release by release, a more mature state. From Qt 5.11 (in 2018), you can use the stable version 2.4 of Qt Quick Controls 2 (QQC2).

This library offers a huge list of ready-to-use QML controls. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the controls in Qt Quick Controls 2 version 2.4:

  • Buttons: Button, CheckBox, RadioButton, Switch, and so on
  • Containers: ApplicationWindow, GroupBox, Page, ScrollView, ToolBar, and so on
  • Indicators: BusyIndicator, ProgressBar, PageIndicator, ScrollBar, and so on
  • Input: ComboBox, RangeSlider, TextArea, TextField, Tumbler, and so on
  • Menus: Action, Menu, and MenuBar
  • Navigations: StackView, SwipeView, Drawer, and so on
  • Popups: Dialog, Drawer, Menu, Popup, ToolTip, and so...