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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)

Designing a maintainable project

The first step in designing a maintainable project is to properly split it in clearly defined modules. A common approach is to separate the engine from the user interface. This separation forces you to reduce coupling between the different parts of your code and make it more modular.

This is exactly the approach we will take with the gallery application. The project will be divided into three sub-projects:

The sub-projects are as follows:

  • gallery-core: This is a library containing the core of the application logic: the data classes (or business classes), persistent storage (in SQL), and the model that makes the storage available to the UI through a single entry point.
  • gallery-desktop: This is a Qt widget application that will depend on the gallery-core library to retrieve data and display it to the user. This project will be covered in Chapter...