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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)

Creating a GUI linked to a core shared library

The gallery-core shared library is now ready. Let's see how to create the desktop GUI project. We will create a Qt Widgets application sub-project called gallery-desktop. But the first steps differ slightly from a classic Qt Widgets application. Right-click on the main project, and select ch04-gallery-desktop | New subproject | Application | Qt Widgets Application | Choose.

You will get a nice multi-projects hierarchy:

It is now time to link this gallery-desktop application to gallery-core. You can edit the file yourself, or use the Qt Creator wizard: right-click on the project and select gallery-desktop | Add library | Internal library | gallery-core | Next | Finish. Here is the updated

QT       += core gui 
TARGET = desktop-gallery 
SOURCES += main.cpp\