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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)

Displaying albums with ListView

Now let's make our first page for this mobile application! Create a file in gallery.qrc called AlbumListPage.qml. Here is the page header implementation:

import QtQuick 2.0 
import QtQuick.Layouts 1.3 
import QtQuick.Controls 2.0 
Page { 
    header: ToolBar { 
        Label { 
            Layout.fillWidth: true 
            text: "Albums" 
            font.pointSize: 30 

A Page is a container control with a header and footer. In this application, we will only use the header item. We assign a ToolBar to the header property. The height of this toolbar will be handled by Qt and will be adjusted depending on the target platform. In this first simple implementation, we only put a Label displaying the text Albums.

Now, you can add a ListView element to this page after the header initialization: