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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)

Animations - Its Alive, Alive!

In the previous chapter, you learned how to create a custom Qt Designer plugin. This chapter will push things further and teach you how to create a distributable software development kit (SDK) to third-party developers, how the plugin system works with Qt, and how to make your application more attractive using fancy animations.

The example project will be a reimplementation of the project from Chapter 7, Third-Party Libraries Without a Headache. You will build the same image-processing application, but with the ability to import the filters from plugins.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Creating an SDK using the Qt Plugin system
  • Creating your plugins
  • Loading your plugins dynamically
  • Discovering the Animation Framework