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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)

Creating an SDK using the Qt Plugin system

Before diving into the code, we have to take a moment to decide how we are going to structure it. This chapter has two goals:

  • Cover the Qt Plugin system in more depth
  • Study and integrate the Qt Animation Framework

The first part of the chapter will focus on the plugin system. We aim to provide a way to build plugins that can be integrated in our application by third-party developers. These plugins should be dynamically loaded. The application will be a direct offspring of the example project from Chapter 7, Third-Party Libraries Without a Headache. The features will be exactly the same, except it will be using this new plugin system and will have fancy animations.

The structure of the project will be as follows:

The parent project is ch08-image-animation, which is composed of the following:

  • filter-plugin-original: A first library...