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Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook

By : Lee Zhi Eng
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Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook

By: Lee Zhi Eng

Overview of this book

With the advancement of computer technology, the software market is exploding with tons of software choices for the user, making their expectations higher in terms of functionality and the look and feel of the application. Therefore, improving the visual quality of your application is vital in order to overcome the market competition and stand out from the crowd. This book will teach you how to develop functional and appealing software using Qt5 through multiple projects that are interesting and fun. This book covers a variety of topics such as look-and-feel customization, GUI animation, graphics rendering, implementing Google Maps, and more. You will learn tons of useful information, and enjoy the process of working on the creative projects provided in this book
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook
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Property animation in Qt

In this example, we will learn how to animate our Graphical User Interface (GUI) elements using Qt's property animation class, part of its powerful animation framework, which allows us to create fluid looking animation with minimal effort.

How to do it…

  1. First, let's create a new Qt Widgets Application project. After that, open up mainwindow.ui with Qt Designer and place a button on the main window, as shown here:

  2. Next, open up mainwindow.cpp and add the following line of code at the beginning of the source code:

    #include <QPropertyAnimation>
  3. After that, open up mainwindow.cpp and add the following code to the constructor:

    QPropertyAnimation *animation = new QPropertyAnimation(ui->pushButton, "geometry");
    animation->setEndValue(QRect(200, 200, 100, 50));

How it works...

One of the more common methods to animate a GUI element is through the property...