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Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook

By : Lee Zhi Eng
Book Image

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
About the Author
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Exporting shapes to SVG files

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics. Qt provides classes for saving vector shapes into an SVG file. This feature can be used to create a simple vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape.

In the next example, we will continue using the same project file from the previous example.

How to do it…

Let's learn how to create a simple program that displays SVG graphics on screen:

  1. First of all, let's create a menu bar by right-clicking the main window widget on the hierarchy window and selecting Create Menu Bar option from the pop-up menu. After that, add a File option to the menu bar and a Save as SVG action underneath it:

  2. After that, you will see an item called actionSave_as_SVG in the Action Editor window at the bottom of the Qt Creator window. Right-click on the item and choose Go to slot… from the pop-up menu. A window will now appear, which carries a list of slots available for...