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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
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Designing a basic user interface with QML

In this example, we will learn how to use Qt Quick Designer to design our program's user interface.

How to do it…

  1. First of all, create a new Qt Quick application project, just like we did in the previous recipe. You can also use the previous project files if you wish to.

  2. You will see two QML files in your project resources—main.qml and MainForm.ui.qml. The former is where we implement the logic for our application, and the latter is where we design our user interface. We will start with the UI design, so let's open up MainForm.ui.qml. Once it's been opened by Qt Creator, you will see an entirely different UI editor compared to the one we used in previous chapters. This editor is called the Qt Quick Designer, which is used specifically to design UI for Qt Quick projects. The components of this editor are described as follows:

    • Library: The Library window displays all the predefined QML types that you can add to your UI canvas. You can also import custom...