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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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Creating a login screen with Qt

In this recipe, we will learn how put our knowledge to use and create a functional login screen using Qt and MySQL.

How to do it…

Create your first functional login screen by following these steps:

  1. First, open up a web browser and go to phpMyAdmin. We will create a new data table called user, which looks like this:

  2. Next, insert our first item of data into the newly created table and set the employeeID to the ID of an existing employee's data. This way, the user account we created will be linked to the data of one of the employees:

  3. After that, open up Qt Creator and create a new Qt Widgets Application project. We will start off with mainwindow.ui. First, place a stacked widget on the canvas and make sure it contains two pages. Then, set up the two pages in the stacked widget like this:

  4. Then, on the first page of the stacked widget, click the Edit Tab Order button on top of the widget so that we can adjust the order of the widgets in our program:

  5. Once you click the...