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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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Displaying information from a database on a model view

In this recipe, we will learn how to display multiple sets of data obtained from our SQL database on a model view in our program.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to display information from a database on a model view widget:

  1. We will be using the database table called employee, which we used in the previous example. This time, we need a lot more data in the employee table. Open up your web browser and log in to your phpMyAdmin control panel. Add data for a few more employees so that we can display it later in our program:

  2. After that, open up Qt Creator, create a new Qt Widgets Application project, and then add the SQL module to your project.

  3. Next, open up mainwindow.ui and add a table widget (not table view) from Item Widget (Item-Based) under the Widget box pane. Select the main window on the canvas and click on either the Layout Vertically or Layout Horizontally button to make the table widget stick to the size of the main window, even...