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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
About the Author
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Introduction to Qt WebEngine

In this example project, we will explore the basic features of the web engine module in Qt and try building a simple working web browser. Since Qt 5.6, Qt's WebKit module has been deprecated and replaced by the WebEngine module, which is based on Google's Chromium engine. Note that when this chapter was written, WebEngine was still heavily under development and may be subject to changes in the near future.

How to do it…

First, let's set up our web engine project:

  1. First, you are required to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio if you do not have it installed on your computer. This is because at the moment, Qt's WebEngine module only works with the Visual C++ compiler and not others, such as MinGW or Clang. This might change in the future, but it all depends on whether Google wants to make their Chromium engine support other compilers or not. Meanwhile, you can download the latest Visual Studio from here:

  2. At the same time, you...