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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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Embedding Google Maps in your project

In this example, we will learn how to embed Google Maps in our project through Qt's WebEngine module. This example doesn't focus much on Qt and C++, but rather on the Google Maps API in HTML code.

How to do it…

Let's create a program that displays Google Maps by following these steps:

  1. First, create a new Qt Widgets Application project and remove the status bar, menu bar, and tool bar.

  2. Then, open up your project file (.pro) and add the following modules to your project:

    QT += core gui webengine webenginewidgets
  3. Next, open up mainwindow.ui and add a vertical layout to the canvas. Then, select the canvas and click the Lay Out Vertically button on top of the canvas. You will get something like this:

  4. Then, open up mainwindow.cpp and add the following headers to the top of the source code:

    #include <QtWebEngineWidgets/QWebEngineView>
    #include <QtWebEngineWidgets/QWebEnginePage>
    #include <QtWebEngineWidgets/QWebEngineSettings>
  5. After that, add the...