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Learn Qt 5

By : Nicholas Sherriff
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Learn Qt 5

By: Nicholas Sherriff

Overview of this book

Qt is a mature and powerful framework for delivering sophisticated applications across a multitude of platforms. It has a rich history in the Linux world, is widely used in embedded devices, and has made great strides in the Mobile arena over the past few years. However, in the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X worlds, the dominance of C#/.NET and Objective-C/Cocoa means that Qt is often overlooked. This book demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Qt framework for desktop application development and shows how you can write your application once and deploy it to multiple operating systems. Build a complete real-world line of business (LOB) solution from scratch, with distinct C++ library, QML user interface, and QtTest-driven unit-test projects. This is a suite of essential techniques that cover the core requirements for most LOB applications and will empower you to progress from a blank page to shipped application.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

User Interface

In this chapter, we will take a more detailed look at QML and sketch out our user interface layout. We’ll create placeholder views for all of our screens and implement a framework to navigate between them. We will also discuss the content within those views, specifically how to anchor and size elements in a flexible and responsive way. We will cover these topics:

  • User interface design
  • Creating views
  • The StackView component
  • Anchoring elements
  • Sizing elements
  • Navigating between views