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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)


Our rectangle will fill its parent, so the size of the rectangle depends entirely on the size of its parent. Walking up the QML hierarchy, the component that contains the rectangle is the StackView element back in MasterView:

StackView {
    id: contentFrame
    initialItem: Qt.resolvedUrl("qrc:/views/SplashView.qml")

Often, QML components are clever enough to size themselves based on their children. Previously, we had set our rectangle to a fixed size of 400 x 200. The StackView could look at that and say “I need to contain a single Rectangle that is 400 x 200, so I’ll make myself 400 x 200 too. Easy!”. We can always overrule that and set it to some other size using its width and height properties, but it can work out what size it wanted to be.

Back in scratchpad, create a new SizingDemo.qml view and edit main.cpp to load it on startup...