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Learn Qt 5

By : Nicholas Sherriff
Book Image

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)


Lets make a quick addition to our SplashView:

Rectangle {
    anchors.fill: parent
    color: "#f4c842"
    Text {
        anchors.centerIn: parent
        text: "Splash View"

This just adds the name of the view to the screen, so when we start moving between views, we know which one we are looking at. With that done, copy the content of SplashView into all the other new views, updating the text in each to reflect the name of the view, for example, in DashboardView, the text could say “Dashboard View”.

The first piece of navigation we want to do is when the MasterView has finished loading and we’re ready for action, load the DashboardView. We achieve this using one of the QML component slots we’ve just seen—Component.onCompleted().

Add the following line to the root Window component in MasterView: