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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)


Now, let's flesh out our CreateClientView a little so that we can actually save some meaningful data rather than just a bunch of empty strings. We still have lots of fields to add in, so we'll break things up a little, and also visually separate the data from the different models, by encapsulating them in discreet panels with descriptive titles and a drop shadow to give our UI a bit of pizzazz:

We’ll begin by creating a generic panel component. Create a new QML file in cm-ui/components named Panel.qml. Update components.qrc and qmldir, as we have done for all the other components:

import QtQuick 2.9
import assets 1.0
Item { implicitWidth: parent.width implicitHeight: headerBackground.height +
contentLoader.implicitHeight + (Style.sizeControlSpacing * 2)
property alias headerText: title.text property alias contentComponent: contentLoader...