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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)

Wrapping Up

In this chapter, we will mop up a couple of subjects that didn't quite make it into the earlier chapters. We’ll make our application more testable by moving object creation into an object factory. We’ll make our UI even more dynamic by adding scaling capabilities. EnumeratorDecorator properties get their own UI components, and we’ll put them to use when we add contact management. Finally, we’ll wrap everything up by packaging and deploying our application. We will cover the following topics:

  • Object factories
  • Dynamic UI scaling
  • Adding an image to the Dashboard
  • Enumerator selectors
  • Managing Contacts
  • Deployment and installation of our application