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Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Lee Zhi Eng
Book Image

Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook. - Second Edition

By: Lee Zhi Eng

Overview of this book

With the growing need to develop GUIs for multiple targets and multiple screens, improving the visual quality of your application becomes important so that it stands out from your competitors. With its cross-platform ability and the latest UI paradigms, Qt makes it possible to build intuitive, interactive, and user-friendly user interfaces for your applications. Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition teaches you how to develop functional and appealing user interfaces using the latest version of QT5 and C++. This book will help you learn a variety of topics such as GUI customization and animation, graphics rendering, implementing Google Maps, and more. You will also be taken through advanced concepts like asynchronous programming, event handling using signals and slots, network programming, various aspects of optimizing your application. By the end of the book, you will be confident to design and customize GUI applications that meet your clients' expectations and have an understanding of best practice solutions for common problems.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Setting up a database

Qt supports several different types of SQL drivers in the form of plugins/add-ons. However, it's very easy to integrate these drivers into your Qt project. We will learn how to do this in the following example.

How to do it...

Let's set up our SQL Server before we dive into Qt:

  1. Install and set up a MySQL Server. There are many ways you can install it. One method is to download MySQL from the official website at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ and install it. After that, you also need to install MySQL Workbench from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/ to administrate your databases.
  2. An alternative method is to install a third-party package that comes with MySQL and other useful applications...