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Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Lee Zhi Eng
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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)

Connecting to a database

In this recipe, we will learn how to connect our Qt 5 application to the SQL Server.

How to do it...

Connecting to SQL Server in Qt is really simple:

  1. Open Qt Creator and create a new Qt Widgets Application project.
  2. Open your project file (.pro) and add the sql module to your project, like so:
QT += core gui sql
  1. Open mainwindow.ui and drag seven label widgets, a combo box, and a checkbox to the canvas. Set the text properties of four of the labels to Name:, Age:, Gender:, and Married:. Then, set the objectName properties of the rest to name, age, gender, and married. There is no need to set the object name for the previous four labels, because they're for display purposes only:
  1. Open mainwindow...