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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)

Embedding Google Maps in your project

In this recipe, we will learn how to embed Google Maps in our project through Qt's WebEngine module. This example doesn't focus much on Qt and C++, but rather on the Google Maps API in HTML code.

How to do it...

Let's create a program that displays Google Maps by following these steps:

  1. Create a new Qt Widgets Application project and remove the statusBar, menuBar, and mainToolBar.
  2. Open your project file (.pro) and add the following modules to your project:
QT += core gui webengine webenginewidgets
  1. Open mainwindow.ui and add a vertical layout to the canvas. Then, select the canvas and click the Lay Out Vertically button on top of the canvas. You will get the following:
  2. ...