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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)

Introducing Qt WebEngine

In this example project, we will explore the basic features of the WebEngine module in Qt and try building a simple working web browser. Since Qt 5.6, Qt's WebKit module has been deprecated and replaced by the WebEngine module, which is based on Google's Chromium engine.

How to do it...

First, let's set up our WebEngine project:

  1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio if you do not have it installed on your computer. At the moment, Qt's WebEngine module only works with the Visual C++ compiler and not others, such as MinGW or Clang. This might change in the future, but it all depends on whether Qt developers want to make port it to other compilers or not. You can download the...