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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)

Rendering and animation

When it comes to an application that renders graphics and animation, good performance is critical. Users can easily notice any performance issue when the graphics are not animating smoothly on screen. In the following example, we will look at how we can further optimize a graphics-heavy Qt Quick application.

How to do it...

To learn how to render animation in QML, follow this example:

  1. Create a Qt Quick Application - Empty project. Then, right-click on the Resources icon under our project panel and add tux.png into our project's resource:
  1. Open up main.qml and change the window size to 650 x 650. We will also add id to the Window item and name it window:
Window {
id: window
visible: true...