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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)

Property animation in Qt

In this example, we will learn how to animate our Graphical User Interface (GUI) elements using Qt's property animation class, a part of its powerful animation framework that allows us to create fluid looking animation with minimal effort.

How to do it...

In the following example, we will create a new widget project and animate the push button by changing its properties:

  1. Let's create a new Qt Widgets Application project. After that, open up mainwindow.ui with Qt Designer and place a button on the main window, as shown here:

  1. Open up mainwindow.cpp and add the following line of code at the beginning of the source code:

 #include <QPropertyAnimation>
  1. After that, open up mainwindow...