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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)

Displaying images onscreen

Qt not only allows us to draw shapes and images onscreen, but it also allows us to overlay multiple images on top of each other and combine the pixel information from all the layers using different types of algorithms to create very interesting results. In this example, we will learn how to overlay images on top of each other and apply different composition effects to them.

How to do it...

Let's create a simple demo that shows the effect of different image compositions by following these steps:

  1. First, set up a new Qt Widgets Application project and remove the menuBar, mainToolBar, and statusBar, as we did in the first recipe.
  2. Next, add the QPainter class header to the mainwindow.h file: