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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)

Setting up OpenGL in Qt

In this recipe, we will learn how to set up OpenGL in Qt 5.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to learn how to set up OpenGL in Qt:

  1. Create a new Qt Widgets Application by going to File | New File or Project.
  2. We will remove the mainwindow.ui file because we are not going to use it in this example. Right-click on the mainwindow.ui file and select Remove File from the dropdown menu. Then, a message box will appear and ask for your confirmation. Tick Delete file permanently and press the OK button.
  3. Repeat Step 2 for both mainwindow.h and mainwindow.cpp as well. We don't need these two files in this project either.
  4. Open up your project file (.pro) and add the OpenGL module to your project by adding...