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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)

Creating a TCP server

In this recipe, we will learn how to create a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) server in Qt 5. Before we're able to create a server that lets you upload and download files, let's scale it down a bit and learn how to create a networking server that receives and delivers texts.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to create a TCP server:

  1. First, let's create a Qt Console Application project from File | New File or Project, as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. After that, go to File | New File or Project again. But this time, select C++ Class under the C++ category, as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. Then, name your class as server. Set its base class to QObject and make sure the...