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Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Lee Zhi Eng
Book Image

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 Qt for mobile applications

In this example, we will learn how to set up our Qt project in Qt Quick and enable it to be built and exported to mobile devices.

How to do it...

Let's get started and learn how to create our first mobile application using Qt 5:

  1. First of all, let's create a new project by going to File | New File or Project. Then, a window will pop up for you to choose a project template. Select Qt Quick Application - Empty and click the Choose... button as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. After that, insert the project name and select the project location. Click the Next button and it will ask you to select the minimum Qt version required for your project.
Please make sure that you select...