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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)

Designing a basic user interface with QML

In this example, we will learn how to use Qt Quick Designer to design our program's user interface.

How to do it...

Let's follow these steps to get started:

  1. First of all, create a new Qt Quick application project, just like we did in the previous recipe.
You can also use the previous project files if you wish to.
  1. You will see a QML file in your project resources—main.qml. This is where we implement the logic for our application, but we will also need another QML file where we define our user interface.
  1. Let's create the QML UI file by going to File | New File or Project, then select QtQuick UI File under Qt category as shown in the following screenshot: