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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)

Animation in QML

Qt allows us to easily animate a user interface component without writing a bunch of code. In this example, we will learn how to make our program's user interface more interesting by applying animations to it.

How to do it...

Let's learn how to add animation to your Qt Quick application by following these steps:

  1. Once again, we will start everything from scratch. Therefore, create a new Qt Quick application – Empty project in Qt Creator and create the MainForm.ui.qml file.
  2. Open up MainForm.ui.qml and go to the Imports tab in the Library window and add a Qt Quick module called QtQuick.Controls to your project.
  3. After that, you will see a new category appear in the QML Types tab called Qt Quick...