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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)

Integrating QML and C++

Qt supports bridging between C++ classes with the QML engine. This combination allows developers to take advantage of both the simplicity of QML and the flexibility of C++. You can even integrate features that are not supported by Qt from an external library, then pass the resulting data to Qt Quick to be displayed in the UI. In this example, we will learn how to export our user interface components from QML to the C++ framework and manipulate their properties before displaying them on screen.

How to do it...

Let's go through the following steps:

  1. Once again, we will start everything from scratch. Therefore, create a new Qt Quick application – Empty project in Qt Creator and create MainForm...