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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)

Using Google's Geocoding API

In this example, we will learn how to obtain the full address of a specific location by using Google's Geocoding API.

How to do it...

Let's create a program that utilizes the Geocoding API by following these steps:

  1. Create a new Qt Widgets Application project.
  2. Open mainwindow.ui and add a couple of text labels, input fields, and a button to make your UI to look similar to this:
  1. Open your project (.pro) file and add the network module to your project. You can do that by simply adding the network text after core and gui, as shown in the following code:
QT += core gui network
  1. Open mainwindow.h and add the following headers to the source code:
#include <QMainWindow>: