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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)

To get the most out of this book

This book intended for those who are just starting out with C++, QML, and Qt 5. It would help if you already understand the C++ programming language. However, it is okay if you do not, because through our step-by-step examples, you will be able to master the language in no time. There are many sub-versions of Qt 5; please make sure that the version you're installing to your computer is at least Qt 5.10 or later so that the code is compatible with the book.

Download the example code files

You can download the example code files for this book from your account at www.packtpub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit www.packtpub.com/support and register to have the files emailed directly to you.

You can download the code files by following these steps:

  1. Log in or register at www.packtpub.com.
  2. Select the SUPPORT tab.
  3. Click on Code Downloads & Errata.
  4. Enter the name of the book in the Search box and follow the onscreen instructions.

Once the file is downloaded, please make sure that you unzip or extract the folder using the latest version of:

  • WinRAR/7-Zip for Windows
  • Zipeg/iZip/UnRarX for Mac
  • 7-Zip/PeaZip for Linux

The code bundle for the book is also hosted on GitHub at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Qt5-CPP-GUI-Programming-Cookbook-Second-Edition. We also have other code bundles from our rich catalog of books and videos available at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/. Check them out!

Download the color images

We also provide a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. You can download it here: http://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/9781789803822_ColorImages.pdf.

Code in Action

Visit the following link to check out videos of the code being run: http://bit.ly/2TrFE2i

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "This happens because we specifically tell the selector to apply the style to all the widgets with a class called QPushButton."

A block of code is set as follows:

html, body, #map {
height: 100%;
margin: 0;
padding: 0
}

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
QApplication a(argc, argv);
MainWindow w;
w.show();
printText("A", 100);
printText("B", 100);
return a.exec();
}

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

$ mkdir css
$ cd css

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Once you are done with that, open up Qt Creator and create a new Qt Widgets Application project."

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.