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Cross-Platform Development with Qt 6 and Modern C++

By : Nibedit Dey
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Cross-Platform Development with Qt 6 and Modern C++

By: Nibedit Dey

Overview of this book

Qt is a cross-platform application development framework widely used for developing applications that can run on a wide range of hardware platforms with little to no change in the underlying codebase. If you have basic knowledge of C++ and want to build desktop or mobile applications with a modern graphical user interface (GUI), Qt is the right choice for you. Cross-Platform Development with Qt 6 and Modern C++ helps you understand why Qt is one of the favorite GUI frameworks adopted by industries worldwide, covering the essentials of programming GUI apps across a multitude of platforms using the standard C++17 and Qt 6 features. Starting with the fundamentals of the Qt framework, including the features offered by Qt Creator, this practical guide will show you how to create classic user interfaces using Qt Widgets and touch-friendly user interfaces using Qt Quick. As you advance, you'll explore the Qt Creator IDE for developing applications for multiple desktops as well as for embedded and mobile platforms. You will also learn advanced concepts about signals and slots. Finally, the book takes you through debugging and testing your app with Qt Creator IDE. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build cross-platform applications with a modern GUI along with the speed and power of native apps.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Cross-Platform Development
Section 3: Advanced Programming, Debugging, and Deployment

Animation and transitions in Qt Quick

In this section, you will learn how to create animation and add transitions in Qt Quick. To create an animation, you need to choose a proper animation type for the type of the property that is to be animated and then apply the animation for the required behavior.

Qt Quick has different types of animations, such as the following:

  • Animator: It is a special type of animation that operates directly on Qt Quick's scene graph.
  • AnchorAnimation: It is used for animating an anchor change.
  • ParallelAnimation: It runs animations in parallel.
  • ParentAnimation: It is used for animating a parent change.
  • PathAnimation: It animates an item along a path.
  • PauseAnimation: It enables pauses during animations.
  • PropertyAnimation: It animates changes in property values.
  • SequentialAnimation: It runs animations sequentially.
  • ScriptAction: During an animation, it allows JavaScript to be executed.
  • PropertyAction: It can change...