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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

Chapter 10: Deploying Qt Applications

In earlier chapters, you learned how to develop and test an application using Qt 6. Your application is ready and running on your desktop, but it is not standalone. You must follow certain steps to ship your application so that it can be used by end customers. This process is known as deployment. Generally, your end users want a single file that they can double-click to launch your software. Software deployment comprises different steps and activities that are required to make software available to its intended users who may not have any technical knowledge.

In this chapter, you will learn to deploy a Qt project on different platforms. Throughout, you will learn about the available deployment tools and important points to consider when creating a deployment package.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Deployment strategies
  • Static versus dynamic builds
  • Deploying on desktop platforms
  • Qt Installer framework...