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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

Understanding internationalization and Qt Linguist

The processes of adjusting an application to different languages, geographical variations, and technological specifications of a target market are known as internationalization and localization. Internationalization refers to the process of creating a software application that can be translated into a variety of languages and for different regions without requiring significant technical changes. Internationalization is often abbreviated to i18n, with 18 being the number of letters between the letters i and n in the English word. The ease with which a product can be localized is greatly influenced by its internationalization. Creating a linguistically and culturally focused application for a global market is a much more complex and time-consuming process. Hence, companies focus on creating i18n-aware applications for global markets from the beginning of product development.

For internationalization, you should design your application...