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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 2: Introduction to Qt Creator

Qt Creator is Qt's own Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for cross-platform application development. In this chapter, you will learn the basics of the Qt Creator IDE as well as covering the user interface (UI) of the IDE. We will also look at how to create and manage projects in Qt Creator. This module of Qt covers developing a simple Qt application using Qt Creator, shortcuts, and practical tips for developers.

More specifically, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Basics of Qt Creator
  • Configuring the IDE and managing projects
  • User interfaces
  • Writing a sample application
  • Advanced options

Qt Creator can make your Qt learning easier with many useful tools and examples. You will need minimal IDE knowledge to get started. By the end of this chapter, you will be familiar with the use of Qt Creator. You will also be able to build and run your first Qt application on your favorite desktop...