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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

Using Qt with Microsoft Visual Studio

Some developers choose Visual Studio as their preferred IDE. So, if your favorite IDE is Visual Studio, then you can integrate Qt VS Tools with Microsoft Visual Studio. This will allow you to use the standard Windows development environment without having to worry about Qt-related build steps or tools. You can install and update Qt VS Tools directly from Microsoft Visual Studio.

You can find Qt Visual Studio Tools from Visual Studio Marketplace for the corresponding versions. For Visual Studio 2019, you can download the tool from the following link: You can also download the VS add-in from the following Qt download link:

These are some of the important features of Qt VS Tools:

  • Wizards to create new projects and classes
  • Automated build setup for moc, uic, and rcc compilers
  • Import and export...