This book has presented a broad range of approaches and techniques for Qt programming, although it has concentrated on key areas of Qt’s functionality. All of the book’s examples—the
.cpp code files, the
.qrc resource files, and the Qt
.pro project files—were created and edited using a plain text editor, and Qt Designer wasn’t used at all. Nowadays, Qt development need not be quite so austere. For those who prefer to design their windows visually, the Qt Designer tool is available, and for those who want a complete IDE (Integrated Development Environment), the Qt Creator tool (which integrates Qt Designer) can be used. For the libraries and basic tools get a standard Qt distribution; for everything—including Qt Creator—get ...