Instantiating forms, message boxes, and dialogs in your application

Qt Designer generates an XML-based layout file (which ends in .ui) for each form you create in Designer. At compile time, Qt Creator compiles the layout into a header file that constructs the components for your user interface layout. The pattern typically used by Qt applications is to construct a private layout class that the main class instantiates. Here's how it works for the main window:

#include <QMainWindow> 
namespace Ui { 
  class MainWindow; 
class MainWindow : public QMainWindow 
    explicit MainWindow(QWidget *parent = nullptr); 
    Ui::MainWindow *ui; 
#endif // MAINWINDOW_H 

In mainwindow.cpp ...

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