Chapter 1. Creating Your First Qt Application

GUI programming is not as difficult as you think. At least it's not when you come to the world of Qt. This book will take you through this world and give you an insight into this incredibly amazing toolkit. It doesn't matter whether you've heard of it or not, as long as you have essential knowledge of C++ programming.

In this chapter, we will get you comfortable with the development of Qt applications. Simple applications are used as a demonstration for you to cover the following topics:

  • Creating a new project
  • Changing the layout of widgets
  • Understanding the mechanism of signals and slots
  • Connecting two signals
  • Creating a Qt Quick application
  • Connecting C++ slots to QML signals

Creating a new project

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