Getting Started with QDoc

Qt uses QDoc to generate its documentation set into HTML and DITA XML formats. QDoc uses a set of configuration files to generate documentation from QDoc comments. The comments have types called topics that determine whether a comment is a class documentation or a property documentation. A comment may also have mark up to enhance the layout and formatting of the final output.

There are three essential materials for generating documentation with qdoc:

  • QDoc binary
  • qdocconf configuration files
  • Documentation in C++, QML, and .qdoc files

This section intends to cover the basic necessities for creating a documentation set. Additionally, the guide presents special considerations and options to documenting non-C++ API documentation as well as QML documentation. Finally, the guide will provide a sample project documentation and an example of a QML type documentation.

For specific QDoc information, consult the QDoc Manual.


  1. Creating QDoc Configuration Files
  2. Writing Documentation
  3. Categories of Documentation
  4. QML Documentation Example

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