Qt for Windows

Qt's support for different Windows platforms is extensive and mature.

Before you get started, ensure that your development environment fulfills the requirements.

To download and install Qt for Windows, follow the instructions on the Getting Started with Qt page.

Supported Configurations

The following configurations are supported.

Operating SystemArchitectureCompilerNotes
Windows 10x86 and x86_64MSVC 2017, MSVC 2015, MinGW 7.3Tested on Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows 8.1x86 and x86_64MSVC 2017, MSVC 2015, MinGW 7.3
Windows 7x86 and x86_64MSVC 2017, MSVC 2015, MinGW 7.3MinGW-builds GCC 7.3.0 (x86)


Qt for WinRT can also be used to build applications for Window desktop platforms.

Deployment and Other Issues

The pages below covers specific issues and recommendations for creating Windows applications.

Where to Go from Here

We invite you to explore the rest of Qt. We prepared overviews which help you decide which APIs to use and our examples demonstrate how to use our API.

Qt's vibrant and active community site, http://qt.io houses a wiki, a forum, and additional learning guides and presentations.

Visual Studio Tools

The Qt VS Tools allows programmers to create, build, debug and run Qt applications from within non-Express versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and later. The add-in contains project wizards, Qt project import/export support, integrated Qt resource manager and automated build setup for the Qt Meta-Object Compiler, User Interface Compiler, and Resource Compiler.

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