Getting Started

IDE Overview

If you have not used an integrated development environment (IDE) before, or want to know what kind of IDE Qt Creator is, go to IDE Overview.

User Interface

If you have not used Qt Creator before, and want to become familiar with the parts of the user interface, go to User Interface.

Configuring Qt Creator

To make Qt Creator behave more like your favorite code editor or IDE, you can change the settings for keyboard shortcuts, color schemes, generic highlighting, code snippets, and version control systems. For an overview of the options you have, go to Configuring Qt Creator.

Building and Running an Example

To check that kits for building and running were successfully installed as part of the Qt installation, open an example application and run it. If you have not done so before, go to Building and Running an Example.


Now you are ready to start developing your own applications. Pick a tutorial to follow in Tutorials. To start developing for mobile devices, select Creating a Mobile Application.

© 2016 The Qt Company Ltd. Documentation contributions included herein are the copyrights of their respective owners. The documentation provided herein is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.3 as published by the Free Software Foundation. Qt and respective logos are trademarks of The Qt Company Ltd in Finland and/or other countries worldwide. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.