Qt Reference Documentation

Qt's Tools

Qt is supplied with several command line and graphical tools to ease and speed the development process. Each tool is listed here with a link to its documentation.


Qt Designer

Create forms visually.

Qt Assistant

Quickly find the help you need.

Qt Linguist, lupdate, lrelease, lconvert

Translate applications to reach international markets.


Create makefiles from simple platform-independent project files (.pro files).


Run and test embedded applications on the desktop.


Create pre-rendered fonts for embedded devices.

Meta-Object Compiler (moc)

Generate meta-object information for QObject subclasses.

User Interface Compiler (uic)

Generate C++ code from user interface files.

Resource Compiler (rcc)

Embed resources into Qt applications during the build process.

Configuring Qt (qtconfig)

X11-based Qt configuration tool with online help.

Configuring Qt Embedded (qconfig)

Qt Embedded (Linux and Windows CE) configuration tool.

Examples and Demos Launcher

A launcher for Qt's Examples and Demonstration programs.

qt3to4 - The Qt 3 to 4 Porting Tool

A tool to assist in porting applications from Qt 3 to Qt 4.

QtDBus XML compiler (qdbusxml2cpp)

A tool to convert D-Bus interface descriptions to C++ source code.

D-Bus Viewer

A tool to introspect D-Bus objects and messages.


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