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.
The Reference Configuration section of the supported platforms page contains a list of Windows versions and compilers tested to work with Qt.
Downloading and Installing Qt
There are two ways to install Qt:
- through the Qt Installers - downloads and installs Qt
- through the Qt sources.
Building Qt 5 from Source
You can also build Qt 5 from the source package and configure it according to your target platform. The source packages are obtained from http://www.qt.io/download/.
Below, you will find more information about building Qt from source.
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 Overviews - list of topics about application development
- Examples and Tutorials - code samples and tutorials
- Qt Reference Pages - a listing of C++ and QML APIs
- ActiveX in Qt
Qt's vibrant and active community site, http://qt.io houses a wiki, a forum, and additional learning guides and presentations.
Visual Studio Add-in
The Qt Visual Studio Add-in allows programmers to create, build, debug and run Qt applications from within non-Express versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, 2010, and 2012. 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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