Adding Form Files to the Project

The Visual Studio Add-in lets you launch Qt Designer simply by double-clicking on a .ui file. See the Qt Designer Manual for more information.

To add a new .ui file to the project, select Project|Add New Item and then select the Qt Widget Form or the Qt Dialog Form template from the Qt Project Items folder.

Normally, you will need to wrap the code generated for the form file into a QWidget subclass to add signals or slots to it. A convenient way to do this is to select Project|Add Class and then select Qt5GuiClass from the Qt5Classes folder. This will create a .ui file, a .h file, and a .cpp file for you.

Creating Form Templates

You can add customized form templates by following these steps:

  • Create a form in the Qt Designer and save the .ui file (e.g. mydialog.ui).
  • Copy mydialog.ui to the uiItems\ directory within the Qt Visual Studio Add-in installation directory.
  • Create an icon file named mydialog.ico. It should have a size of 32x32 pixels.

After the next start of Visual Studio you can add new forms using your custom template.

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