User Interface Compiler (uic)

This page documents the User Interface Compiler for the Qt Widgets module. The uic reads an XML format user interface definition (.ui) file as generated by Qt Designer and creates a corresponding C++ header file.


uic [options] <uifile>


The following table lists the command-line options recognized by uic.

-h, --helpDisplays help on commandline options.
-v, --versionDisplays version information.
-d, --dependenciesDisplay the dependencies.
-o, --output <file>Place the output into <file>
-a, --no-autoconnectionDo not generate a call to QObject::connectSlotsByName().
-p, --no-protectionDisable header protection.
-n, --no-implicit-includesDisable generation of #include-directives.
--postfix <postfix>Postfix to add to all generated classnames.
--tr, --translate <function>Use <function> for i18n.
--include <include-file>Add #include <include-file> to <file>.
-g, --generator <python|cpp>Select generator.
--idbasedUse id based function for i18n
--from-importsPython: generate imports relative to '.'


If you use qmake, uic will be invoked automatically for header files.

Here are useful makefile rules if you only use GNU make:

ui_%.h: %.ui
        uic $< -o $@

If you want to write portably, you can use individual rules of the following form:

ui_foo.h: foo.ui
        uic $< -o $@

You must also remember to add ui_foo.h to your HEADERS (substitute your favorite name).

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