To use Qbs to build a project, you must create a .qbs file for the project. You can use Qt Creator to create a C or C++ project that is built with Qbs. For more information about Qbs, see the Qbs Manual.

The application is built using the default Qbs profile that is associated with the build and run kit. Qt Creator automatically creates a Qbs profile for each kit. You can edit the build profiles by adding new keys and values.

To check which Qbs version is being used, select Preferences > Qbs > General.

Building Qbs

If you build Qt Creator yourself from the Qt Creator Git repository, you also need to fetch the Qbs submodule to get Qbs support:

  1. Fetch the Qbs submodule in your Qt Creator git checkout with git submodule update --init.
  2. Run qmake on Qt Creator and build Qt Creator again.

See also Select the build system, Open projects, Preferences: Qbs, Qbs Build Configuration, and Specifying Run Settings.

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