Developing Qt Quick Applications

  • Creating Qt Quick Projects

    You can use wizards to create Qt Quick projects.

  • Qt Quick UI Forms

    Some of the wizards create Qt Quick projects that contain UI forms (.ui.qml files). The forms use a purely declarative subset of the QML language and you can edit them in the Design mode.

  • Editing QML Files in Design Mode

    You can use the Form Editor or the Text Editor in the Design mode to develop Qt Quick applications.

  • Creating Components

    You can use basic QML types to create your own components that you can combine with ready-made Qt Quick Controls and Layouts (available since Qt 5.7).

  • Managing Item Hierarchy

    You can manage the items in the current QML file and their relationships in the Navigator.

  • Specifying Item Properties

    You can specify properties for your components in the Properties pane.

  • Editing PathView Properties

    You can use a graphical spline editor to specify PathView paths. A path view lays out data provided by data models on a Path.

  • Adding Connections

    You can connect objects to signals, specify dynamic properties for objects, and create bindings between the properties of two objects.

  • Adding States

    You can use states to describe user interface configurations, such as the UI controls, their properties and behavior, and the available actions.

  • Browsing ISO 7000 Icons

    You can add ISO 7000 icons from a library delivered with Qt Creator to Qt Quick applications and change their color (commercial only).

  • Exporting Designs from Graphics Software

    You can export designs from graphics software, such as Adobe Photoshop and GIMP, to QML files. You can then edit QML files in Qt Creator.

  • Using QML Modules with Plugins

    QML modules may use plugins to expose components defined in C++ to QML applications. Qt Creator cannot load the plugins to determine the details of the contained components, and therefore, the modules must provide extra type information for code completion and the semantic checks to work correctly.

  • Converting UI Projects to Applications

    Qt Quick UI projects (.qmlproject) are useful for creating user interfaces. To use them for application development, you have to convert them to Qt Quick Application projects that contain .pro, .cpp, and .qrc files.

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