Selecting Modes

The mode selector is hidden by default.

To show the mode selector, go to Views > Mode Selector Style and select Icons and Text or Icons Only.

You can use Qt Design Studio in the following modes:

  • Welcome mode for opening projects, tutorials, and examples.
  • Edit mode for editing project and source files.
  • Design mode for designing and developing application user interfaces. As a designer, you'll do most of your work in this mode.
  • Debug mode for inspecting the state of your application while debugging and for using code analysis tools to detect memory leaks and profile code.
  • Projects mode for selecting the tool to use for live preview. This mode is available when a project is open.
  • Help mode for viewing documentation.

Available under certain Qt licenses.
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