Design Views

Qt Design Studio contains views for designing UIs. To open them, select View > Views. The following images present the views that you are likely to use most often while designing UIs.

"Design views"

"The States and Timeline views"

You can move the views anywhere on the screen and save them as workspaces, as instructed in Managing Workspaces.

Summary of Design Views

The following table provides a summary of the design views. For information on MCU support, see Qt Design Studio Features on MCU Projects.


Design 2D UIs.


Edit a 3D scene.


Select assets such as images and fonts to use in your application.


View and modify the code generated by the visual editors.


Select preset components and your own components to use in your application.


Add functionality to the UI by creating connections between components, signals, and component properties.

Content Library

Select material, texture, and environment bundles with assets to use in your application.


View and modify the animation curve.

Effect Composer

Compose custom effects.

File System

View all the files in the current directory.

Material Editor and Browser

Create and manage materials and textures.

Model Editor

Create, manage, import, and export data models.


View the composition of the current component file as a tree structure.

Open Documents

View currently open files.


View a list of the files contained within the open project.


Modify the properties of the selected component.

Qt Insight

Manage your Qt Insight.


Apply states to a component.

Texture Editor

Create and manage textures.


Animate the properties of components.


Make movement between states smooth.


Handle translations and multi-language support.

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