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Old 04-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
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Do you use QT designer?


Today I stumbled upon QT designer. I was wondering if those of you who program in C++ using QT libraries like it or hate it. Does it generate all your program code or just the code to draw the windows? It wasn't immediately obvious to me from the tutorials.

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Old 04-19-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Nearly all people programming in Qt use Qt Designer. In its earlier versions it was possible to write the whole app using that program, but currently it's becoming just a tool to draw the windows (well, it's not that simple).

For me it's very useful. Writing all the code to draw a not very complicated window with tooltips, menu etc by hand is long and boring work. With Designer it's much faster.

It's a good tool, but, as with any other tool, you need to learn how to use it.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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Great tool! Once you understand the principle and characteristic of QT ui design, they will make your life much much easier!
 
Old 04-19-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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Thank you for the advice and responses. At first I was a little worried that it would write all the code and not leave anything for creativity. I'm excited to begin working on a GUI-based program as soon as I finish my time at the University in a few weeks.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:28 PM   #5
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Because it is so easy to use, and combined it with the power of C++, I find it would acutally help your creativity!

It would take you some trial and error to find out what is the best way to name and arrange these classes.

Fo me, I find that since I frequently modified these ui design, and I do not want uic overwrote my change everything there is a change, I only use the generated ui classes as base classes and put my program logic in my derived classes.


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Old 04-23-2005, 11:52 PM   #6
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I'm not a very good programmer, but I have found Qt Designer to be an excellent tool. I've written a few small apps with it for personal use. For my tasks, everything could have been done on the command line with various files. But Qt Designer made it pretty trivial to add a GUI.

Another thing that I really like, is to use Qt Designer with the PyQt libraries. Creating functional, easy to use programs with Python and Qt is a very easy and can be done very quickly.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:56 PM   #7
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If you go to www.qtforum.org you'll find a set of forums dedicated to using Qt, including a forum specifically dedicated to Designer.

Cheers
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