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Using the DEPLOYMENT keyword in a Qt package file
This code snippet demonstrates how to use the DEPLOYMENT keyword in a Qt project (.pro) file.
DEPLOYMENT specifies which additional files will be deployed. On Symbian, DEPLOYMENT can be used to add additional data/resouce files to the PKG file. Deployment means the transfer of files from the development system to the target device.
Qt app project file (.pro)
Use the DEPLOYMENT keyword to copy files into the package file and to the device. All the files from the images folder are copied into the package. When the package is installed on the device, the files are stored on the device's c:\data\images folder.
myFiles.sources = images\*
myFiles.path = c:\data\images
DEPLOYMENT += myFiles
Instead of using a hardcoded drive letter (such as c:), !: should be used to allow the user to select the drive where the application will be installed.
myFiles.path = !:\data\images
Qt-generated Symbian package file (.pkg)
This is a part of a package file that is generated via qmake. Pictures are coming from QMyApp to the device.
"c:\QMyApp\images\picture1.jpg" - "c:\data\images\picture1.jpg"
"c:\QMyApp\images\picture2.jpg" - "c:\data\images\picture2.jpg"
"c:\QMyApp\images\picture3.jpg" - "c:\data\images\picture3.jpg"
"c:\QMyApp\images\picture4.jpg" - "c:\data\images\picture4.jpg"
"c:\QMyApp\images\picture5.jpg" - "c:\data\images\picture5.jpg"
Generate package file
Call qmake to generate the package file.
The package file is generated with additional picture files that are copied to the device.