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How to use Qt Creator IDE

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A new lightweight cross-platform IDE that in combination with QT SDK. This package which is very easy to install and also application development is fast and rapid.Qt 4.5 Creator IDE includes several new features, but sees the greatest improvement via a concerted effort to increase performance across the entire framework. It's also the first release of Qt under the LGPL.


Qt Creator includes an efficient tool set for creating and testing Qt-based applications, including:

  • An advanced C++ code editor
  • Context sensitive help system
  • Visual debugger
  • Source code management
  • Project and build management tools

Download link

You can download the IDE from the following link.


Start Up With Qt Creator IDE

After going through following steps you will be able to develop your own application quickly and easily.

  • This is the Qt Creator IDE Welcome Screen where there is a sidebar on left which shows some tool buttons like DEBUG, EDIT, RUN, HELP,etc.


  • To build your first application in this IDE then press File->New in MenuBar


  • After Pressing the File-> New in MenuBar, a dialog will open and will ask for the type of application you want to make. In that Select Qt4 GUI Application.


  • After Clicking OK in previous page you will be redirected to Introduction page shown Below. Here Write the name of application, For Example HelloWorld.


  • In This page to select type of application(widget,dialog,MainWindow) you want to make.


  • After a sequence of clicks you will get all your source and header file as shown in figure below.


  • Click on header or main.cpp file and you can write your program an press RUN, your program will get executed and the result will be displayed.
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