Qt for Windows
Qt's support for different Windows platforms is extensive and mature. Before you get started, ensure that your development environment fulfills the requirements.
The Reference Configuration section of the supported platforms page contains a list of Windows versions and compilers tested to work with Qt.
There are two ways to install Qt:
- through the Qt Installers - downloads and installs Qt
- through the Qt sources.
You can also build Qt 5 from the source package and configure it according to your target platform. The source packages are obtained from http://www.qt.io/download/.
Below, you will find more information about building Qt from source.
The pages below covers specific issues and recommendations for creating Windows applications.
We invite you to explore the rest of Qt. We prepared overviews which help you decide which APIs to use and our examples demonstrate how to use our API.
- Qt Overviews - list of topics about application development
- Examples and Tutorials - code samples and tutorials
- Qt Reference Pages - a listing of C++ and QML APIs
- ActiveX in Qt
Qt's vibrant and active community site, http://qt.io houses a wiki, a forum, and additional learning guides and presentations.
The Qt VS Tools allows programmers to create, build, debug and run Qt applications from within non-Express versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and later. The add-in contains project wizards, Qt project import/export support, integrated Qt resource manager and automated build setup for the Qt Meta-Object Compiler, User Interface Compiler, and Resource Compiler.
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