Specifies a custom set of plugins to import for a static Qt build.
The command is defined in the
Core component of the
Qt6 package, which can be loaded like so:
find_package(Qt6 REQUIRED COMPONENTS Core)
This command was introduced in Qt 5.14.
qt_import_plugins(target [INCLUDE plugin ...] [EXCLUDE plugin ...] [INCLUDE_BY_TYPE plugin_type plugin ...] [EXCLUDE_BY_TYPE plugin_type] [NO_DEFAULT] )
If versionless commands are disabled, use
qt6_import_plugins() instead. It supports the same set of arguments as this command.
Specifies a custom set of plugins to import. The optional arguments:
EXCLUDE_BY_TYPE, can be used more than once.
INCLUDE– can be used to specify a list of plugins to import.
EXCLUDE– can be used to specify a list of plugins to exclude.
INCLUDE_BY_TYPE– can be used to override the list of plugins to import for a certain plugin type.
EXCLUDE_BY_TYPE– can be used to specify a plugin type to exclude; then no plugins of that type are imported.
NO_DEFAULT– prevent the default plugins from being included automatically (for example, the default platform plugin).
Qt provides plugin types such as
If the command isn't used the target automatically links against a sane set of default plugins, for each Qt module that the target is linked against. For more information, see target_link_libraries.
Each plugin comes with a C++ stub file that automatically initializes the plugin. Consequently, any target that links against a plugin has this C++ file added to its
Note: This command imports plugins from static Qt builds only. On shared builds, it does nothing.
qt_add_executable(myapp main.cpp) target_link_libraries(myapp Qt::Gui Qt::Sql) qt_import_plugins(myapp INCLUDE Qt::QCocoaIntegrationPlugin EXCLUDE Qt::QMinimalIntegrationPlugin INCLUDE_BY_TYPE imageformats Qt::QGifPlugin Qt::QJpegPlugin EXCLUDE_BY_TYPE sqldrivers )
In the snippet above, the following occurs with the executable
Qt6::QCocoaIntegrationPluginis imported into myapp.
Qt6::QMinimalIntegrationPluginplugin is excluded from being automatically imported into myapp.
- The default list of plugins for
imageformatsis overridden to only include Qt6::QGifPlugin and Qt6::QJpegPlugin.
sqldriversplugins are excluded from automatic importing.
See also qt_import_qml_plugins().
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