Adding new resources to a Qt project is similar to adding resources to a normal C++ project. The main difference is that you use Qt resource files (
.qrc ) instead of Windows
.rc files. Unlike
.rc files ,
.qrc files work on all platforms that Qt supports and are trivial to load from Qt code.
To add new resources:
- Go to Project > Add New Item > Installed > Visual C++ > Qt.
- Select Qt Resource File.
- In Name, enter a name for the resource file.
- In Location, specify a location for the file.
- Select Add to create a
.qrcfile and to open it in the Qt Resource Editor.
- To add resources to the file, select Add > Add Files.
- In Prefix, you can change the prefix.
When referring to the resources later on from Qt code, you must prepend the prefix, the file name, and a colon. For example,
To add prefixes to the
.qrc file, select Add > Add Prefix in the Qt Resource Editor.
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