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Hands-On GUI Programming with C++ and Qt5: Build stunning cross-platform applications and widgets with the most powerful GUI framework

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Create visually appealing and feature-rich applications by using Qt 5 and the C++ language

Key Features

  • Explore Qt 5's powerful features to easily design your GUI application
  • Leverage Qt 5 to build attractive cross-platform applications
  • Work with Qt modules for multimedia, networking, and location, to customize your Qt applications

Book Description

Qt 5, the latest version of Qt, enables you to develop applications with complex user interfaces for multiple targets. It provides you with faster and smarter ways to create modern UIs and applications for multiple platforms. This book will teach you to design and build graphical user interfaces that are functional, appealing, and user-friendly.

In the initial part of the book, you will learn what Qt 5 is and what you can do with it. You will explore the Qt Designer, discover the different types of widgets generally used in Qt 5, and then connect your application to the database to perform dynamic operations. Next, you will be introduced to Qt 5 chart which allows you to easily render different types of graphs and charts and incorporate List View Widgets in your application. You will also work with various Qt modules, like QtLocation, QtWebEngine, and the networking module through the course of the book. Finally, we will focus on cross-platform development with QT 5 that enables you to code once and run it everywhere, including mobile platforms.

By the end of this book, you will have successfully learned about high-end GUI applications and will be capable of building many more powerful, cross-platform applications.

What you will learn

  • Implement tools provided by Qt 5 to design a beautiful GUI
  • Understand different types of graphs and charts supported by Qt 5
  • Create a web browser using the Qt 5 WebEngine module and web view widget
  • Connect to the MySQL database and display data obtained from it onto the Qt 5 GUI
  • Incorporate the Qt 5 multimedia and networking module in your application
  • Develop Google Map-like applications using Qt 5's location module
  • Discover cross-platform development by exporting the Qt 5 application to different platforms
  • Uncover the secrets behind debugging Qt 5 and C++ applications

Who This Book Is For

This book will appeal to developers and programmers who would like to build GUI-based applications. Basic knowledge of C++ is necessary and the basics of Qt would be helpful.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Qt5
  2. Create a Login Page with Qt Widgets & Style Sheets
  3. Connecting to the database
  4. Building a dashboard using Graphs and Charts
  5. Design an Employee Page with List View & Dialog
  6. Web Browser for latest news and events
  7. Map Viewer for locating customers
  8. Organization Chart Page with Graphics View
  9. Connecting to Webcam using multimedia module
  10. Instant Chat Messenger
  11. Rendering Bitmap and Vector graphics
  12. Cloud Storage for your documents
  13. Create an image viewer, music and video player
  14. Introduction to QtQuick & QML
  15. Cross-platform Development
  16. Testing & Debugging
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