The Top QT IDE ‘QT Creator’ Provides Easy Ways To Create QT Applications – A Review

Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Using Qt, you can write web-enabled applications once and deploy them across desktop, imagemobile and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code. Nokia owned QT is quite powerful and very handy for cross-platform developers. Few Editors or IDEs are present for QT like MonkeyStudio, KDevelop, Eclipse or Visual Studio QT integration etc. But, the new QT Creator from the creator of QT is something worth looking at. Lots of features and really lightweight IDE. 

QT Creator from Nokia is a lightweight, cross-platform IDE for use with the Qt application framework. It is truly advanced and has the cool features of modern IDEs like MS Visual Studio, Eclipse etc.

Major Features:

  • An advanced C++ code editor
  • Integrated Qt Designer graphical layout and forms builder
  • Context-sensitive help system (Press F1 for Help)
  • Graphical front end to the GDB debugger
  • Integrated cross-platform build tool
  • Rapid code navigation
  • Project and Build management
  • Cross platform – runs on Windows, Linux, Mac…

Lots of interesting features such as Auto Completion of keywords, include file names, bulk variable renames and many more will help developers to save some time.

A sample Chart project on QT.

QT Creator

Debugging step by step. It has the integrated Watch window, Thread details, Variable highlighting etc. Really helpful for developers.

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