Getting Started with Qt
Qt Framework and tools can be installed using an online installer, offline installers, or by building the source packages yourself. The online installers give you the option to download or install only certain modules or add-ons. An offline installer is a single package which contains all of Qt and Add-Ons relevant for a target platform.
You can use the Qt installers to download and install the following components:
- Qt libraries, prebuilt for a particular development platform (operating system and compiler)
- Qt Creator integrated development environment (IDE)
- Reference Documentation and examples
- Qt in source code form (needed only if you want to build the framework and tools yourself)
- Add-On components that are relevant for different platforms
After downloading, start the installer like any executable on the development platform. Select the components that you want to install and follow the instructions of the installation program to complete the installation.
Use the Maintenance Tool under <install_dir> to add, update, or remove installed components.
Developing applications on different platforms are covered in the platform pages.
For more information, visit the Supported Platforms page.
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 them.
To view a list of all Qt examples, visit the List of Qt Examples page.
Setting Up Projects
Developing with Qt Creator
- Building for Multiple Platforms
- Running on Multiple Platforms
- Deploying to Mobile Devices
- Connecting Mobile Devices
- 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
Qt Project Community
Qt's vibrant and active community site, http://qt-project.org houses a wiki, a forum, and additional learning guides and presentations.