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.

The open-source versions are found at the Downloads page and the commercial versions are available for a free trial from Digia.

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.

Platform Requirements

Developing applications on different platforms are covered in the platform pages.

For more information, visit the Supported Platforms page.

Explore Qt

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

Reference Documentation

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.

Notes provided by the Qt Community

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