March 21, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
212 posts

Understanding Qt Creator and Qt Designer

 

Hi,

Can someone be so kind and explain what is the main difference between Qt Creator and Qt Designer?

What is the limitation by using one instead of the other?

Thanks a lot!

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March 21, 2012

timoph timoph
Lab Rat
17 posts

designer is just for doing user interfaces and creator is pretty much a complete IDE.

March 21, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
212 posts

First of all, thank you for your reply.

Ok this is how I understand it…

Qt Designer will only help you to visualize your layout and to generate the necessary code but you cannot compile with it, is this correct?

Qt Creator is a complete IDE where you can do everything but you cannot visualize until you compile, is this correct?

If the above is correct, HOW and WHY would you use both programs?

Sorry if my question don’t make too much sense!

Thanks a lot

March 21, 2012

mlong mlong
Robot Herder
1551 posts

No, the full functionality of designer is included in creator. There is a Design tab in Creator which has all of the functionality of designer.

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March 21, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
212 posts

Thank you for your reply.

Ok, that answers my question. It looks like Qt Creator is all I need.

Now last question, just out of curiosity why would you use Qt Designer instead if you have everything you need in Qt Creator?

Thanks a lot

March 21, 2012

mlong mlong
Robot Herder
1551 posts

Some people don’t use Creator as their development environment; designer allows them to have its functionality without the overhead of having to use the full Creator IDE. Also, designer is a legacy product which has existed for years — much longer than Qt Creator has been around — and it continues to be bundled with Qt.

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March 21, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
212 posts

Make sense, thanks a lot for your help!

March 21, 2012

mlong mlong
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1551 posts

Glad that I could help!

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