Qmlviewer no longer comes with Qt Creator
It seems the latest Qt Creator 2.1 beta no longer include qmlviewer (at least Windows version), as opposed to the previous version did. This means you cannot run QML out-of-box, but need desktop version of 4.7 SDK installed just to get qmlviewer! I’m not sure what’s the reason behind this but it doesn’t make sense at all to me.
Hope qmlviewer will come back in future version of Qt Creator, or, at minimum, please do mention clearly that I need to have 4.7 SDK installed in addition to Qt Creator to do QML development so that I don’t need to waste my time for googling and changing setting to make it work.
If you install the standalone version of Qt Creator (separated from the Qt SDK), it is not so strange, as you would use Qt libraries and tools built by yourself or installed from another source.
But, as you said it was true in previous versions, so maybe it was an error.
Did you check if qmlviewer comes with Qt Creator 2.1 beta 2 for Windows?
Creator is not the preferred IDE for everyone. One might want to code QML using a plain text editor, for example, so no, qmlviewer should be shipped with Qt. However, Creator 2.1 has the “design view”, so you can more or less see the result there if it’s something simple (no animations, just layout).