[Solved] problem with TextFinder tutorial
Hi, all –
I’m brand new to all of this. I’m trying to do the TextFinder tutorial described here:
I’m running on a Mac, by the way. The only change I saw necessary was to change this:
- QFile inputFile("input.txt");
…in the file textfinder.cpp.
So, the program builds OK, but it doesn’t open the input file. Nor does it give any error that I can see. Can anyone suggest what I might look at to get this working?
I probably should point out that there were a couple of minor differences between my source files and the ones in the tutorial; probably a version issue.
Thanks for any help.
Sorry i mean shadow build.
My little problem when qtcreator have introduct the shadow build is the correct position of file.
In my case when i build with shadow build, i have a source folder called ‘source’ and qtcreator create a source-build-desktop with folder debug and release i have to put the file that i use in that folder.
If you able the shadow build you can see the check in the project setting.
Alternative you can simply use a qt resource [doc.qt.nokia.com] for a static file.
I am in fact using a resource file; it was generated when I created the project. I just noticed, though, that there was an error in it. Just to be safe, I deleted the project files and started fresh.
Now, though, I notice that when I create the project per the tutorial, it skips a step that is mentioned in the tutorial, namely the Select Required Qt Versions dialog.
Any idea why I might be skipping this, and whether it’s important?
If you use a resource file, you have add a file in the resource then you have to use this code
Past the code of the resource file.
If you compile you have just select a version, but in the project setting there is the version of qt that you use for building the project.
Ahh…it appears I out-smarted myself on this one. I assumed that the “:/” was part of a DOS file pathname. But, if I infer correctly from your post, it’s actually used by Qt itself.
I left it in this time, and the demo now appears to work. Thank you VERY much for your help. Now, I have to go do some more tutorials until I begin to actually understand this stuff…