C++ GUI Programming

C++ GUI Programming

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Many companies are facing problems with Windows development using traditional Windows tools such as Visual Studio. When they write applications, even just "single platform" applications for Windows, they often have to account for differences between different Windows versions, which adds hassle to development and maintenance. Qt works no matter the Windows versions. This book provides all the information needed to become a professional Qt developer. The book also covers cross platform GUI programming--programmers can be working on Windows, Linux, or Mac and the book will work for them. This is useful for commercial companies that use Qt, and for companies that are evaluating Qt. It will also be valuable to the vast number of open source developers who already use Qt since no other book of comparable quality or comprehensiveness is available. This book teaches Qt's idioms and how to use Qt to best advantage. The book is organized into four parts. The first part introduces the C++ necessary for the effective use of Qt. The second part covers basic Qt, starting with some very short examples, and quickly building up to a complete Graphical User Interface program. The second part provides coverage of key Qt features including signals. The third and fourth parts cover more advanced and specialized material.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 170.18 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0131240722
  • 9780131240728

About Jasmin Blanchette

Jasmin Blanchette, Trolltech's documentation manager and a senior developer, has worked at Trolltech since 2001. He is editor of Qt Quarterly, Trolltech's technical newsletter, and coauthored C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3. Mark Summerfield works as an independent trainer and consultant specializing in C++, Qt, and Python. He was Trolltech's documentation manager for almost three years and coauthored C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. A Brief History of Qt. I. BASIC QT. 1. Getting Started. Hello Qt. Making Connections. Using the Reference Documentation. 2. Creating Dialogs. Subclassing QDialog. Signals and Slots in Depth. Rapid Dialog Design. Shape-Changing Dialogs. Dynamic Dialogs. Built-inWidget and Dialog Classes. 3. Creating Main Windows. Subclassing QMainWindow. Creating Menus and Toolbars. Implementing the File Menu. Setting Up the Status Bar. Using Dialogs. Settings. Multiple Documents. Splash Screens. 4. Implementing Application Functionality. The CentralWidget. Subclassing QTable. Loading and Saving. Implementing the Edit Menu. Implementing the Other Menus. Subclassing QTableItem. 5. Creating Custom Widgets. Customizing Qt Widgets. Subclassing QWidget. Integrating CustomWidgets with Qt Designer. Double Buffering. II. INTERMEDIATE QT. 6. Layout Management. Basic Layouts. Splitters. Widget Stacks. Scroll Views. Dock Windows. Multiple Document Interface. 7. Event Processing. Reimplementing Event Handlers. Installing Event Filters. Staying Responsive During Intensive Processing. 8. 2D and 3D Graphics. Painting with QPainter. Graphics with QCanvas. Printing. Graphics with OpenGL. 9. Drag and Drop. Enabling Drag and Drop. Supporting Custom Drag Types. Advanced Clipboard Handling. 10. Input/Output. Reading and Writing Binary Data. Reading and Writing Text. Handling Files and Directories. Inter-Process Communication. 11. Container Classes. Vectors. Lists. Maps. Pointer-Based Containers. QString and QVariant. 12. Databases. Connecting and Querying. Presenting Data in Tabular Form. Creating Data-Aware Forms. 13. Networking. Using QFtp. Using QHttp. TCP Networking with QSocket. UDP Networking with QSocketDevice. 14. XML. Reading XML with SAX. Reading XML with DOM. Writing XML. 15. Internationalization. Working with Unicode. Making Applications Translation-Aware. Dynamic Language Switching. Translating Applications. 16. Providing Online Help. Tooltips, Status Tips, and "What's This?" Help. Using QTextBrowser as a Simple Help Engine. Using Qt Assistant for Powerful Online Help. 17. Multithreading. Working with Threads. Communicating with the GUI Thread. Using Qt's Classes in Non-GUI Threads. 18. Platform-Specific Features. Interfacing with Native APIs. Using ActiveX. Session Management. Appendices. A: Installing Qt. A Note on Licensing. Installing Qt/Windows. Installing Qt/Mac. Installing Qt/X11. B: Qt's Class Hierarchy. Index.show more

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