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Debugging a Qt hello world application in Qt Creator
i installed QT 4.7.4 version. then i created a hello world application. i selected the target as 'desktop.' and keep use shadow building unchecked.
int main(int argc, char *argv)
QApplication app(argc, argv);
QLabel *label = new QLabel("Hello Qt!");
i build it and it works. i am able to run and see the label. however when i try to user start debugging menu following error message comes.
The preferred debugger engine for debugging binaries of type 'x86-windows-msvc2008-pe-32bit' is not available.
The debugger engine 'Gdb engine' will be used as a fallback.
Details: There is no CDB binary available for binaries in format 'x86-windows-msvc2008-pe-32bit'
i checked the project settings. they are set to debug build.
i have VS 2008 installed. i checked in docs that it needs debugging tools for windows. this is also installed on my system. i mean i could user windbg for crash dump. but since i also have Windows driver kit installed. the windbg is launched from 'C:\WinDDK\7600.16385.0\Debuggers' location. and i think QT uses %program files%\debugging tools for windows.
how should i configure it so that i could debug it under QT?
Edit: please use @-tags for code highlighting, Gerolf
So you are building with MSVC 2008 on Windows?
If yes: Please install the Microsoft Debugging Tools.
If no: Please tell us what you are actually building:-)
humm.. i had all the software installed. but i think QT only looks for \programe files\debugging tools for windows. and since i have latest WDK which setup debugging tools to its "C:\WinDDK\7600.16385.0\Debuggers" directry hence QT is unable to find it. just few minutes ago i had to uninstall WDK and then install the latest version of debugging tools and i was able to debug the hello world application. but here is the problem i use WDK as well. so is there any way to tell QT to look for the debugger in certain directory. so that i could have WDK installed as well?
and yes i am building it on Microsoft windows. (vs2008, debugging tools and WDK"was" are installed)
<nitpick>Qt Creator does look for the debugging tools. Qt does not AFAICT.</nitpick>
The fastest way to get Qt Creator to look for the debuggers in some new places: "File a bug report":http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/ against Qt Creator:-)
Some link to the WDK you are using might help in getting this resolved faster (if that is available to the public that is). Thanks!
thanks Tobias Hunger,
i have submitted the bug with all required info.
goetz last edited by
Can you report the bug ID here, please. This way other readers can easily find the issue. Thanks.
here you go...
eirikm last edited by
Hopefully this will be helpful: I tried installing the Microsoft Debugging Tools and it didn't work. I tried to look up the installation and found that the installer had only copied .msi files to my hard drive. After running the .msi it worked.
I bit strange since my expectation of an installer is that it actually installs software.