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QT Designer Help System Not Working



  • Hello,

    I downloaded and installed QT Designer for Windows 10, but I did it on another drive, where I keep all my python stuff. The application runs but when I clicked help while using the Style Sheets property dialog, an error popped up that the assistant.exe could not be found. I fixed that by creating a hardlink because assistant.exe was in the root of the installed path. That seemed to have worked, but now the designer.exe app cannot find content from the web. It appears that the address it is reaching out to has changed. Is there an update where these are fixed? I am using version 5.11.1

    In any case, I cannot find info on how to use the style sheets property on a control. Nothing I have entered seems to change the control at all, so this is how I found out that the help system had bugs.

    Let me know if there is anything I can add to this thread to help diagnose. THANKS!

    Hop

    NOTE: assistant.exe was expected to be in subfolder "bin" but was not. The hardlink I created fixed that but the help tool reaches out to the wrong URL. Sorry for the confusion.

    HARDLINK FIX - mklink /J "YOUR QT DESIGNER INSTALLED PATH\bin" "YOUR QT DESIGNER INSTALLED PATH"
    replace YOUR QT DESIGNER INSTALLED PATH with your installed path, typically, C:\Program Files (x86)\Qt Designer



  • ADDITIONAL -
    The URL assistant.exe (perhaps sent from QT Designer?) is
    The page could not be found.
    'qthelp://org.qt-project.qtdesigner.5111/qtdesigner/qtdesigner-manual.html'


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