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[Solved]Compiling Qt Designer

  • Hi,

    I have downloaded Qt Designer (Qt tools) from this link ->

    I am interested in the implementation details of designer. To study the code, I would like to build it.

    I have loaded the project in Qt Creator directly. When try building it it throws a lot of error. Is this the right way of building Designer. Also I have visual studio add-in of Qt for VS 2010. I have created a new Qt project and loaded all the files related to Qt Designer. But when try compiling it, get a lot of errors like this

    "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'QtWidgets/QGroupBox': No such file or directory"

    I am using Visual Studio 2010 premium in Windows 7, Qt 4.8.7

    Whats the best way to compile Qt Designer?


  • You trying to build the (future) Qt5 Qt Creator against 4.8. Try looking at the source code of Creator 2.4.1 here:

  • Thanks miroslav,

    I have downloaded Qtcreator as you have suggested. Now again I have loaded the project in QtCreator, tried to build. It gave me the following error....

    jom 1.0.6 - empower your cores

    Error: dependent '........\Qt' does not exist.
    command failed with exit code 2
    command failed with exit code 2
    command failed with exit code 2
    20:13:13: The process "C:\DevelLibs\QtSDK\QtCreator\bin\jom.exe" exited with code 2.
    Error while building project qtcreator (target: Desktop)
    When executing build step 'Make'

    What could be the reason? Is it possible to get the code of Designer alone for compilation as a standalone application not as a plugin? As I am more interested in its "professional style implementation details"...


  • To solve this I have done the following.

    Downloaded Qt 4.8.1 SDK src and built as per the instrcutions like
    *) configure
    *) nmake /jom
    then went to SDK srcs tools directory and opened the "designer.sln" file and built it.

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