MSVC compiler in Qt Creator
I am trying to compile my project with MSVC compiler in Qt Creator. I installed Qt SDK 1.1.2 (which I believe comes with Qt 4.7.3) and also installed the MSVC 2008 libraries under Development Tools section when I installed the SDK. My question is how to use this MSVC compiler in the creator instead of Mingw????
I did go to Projects>Build Settings and set "Edit build configuration" to MSVC 2008(Qt SDK) Debug, and Qt version to "Qt 4.7.3 for Desktop - MSVC2008 (Qt SDK)". However, when I compiled it, the creator said "Qt Creator needs a tool chain set up to build. Please configure a tool chain in Project mode" So, I went to Tool>Options>Tool Chain, but did not see any MSVC option under the "Add" button (only Mingw, GCCE, WINSCW, and RVCT there). Do I need to install Visual Studio Express to get this tool-chain?
Thank you very much
oh..it works now. After I installed MS Visual Studio Express 2008, Qt Creator is able to detect the toolchain.
The Qt SDK does only provide libraries compiled with MSVC2010, but does not include MSVC2010 itself. You will have to install either
- VisualStudio 2010,
- Visual C++ 2010 Express (available for free) or
- Windows SDK 7.1 (available for free)
All of the above allow for installing MSVC2010 for both, personal and commercial use (at least as I am informed).
Thanks Lukas :)
And don't forget the MS debug tools ;-)
That's right, Scylla! Thanks a lot :)