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QT Quick Desktop Application

  • HI,

    I have to create a QT Quick (QML) desktop application using Visual Studio 2008.
    when I am opening the QML Project with Visual Studio 2008 (Qt by Nokia v4.8.2 (VS2008 OpenSource)) , the .Cpp and .h files are opening but the QML files are not loading in the Solution explorer .

    Can you please let me know how to open an existing QML application in Visual Studio 2008 .


  • While it may be technically possible to write your application using the Visual Studio IDE, I would say that is a very bad idea. Insisting on using that IDE, which is not designed for Qt C++ development, much less for QML UI development is only going to cause pain and mortal agony. I would highly, highly recommend using Qt Creator for QML development as no other IDE is really suited for it, least of all Visual Studio. You can use the Visual Studio compiler from Qt Creator, if you really insist on it, but that compiler has been known to cause problems with QML.

    That's just my 2 cents. I headed up a team of 5 developers writing a Qt Quick desktop application, and we quickly dropped Visual Studio altogether because it just plain sucked for Qt Quick. You can use the wrong tool for the job, but I'm afraid you might not garner much sympathy if you insist on cutting down a tree with a butter knife instead of a chainsaw. ;)

    Best of luck to you!

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