No "Examples" in the Welcome screen of QtCreator 2.6.1 on WinXP. Why?



  • OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit
    QtCreator: 2.6.1 (Dec 12, 2012 build)
    Downloaded file: qt-creator-windows-opensource-2.6.1.exe (52,230 KB)

    I just downloaded and installed QtCreator.

    There are no "Examples" in the Welcome screen. Have uninstalled and re-installed.

    -I have no other versions of QT products installed.

    How do I get the Examples to show up?

    If you send me to a web page to get the examples, please explain how to install them so that they show up in the Examples.

    Thanks.



  • Hello!

    Have you also downloaded the "Qt-libraries":https://qt-project.org/downloads ?

    Regards



  • No. Should I? The libraries on that page for Windows say VS 2010 which I presumed meant they are needed if running Visual Studio 2010, (Visual C++ 2010).

    However, QtCreator is a standalone product, so, I assumed I would not need to download anything for VS 2010.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Can anyone confirm that the libraries at the link *"Qt libraries 5.0.0 for Windows (VS 2010 406 MB)":http://releases.qt-project.org/qt5/5.0.0/qt-windows-opensource-5.0.0-msvc2010_32-x86-offline.exe * needs to be installed in order to have the Examples show up in the Welcome screen of QtCreator?

    It's a 400 MB download, so I prefer not to download and install unnecessarily.

    Thanks.



  • Hello again!

    Yes, libraries are necessary if you want to do something with QtCreator, otherwise you won't be able to compile any projects... From here then you have two options: download the QtSDK (it has everything you need and every component must be installed in your computer) or download separately QtCreator and Libraries (be sure your compiler matches the library version you download), then compile the libraries. Get insight into this by looking "here, for QtSDK":http://doc.qt.digia.com/sdk-1.2/index.html and "here, for your own installation":http://doc.qt.digia.com/qt/install-win.html

    And maybe "this could help also":https://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/10587/ Note they mention QtVersions

    If you have any doubts, just post here!

    Regards


  • Moderators

    [quote author="QMartin" date="1357198606"]Get insight into this by looking "here, for QtSDK":http://doc.qt.digia.com/sdk-1.2/index.html and "here, for your own installation":http://doc.qt.digia.com/qt/install-win.html[/quote]Thank you for your enthusiasm in helping others, QMartin. Most of what you've said is correct, but these links are very old and outdated; please do not use them any more unless people explicitly ask for the old SDK.

    [quote author="gaijinsan" date="1357195915"]No. Should I? The libraries on that page for Windows say VS 2010 which I presumed meant they are needed if running Visual Studio 2010, (Visual C++ 2010).

    However, QtCreator is a standalone product, so, I assumed I would not need to download anything for VS 2010.[/quote]Qt Creator provides an environment for you manage your projects and write your code. It integrates, among other things, your:

    • Compiler
    • Debugger
    • Qt libraries (including examples)
    • Version control system

    ... These are not provided by the Qt Creator package however, so you download them externally, and then tell Qt Creator where to find them.

    You need to obtain a compiler to build your project, and obtain the Qt libraries that match that compiler. Right now, only MSVC 2010 is supported by the Windows installer. Soon, there will be Qt libraries released for use with MSVC 2012 and MinGW.

    The MSVC 2010 version of the Qt libraries can be used in either the Qt Creator IDE, or the Visual Studio 2010 IDE.

    [quote]Can anyone confirm that the libraries at the link *"Qt libraries 5.0.0 for Windows (VS 2010 406 MB)":http://releases.qt-project.org/qt5/5.0.0/qt-windows-opensource-5.0.0-msvc2010_32-x86-offline.exe * needs to be installed in order to have the Examples show up in the Welcome screen of QtCreator?[/quote]Yes, that is correct.

    HOWEVER, that package is poorly-named, unfortunately. It actually contains the Qt 5.0.0 libraries AND Qt Creator 2.6.1. So, you don't need to download Qt Creator by itself.



  • @JKSH

    bq. but these links are very old and outdated

    Thanks for your info, I knew they were from older versions, but not outdated just because I followed those steps to install 4.8. I'll look for the latest info in this issue.

    Regards and thanks again.


  • Moderators

    [quote author="QMartin" date="1357247241"]@JKSH

    bq. but these links are very old and outdated

    Thanks for your info, I knew they were from older versions, but not outdated just because I followed those steps to install 4.8. I'll look for the latest info in this issue.

    Regards and thanks again.[/quote]Hi QMartin,

    I just looked at those links again, and realized I was mistaken about the 2nd link; those steps are still valid for compiling Qt 4.8. Sorry!

    The Qt SDK link is outdated though, as that SDK is no longer maintained. A new SDK package manager will be released soon, that lets users choose between Qt 5 and Qt 4, as well as Qt Creator.


  • Moderators

    Just to clarify: You do not need Qt to run Qt Creator. You can develop C/C++ projects just fine then.

    You will need Qt if you want to develop Qt applications though. Since the examples are Qt applications (and actually shipped with the Qt version) you will need Qt to see those.


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