Kit setup ignorance

  • Hello,

    I am new to QT Creator. I am using Windows 7, and do not have Visual Studio installed.

    I have installed the QT product, and it seems to have default Compiler and Kit already setup.

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    However, I am unable to build a HelloWorld app and QT states an error requiring me to setup a Kit:

    For the life of me, I do not understand what more the Kit setup screen requires of me, and what I need to do to remedy the situation.

    Here are a few more screen shots of my default Compiler and Kit setup screens:

    Compiler(s) - Default install

    Kit - Kits installed

    Kit - Default kit's settings

    I apologize in advance for posting a question I see others have posted, but I have spent a couple of days reading and following directions with no luck.

    Thank you in advance >SO MUCH< for helping me get my cart out of the rut.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    QtCreator's about box doesn't give you the installed Qt but the Qt used to build QtCreator.

    Are you using the Desktop MinGW kit ? It's the only one you can use since you have no Visual Studio Installed (you can remove all the Visual Studio kits by the way)

  • Re: "Are you using the Desktop MinGW kit ?"

    To me it looks like Desktop MinGW is installed, and is set as the default kit, but I haven't chosen to 'use' this of my own accord. It was there when I installed - it doesn't work as it stands - what do I need to do to build?

    What do I need to change? What am I missing? It's just a Hello World app with a button and an event.

    Re: "you can remove all the Visual Studio kits by the way"
    No, I can't. The Remove button remains disabled for Auto-detected kits.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    In that case, you should rather uninstall everything, start from fresh and only install the MinGW sdk.

  • Ha ha! What? I've done that 3 times already.

    Your software should work when installed.

    So much for the myth that Microsoft is the worst.

    I'll pass this joke on to others, but I'm not laughing.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    There might be a bug in the online installer.

    If you are only interested in MinGW, you can also use the dedicated installer.

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