Specifying pre-build steps in Qt projects files
I need to add pre-builds steps to my Qt projects files (*.pro). I want to automatically and reliably run a script that generates version information into a header (that is included in my code).
I found QMAKE_POST_LINK and QMAKE_PRE_LINK but nothing similar for build steps.
On windows side I am generating .vcxproj files from .pro files so adding the build step to my Visual projects directly/manually would be a bad idea.
Is it true that there is no way to specify (pre-)build steps in Qt project files?
In Qt Creator, you can define custom steps, just in project tab, using up arrow and down arrow to rearrange them as you like.
Unfortunately I do not use QtCreator.
Is there any solution using qmake only?
I created a suggestions: https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTBUG-35467