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Access private API of QT
sasmaster last edited by
Hi All.I would like to modify some of internal Qt APIs for personal needs.Now,for example,in the sources of QtQuick there are many classes which aren't exposed in the build headers like QTextEngine , and pretty all the classes under scenegraph directory.How do I access those from QtCreator if I want to modify their code?Should I include those in the regular Qt Project directly or what?
MuldeR last edited by
You will need to download a source distribution of Qt, rather then the standard pre-compiled Qt libraries for your platform. You will then find all the sources in the "src" sub-directory of Qt, e.g. "C:\Qt\4.8.6\src\gui\text\qtextengine.cpp". It should be clear that, if you modify any of those files, you will need to compile your own modified Qt libraries! Just modifying the sources without re-compiling Qt from the modified sources would do exactly nothing. Also, modifying only the Qt header files without modifying the Qt sources accordingly (plus re-compiling Qt!), will probably break your application! Furthermore, you will need to ship your modified Qt libraries along with your application, since your app will no longer be working with a "standard" Qt. Last but not least, you will be required to ship your modified sources along with the custom Qt binaries, as required by the LGPL.